Blogging in the rain – Josh Rawitch
I was about to post during the rain delay when they decided to cancel today’s game and play it tomorrow as part of a double header. Same pitchers for Game 1. I can’t remember our last double dip, but rest assured, I’ll be looking it up for tomorrow’s game notes. In fact, one thing I can do on a daily basis is post a few of the interesting game notes that we come up with here on the blog, as there isn’t really a place for fans to find that.
So, before we catch the bus back to the hotel, here are some from today:
PENNY’S FILLY FINISHES FIRST – Dodger pitcher Brad Penny, who owns six thoroughbreds, enjoyed the fruits of victory last night when one of his horses won the fifth race at Santa Anita. Drastic Tactics, ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, was a 7:5 favorite and she won the race by a length.
TALES FROM THE DODGER DUGOUT – A new book is on the market, written by Dodger broadcaster Rick Monday and MLB.com beat writer Ken Gurnick. “Rick Monday’s Tales from the Dodgers Dugout,” features interviews with Steve Garvey, Tommy Lasorda, Ron Cey and other Dodger greats from the 1981 Championship team. The Dodgers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of that team this year with various special events, including a celebration on Sept. 16 at Dodger Stadium, which will include members of that team.
AN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR – When the Dodgers purchased the contract of Takashi Saito yesterday, it represented the 10th different nationality on the current Los Angeles club. The Dodgers now have players from the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Panama, Cuba and the Dominican Republic on the 25-man roster and disabled list.
DODGERS DONATE MONEY TO TAFT HIGH – Earlier today, the Dodgers Dream Foundation presented the Taft High School Baseball team in Woodland Hills, CA with a check to replace equipment that was stolen from their locker room. On hand at the check presentation were former Dodger Ron Cey and Sr. Vice President of Public Affairs Howard Sunkin.