Mark McGwire and Ron Cey chat on the field, pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014.
- Jon Weisman introduces us to the Dodger Insider Magazine. Check it out!
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Ryu appears primed to pitch in Opening Series."
"He looks more comfortable," said Mattingly. "He looks more fluid. He was stiff early on. He looked typical for a guy who hadn't played in a while. For me, early on was really rough and stiff. He's gotten better. We'll just try to keep playing him as much as we can, but we've got to see other people, too."
- Daniel Shoptaw at C70 At Bat shares a preview of the Dodgers that includes some words from myself a fellow blogger Scott Andes at Lasroda's Lair. Check out what Scott and myself had to say, here.
- Via David Laurila at FanGraphs, "Joc Pederson, Los Angeles Dodgers Outfield Prospect."
“If you’re thinking too much, you’re already at a disadvantage. The ball is coming so fast that you need to have a clear mind. When you keep it simple you can be confident with your approach and take that confidence into the box.
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Yasiel Puig throws out Mike Trout, play upheld by instant replay."
- Here's some interesting news. Yasiel Puig has changed agents, via Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors.
- Wow! I wish I was near Fayetteville, NC this weekend. They are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Babe Ruth's 1st professional home as a member of the Baltimore Orioles (the minor league club), via Roberta Sandler at the Baltimore Sun. (Hat Tip: Sports Collectors Daily)
Not only was Babe Ruth's journey to Fayetteville the first train ride he had ever taken, the Lafayette Hotel provided him with his first elevator ride. He spent his pocket money bribing the elevator operator to let him run it. Up and down. Up and down. He couldn't get enough of that elevator.
- BTW, if you hadn't heard, it appears Topps will be bringing back Stadium Club, via Chris Olds at Beckett. See a preview card on the right.
- For any of you Kings fans out there, John Hoven at Mayor's Manor (In my opinion, the best sports blog in LA) breaks down Wednesdays NHL trade deadline day and the various moves made by the Kings and Ducks on TSN Radio. I think Dean Lombardi, GM of the Kings, might be the best there is in any sport, and I too am scratching my head at what the Ducks did and didn't do.
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