That is some sweet looking leather.
Yesterday afternoon the Dodgers shared a pic of Kiké Hernandez's new glove on twitter, and made note that it features his twitter handle. I would rather make note of the awesome blue leather straps.
Below are more links to check out:
- Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider provides the details on the first "cuts" of spring, here. Eight players were sent to minor league camp; including right-handed pitching prospect Jharel Cotton.
- Eric Stephen at True Blue LA has a complete roster listing of Dodgers' minor league ballplayers here.
- Eric also writes, "Scott Kazmir finds rhythm in 'B' game."
"I was working on a couple pitches, but was just trying to get that catcher-pitcher relationship down where we were in sync and had a good rhythm going," Kazmir recalled. "There were some things we tried in the first few innings that made it a little more difficult. We changed it a little bit, then by the third or fourth inning we were right there thinking with each other."
- Hyun-Jin Ryu finally got back onto the mound yesterday afternoon, and threw twenty pitches. Via JP Hoornstra at Inside the Dodgers:
“It was very good,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “It wasn’t all about the speed. It was more about location and how I felt.”
- Justin Tuner is on the mend. Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Turner 'still standing' after quite the workout."
"I'm still standing," Turner said. "Everything is a test to see how I feel on both sides of the ball. I had a little extra adrenaline with the fans in the stands. I was anxious to get back out there in a real game. Playing on the back fields is good to get the work in, but it's not the same adrenaline and intensity with the fans in the stands. I felt great. Ran, slid into home, dove for a ball. Everything felt fine."
- An WBC Qualifier series will begin this coming Thursday, and Adrian Gonzalez will be playing for Team Mexico. Also, via Yvonne Carrasco at Dodger Insider, "Valenzuela to throw first pitch at WBC qualifier." Go here for a schedule of games being played in Mexicali, Mexico and Panama City, Panama.
- Those rare Ty Cobb cards found in a paper bag have been selling briskly. Rich Mueller at Sports Collectors Daily informs us that a fourth card (and its highest graded example) of the seven found sold for in excess of $1Million. That's for that one card. Wow! It is believed that the first three cards reported to have been sold was for an accumulative value of over $1Million. Check out what the million dollar card looks like on the right.
Well, the stitches are out but I still have to wear a cast for 2 wks. Can't wait to get some @Dodgers to sign it! ;) pic.twitter.com/DKfS8Icq1l— Josh Ravin™ (@FreshSqueezed22) March 14, 2016
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