The Dodgers are all packed up and ready to go to Australia. Pic above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014.
- Via Mark Saxon at ESPNLosAngeles.com, "One giant leap for Chone Figgins' comeback".
After two dismal seasons in Seattle and one year away from the game, he’s one step away from making the Dodgers’ roster. When Figgins arrived at camp, he said his goal was to get on the plane to Australia.
- Via Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider, "Reminiscing with the ‘Toy Cannon,’ Jimmy Wynn".
“It wasn’t long, but it was playing with some great guys,” Wynn said. “We won the 1974 NL pennant, and I told Walter and Peter O’Malley (before the season), ‘Thank you for getting me. We will the NL pennant.’ I said to myself, ‘Why did I say that? Now you have to go out and prove it.’ So I did it, and I did for the fans and for the O’Malley family.”
- Via Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest, "Julio Urias dominates in first Dodgers’ spring start".
“I felt really happy,” Urias told reporters after his start. “I was under control and not nervous at all.”
- Via Tyler Emerick at MLB.com, "Kershaw wraps up uncharacteristic spring".
"Physically, I feel 100 percent," he said. "It's time to start performing."
- Via Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times, "Dodgers waive Javy Guerra as they name 30-man roster for Sydney".
- Roberto Baly at Vin Scully is My Homeboy shares some photos of the Jackie and Mack Robinson in Pasadena.
- Via Lyle Spencer at MLB.com, "Ultimate teammate: Uribe provides spark in LA".
"I try every day to help my teammates, my guys," Uribe said Sunday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. "It's what I'm doing every day, all my life. It's important for me to be a good teammate. If I'm not hitting, I can still do something good on defense and help the team win a game that way.
"My first year here , I had two operations. So much happened. I don't want to make excuses, but a bad year is a bad year. Last year I felt good. Now it's a new year, and I want to do better than I did last year. I want to play every day I can. I feel good right now."
- Dodger Penguin shares his afternoon at the Kenny Landreaux autograph appearance.
- Weird Science. Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Wary of being weary, Dodgers see the light: Special bulbs designed for NASA should mitigate effects of jet lag in Australia".
"It's a sleep aid for jet lag," said Soler, who also provided the bulbs to the United States Olympic Ski and Snowboard teams in Sochi. "You'd be surprised how well it works."
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