Cartoonists never throw anything away. Scraps of paper with ideas scribbled on them, books, newspaper clippings, and lots and lots of artwork. Today when I was rummaging around in my cluttered garage trying to find my car, I noticed a big box tucked away in the corner. It had been labeled “Programs & stuff” by my wife many years ago. I pulled it out, opened the lid, and … [Read more...] about Look What I Found!
Remember when Spring Training 2020 started? The Dodgers had just finalized the trade for super-star outfielder Mookie Betts and left-handed pitcher David Price, signed free agent pitchers Alex Wood, Blake Treinen, and Jimmy Nelson, and the anticipation that 2019 Minor League Player of the Year Gavin Lux would be the team’s regular second baseman. Expectations were not just … [Read more...] about It’s Mookie Time … Again
Following Thursday night’s game, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have finished one-third of this shortened season with at least 12 wins and a percentage point tie for the lead if not an all out lead. The Dodgers still have the greatest run differential in the major leagues, by nine runs over the Minnesota Twins. Games like Wednesday night’s 6-0 shutout of the Padres help this … [Read more...] about Dodgers Injury News and Notes – Corey Seager Returns to Lineup and More
The saga of a struggling Cody Bellinger is entering its third full week of the Dodgers’ new season. Understandably, this was hardly the follow up in mind for the reigning NL MVP who has been tooling with his swing since the early goings of summer camp. On Wednesday, Dave Roberts seemed to hit something of a boiling point in being asked about the struggles of LA batters through … [Read more...] about Dodgers: Roberts Somewhat Critical of Cody Bellinger’s Early Season Struggles
In a season filled with precautions due to a pandemic, you would think breaking health rules would warrant suspensions. At the very least, some sort of punishment would be expected. That, however, was not the case with the Astros and Dodgers incident. The Astros very clearly broke health and safety regulations mandated by Major League Baseball and their punishment? A fine to … [Read more...] about Dodgers: Joe Kelly Slams the Astros on Ross Stripling’s Big Swing Podcast