- John Thorn at Our Game shares a photo portfolio of Jackie Robinson.
- Via Baseball New Zealand, "Former Dodgers Exec joins Baseball NZ".
"Bouncing ideas and strategy off of a man with a great history of baseball experience and successes in the game, plus his ability to bring key people and organizations together, will pay dividends for many years for Baseball New Zealand, and we couldn't be more fortunate with this development."
- Ah crap... And so it begins. Via Pedro Moura at the OC Register, "Crawford leaves minor-league game in Arizona after one at-bat". He may have hurt his shoulder. An AP report on ESPN says he should be OK. Yeah, right!
- ESPN Magazine Baseball Preview issue will feature Clayton Kershaw on the cover. It comes out on Friday. See it on the right.
- Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors prepares an offseason review of the Dodgers.
- Neil Paine at FiveThirtyEight.com writes about Hanley Ramirez's suprisingly great 2013 season.
Before the 2013 season, we would have expected there to be a 50 percent chance that Hanley Ramirez’s wOBA would be above .346. If you’d asked us what the odds were that Ramirez’s wOBA would reach or beat .444, we would have said practically zero — 0.1 percent, to be exact.
- Redittor justinrodimus shared a bunch of photos from the Dodgers 1981 World Series Championship parade. Go here to check those out on imgur.
- John Sickels at Minor League Ball takes a look at the Dodgers Top-20 Prospects.
- Via Mark Saxon at ESPNLosAngeles.com, "Sydney Cricket Ground could be hitter's paradise".
But you never know how a field will play until they start playing on it. The weather here is warm with a bit of ocean humidity and gentle sea breezes that seemed to waft balls over the fence in batting practice. Even balls not struck squarely were carrying a long way.
- Do you have some outstanding Topps redemptions that you are still waiting for? Well, Susan Lulgjuraj at Beckett writes, "2014 Industry Summit: Topps discusses changes to redemption system". Check it out.
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