Found April 16, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
The Los Angeles Dodgers walked off on Sunday against the San Diego Padres, but they got a little help from one of the oddest triple plays you'll ever see in the top of the 9th inning, as if triple plays weren't weird enough. Take a look at the most disastrous sacrifice bunt unfold as Vin Scully calls it in his return to the booth:
A general rule of thumb: Vin Scully knows what he's talking about. Home plate umpire Dale Scott's brain fart allows the Dodgers to successfully turn a triple play while each runner, trying to help call it as Scully and just about everyone else saw it, thought the ball was dead. Good on the Dodgers for finishing the play just in case, because they were rewarded, but it certainly looks like this should not have been a live ball, if not just because Scott appears to signal foul ball initially. Pads manager Bud Black was ejected arguing the call:
"The whole play looked funky," Black said. "I saw the hands go up....
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It was high noon in Parking Lot G at Dodger Stadium, and radio broadcaster Charlie Steiner was in a good mood in advance of Mercury Insurance and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Don't Text and Drive PSA shoot.
"I've got no foundation, no blush, and no blue M & M's!" Steiner joked in advance of his TV spot.
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Right when the Dodgers had to clear a roster spot for left-handed starter Ted Lilly, someone conveniently turned up injured.
And it so happened that the injured player was the reliever with the highest earned-run average on the team.
Funny how that happens, no?
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Former Dodger greats Tommie Davis (left) and pitcher Don Newcombe were on hand April 15th to take part in baseball's salute to Jackie Robinson. (LA Times)
Some have questioned how good the Dodgers really are since their 2012 opposition has been limited to the...
Matt Kemp is on fire this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, helping the team to a 9-1 start and putting him self ahead of his 2011 pace.
Kemp went 3-for-4 with a home run and a RBI in Sundays 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres.
Kemp leads the National League with a .487 batting average and leads the league with 6 home runs and 16 driven in runs.
The Los Angeles Dodgers ninth inning versus the rival San Diego Padres was quite memorable- for the triple play that occurred!
I think all the runners just think the play was either a.) a hit batsman or b.) a foul ball.
I love listening to Vin Scully, so I’ll let him describe it to you.
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer At 9-1, the Los Angeles Dodgers own the top record in the majors and are off to their best start since 1981, when they won their last World Series title. With new ownership and Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier piling up hits, the bad feelings from the Frank McCourt era are beginning to fade.
The Dodgers are off to a tremendous start. Currently at 9-and-1 and with the best record in baseball, media outlets across the land are starting to dub them as the comeback team of year. Matt Kemp, who already put up incredible numbers last season, has shown no signs of coming back down to earth. Kemp has six home runs on the year -- all of which have come against the San Diego...
They were presumed lost, one more casualty from a move that broke a borough's heart.
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They will be the centerpiece of an exhibit on the Dodgers at...
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The season is just a few weeks in but there are already some trends and numbers that should make people take notice.
1. Matt Kemp
My pre-season MVP and 2nd place finisher last year is on fire. He is batting .487 with 6 hr and 16 RBI’s through the Dodgers first ten games. In comparison, the entire Pittsburgh Pirate team has 16 RBI’s and only 4 hrs. Kemp’s fast start has LA...