Posted on 18 April 2014.
Running through crocodile-infested swamps to evade Cuban hit squads, swimming in the ocean to escape Cuba, being held hostage by Black Market Smugglers or Mexican Drug Lords, a daring raid by a shady Miami criminal… ‘er businessman, clutch home-runs, RPG missile-like throws to gun down runners, dope-fiend moves on the bases, incredible running and sliding [...]
Posted on 17 April 2014.
I’m counting mine today after my 14 year-old son was involved in a horrific car crash yesterday. The SUV he was in spun, flipped and barrel-rolled. He was able to get out of an open window and while we spent 6 hours in the emergency room last night, he was the only one who walked [...]
Posted on 15 April 2014.
As you undoubtedly know by now, Alex Guerrero continues to play like a man among boys! In his second game at AAA he was 3-3 with another HR and 2 more RBI’s. He did prove to be mortal by making a throwing error, but what’s not to like? Some of you have said that he [...]
Posted on 14 April 2014.
Alex Guerrero made his AAA debut for the Dodgers after battling injuries since his signing, and it appears that if he can stay healthy, he just might be a player…. and that’s an understatement! He had 4 at bats with 3 hits, including a double and a HR and he collected 3 RBI’s. Not a [...]
Posted on 13 April 2014.
HAPPY 51st BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE! Manny Pacquiao won on her birthday so she is a happy camper. Last night’s win was another nice one, but so far all we really know is that we can beat the Arizona Diamondchumps like rented mules. Now, if you know anything about me, it’s that I [...]
Posted on 12 April 2014.
When your #3 and #4 hitters go 6 for 8, you generally have a pretty good chance of winning, especially if your starter and bullpen give up only two hits and you also happen to be playing a very bad team! Sorry D-Bag fans, but you don’t have much this year. Couldn’t happen to nicer [...]
Posted on 10 April 2014.
The other day I was listening to a local sports talk show here in Indy. About half the fans here are Cubs fans and the other half are Reds fans. I guess that’s a natural choice because Indy is halfway between Chicago and Cincinnati, and even though Indianapolis more than twice the size of Cincinnati, [...]
Posted on 09 April 2014.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher Josh Beckett from the 15-day disabled list (right thumb contusion) and optioned right-handed pitcher Jose Dominguez to Triple-A Albuquerque. Beckett will start tonight’s game vs. Detroit. Beckett was acquired by the Dodgers on August 25, 2012, and will be making his 2014 debut tonight. [...]
Posted on 08 April 2014.
Matt Wieters is a catcher I have always liked. I know his numbers have declined somewhat and stat geeks may tear this idea up, but see – I don’t really care, now, do I? Matt is a stud. He has power and I am betting that in the NL and playing 125-130 games a year, [...]
Posted on 06 April 2014.
And I hate stats that people try and use to prove some obscure point about something that is not even worth knowing. Some bloggers write this stuff like we must be blind and read Braille because what is sometimes written flies in the face of the “eye test.” I won’t elaborate, but take it for [...]
Posted on 04 April 2014.
Then there is this from Dylan Hernandez of THE LA TIMES: For what it’s worth, Yasiel Puig said he is listening. To his teammates. To his coaches. Even players on other teams. Over the last week, the Dodgers‘ problem child made it a point to speak with Albert Pujols of the Angels during the Freeway [...]
Posted on 02 April 2014.
So Clayton Kershaw will be out a month? It wouldn’t be unusual for a pitcher to pitch through this kind of muscle strain, but in this case, it is a very wise move. The Dodgers have big aspirations and they need a fresh Kershaw in the playoffs. Brian Wilson has not looked right this Spring [...]
Posted on 01 April 2014.
There’s nothing wrong with Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers just want to keep him fresh for the end of the season. The Dodgers are very worried about Brian Wilson. Matt Kemp is completely healthy and has apparently bought into playing with less recklessness. Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez are lighter and in better shape than ever [...]
Posted on 31 March 2014.
What scares me is that Brandon League and Brian Wilson are toast. I know it’s early, but I felt what Brian Wilson accomplished last year was “smoke and mirrors” induced (I know someone will produce some statistics that say otherwise, but he was flat-out lucky at times), and I was against re-signing him… especially at [...]
Posted on 30 March 2014.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 25-man roster for the North American portion of their 2014 schedule, which opens tonight with a 5:05 p.m. game at San Diego. The club placed left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list (Teres Major strain) retroactive to March 23 and optioned right-handed pitcher Jose [...]
Posted on 30 March 2014.
I really like the idea of putting Clayton Kershaw on the DL to “protect himself from himself.” Limit his innings and let him be fresh at the end. Good idea! I know a lot of you think it is so barbaric to fight in baseball, and someone even said: “Charging the mound is stupid. Retaliating [...]
Posted on 28 March 2014.
… but when you hit one of ours, we will hit one of yours. The Dodgers need to develop a reputation of a team you don’t mess with. When Adrian Gonzalez got hit after Hanley homered in the third inning, A-Gon should have charged the mound. My policy is that if you hit me, even [...]
Posted on 27 March 2014.
According to Wikepedia, in Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional [...]
Posted on 26 March 2014.
If Brandon League makes the team and Chris Withrow gets demoted, it sends the team the message that what you make is more important than what you do… and that’s a damn shame (if it happens). Think about it hard, Ned. Swallow your pride and think about it some more! <Shortest post ever – most [...]
Posted on 26 March 2014.
Yesterday, a troll visited LA Dodger Talk to say all sorts of ridiculous things because I dared say something they didn’t like about Yasiel Puig. Then a writer from the same site feels compelled to disagree with my take – which is certainly his prerogative. I just find it curious that he disagrees with my [...]