Found March 03, 2012 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
PLAYERS: Matt Kemp
TEAMS: Los Angeles Dodgers
Spring training is underway, the Dodgers have their first preseason game on Monday and my boo in my head, Matt Kemp is ready to deliver another MVP season (he should’ve won that last season, not just because of the Ryan Braun scandal (yes I know it was a mistake, I don’t care) but because his [...]

Dodgers bat boy gets tryout

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jon Garland noted bat boy Chico Herrera's strong arm in practice, so he helped arrange an invite for Herrera to the team's open tryout.

Los Angeles Dodgers: 3 Up and 3 Down

2011 was a topsy-turvy year for Dodgers fans. It seemed like during the season, the stories focused on the off-field exploits of vilified owner Frank McCourt.  It wasn’t until the postseason awards were handed out that the players became the story. McCourt unleashed a steady bomb assault on the franchise only to be met by fans resisting with the only weapon they had – their...

Sandy Koufax talks Clayton Kershaw

Phoenix Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was extremely complimentary of Clayton Kershaw when he stopped by Camelback Ranch on Friday to visit friends. Of comparisons between him and Kershaw, Koufax said, "If hes as good as I think hes going to be, Im honored. Koufax, who makes an annual visit to the Dodgers, downplayed the influence he has had on Kershaw, who won the National...

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: March 2nd, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed two players from their open tryouts, Blake Johnson and Brandon Mims. The Dodgers signed right-hander Blake Johnson and middle infielder Brandon Mims out of Thursday’s tryout camp at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Johnson, 26, was a second-round Draft pick of the Dodgers in 2004, and he pitched three seasons in the

A.J. Ellis should bat at top of Dodgers order, despite opinions of Ken Gurnick and A.J. Ellis

Ken Gurnick of wrote what was essentially a rebuttal to Mike Petriello‘s article about batting A.J. Ellis second in the order. Catcher A.J. Ellis is aware of the Internet chatter suggesting he might make the best No. 2 hitter in the Dodgers’ batting order, but he thinks he’s a better fit at No. 8,

Dodgers hoping for encore from Guerra

(Eds: APNewsNow.) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is hoping Javy Guerra can build on his strong rookie season. Guerra was promoted last May and went 2-2 with 21 saves in 23 chances and a 2.31 ERA. But Mattingly isn't ready to call the 26-year-old right-hander an established closer. Mattingly says ''The only thing that scares me about Javy is that he doesn...

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 29th & March 1st, 2012

Dee Gordon is straddling the line between confidence and arrogance, which is fine, but that’s not the part about this article that concerns me. “I don’t care what they say,” Gordon said. They say he’s impatient at the plate, that he needs to walk more, work counts deeper. He believes he knows better. “Would you

Mike Piazza inspires an opera

That is probably one of the last things would ever had expected when it comes to the best hitting catcher in baseball history. The former New York Mets catcher has inspired such songs as “Stepping Into the Batter’s Box, He Hears His Father’s Voice”, “Batting Practice” and “Postgame Interview.” Piazza was never directly spoken to by those who wrote the song cycle,...

Sandy Koufax Makes An Appearance At Camelback

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