Happy belated birthday, Matt! He turned 29 yesterday. Pic above via Dodgers on tumblr.
- "The blog post Vin Scully will hate: Let L.A. show its love," via Steve Dilbeck at the LA times.
I’ve written this many times before, because I believe it to be the unmistakable truth: Vin is the single most beloved person in Los Angeles history. That’s not a slight on John Wooden or Shirley Temple or whoever else would make the list. It’s simple testament to the way this man has touched three generations on a nightly basis. He’s part best friend, part lovable grandfather, part favorite teacher, all treasure.
- "Dodger Postseason Broadcasts will feature Scully, Monday, Steiner, Jarrín, Valenzuela, Yñiguez," via a Dodgers press release.
Scully will call the first three innings and the final three innings of each Dodger postseason game on Dodgers Radio AM570 Fox Sports LA. Steiner and Monday will call the middle three innings. Scully is in his 64th season with the club. He will be joined Steiner, in his 9th year with the club and Monday, in his 20th season as a Dodger broadcaster.
The Dodgers' Spanish-language radio broadcast on Univision America KTNQ 1020 AM will be led by Jarrín who is in his 55th season with the Dodgers. Valenzuela, color commentator for all home games and select road games for the Dodgers' Spanish radio broadcast, will call all postseason games along with Yñiguez. Valenzuela has been a part of the Dodgers' Spanish-language broadcast team for 11 seasons and Yñiguez is in his 16th season with the club.
"Dodger Talk" on Dodgers Radio AM570 will also continue throughout the postseason and will feature Kevin Kennedy, Jorge Jarrín and David Vassegh and they will be joined by Steiner and Monday.
- "The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation presents Jazz on the Grass benefitting the Jackie Robinson Foundation October 6", via a Dodgers press release.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) announced today that JAZZ on the Grass (JOTG) tickets are available. JOTG is a benefit concert supporting the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which provides scholarships and comprehensive support services to minority students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. The event will take place at a private residence in Sherman Oaks on Sunday, October 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. NLDS Game 3 will air live at this event.
- "Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly faces tough choices for playoff roster ," via Dylan Hernandez at the LA Times.
"There'll be guys that probably won't be happy about not being on the roster when it gets down to it," Mattingly said. "There's going to be some guys that have been around awhile and they're all involved, all competitive and all have made big contributions to what we do. But in the shorter setting, shorter number of games, days off, you go a different route."
- Urinegate? "Breaking a promise, and correcting an error," via Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe.
The reason I am doing an about-face here is that it has come to my attention that one of the Dodgers players who jumped in the pool — and I will do him the favor of leaving his name out of this for now — openly and loudly bragged after leaving the pool about having urinated in it.
- Shereen Marisol Meraji at NPR shares an interview with Yasiel Puig. Go here to listen to it.
- 2013 Topps Chrome officially comes out today, but packs have been popping up at various stores the last couple of days. A redditor picked up some and shares his wares. See a very cool looking Yasiel Puig card with super shiny silver borders below. Check out some other cards here on imgur.
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