Wow! Hanley Ramirez has a suitcase for his bats. Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014. See more pics from yesterday's game here.
- Howard Cole at LA Weekly does yeoman's work. He shares his interview with Time Warner senior director of public relations for news & sports, Andrew Fegyveresi about the whole TV mess they've found themselves in.
What about that apology? Why not just use the two-word phrase, "we're sorry."
We are sorry that more fans don't have access to SportsNet LA. Our goal is to have full carriage for the network, and we hope that providers will come on board quickly. We are working hard to make that happen as we don't want fans to miss any more Dodgers games and programming.
- Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider writes, "Reminiscing with Al Downing: The DodgerTalk days."
“I get that more and more,” Downing said of Dodger fans who remember him more as the radio guy than the baseball player. “The thing I liked is people called up and honestly wanted to know about the nuances of baseball.”
- Via Bill Plunkett at the OC Register, "Puig 'nervous' during tour of the White House."
“It was a tour. It was a fun tour,” Puig said. “I got to see the White House, the president's offices, the press room – all of those things you see on TV.”
- Via Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest, "Dodgers’ prospect scouting report May 2014: Tom Windle."
- John Manuel at Baseball America makes a prediction about who the Dodgers will pick in the 2014 Draft. (Hat Tip: JP Hoornstra at Inside the Dodgers)
- Ryan Cracknell at Cardboard Connection tells us that Clayton Kershaw has just signed an exclusive autograph agreement with Topps. Also, Topps will donate $100 for every strike out to Kershaw's Challenge, and will be featured on 2014 Topps Series 2 Baseball boxes.
- Here's an old friend alert. Via Steve Adams at MLB Trade Rumors, former Dodger catcher Matt Treanor will retire.
- Via Mark Saxon at ESPNLosAngeles.com, "Yasiel Puig is impressing in the clutch."
"Yasiel has shown that he's turned into an RBI guy. He's been more patient at the plate, he's gotten himself better pitches to hit, so I think in the long run, Yasiel is a third or fourth-type hitter," Mattingly said. "He is that [Mike] Trout guy. He's showing us that he's moving in that direction."
- As you likely know, Juan Uribe left last night's game with a hamstring pull. Mike Petriello at Dodgers Digest then writes, "Reminder That The Dodgers Have No Third Base Depth."
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