As you likely know, tomorrow afternoon is the Dodgers first Spring Training game. In preparation for the big day, they posted up the anticipated lineup for the game this morning. Check it out in the photo above tweeted out by ESPN reporter Mark Saxon.
Below are some more links to check out:
- Not that anyone had any doubts, via OC Register reporter Bill Plunkett on twitter:
Clayton Kershaw will be #Dodgers Opening Day starter. Mattingly: "That's our plan. ... We were just waiting for you to ask."
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 2, 2015
- Via J.P. Hoornstra at Inside the Dodgers, "Jimmy Rollins met with Yasiel Puig for two hours."
“I just walked over to him and we just started talking,” Rollins said. “Two hours later it was ‘I gotta go now.’ My wife was probably like ‘where you at? You said you were done. The baby’s crying.’
- JP Hoornstra also wrote about Brandon League at the Daily News, "Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brandon League credits giving up alcohol to boost in energy."
“I was getting enough sleep, eating as well as possible,” League said. “The only other factor I saw was alcohol.”
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Ryu, Peralta feel good after bullpen sessions." Everything seems fine and on schedule.
- Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "Hideo Nomo remembers first day in Dodger uniform, 20 years ago." Today is the 20th anniversary of the day Nomo first put on a Dodger uniform.
“On the eve prior to the start of Spring Training in March of 1995, I arrived in Dodgertown for the first time,” Nomo said. “As it was dark, all I could see were the baseball fields and lodging facilities. I thought to myself ‘there is nothing to do here except to play baseball.’
- Roberto Baly at Vin Scully is My Homeboy informs us about an interesting upcoming event: "The Baseball Reliquary Presents Turning Back the Clock: Baseball in Los Angeles."
- John Thorn at Our Game, "Diamond Visions: Baseball’s Greatest Photographs."
- I couldn't agree any more with Grant Bisbee of SB Nation's assessment of Juan Pierre's legacy: "Dangit, Juan Pierre, we'll miss you."
He was The Departed of players, not nearly as good or awful as its greatest supporters and detractors claim.
- Paul Post at Sports Collectors Digest writes a fantastic article on former Major Leaguer Jim Abbott: "Player Interview: Jim Abbott Talks No-Hitter, A-D-A-P-T."
“He’s got such great stuff,” Abbott said of Kershaw. “A no-hitter is a countdown of outs. I watched the game . . . and you get caught up in that happening again. You relate to the feelings he’s feeling and the catcher’s feeling, the fielders are feeling and the fans are feeling. It’s nice to have that connection.”
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