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TWID Notes

TWID Notes

Taiwanese Fans Excited to Have Dodgers Game Via Diamond Leung. Now if only McCourt could get US fans that excited about the Dodgers! The Essence of Beard Grow it back! The Dodgers All-Time Ace – Lord of the Ravine 1220 innings and 1228 Ks in a four year span! Wow! The Year After 2009 Now [...]

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Twitter Tells – Dodgers Sign Alfredo Amezaga

Twitter Tells – Dodgers Sign Alfredo Amezaga

Its been reported that the Dodgers further added to their bench today signing Alfredo Amezaga to a minor league deal. The deal is said to be worth $650k if he makes the team with incentives that can raise his salary to $850k. This all comes via Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. Well this throws a wrench [...]

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TWID Notes January 29th

TWID Notes January 29th

Some great links this week. One of the most difficult parts of putting this together each week is that fact that there are literally 100s of great links that just don’t make the cut because, well, this post would be way too long if I included all of them. One of my hopes is that [...]

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Twitter Tells: Here’s What Ned Did Next

Twitter Tells: Here’s What Ned Did Next

We learned today, from Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that the Dodgers signed Ronnie Belliard to what appears to be an $825k one year deal. The deal is said to also have about $250k in incentives, which pushes the deal over the million dollar mark. We also learned that [...]

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This Week in Dodgers (TWID) – January 14th

This Week in Dodgers (TWID) – January 14th

Hello and welcome to the inaugural edition of TWID Notes where I, Miguel Salcido, will be showcasing the hottest stories and links from around the Web regarding our beloved Dodgers. With the many Dodgers sites and blogs out there who the heck has time to read them all? Well, someone without a life right? Uhh… [...]

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June 23, 2009 – Dodgers vs. Chi Sox – Sans Mover

June 23, 2009 – Dodgers vs. Chi Sox – Sans Mover

Tonight’s Lineup: Juan Pierre, LF Rafael Furcal, SS Orlando Hudson, 2B Casey Blake, 3B Andre Ethier, RF Russell Martin, C Matt Kemp, CF James Loney, 1B Mitch Jones, DH The Dodgers enter Chi Town again but this time to face the White Sox of the AL. We have never won a game at US Cellular [...]

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June 18, 2009 Dodgers Take Series Against Oakland!

June 18, 2009 Dodgers Take Series Against Oakland!

Well, there was a rather large crowd of 50,492 on hand tonight, with 4000+ walk-ups (a season record). That makes the free parking promotion at Chavez Ravine a raving success in my book. But I have not crunched the numbers on that. Randy Wolf’s cough did not appear to affect him too much, if at [...]

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June 18, 2009 – Waiting and Waiting

June 18, 2009 – Waiting and Waiting

Its 6:15 pm as I type this and the Dodgers still have not given anyone in the press box tonight’s Dodgers lineup. Not sure what the deal is but its creating a bit of a stir here. I wonder what Torre is up to? Unfortunately for all of us I was stuck in the worst [...]

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June 16th 2009, Dodgers Win on Walk Off by Kemp

June 16th 2009, Dodgers Win on Walk Off by Kemp

Fantastic game tonight, if you’re a Dodgers fan. The Dodgers overcame a great performance by Athletic’s rookie Dallas Braden. who seemed to have our number early on. Until consecutive doubles by Blake and Loney got us ahead 2 – 0. Clayton Kershaw struggled but battled his way through five and two-thirds of rough innings to [...]

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June 10, 2009 – Kershawshanked

June 10, 2009 – Kershawshanked

Well, another tough outing for Clayton Kershaw tonight. He lasted just 2.2 innings, threw 83 pitches, 5 hits, 3 earned, 4 walks, and 2 Ks. Again, the walks are killing him, although he was hit pretty well too. To me it looked as though the pitch selections were a bit off but when the location [...]

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Hong Chi Kuo Pitching Again???

Hong Chi Kuo Pitching Again???

Diamond Lueng reports today that Hong Chi Kuo was seen pitching again…

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Dr. Hiroki and Mr. Kuroda

Dr. Hiroki and Mr. Kuroda

Kuroda looked good velocity and movement wise, hitting 93 consistently with an 83 mph change. However, he struggled with control a bit while trying to knock the rust off. Or, as Badger would put it, “he’s serving belt high lollipops.” He ran his pitch count pretty high early with 45 pitches in two innings, 32 [...]

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June 1, 2009 Pre Game Notes

June 1, 2009 Pre Game Notes

I just got back from the dugout and Torre’s pregame media pow wow. Some updates for today’s game. Kuroda will be limited to around 80-85 pitches today. He was brought up, despite a poor rehab outing in the minors, because his arm appears good and he said he was ready to go. Torre noted that [...]

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Game Time – May 19th vs. New York Mets

Game Time – May 19th vs. New York Mets

Our ace Chad Billingsly (5-1 2.30 ERA) toes the rubber tonight at 10:10 ET against John Maine (3-2 4.24 ERA) taking the hill for the Mets. Both pitchers are coming off good games in which they both threw season high numbers of pitches. It will be interesting to see who lasts longer tonight. Let’s see if Maine sticks to his billingsley-stride”A” pitch the fastball tonight. Hopefully our boys will have done their homework and will see that he used it with great success in his last outing. We have some outstanding fastball hitters on this team.

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Dodgers Bench Raking

Dodgers Bench Raking

.344, .381, .500, .438!!!
Those are the batting averages of our bench players so far this season. INSANE! Excuse me for my enthusiasm but that is just freakish, and the incredible thing about that is that Xavier Paul hit a pinch home run in today’s game, currently rain delayed in top of the ninth.

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It’s Official – JuanPierreWood Alive And Well

It’s Official – JuanPierreWood Alive And Well

By: Miguel Salcido Reported by Diamond Leung today, http://www.juanpierrewood.com/, is now alive and well. Let it be known that I belive the readers of LA Dodger Talk developed the concept first! Although our version was JuanWood. Some industrious fan quickly bought the domain and developed this site along with t-shirts for sale. You gotta love [...]

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Manny Suspended 50 Games For Testing Positive

Manny Suspended 50 Games For Testing Positive

Et Tu, Manny? It is being reported by various sources including the LA Times that Manny Ramirez has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and will be suspended for 50 games! No comments from the Dodgers, Boras, the player’s union, or Major League Baseball yet. It is believed, by an anonymous source, that Manny will [...]

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Dodgers vs. Giants April 29th

This video comes courtesy of SFGiantsSuck on YouTube. Ahh, a user name I can relate with!

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Beating The Giants Was Nice

The Good It was Jackie Robinson Day and he was dutifully honored around the entire league yesterday. One of the best parts of last night’s game was hearing Vin Scully recall a memory of Jackie. The Dodgers had the team and staff out to the Catskills for a retreat of sorts. It was winter and [...]

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Game Time: Cain and an Able Kershawshankredemption

It is important to note that although we trounced them already we still have to beat our division and arch rivals again tonight! In a reversal of fortunes from Monday’s opposing pitcher, Matt Cain is tonight’s started and is 0-6 in 11 carreer starts against DD (Dem Dodgers :-)). So as “stats” would tell us, [...]

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