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Happy Opening Day 2016

Happy Opening Day everybody!  Here are some Haikus for this glorious Day! 

Is that time again
Dodger fans flock to Petco
For Opening Day!

Kershaw on the mound
Dave Roberts at the helm
Go Kid K! Go Doc!

Anticipation
Is making me wild crazy
Want to hear Play Ball!

Scully at the mike
“Is Time for Dodger Baseball!
How sweet that sound is!! 

Dodger Blogger Luncheon 2016

I was so looking forward to this event!  The Dodgers Bloggers luncheon!  Thank you Dodgers for inviting me!  I had a blast!

It was another beautiful day at Dodger Stadium!  It was windy but that only made the day better clearing all the smog so you could see a dust of snow in the San Gabriel mountains.


Beautiful Dodger Stadium.
What was in the lunch menu are six items that will be added to the food available for 2016.


King’s Hawaiian Dog
All beef quarter pound dog topped off with a pineapple salsa, served on King’s Hawaiian bread.
Locations:  Extreme Loaded Dogs: 248, 421, 736


Gouda Kobe Burger
1/3 lb premium wagyu (“Kobe” beef) topped off with caramelized onions, pickles and special dressing (1000 island)
Locations:  Elysian Park Grill: 222, 223, 422, 747, 748


Chicken Verde Sandwich
Grill marked chicken breast on telera bread with jalapeno aoili, lettuce, tomato and tomatillo verde sauce
Locations:  Healthy Cart: P420, P738, AMPM: 201; Marketplace: 205; Tony’s Stand: 420


Shock Top Bratwurst
Spicy pork bratwurst link infused with Shock Top beer served on a buttered and grilled lobster roll with caramelized onions and spicy brown mustard
Locations: Think Blue BBQ: 251 (grill Area Only)


Specialty Nachos Verde
Crispy tortilla chips with tomatillo verde sauce, pickled jalapeños and queso Cotija fresco
Locations: TBD


Smoked BBQ Wings Bundle
15 smoked chicken wings tossed in a BBQ sauce served with fries and veggie sticks with two soft drinks
Locations:  Think Blue BBQ: 251

Favorite:  the Gouda Kobe burger. Loved the potato bread too. Also, anything with Cotija cheese I like but I miss the sweet corn on the nachos. But everything was good. More BBQ sauce on the wings and fries please! Loved all the bread.

Some of giveaways:


Not pictured that I want:  the Boxer shorts on Father’s Day.

Thank you to all the Dodgers that helped put this especially David Siegel, Chef Jason Tingley, Janet Marie, Yvonne Carrasco and Jon who gave us a terrific tour. Go Dodgers!

2/22/16-Something Current-Dodgers Workout and MLB Media Day by Jon SooHoo

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Los Angeles Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez and Alex Torre prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez and Alex Torres prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Rick Honeycutt prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Rick Honeycutt prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts and Jose De Leon in the team meeting prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts and Jose De Leon in the team meeting prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Yasmani Grandal (L) with the question of the day prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Yasmani Grandal (L) with the question of the day prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig and Dave Roberts prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig and Dave Roberts prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at…

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2/19/16-Something Devilish-Andre Ethier on the Wall of Honor at Arizona State University by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Jon SooHoo’s pictures are awesome. Andre Ethier Honored by ASU!!

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Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier with ASU Head Baseball Coach Tracy Smith during Wall of Honor Ceremony February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona Sons of Andre Ethier pose with sons of Dustin Pedroia February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored by Arizona State University February 19, 2016 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier honored…

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Vin Scully to call quartet of Spring Training games

Vin Scully is scheduled to call four games out of the 16 Spring Training games. SportNetLA will air games on every Saturday and Sunday in March.

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Vin Scully is scheduled to call four of the 16 Dodger games SportsNet LA will televise during Spring Training, including all three Freeway Series tilts against the Angels.

The SportsNet LA schedule (shown up top) begins with the Cactus League opener March 3 against the White Sox. All four National League West rivals are featured, including two games against the Giants on March 6 and 25. SportsNet LA will air games on every Saturday and Sunday in March.

New addition Joe Davis makes his Spring Training debut March 19 against the Pale Hose, mixing in with Charley Steiner, Rick Monday, Orel Hershiser and Nomar Garciaparra.

Live coverage from Camelback Ranch begins tonight at 7 p.m. with the Spring Training debut of “Access SportsNet: Dodgers,” which will air every weeknight until the regular season, with John Hartung, Alanna Rizzo, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Ned Colletti on board.

Behind-the-scenes series “Backstage: Dodgers”…

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Whittier College doctorate added to Mudcat’s stats

Source: Whittier College doctorate added to Mudcat’s stats

Dodgers extend 16 non-roster invites to MLB camp for Spring Training

Let’s see who will be the Dodgers Non-Roster Invitee surprise of 2016.

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Julio Urias signs autographs at Spring Training in 2015. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers) Julio Urias signs autographs at Spring Training in 2015. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

2016 non-roster invitations
Pitchers (6): Chris Anderson, Lisalverto Bonilla, Brooks Brown, Jose De Leon, Julio Urias, Matt West
Catchers (3): Kyle Farmer, Jack Murphy, Shawn Zarraga
Infielders (2): Charlie Culberson, Rob Segedin
Infielder-outfielders (2):
Cody Bellinger, Elian Herrera
Outfielders (3): Corey Brown, Alex Hassan, Rico Noel

By Jon Weisman

Minor-league pitching prospects Julio UriasJose DeLeon and Chris Anderson are among the 16 players not currently on the 40-man roster who have been invited to Major League camp for Spring Training.

The 19-year-old Urias is the No. 1 left-handed pitching prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com, while DeLeon, 23, is the No. 5 righty. The 23-year-old Anderson, the Dodgers’ first-round draft choice in the 2013 draft, had a 4.05 ERA and 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings for Double-A Tulsa in 2015.

The hottest non-roster invite on the hitting side is Cody Bellinger

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With Vin Scully at his side, Glenn Frey calls Pedro Guerrero homer in 1985

Baseball and music. Rest in peace Glenn Frey. I think he did terrific calling Pedro Guerrero’s homer along Vin Scully.

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Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who passed away today at age 67, once called a Pedro Guerrero home run alongside Vin Scully. Jason Footer of The Sporting News passed along the clip.

– Jon Weisman

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1/7/16-Something Current-Kenta Maeda Press Conference by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Welcome Maeda-san!!

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Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda at his press conference Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo…

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Kershaw, Puig to join MLB goodwill tour of Cuba

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By Cary Osborne

Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig will be part of a historic Major League Baseball goodwill tour of Cuba from Tuesday through Friday.

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