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Just two weeks ago there was speculation that Carl Crawford might start the year on the DL. This move would have allowed the fast rising prospect Yasiel Puig, who had hit over .500 for Spring Training, to give the Los Angeles Dodgers faithful a quick glimpse of the near future. It wasn’t too far out of the question for the Dodgers who were concerned that Crawford wouldn’t even be able to throw the ball back to the infield on balls hit to the outfield. However, it was determined that Crawford would in fact be able to play the field and therefore be ready for opening day.
Fast forward to the second week of the season and Crawford is not only playing, but he is tearing it up for the 4-3 Dodgers. The left fielder has already racked up 11 hits in 24 at-bats (.458) with two stolen bases and even though the team around him has not particularly hit well as a whole, he has already scored five runs in his six starts. The player that has shown up in 2013 is the player that the Boston Red Sox t...
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While Don Mattingly believes Matt Kemp‘s shoulder may be a mental hurdle he’ll have to get past, he and the Dodgers staff are not concerned about it affecting Kemp physically, as the injury hasn’t cropped back up after off-season surgery and there have been no lingering side effects.
“He may be thinking about [the shoulder], but it doesn’t seem like it any more,” manager...
I like Yasiel Puig. I like him a lot, actually. I even ranked him as the top prospect in the Dodgers system for 2013.
However, if you follow me on Twitter, most of what I tweet about him is sort of dismissive. That’s not because I’m not excited about him, but rather because he seems to make people incredibly stupid.
For example, look at the tweets just from the last couple of...
Hyun-Jin Ryu, Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw have serious skills on the baseball diamond.
But what about the dance floor?
.@hyunjinryu99 brought some style to the Dodgers clubhouse. RyuStyle ft. @therealmattkemp and @claytonkersh22: atmlb.comXAk4uH Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 9, 2013
The trio performed 'Gangnam Style' in the Dodgers clubhouse and, well, have a look...
The Dodgers' offense is off to a slow start, which is pretty much the norm for this club in the last, oh, 25 years. At least, it seems that way.
In the same breath, the pitching is off to a great start, which is par for the course.
The Dodger pitching staff is tops in a ton of categories:
Runs - 10
Earned runs - 6
Hits - 28
Doubles - 1
Walks - 8
Shutouts - 3
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been named National League Player of the Week after his two lights out performances to start the season.
At a time when the Dodgers' bats have struggled to find consistency, Kershaw, the team's ace, has at least done his part to shut down the opposition, going 2-0 in two starts and not allowing a single earned run...
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Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully went on a legendary tangent last night after reading a Twitter poll to the fans at home. After saying the options "#HittersPark" or "#PitchersPark" he asked the question on every person's mind over the age of 65, "what in the world is hashtag?"
For anybody who believes that over the years we have become a more crass, less refined and an increasingly boorish group of fans who attend MLB games at baseball parks, think again. A 1940 report from Life Magazine documents the pummeling of umpire George Magerkurth by Brooklyn Dodgers fan Frank Gernano following a game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Sept. 16, 1940...
That … about sums it up, I think.
Magic Johnson, the face of the new Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group and ESPN NBA analyst, took to Twitter in an attempt to encourage fans about the team. The results were... less than reassuring.
Dodger Nation: All I want is for my players to relax and have fun. Once our pitching, hitting and defense comes togetherwe will be great!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson...