Yasiel Puig has been tearing up the interwebs lately. He's been posting up pics and videos on almost a daily basis on his instagram account, and the above vintage B&W is my favorite. Yesterday, on #Throwback Thursday, he put up proof that he's been a gamer since he was a little tyke, and like many folks he started out with a Nintendo.
Below are some more links to check out:
- This is not great news for non-TW customers. Via Bill Shaikin and Meg James at The LA Times, "Getting Dodgers' SportsNet LA to new viewers affected by media mergers."
- Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "An energizing moment for the Dodgers."
But beyond that, the WDP (Winter Development Program) has also struck me as a major organizational retreat, a moment for the Dodgers’ new leadership to stamp its open-minded, thoughtful direction throughout the franchise.
“Some of it is a little new as far as what they’re really looking for, (but) when you hear Alex and you hear these guys talk about it and you get further in depth about the numbers, you start putting things together,” Dodger pitching prospect Zach Lee said. “I kind of had a little problem with last year, trying to get over some things mentally, when errors or things didn’t necessarily go the right way, rather than taking three or four pitches to reset, kind of resetting right away. And you realize that those things don’t really matter in the long run. Just continue to execute, continue to do things the way you’re taught to do, and things will work themselves out.”
- Via Marc Hulet at RotoGraphs, "Top 5 Prospects for 2015: Los Angeles Dodgers."
- Via Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider, "Dodger prospect Darnell Sweeney gets next-level training from Barry Larkin and Dee Gordon."
From Larkin, he said he’s learned the following:
“His thing is it’s definitely a physical game, but you need to exercise the mental part of it, too. You have to make sure you visualize yourself being successful. Make sure before the game you visualize what you have to do, and after the game you go through the game, play it back in your head (and think), ‘I could have done this better.’ ”
“How he reads pitches. His jumps. (And) have fun. He’s one of those guys who always has a smile on his face. That’s what I always want to do is play the game right and have fun.”
- Via Dan Espstein at Just a Bit Outside, "Bloop Hits: Terry Forster's musical feast." (Hat Tip: Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider - BTW, Jon provides a whole bunch of worthwhile links to check out).
- Per Jon Heyman on twitter, Chris Heisey and the Dodgers agree to a contract before arbitration.
Chris heisey, dodgers settle at $2.16M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 16, 2015
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Bradley University names school for Steiner."
- Via Ben Marks at Collectors Weekly, "Flipping Out Over Handheld Movies, a Century Before Smartphones." I must admit that I absolutely love flip books.
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