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Steve Lyons, Eric Collins out as Dodgers broadcasters

ST. LOUIS -- The Dodgers do not plan to bring Steve Lyons and Eric Collins back to their broadcast team next year. Lyons had worked on the Dodgers' television broadcasts for nine years, most recently as an analyst on road games and on pregame and postgame shows. Collins, with the Dodgers for five years, had served as the play-by-play voice on televised games outside California...
Via Fox Sports West
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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

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

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.
Via The True Blue Crew
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Puigmania Continues in South Beach

I don't remember Fernando Valenzuela having this much fun. Not long after their loss against the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers hit the skies and made their way to Miami to take on the Marlins.  But, before they turned in for the night, Dodgers stars Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and, yes, Yasiel Puig spent a night out on the town. And, naturally...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers Now Favorites to Win National League Pennant After Surprising Turnaround

The Los Angeles Dodgers were the preseason favorites to win the National League pennant along with the Washington Nationals, but both teams were vastly disappointing through mid-June. The difference now is that the Nationals remain a major bust, but the Dodgers are the hottest team in baseball and have jumped to the front of the pack of Bovada’s NL pennant odds at 5/2. Atlanta...
Via NESN.com
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

The 1981 postseason, if there was no split-division titles

Because of the baseball player’s strike, the 1981 season was interrupted, and in doing so, resulted in a postseason which was different than any other in the history of MLB. In fact, since 1968, it was the first time where the postseason did not exist in the same format. Fans of baseball now could relate to the postseason of 1981, as for the first time ever, there were divisional...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
August 02, 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.
Via FOXSports.com
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Puig's Dodgers gear sets four-day selling record

Yasiel Puig is not only breaking records on the field, but also in the team store. The Dodgers sold more 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. The team sold approximately 3,000 units of Puig-related merchandise...
Via Fox Sports West
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...
Via 60ft6in
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Playing With Legos

One of the best infographic artists has an amazing book out there called Flip Flop Fly Ball. We have talked with and about Craig Robinson in this space before.  This time, we bring your attention to a recent project that Craig undertook – building famous baseball players out of Legos. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know we are supposed to talk about Royals and Cardinals baseball...
Via i70baseball
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers Fan Jeremy Dorn an MLB Fan Cave Finalist

The 2013 MLB Fan Cave contest is well under way for its third season. Last month, Major League Baseball revealed it’s list of the top 50 candidates out of the tens of thousands of submissions. Every team has at least one representative, but this isn’t about them. This is about the Dodgers, their fans and more importantly their fanatics. This is about having a Dodger fan represent...
Via Dodgers Rumors
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Six Dodgers to participate in WBC

LOS ANGELES Major League Baseball today announced the six provisional rosters for participating Baseball Federations in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Six Dodgers are among the events provisional participants Ronald Belisario (Venezuela), Luis Cruz (Mexico), Adrian Gonzalez (Mexico), Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic), Nick Punto (Italy) and Paco Rodriguez (Spain). Additionally...
Via Fox Sports West
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

For My Grandfather, Who Taught Me About Love And Baseball

My grandparents moved to Puerto Rico when I was three years old.  After they moved to San Juan, I would only see them for a few weeks at a time when my parents and I would visit them during my summer vacation from school.  Because those trips would coincide with the middle of baseball season, my grandfather would always want to talk to me about baseball. When I was eight years...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Notes, With Video of Five Notable Screwballs

Table of ContentsHere’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.1. Video: Five Notable Screwballs2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game3. Today’s Complete ScheduleVideo: Five Notable ScrewballsRegarding What Happened YesterdayYesterday, both White Sox left-hander and Rangers right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama — i.e. the only two pitchers to’ve thrown a screwball in...
Via Fangraphs
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: September 4

     On a slow day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have two players born on this date and one very minor trade, though it involved a player with an interesting career. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a strong major league debut for a Pirates pitcher from the 1982 season. The Trade On this date in 1954, the Pirates traded first baseman Jack Phillips to the Chicago...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 04, 2012  |  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

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

Mark Whicker: Tommy John and Frank Jobe Revolutionized Baseball

His career is dwarfed by his incision."It's the ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction while using the Palmaris longus tendon," Tommy John said. "That's why they call it Tommy John surgery."That is why teenage pitchers, with scarred elbows, should have attended Pasadena Central Library on Sunday and offered thanks.They could have learned the operation...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Honor Los Angeles Angels Manager With Bobblehead

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium, which, at this point, is the third-oldest stadium in Major League Baseball behind Wrigley Field and, of course, Fenway Park. To celebrate, the Los Angeles Dodgers are harkening back throughout their history in California, including special events, giveaways and merchandise. Even the Beach Boys showed up to opening day to sing the...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 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...
Via Sports-Glory
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

F12 Top12 1980-1989

The 1980′s were known mostly for their tight uniforms and cocaine issues.  But, there were also a few pitching seasons of note….   The Factor12 Rating is able to quantify each successful season or failure. There were 4,040 pitching seasons in the decade. Of these occurrences, only 3 times did a pitcher record an F12 Rating over 33.000. RANK   PITCHERS AGE IP F12 ...
Via 60ft6in
May 09, 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...
Via hardballchat.com
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
Via ChadMoriyama.com
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Release 2012 Television and Radio Broadcast Schedule

While the Los Angeles Dodgers sale looms large, and with it, a new broadcast deal, today, the club announced their 2012 regular season broadcast schedule, which includes approximately two-thirds of their games on television on PRIME TICKET and one-third on KCAL 9. National and regional telecasts on FOX and ESPN complete the schedule. On the radio, fans can listen to all games on...
Via The Biz of Baseball
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Wax pack memories: 1980s Donruss Diamond Kings

Despite their popularity among fans, Donruss's Diamond Kings subset (and later, insert set) wasn't included in the company's debut set in 1981. The '81 Donruss set was riddled with errors, and missed out on some of the key rookie cards of the year, like Kirk Gibson and Fernando Valenzuela. But then again, it was the first baseball set that the company had ever made...
Via The Outside Corner
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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