Dodger Stadium returns to the roots of Baseball - Sandlot Baseball. Pic via @Dodgers on twitter.
- Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner passed away at his home in Rancho Mirage. He was 91 years old. RIP, Ralph. Via a story at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here are some quotes from Kiner:
“I got to Forbes Field and saw it was 406 feet to left-center with a 30-foot scoreboard, and I thought: ‘I’m going to kill that scout who signed me.’”
---------------“Someone asked me how come I signed up with the Mets (as a broadcaster), since they weren’t going to win many games. I said: ‘I’ve got a lot of experience with losing.’”
- Via Daniel Brim at Dodgers Digest, "What Happened to Paco Rodriguez?"
- Via Tom Hoffarth at Father Off the Wall, "Why TWC’s SportsChannel L.A.’s launch may stay in a holding pattern … until early April?"
“I think we have a ball club that can really play and execute the game of baseball and bring to you fans… you, each and every one of you, you deserve a World Championship.”
- Via Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA, "Tommy Lasorda – The gift that keeps on giving".
- Via Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider, "Ten seasons in, Scott Van Slyke aims to cement role on Dodgers".
“I think I’ll be more relaxed coming into this year,” said the 27-year-old. “I think last year I was a little more on edge. (Now) I’ll be able to have a little more fun and be on the field with guys I’m more familiar with.”
- Thank you, Roberto (from Vin Scully is My Homeboy). He tells us that a traveling exhibit featuring the Negro League Museum is currently in Gardena. It ends soon, so get out there right away.
- WTF. There's a card collector who is working on getting every Tim Wallach card every made - not one of each, but every one of them... Wha? Go to his blog called - Tim Wallach: An Attempt to Collect Them All. (Hat Tip: David Roth at SB Nation) I just might have to send him a little package.
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