Check out the Dugout Wizard with Ol' Blue Eyes in the photo above.
- Via Ballpark Digest, "Isotopes Park wins 2013 Field of the Year".
- Via the Kansas City Star, "Don Mattingly's Ind. hometown toasts his career". Pic at right: WFIE 14News.
Mattingly visited Garvin Park's youth baseball field in Evansville on Saturday to help dedicate the monument, which includes the inscription, "It all started here."
- Alexander Guerrero has been absent from his Winter League team - Gigantes Del Cibao - in order to nurse a leg injury. Via Gigantes Del Cibao's twitter, he'll be coming back on Friday.
Alexander Guerrero regresa a Roster este viernes frente a @aguilascibaenas. #apujarpormisgigantes. Se oye!!!
— Gigantes Del Cibao (@GigantesSFM) November 25, 2013
- Via Dan Wohl at Cut4, "Watch Hyun-Jin Ryu play insane CGI-aided baseball on a Korean game show". I saw this over the weekend, and I couldn't stop watching. Although I couldn't understand a word, I found it hilarious. It's like a real life Baseball video game.
- There is no doubt Haren is excited to be a Dodger, via a @Dodgers tweet.
"I came to a lot of (Dodger) games as a kid. It means so much to my family and I to come back to Southern California." -Dan Haren
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 26, 2013
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Dan Haren happy to be close to home".
"We've been looking for a starting pitcher, and we've been looking for someone we could lean on to provide starts and innings," Colletti said. "He's from the area and understands the Dodgers tradition.
- The Masahiro Tanaka auction appears to be coming soon. Via Ben Badler at Baseball America, "Negotiations Continue For Posting System With Japan".
At some point soon, the sides are expected to reach an agreement, which would clear a path for Tanaka to jump to MLB, if the Rakuten Ealges agree to post him. Tanaka, 25, would be the top pitcher available on the market, as several teams project Tanaka as a No. 2 starter in the majors and see him stepping into that role immediately.
- Via Dayn Perry at CBS Sports, "Just because: The greatest bullpen car of all-time".
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