Adrian Gonzalez spoke a bit about his walk-up song "El Mariachi Loco" with ESPN The Magazine. Check that out here. The photo above via @DodgersPR on twitter/Art Streiber.
Below are some more links to check out:
- Via The Korea Times, "Ryu Hyun-jin ‘dates hard’ in offseason."
Sharing a meal with Song and the triplets, Ryu was asked about how he and his girlfriend date while in Korea.
“I come to Korea for two-and-a-half months in the winter,” Ryu said in a literal translation. “We spend time together, dating ‘hard,’ as in a condensed manner.”
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Vision takes Dodgers' system in new direction."
Via Gabe Kapler: "One thing we want to do is avoid locking ourselves into any organizational philosophy that can't be easily altered or improved," said Kapler. "While mining for best practices, we have overarching themes and philosophies, but we don't want to say, 'This is what we believe' and get so dug in that we're not capable of being nimble as new studies present better ways to approach problems and development. That flexibility is a thought process that we have to constantly talk about it with players and staff.
- Via Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA, "Pitching prospect Caleb Ferguson hoping to make Dodgers gamble worthwhile."
It seems that the Dodgers were the only team willing to take a chance on Caleb Ferguson following his TJ surgery. It was a selection made with no risk to the Dodgers and a decision that a could reap significant rewards. Logan White, the Dodgers former Vice President of Amateur Scouting, said there is no longer a worry about athletes who have had the surgery. “It’s definitely more of a trend with the travel ball and the way these kids are playing all year round. I think it’s going to continue to be more common,”
- Via David Cycleback at Sports Collectors Daily, "8 Sports Card Issues Rarer Than the T206 Wagner."
- When I highlight an auction item I often wonder if it'll somehow make its way to a museum. I'm happy to report that one such historically significant item will be going to a museum. The MacPhail letter from the Lelands Auction that I shared last week will be going to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, via their tweet: (BTW, the letter sold for $9,235.19) You can read the entire document here.
RT NLBM acquires 1945 letter written by then @Yankees prez Larry McPhail dismissing Blacks from playing in @mlb. pic.twitter.com/YKnuFqYdNO
— negroleaguesmuseum (@nlbmprez) January 19, 2015
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