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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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12/1/15-Something Current-Dave Roberts Press Conference-by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

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Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Dave Roberts with Maury Wills–Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Press Conference Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon…

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Game Tankas 09/02/14 Dodgers 4, Nationals 1

#throwbackthursday from a year ago in September. Kershaw was a master at work then like he was last night against the Giants. Tankas.

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I have done haikus in the past but did not know about Tankas.  Haikus are a three-line poem of 5/7/5 syllables.   Tankas have two additional lines of 7 syllables so they are 5/7/5/7/7.   I was reading the WordPress Monday writing challenge for this week to write a tanka or a set of tankas https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/full-tanka/

Here it is what I came up with during Clayton Kershaw masterpiece performance yesterday at Dodger Dodger Stadium.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS AT LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Kershaw on the mound
Pederson playing center
Good omen this night
First Major League hit for Joc
A single in the second!

WASHINGTON NATIONALS AT LOS ANGELES DODGERS

The crowd is roaring
Kershaw wheeling and dealing
Cy Young performance
reached 200 K’s tonight
5th straight time in his career

Kershaw can hit too
With a single in the fifth
Daring base running
after a single by Dee
broke open the scoreless game

WASHINGTON NATIONALS AT LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Home-run Uribe!
With Crawford on base Woo-Hoo!
score four to zero
but in the fifth Bryce homered

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Deja Vu for the Dodgers as They Get No-hit again in August

With the Memory of the Dodgers getting no hit in Houston on August 21 still fresh in my mind, I went to the game on Sunday with my little blue broom as the Dodgers were going for the sweep.

The broom and the Dodger hitters did not get a chance as Arrieta was filthy,  in the 9th inning, Jake Arrieta struck out Turner, Rollins and Utley to record his first no hitter on Sunday August 30, 2015.  Tip of my Dodger hat to Arrieta.

As a consolation prize, monday at noon, I tried to log on to MLB #domino nono link to win a free pizza but no pizza for me.  Double no-no.

The game was on ESPN so no Vin Scully on the air to add to his repertoire of called no hitters.  Jaime Jarrin added another one to his repertoire.  Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela were off too as you also get the ESPN game in Spanish

I said in Spanish after the game “Le tocó bailar con la mas fea a Wood”  which means “Wood got stuck dancing with the ugliest one”  it is a Spanish saying.

The silver lining: The Dodgers did not lose any ground (thanks St Louis!) as the Giants lost to the Cardinals. 

The Giants are in town now at Dodger Stadium for a three game series. Peavy against Anderson tonight. Bumgarner against Greinke on Tuesday. Everyone in  attendance on Tuesday gets a Justin Turner (El Rojo!)  bobblehead.    Wednesday it will be Leake against Kershaw.

Let the dance begin! 

PS: Only one team in baseball history was no-hit twice in one season and went on to win the World Series, the 1917 White Sox. Who no hit them? The New York Giants.

Yasiel Puig and George Genovese

I am reading the book about George Genovese titled  “A Scout’s Report.   My 70 Years in Baseball”. It is written with Dan Taylor.  I had a chance to hear Mr. Genovese at a SABR event a few years back, then a couple a few weeks ago I went to his talk/book signing event at South Pasadena.  It was an honor to hear him and his author. Mark Langill presented him. In attendance were Fred Claire who was a member of the Dodgers’ front office for 30 years And John Young who played for the Tigers in 1971 and founded RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities). These two men along with some other people in the audience were there to pay tribute to Mr. Genovese based on what they had to say when they put their hand up. They did not ask a question, they praised Mr. Genovese.

I am fascinated with the book. What a trajectory!  What a life!  From his playing days in the minor league to playing with the Senators to managing in the minor league under the wings of Branch Rickey when Mr. Rickey was with the Cardinals and the Pirates, to when Mr. Rickey sent him to Mexico to managing in the Texas league for the Giants to being asked to scout in California because his eye for talent was unmatched, to working for the Dodgers.

From Peter Mancuso, Chairman of the Nineteen Century Committee, Society for American Research:

“this book is not just a biography, it is a Masters Degree in Baseball, from how to play, manage, coach, inspire, understand, evaluate and enjoy our great National Pastime..”

I ran into an article from the LA Times When George Genovese was at Dodger Stadium. This part caught my attention:

” The ball soars into center field and Puig, flashing his speed, makes the catch. It reminds Genovese of a young Jose Cardenal or maybe Roberto Clemente starting out in Puerto Rico.

“The kid is so gifted” he says of Puig.”

I value the opinion of a man that has played, managed and still coaches, inspires, understands, evaluates and enjoys our great National Pastime.

George Genovese

Road Trip to San Diego June 2015

I am heading to San Diego soon for my second trip there this year to see the Dodgers.   I am excited to see Kershaw & Greinke pitch Friday and Saturday. The matchups this weekend are: 

Friday:  Kershaw against Despaigne

Saturday:  Greinke against  Kennedy. The game time on MLB says 7:10 & the same says on my ticket. Usually games on Saturday in San Diego start around 5. 

Sunday:  Bolsinger who had been a pleasant surprise fir the Dodgers with a record of 4-1 and an ERA of 2.08 takes the mound. The pitcher for the Padres has not been announced. 

Although there is a June gloom, I see the forecast as fun fun fun at Petco Park. Go Dodgers!! 

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