Happy belated 80th birthday to Dodger legend Jaime Jarrin. The Dodgers celebrated this occasion yesterday. Photo above via
Below are more links to check out:"It's only one year, but phonetically, 79 is very different from 80." - @JaimeJarrin pic.twitter.com/B2H1EWxSXL— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) December 10, 2015
- Via Scott Miller at the Bleacher Report, "Is There Anybody Left in Los Angeles Whom Yasiel Puig Hasn't Alienated?"
"He is the worst person I've ever seen in this game," one ex-Dodger who believes Puig is beyond redemption said flatly. "Ever."
It is the question that persists, and is asked with more and more frequency as the hurricane that is Puig wreaks ever more damage: Can the frayed relationships between Puig and his teammates be salvaged in Los Angeles?
"I think they definitely can," Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis told Bleacher Report this week in another telephone conversation. "I think there has to be give-and-take on both sides.
- Awesome! Via a tweet from Josh Ravin:
Just signed my 1st Topps Rookie Card. Pretty unbelievable feeling holding that card in my hand....... #Blassed #Smile— Josh Ravin™ (@FreshSqueezed22) December 10, 2015
- Via Barry Lewis at Tulsa World, "Pro baseball: Four Dodgers selections in Rule 5 draft likely headed to Drillers."
- Larry King rants to Bob Nightengale about the Dodgers at USA Today; "MLB's hot stove season ramps up rivalries, freaks out fans."
“I can’t stand what we’re doing,” King told USA TODAY Sports. “Those people in the Dodger front office, they think they’re still in Tampa. This is Los Angeles. We’re in the second-largest market in the country. We lead baseball in home and road attendance. And we haven’t won a World Series since 1988.
“We are not Tampa, but they’re acting like it. They have all of this money — and nothing. We’ve got to do something.”
- A great read about a former ballplayer. Via Pedro Moura at the OC Register, "Former pitcher Floyd Youmans comes to grips with life outside baseball."
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