Happy Birthday, Hanley Ramirez! In the above pic Hanley this caught by a surprise Birthday party thrown by his family. Pic via Hanley's twitter.
- Apparently, we are about to sign another reliever- Chris Perez. Via MLB Trade Rumors.
- Dustin Nosler at Feelin' Kinda Blue writes, "Zach Lee should be the Dodgers' No. 5 starter in 2014 if no Tanaka, Price".
- Mark Saxon at ESPN writes, "Checking in on the Dodgers' check list".
- Daniel Brim at Blog to the Score writes, "Josh Beckett and 2014 Expectations". Daniel takes a look at Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and how it has affected other pitchers, post surgery.
- Via Evan Bladh at Think Blue LA, "Saying “Goodbye” To That Dump on the Bay".
Candlestick Park will receive a pounding from the wrecking ball after the 49ers play a final game there on Monday night, December 23rd. It marks the end of an era. And though baseball hasn’t been played in the place since 1999, I can’t help but remember that big old garbage dump of a ballpark that left such an indelible mark on us Dodger fans.
- Sports Illustrated shares their list of the top 113 moments of 2013, and the Dodgers fill two of the spots. They feature the Dodgers pool party as #44, and Puigmania as #26.
- Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA writes about George “Shotgun” Shuba.
- Dodger Penguin shares his recent experience from the Dodgers Mall Tour with a Sweet Lou Johnson autographed baseball.
- Yeah... You should go here and watch the video. Via Mike Oz at Big League Stew, "Phillie Phanatic stars in MLB spoof of viral video ‘What Does the Fox Say?’"
- The Dodgers recently announced the coaching staff for their minor league system, and it includes brand new managers throughout. Here is the Dodgers press release, and below a listing of the complete staffs.
Manager: Damon Berryhill
Pitching Coach: Glenn Dishman
Hitting Coach: Franklin Stubbs
Manager: Razor Shines
Pitching Coach: Scott Radinsky
Hitting Coach: Shawn Wooten
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga:
Manager: P.J. Forbes
Pitching Coach: Matt Herges
Hitting Coach: Mike Eylward
Single-A Great Lakes:
Manager: Bill Haselman
Pitching Coach: Bill Simas
Hitting Coach: Johnny Washington
Manager: Lee Tinsley
Pitching Coach: Greg Sabat
Hitting Coach: Leo Garcia
Rookie-level AZL Dodgers:
Manager: John Shoemaker
Pitching Coach: Hector Berrios
Hitting Coach: Henry Cruz
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