Tim Wallach is hitting some balls during infield practice in the photo above. Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.
- Dodger postseason rally Sunday following final regular season game of the year. Per a Dodgers press release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers will hold a Postseason Rally following this Sunday's 1:10 p.m. regular-season finale against the Colorado Rockies in order to offer fans the opportunity to wish the Dodgers well prior to the start of postseason play. The Postseason Rally is free with a ticket for Sunday's game, which also is Fan Appreciation Day.
Dodger players, manager Don Mattingly and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda will partake in the Postseason Rally, which will be hosted by television talk show host Arsenio Hall. The Postseason Rally will include musical entertainment and a 2013 season highlights video that will be played on Dodger Vision.
In addition, immediately following Sunday's game, two of the final prizes on Fan Appreciation Day will be awarded-two Dodger season tickets for 2014 as well as an all-expenses paid trip to Australia for two to join the Dodgers for their season opening games with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- Uh-Oh! "Dodgers 'worried' over Ethier's playoff status," via Jorge Ortiz at USA Today.
The Los Angeles Dodgers manager said outfielder Andre Ethier has been sent back to L.A. for further tests on his sprained left ankle, which has sidelined him for all but one of the last 10 games.
- "When Blue Is Thicker Than Blood," via Lee Jenkins at Sports Illustrated.
- "Value of Mark Ellis difficult to track," via Mark Saxon at ESPN.
Ellis is the least-flashy, least-obtrusive, lowest-maintenance everyday player on the Dodgers and, without many people knowing it, he's among the most valuable. On a team of brilliant athletes, $20 million-per-year salaries and puffed-out chests, Ellis falls under none of those categories. He's just a good player in all the ways most people don't bother to track.
- "Capuano ready to return after fielding test," via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com.
- Orel at Sons of Steve Garvey Shares a pic of a deep-fried bacon Dodger Dog... Mmmm.
- Chad Moriyama has more information about the recent Takumi Numata signing from Japan and the problems it's causing.
- Please stop this. "2 Arrested In Fatal Stabbing Of Dodgers Fan Following Giants Game," via CBS SF Bay Area.
- I love Sesame Street.
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