Dodger wives are ready for the playoffs. The above pic was tweeted by @MsShredderPunto. She wrote, "behind every great man is a supportive wife".
- "Cardinals set up rotation for Games 1-3: Wacha, Wainwright would be available to face Dodgers twice if needed," via Chad Thornburg at MLB.com.
- "Middle relief will play key role for the Dodgers," via Aaron Dodger at Inside Dodger Baseball.
- Jon SooHoo shares some photos from the Dodgers first workout in St. Louis. See more pics here.
- "Zack Greinke will be mindful of Cards," via Mark Saxon at ESPN.
"They don't really give up any at-bats, so it's always a grind," Greinke said. "Even when they bring the young guys up, it's like they make adjustments faster than other teams. I talked to Skip [Schumaker] and McGwire about, 'How do they make adjustments so fast?'"
- "Ethier a 'possibility' to join Hanley in starting lineup," via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com.
"I want to figure out how I can contribute more," Ethier said. "I feel I can do well playing center field. It's definitely gotten better from last week at this point. I kept pounding on it and it didn't get worse. Everyone was happy yesterday and today. It responded well today and we have to see how it responds tomorrow."
- Evan Bladh at Think Blue LA writes a, "Dodger Bandwagoners Code of Conduct". Read it folks!
Yes, Bandwagoners. They don’t know the game, but they claim they do. They couldn’t name ten guys on the roster. They’ll show up and wonder why Matt Kemp isn’t starting or they’ll rip the G.M. for letting Manny Ramirez go.
- This is the greatest strike 3 call by an umpire ever, via Jay Hart at Big League Stew.
- In one graphic a valid point is made. Via Balloon Juice.
- In sports auction news, former auction house owner Bill Mastro plead guilty to charges related to shill bidding that fraudulently inflating prices and misrepresenting the value of memorabilia. His plea included his admission that he trimmed the famous McNall/Gretzky T206 Honus Wagner card without disclosing that fact to Buyers. See the Chicago Tribune story here.
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