In my first installment of player reviews for the Los Angeles Dodgers, I will be looking at catcher A.J. Ellis.
In his third full season as the starting catcher of the Dodgers, Ellis had his worst offensive season of his career. The 33 year old catcher showed a lot of wear and tear throughout the season, only appearing in 93 games behind the plate for the Dodgers.
Looking at the...
What happened in 2014: Struggled horrendously at the plate and spent time on the disabled list twice, once for what was easily the funniest injury of the season. (Sorry, A.J.)
If A.J. Ellis did anything this season, it was to allow me endless opportunities to point out how flawed batting average is. “Yeah, he’s...
It’s now the offseason, so it’s time to talk about potential roster upgrades. The Dodgers have huge holes in the bullpen, some minor ones in the starting rotation, and of course, the left side of the infield. However, the biggest hole in last year’s lineup was catcher.
It’s safe to say that A.J. Ellis had a down year in 2014. Ellis hit .191/.323/.254, only being saved from...
Your browser does not support iframes.U.S. men's soccer star Jermaine Jones was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night's Los Angeles Dodgers game against San Diego. After throwing the pitch (which was actually not bad), Brian Wilson presented Jones with a soccer ball to give Jones a chance to showcase his real talent.Jones lined up to kick the ball...
When we learned yesterday that A.J. Ellis had injured his left knee, requiring surgery today, the question was inevitably: How? Ellis played a full game on Saturday, and taking a seat on Sunday didn’t seem out of the ordinary, since he’d played every inning of the season to that point.
Now, Ellis was involved in a close play at the plate on Saturday, getting called out (and...
A.J. Ellis never had the chance to personally witness the birth of his first two children, but the Dodgers catcher received an up close and personal view of his wife, Cindy, giving birth to their third child. On the morning of Oct. 12, Cindy informed him that her water had broken. So the couple jumped into the car, hoping to make the 30-minute drive to the Milwaukee hospital. Midway...
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was driving his wife to the hospital to give birth to the couple's baby when time ran out and the newborn had to be delivered in the front seat of their car.
A.J. Ellis‘ story may top all the crazy childbirth stories you have heard. The Dodgers catcher says his wife, Cindy, gave birth to their third child in the front seat of their car as they were rushing to the hospital. Ellis told the story to Molly McKnight, who wrote about it for ESPN The Magazine. Audrey Elizabeth Ellis was born on October 12, around 8:00 a.m. She came about...
Fans tend to be hyperbolic about players (especially prospects), but I think the headline for this post is just right.
A.J. Ellis, the Dodgers' 31-year-old catcher, is in fact the greatest thing ever.
He drove in the winning run last night in the way that fits his game best -- with a walk. Yes, Ellis went Shrimp on us, and Twitter and blog world absolutely loved...
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While Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts is (rightfully) starting the "A.J. Ellis All-Star campaign," I'm thinking we need to start a "Move A.J. Ellis up in the order campaign," though, it doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
But with Dee Gordon's unsurprising early-season struggles, perhaps it's time to shake up the lineup a...