What do you do when you know that you'll be going under the knife soon?
You go to Disneyland, of course!
Last night we learned that banana-loving infielder-outfielder Kiké Hernandez would be having right shoulder surgery today, via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider. So, the 24-year old, who we all know is just a big kid at heart, spent this past weekend running around the Magic Kingdom with his mother. Just check out the photo tweeted by Kiké above as proof.
There's no word yet on the extend of the injury or the exact procedure being perfomred by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, but Jon wrote that it's minor. Hopefully, this does nothing to derail a promising future with the Dodgers.
Below are more links to check out:
- Dodger tradition takes a major hit with the retirement of Nancy Bea Hefley. Via Stacie Wheeler at the Hardball Times, "The Day the Organ Music Died."
Nancy Bea is a beloved part of Dodger tradition, and I believed the new front office was working to go back to the true Blue way. But eliminating Nancy Bea’s music degrades the Dodger fan experience at the ballpark. Her music, like Scully’s voice, lent another dimension to the game-watching experience, a component that few other professional sports teams have.
- Via One Nacion at ESPN, "Call it a comeback, Adrian Gonzalez already working on 2016." AGon has returned to his offseason boxing routine.
- To the surprise of no one, Bud Black to interview with the Dodgers, via a tweet from Ken Rosenthal. It also appears a decision about a new manager will not be decided for quite a while:
Sources: #Dodgers plan to interview Bud Black for managerial opening. Team about halfway into process. As many as 10 interviews possible.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 3, 2015
- Also, not a surprise. Greinke has officially opted out, via a tweet from Bill Shaikin:
Zack Greinke has officially opted out. He is a free agent. #Dodgers— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 4, 2015
- I'm not sure what to make of this, but I would definitely welcome it. Via Bill Plaschke at the LA Times, Dave Roberts is apparently on top of the Dodgers' list of candidates.
He showed up last week to interview for the Dodgers' managerial vacancy, he aced the interview, and he's now apparently the favorite.
You hire Dave Roberts because a team of underachievers needs to be prodded by an overachiever, a team of chill needs a manager whose career could never withstand even one day of complacency. You hire Dave Roberts because, if his popular Dodgers tenure is any indication, his ego wouldn't be too big to embrace new ideas, full front-office communication, and holdover pitching coach Rick Honeycutt.
I hate agreeing with Plaschke.
- Guess who else will be interviewed by the Dodgers - Kirk Gibson. Via a tweet by Jim Bowden:
Dodgers are going to interview Kirk Gibson for the Manager opening according to club sources. Gibson was NL MGR... https://t.co/YPATGUFzsz— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) November 4, 2015
- I'm not crying... Really, that's not tears. Via a tweet from CBS Sports:
LOOK: Andrew McCutchen gets HR ball from boy he visited in hospital https://t.co/SJlOrbYPJC pic.twitter.com/LgMxFkXR8k— CBS Sports MLB (@CBSSportsMLB) November 3, 2015
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