The Dog Days of…February? – Josh Rawitch

Tomko_dogIt was a quiet day at Dodgertown today, but plenty of work still got done on the field and in the front office. One fan brought a dog the size of a baseball glove with her to Dodgertown and Brett Tomko proceeded to play with the puppy for a few minutes in between workouts. If it sounds like I’m setting up T.J. Simers for an easy line, don’t worry… I know he’s more creative than that.

There were several more arrivals at camp today, including new third baseman Bill Mueller, center fielder Kenny Lofton and outfield prospect Andre Ethier, among others. The rest of the guys will report tomorrow and take their physicals before the first full-squad workout on Tuesday.

For those of you who have been asking about pitching prospect Chad Billingsley, take a look at the feature on him by Tony Jackson in today’s Daily News.

And for those of you who are Jim Hill fans from KCAL/KCBS (and who isn’t?), be sure to watch today at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET for his live interview from Holman Stadium with Tommy Lasorda. Last night, Jim and his crew were at the stadium until 3 a.m., reporting live back to Los Angeles and they’ll be here again all night tonight. As most of you know, we’ve started a new relationship with KCAL this season for 50 of our home games, in addition to 100 games on FSN West 2. Both stations are always looking for interesting features to run on our players, so be sure to keep tuning it to get the latest news about the team.



    hi josh,
    I love this new dodgers blog and i hope you guys can keep it going all through spring for all us baseball starved fans who can’t be in Vero with you. It helps the work days go by smoother. In Ken Gurnicks article he mentions Penny is working on a sharp breaking ball. Is this a new pitch?

  2. JhallWally

    Tonights Lineup: Courtesy of Trumom!!!!
    Gordon, ss
    Blake, 3b
    ANDRE, rf
    Matt, cf
    Uribe, 2b
    Loney, 1b
    Navarro, c
    Sands, lf
    Rubby-baby, p
    By trublu4ever on June 7, 2011 1:21 pm – Reply

  3. JhallWally

    Good afternoon everyone. Interesting lineup for sure. Good luck Rubby and Dee!!! It seems ashame to bench Carroll and Miles, as they have been doing a great job at the top of the order. Oh well, I guess we need to get a good look at some of the young prospects to see what we’ve got going forward.

      • JhallWally

        Yep, I think we’re all pulling for the kids. Gonna be some growing pains, but will be more tolerable than watching the washed up feeble crap Ned has been culling from the dung heaps of baseball. Still can’t believe we let XPaul get away for nothing so we could give Gibbons and Thames a look. Ned is a freaking idiot!!!

      • JhallWally

        LOL!!! For sure!! One problem however, Ned has no balls. As well as no baseball saavy. I imagine his fat ass is already burning somewhat knowing when Frank goes, his days are numbered as well. Just 8 days till the next payroll. Seems like an eternity with Frank and Ned still here.

  4. Dodger4life

    Good Afternoon Everyone…
    I can’t stick around long tonight, I just wanted to say
    Hello and that few things would make me happier than to Defeat the Phillies tonight!!
    Enjoy the game

      • nedsajerk

        I guess there wasn’t many people back than figuring this site out. All the thread why you have to sent us to this one and it bring back bad memory of Bombko.

  5. nedsajerk

    I read this on TBLA last night with one of there manager blog posted it.

    Ted Williams had 795 RBI through 934 games.
    Ryan Howard has 795 RBI & this is his 934th game.
    by Eric Stephen on Jun 6, 2011 5:16 PM PDT

  6. selltheteam

    I hope that Ned doesn’t think he will make us happy by drafting one Santana to make up for trading away the other Santana.

  7. selltheteam

    I don’t have high expectations of Dee Gordon. I only expect him to:
    a) bunt himself aboard
    b) steal second before Casey swings the bat
    c) score from second on Casey’s fly-out

  8. nedsajerk

    Gosh the bullpen going to be busy tonight. I wonder if he was on a PC if wasn’t getting squeezed.

  9. enchantedTheBeav

    I’ve often wondered while following along on gameday and seeing some of the perfect pitches that are called balls (for quite awhile now) if Selig has perhaps suggested to the umpires to maybe tightened things up on our pitchers to make things a little harder.
    How’s that for a conspiracy theory?

    • trublu4ever

      This ump is really squeezing Rubby! He won’t give him anything borderline. It sucks!

  10. enchantedTheBeav

    Have you ever seen a team as consistantly pathetic as this with a runner at third and less than two outs?

  11. trublu4ever

    Damn…Navaro…you suck too!
    You guys will have to keep the guys in line for me. I have to attend my grandson’s birthday party. See you when I get home.

  12. nedsajerk

    B Hand (L, 0-1) 6.0 1 1 1 1 6 1 100-61 1.50
    E Mujica 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14-10 3.45
    R Webb 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 26-17 3.81
    Totals 9.0 2 1 1 2 9 1 140-88

    It suck to take a lost after given up that 1 homerun and you was just making your major league debut.

  13. nedsajerk

    Stadium Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
    Attendance 13,302 (34.5% full) – % is based on regular season capacity

    Ouch I know the Heat are playing in the final but still this is bad.

  14. messagebear

    My wish list is that Furcal recover before the end of the trade deadline and come back long enough to show that he might help somebody in contention. Then I’d like to see him and Blake both traded before the end of July for a couple of decent prospects. I think the Dodgers can handle the infield quite adequately without the two, what with Carroll and Uribe and Gordon available. I don’t think that we’ll place higher than third in the division no matter who we have in the infield, and we could use some more prospects.
    Of course, my biggest wish as always if for the chief asshole to SELL THE TEAM.
    Then we can start with a clean slate in the front office and the coaching ranks.

  15. selltheteam

    Bear – there’s a new thread!
    I’d add to your wish list to trade away Garland or Lilly.
    And echo you comment – SELL THE TEAM!!!!!!! (7 days to next payroll date)

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