Yasiel Puig was one scary dude for Halloween, pic above via his instagram.
Below are some links to check out:
- As I wrote over the weekend, former Brooklyn Dodger Jean-Pierre Roy died on Saturday. Nick Diunte at Baseball Happenings wrote a fantastic piece yesterday on Roy that you can check out here. Nick had visited with Roy in 2011 and shares his experience.
“It’s the answer I would have given you yesterday and the day before yesterday. What I like about baseball is not the players; it’s the life, the life of a human being. This is how you should accept it. Do the best you can in the things our boss has asked us to do. By boss, you can call it God, the manager, the Lord, but that’s it. This is what I want, what I like to see.”
- Via Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times, "Vin Scully says he's OK with adding a protege to Dodgers booth."
And though careful to say choosing his eventual successor would not be up to him, but to the team, he’s also not keen on eventually retiring without the Dodgers having a successor in mind.
“I would hope something would be developed for the future,” Scully said. “I wouldn’t want to leave them in the lurch.”
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Arizona Fall League Week 4: Corey Seager homers, Matt Shelton joins roster."
- Via Dylan Hernandez at the LA Times, "Corey Seager, 20, is making a push to be the Dodgers' shortstop."
"Corey is an incredibly gifted prospect," said Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations. "His hands work really well on both sides of the ball and his progression year over year is right in line with that we would hope."
- Via Todd Dybas at the Washington Times, "Saturday with Maury: Perspective on speed, race, addiction from 30,000 feet." (Hat Tip: Reddit dybo7)
He believes this was the moment of epiphany for him. Three friends came from Los Angeles to his door. There was a light — some form of higher power, he’s convinced, that was also present. Finally, this attempt to grapple his addiction into submission held when his friends extracted him from that place. For a quarter century since, he’s been going to Alcoholics Anonymous and he does not care who knows.
- Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "Chris Withrow’s rehab is for the faint of heart."
“He was so excited,” Withrow continued. “He was saying, ‘Oh man, you’re gonna feel so good once you get that thing off.’ I think that’s when it really sunk in that it had happened. I just sat there and watched it all come off. The next thing you know, I’m white.”
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