Wait a minute. Are they looking at a bunch of Baseball cards in PSA graded holders? Is Mitch Poole (the fellow on the far right) holding a Magic Johnson/Larry Bird 1980-81 Topps Rookie card? Who's collection is this? I want to know! Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013. See more pics from yesterday, here.
- "Honeycutt not surprised by Kershaw's short-rest gem," via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com.
"I just have faith in Kersh, and he was magnificent," said Honeycutt. "You hold your breath any time anybody does something they don't regularly do. At the same time, it's this time of year, and he was adamant. Early on, he showed no ill effects and he didn't want to come out. He's just that type of guy."
- "Hanley Ramirez plays despite aches, and Dodgers foes feel the pain," via Dylan Hernandez at the LA Times.
"After I got here, the medical staff, man, they've been unbelievable," Ramirez said. "I think they're part of my success. I think I wouldn't be where I am now without them."
- Listen to Don Mattingly on the Dan Patrick Show, here. He discusses starting Kershaw on short rest, Puig, Kemp, Jeter’s love life. Then, listen to Dodger President Stan Kasten on the "Max & Marcellus Show". After that, you've got to check out AJ Ellis talking about everybody.
- "Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw to start NLCS Games 1-2 for Dodgers," via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA.
- In case you're wondering, "what ever happened to that Cuban guy, Alexander Guerrero?" Well, Jon Heyman at CBS provides a brief update on twitter:
Cuban 2B-SS Alex Guerrero seeks 4-year deal. a few interested teams prefer longer. LAD SFG TEX BOS CIN etc like him
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 9, 2013
- Via Ramona Shelburne at ESPN, "Dodgers embrace the idea of risk: Under new ownership group, on the field and off, the team has been aggressive".
- Via AM570, "VIC THE BRICK RAN AMOK IN THE LOCO DODGER CLUBHOUSE". There is plenty of audio to listen to.
- "Encouraging news on Andre Ethier …," via Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe.
- "Dodgers kept a close eye on the Cardinals," via Mark Saxon at ESPN.
They've had two scouts on every contending team in the National League since mid-September. Against the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series, those scouts -- Willie Fraser and John Sanders -- had daily meetings with the Dodgers coaches and, occasionally, with Dodgers players.
- Greg Zakwin at Plashke, Thy Sweater is Argyle puts together a writeup of last weekends card show in Culver City.
- ICYMI... How could you? It's been the talk of the past 24 hours. If you haven't seen this, then stop what you're doing and watch it now. A.J. Ellis joins Millar and Rose to discuss the Dodgers advancing, Magic Johnson as an owner, answer rapid fire questions and more. It is hilarious.
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