Drew Butera and Dee Gordon spent their day off hanging out with some New York youngsters - playing dodgeball. In the photo above they take a group selfie, pic via @MLBFanCave on twitter.
- Via Ben Bergman at KPCC, "Dodgers radio ratings up 78 percent during TV standoff."
- Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "Yasiel Puig named co-NL Player of the Week."
- Via Jeff Passan at Yahoo Sports, "10 Degrees: Dodgers and their crazy TV deal top MLB's biggest disappointments."
The most expensive team money can buy is also the most expensive mistake in the short history of wildly overpriced, patently absurd local-television-rights deals.
- Via Chris Olds at Beckett, "Your ballpark photos could end up on a baseball card in 2015 Topps Opening Day set." I might have to get an instagram account.
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Dodgers hope Ryu's return stabilizes rotation."
"I feel healthy and I don't feel I need to be extra careful during my start," said Ryu. "The only difference is the extra shoulder exercises I'm doing after the injury. Otherwise, my routine is normal. I'm not aware of any pitch limitations, but that's not up to me.
"The hard part about being out is that I kind of felt bad for the rotation. I felt I wasn't able to pull my load for the team while on the sidelines. Now that I'm coming back, I will be able to contribute."
- BTW, if you dare, go here to take a look at the toe that landed Ryu on the DL.
- Via Cody Stumpo at Feelin' Kinda Blue, "What must the Dodgers think of Alex Guerrero's defense?"
But the Dodgers want Guerrero to keep getting reps at second base. They've said all along they see him as not-yet-acceptable as a major league defensive second baseman, but with a few months of practice hopefully he gets up to at least the level where his bat can compensate for what his glove gives away.
- Watch Yasiel Puig dancing in the MLB Fan Cave, via twitter.
Dance session selfie with @YasielPuig: https://t.co/BGb0YiAa2x
— MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) May 19, 2014
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