I just love this photo tweeted out by @Dodger_History on twitter of a less-rotund Tommy Lasorda and Steve Garvey playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic.
BTW, the showdown with the Giants begins tonight in San Francisco. Hyun-Jin Ryu faces off against Madison Bumgarner at 7:15 tonight.
- What is this all about? Via AP on FoxSports, "Man charged with allegedly smuggling Dodgers' Puig from Cuba." I'd be willing to bet that this has been a huge distraction.
- Via Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA, "Lookouts fall behind 2-0 in Southern League Finals." The Dodgers AA famclub is on the brink of elimination.
- Via JP Hoornstra at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Dodgers’ Dee Gordon embraces change, is stealing bases with his feet."
“It’s about safety and being able to (steal a base) in the long-term, and being called safe more,” he said.
In July 2012, Gordon dislocated his thumb sliding head-first into third base in a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Since then, he’s managed to avoided any serious hand injuries by wearing a protective guard. He tried switching to a foot-first slide multiple times since, but the change never took until recently.
- Ow! Watch this with caution. Via David Brown at Big League Stew, "Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hit in face with pitch and taken to hospital."
- Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA tells us about Roger Kahn's newest book, 'Rickey & Robinson.'
- Via Daniel Brim at Dodger Digest, "Jamey Wright, Lefty Specialist?"
- Sometimes I get emails from other collectors hoping I can help them fill a wantlist. Well, the other day I got an interesting one that I thought I would pass along. A collector named Scott is in the process of collecting tickets from every game that Mike Piazza has played in, and is in need of tickets from his days as a Dodger, from 1992 to 1998. If you have tickets from this era (preferably a season ticket holder from that time) that you'd be interested in parting with please let me know. I'll hook you up with Scott.
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