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Fernando Valenzuela throw out first pitch with Mike Brito as the ump

Just as this photo says... It was very VER cool to see Fernando "pitch" at Dodger Stadium last night... Here is what I was able to capture on my phone: Not to mention, Mike Brito in his panama hat?! sweet addition. Oh, and you can hear Vin calling Gibby's bomb at the end haha. It's not easy to try and record these precious...
Via The True Blue Crew
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Phenom Puig breaks four-day merchandise record for Dodgers

The Dodgers sold more Yasiel Puig-related merchandise from Thursday to Sunday than they had ever sold of any player over a four-day period - more than even Manny Ramirez, Fernando Valenzuela or Hideo Nomo, according to a team spokesperson.
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Fernandomania: 2 Questions

Is Fernandomania overrated?  Did the Los Angeles Dodgers and Manager Tommy Lasorda ruin Fernando Valenzuela’s career in his first eight starts? Let’s take a look at the 1981 season game log data. Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP ERA W(1-0) 9.00 5 0 0 2 5 0 0 0.00 W(2-0) 9.00 4 1 1 2 10 0 0 0.50 W(3-0) 9.00 5...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Opportunity not knocking for Dodgers

On Fernando Valenzuela Bobblehead Night at Dodger Stadium, the only bobbling witnessed was that of Los Angeles' grasp on the National League West race. With a 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night, the Dodgers dropped their second game in a row to open the three-game series against their fellow divisional contenders and for the second consecutive homestand have...
Via Fox Sports West
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Johan Santana throws Mets first no-hitter

The New York Mets have never thrown a no-hitter in 50 years, Johan Santana changed that on Friday by throwing a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. Santana, 33, held the Cardinals hitless in an 8-0 victory in front of 27,069 fans at Citi Field.  The left-hander walked five and threw 134 pitches.   The Cardinals last saw a no-hit 22 years ago when Fernando Valenzuela...
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June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

What’s going on with the ACL?

“I’ve never heard of anyone pulling fat.” — Fernando Valenzuela If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out Rob Kelley’s take on the Mariano Rivera story, please go check that out here. He said what needed to be said in this instance. It is unfortunate that it needs to be said at this point, but it needed to be said. There will be a number of stories on...
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Memorabilia Monday: Steve Garvey, Maury Wills, Steve Sax

We’re hopping in the wayback machine and not stopping until we arrive in September of 2010. I hit up Dodgers Day at the LA County Fair and had the pleasure of meeting Steve Garvey, Maury Wills, and Steve Sax. Fernando Valenzuela was also signing, but I had no intention of being at the fairgrounds for
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Luis Tiant Worthy of Enshrinement in Cooperstown Via Hall of Fame's 'Golden Era' Ballot

DALLAS –– Before Fernando Valenzuela and Pedro Martinez, there was Luis Tiant. During his major league debut against the Yankees on July 19, 1964, the right-hander stepped onto the mound and dazzled for the Cleveland Indians, fanning 11 batters en route to a shutout victory. That outing would establish the foundation for the rest of his career. After stints with the Minnesota...
December 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Falsone 'blessed' to break barriers

The Dodgers' legacy is nothing if not one of trailblazing, from Jackie Robinson to the move west out of Brooklyn, N.Y., from Mexico's Fernando Valenzuela to Japan's Hideo Nomo. And now, the latest Dodger to crack through a barrier and provide an opportunity for others -- Sue Falsone.
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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