Tommy Lasorda hugs it out with U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Cedric King of Norlina, NC. Cedric was the Veteran of the Game, yesterday. Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.
King is a member of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He has served one deployment in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. He is a Purple Heart Recipient for injuries he sustained during his second tour to Afghanistan when he was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device causing the loss of both of his legs and functionality of part of his foreman. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
- "Greinke benefits from pitching alongside Kershaw," via Ramona Shelburne at ESPN.
“I think Clayton takes some of the attention away from him, which Zack doesn’t really crave, and Clayton can handle,” (AJ) Ellis said.
- "Wilson’s role to remain unchanged," via Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA.
“He’s given us what we wanted when we signed him. It gives us another quality arm back there in the closing innings in the game where we can spread out work where we don’t have to wear anybody out,” added Mattingly.
- "Kershaw keeps elite statistical company," via ESPN.
- "Matt Kemp rehabilitation scenarios becoming more clear," via JP Hoornstra at Inside the Dodgers.
- The Dodgers are sending 4 prospects to the Arizona Fall League. Per the @Dodgers on twitter:
#Dodgers selected to participate in the @MLBazFallLeague: Brian Cavazos-Galvez Pratt Maynard Chris O'Brien Corey Seager
— Dodgers PR (@DodgersPR) August 27, 2013
- "Cracking the door ever so slightly on Dodgers' Yasiel Puig ," via Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times.
- "A Look Back: The Rick-Monday-for-Bill-Buckner Trade," via Howard Cole at LA Weekly.
- Left Field Pavilion shares a colorized photo of Gil Hodges and Duke Snider.
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