I want to do what these kids above are doing - so badly!
Yesterday, the Dodgers held their LADF Children’s Holiday Party at Dodger Stadium, and pulled out all the stops to make it a fun day. As you can see in the photos taken by Jon SooHoo, they constructed a snow sledding course that had to be the big hit of the day. They also handed out a bunch of gifts and several Dodger players came out to greet and sign for fans; including Justin Turner and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Go here to check out a bunch of great photos. You can watch an interview with Turner from the event here.
If Ryu went down that course please tell me there's a video. Please! Below are more links to check out:
- Via Jon Heyman at CBS Sports, "Yasiel Puig bar fight may not have been as bad as it sounded initially."
Word from someone briefed on the encounter is that Puig originally tried to play peacemaker between his sister and her boyfriend, but was asked to leave after getting a bit loud. There may have been some disagreement about how quickly he was leaving, and bar workers are said to have physically escorted him out.
Apparently, he got hit in the eye during the escorting process, then after he broke free from their grip or they let him go, he apparently retaliated with a shot to one of the rougher bar workers.
- Grant Bisbee, who typically writes for an enemy blog from up north, pens a piece for SB Nation that attempts to calm the guffaws of opposing fans; "Don't write the Dodgers off yet, you fools."
Regardless of what they do, it's not time to label the Dodgers' offseason a failure. It's been weird, sure. Filled with stops and starts and surprises. But it's not over, and they don't have to make a mega-whopper deal for Fernandez to salvage anything. They still have options, and the means to acquire just about anything worth acquiring. Writing them off seems like a good way to look silly later on.
- The Dodgers made a minor trade yesterday with the Mariners. They acquired left-handed relief pitcher Tyler Olson for an undisclosed amount of cash - and a box of Baseballs; LOL. BTW, Olson had been DFA'd by the Mariners a couple of days ago. Via a press release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson from the Mariners in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. To create room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated right-handed pitcher Daniel Reynolds for assignment.
Olson, 26, saw his first big league action with Seattle last year, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 11 relief appearances, and also appeared in 25 games (six starts) with Triple-A Tacoma, where he went 3-5 with a 4.47 ERA. In three minor league seasons in the Mariners’ organization, he posted a 17-17 record with a 3.86 ERA in 70 games (41 starts) after being selected by Seattle in the seventh round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Gonzaga.
- Former Dodger prospect Allen Webster, who was traded to the Red Sox as a key piece to that blockbuster that netted us AGon, has been released by the Pirates, via Stephen J. Nesbitt at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is expected to sign with a team in Korea.
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