Looks like some of the Dodgers' crew showed up at Camelback Ranch yesterday. They're stocking the shelves with everything they'll need this Spring. Pic via @camelbackranch on twitter.
- Dodger coach Tim Wallach will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Check out a story at the HOF website here. Congrats, Tim!
“I’m both surprised and honoured to be selected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. What a great thrill to be going in with such integral parts of the Montreal Expos for such a long time, and to join many of my old teammates and manager, along with so many people that meant so much to Canadian baseball. This is a great honour for my family and myself,” said Wallach.
- Mark Saxon at ESPNLos Angeles writes, "Catching up with Dan Haren, a Q&A". He grew up as a Kings fan. WooHoo!
Q. You grew up in the San Gabriel Valley. Were you a crazy Dodgers fan as a kid, or what?
A. I was just a baseball fan in general. I would go to a few Angel games, a few Dodger games. Actually, my parents had season tickets to the Kings growing up, so I would go out to the Forum all the time. We were big hockey fans, too. Having played against the Dodgers for so many years and been rivals with them with Arizona and the Angels, it’ll be nice to be on this side for once.
- Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest shares his list of Top 10 Dodgers' prospects.
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Mattingly says Puig may take on leadoff role".
Mattingly said by switching Puig and last year's leadoff hitter, lefty-swinging Carl Crawford, in the order, it would provide better righty-lefty balance, with right-handed hitter Hanley Ramirez batting third and left-handed hitter Adrian Gonzalez batting fourth.
- Spring Training is around the corner. Matt Slatus at Dodger Insider provides, "The insider’s guide to Spring Training at Camelback Ranch".
- Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA makes note that Yasiel Puig apologized to fans at FanFest.
- Go Titans! My alma mater, Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF), is ranked #1 in various preseason national polls. Via FullertonTitans.com.
- Via Cory DiBenedetto at the Gammons Daily, "Negro Leagues spotlight: The Pittsburgh Crawfords".
From 1932 to 1936 the Pittsburgh Crawfords were the class of the Negro Leagues. Often referred to as the greatest Negro League team of all-time, the Crawfords had a roster stacked with talent, including 5 Hall of Famers: Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, James Cool Papa Bell, and Satchel Paige.
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