Matt Kemp sure had a big game in debut in the starting lineup yesterday. Pic above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013. See more of his pics from the day here.
- "Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez rekindle Dodgers fire," via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA.
"I miss baseball, man. I haven't played in a while so it felt good to be in front of the crowd," Kemp said after the game. "It's a good feeling."
- Left Field Pavilion celebrates Kemp's return with a great graphic. See it here.
- Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe has some pregame notes for tonight's game. It's a must watch!
- This whole Alexander Guerrero situation has me thinking that the Dodgers are getting jerked around. Frankly, I think they should consider just walking away, as a matter of principle. Or, at the very least, stick to your number and don't move from it. Heck, the guy hasn't played a game in a couple of years, and the risk would solely rest with the Dodgers. Besides, it's not like they'll just hand him a 2nd base job, he still has to earn it, and he'll be paid handsomely for the opportunity to earn it. On the other hand, if he decides to not sign with anybody and play a year in another league to show (prove) his worth, then I say pursue him based upon those results. Via a tweet by @Jesse Sanchez.
Guerrero switched agents. Verbal agreements from past agency are not binding. Wants overall better deal. @mgaax @DodgersNation @AlexRod018
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) September 17, 2013
- Dustin Nosler at Feelin' Kinda Blue shares his 2013 Dodgers all-prospect team.
- The Dodgers add 4 players to the Glendale Desert Dogs, via twitter.
#Dodgers add four pitchers to 2013 AFL Glendale Desert Dogs roster: LH Onelki Garcia & Mike Thomas, RH Yimi Garcia & Shawn Tolleson.
— Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) September 17, 2013
- Jeff Jaffe at Hardball Times shares a great story about a game 20 years ago where a drunken fan caused the Red Sox to lose a game to the Yankees.
- John Thorn at Our Game provides a history lesson on the origin of the batting average.
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