With the team arriving back at 4 in the morning, most guys won’t be here until closer to 5 p.m.
But, with a little time to kill yesterday, I found all the Dodger MLBlogs and put them on the left side of the screen, so feel free to check out the fans out there with their own Dodger sites.
Meanwhile, Dodger Thoughts proprietor (is that what he’s really called?) Jon Weisman passed along this link where fans can "scout" the fielding ability of players in the Majors. It’s an interesting concept, though I’m not sure how valid the answers will be because there’s no way of knowing if people just go in there and screw up the system on purpose or how often they really watch the players they’re rating. But, it’s an intriguing that’s been put together over the last two years on on the web.
Last night was a huge win from David Wells and hopefully it will turn the tide for the team. If you want to come down tonight, be sure to get here early, as Don Sutton is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch (Wes Parker will be honored during pregame on Wednesday).
And if you’re not coming down, tune in 40 minutes early, as Brad Penny’s Before the Bigs debuts tonight at 6:30 PT.
Also, since many of you are minor league enthusiasts, here is some info you’ll want to know. The Dodgers announced their participants for the Arizona Fall League and they will be: pitchers Zach Hammes, Justin Orenduff, Greg Miller, Wesley Wright and Cory Wade, infielder Blake DeWitt, outfielder Xavier Paul and coach Garey Ingram, who will all be on the Peoria Saguaros starting on October 9. Headed to the Hawaiian Fall League are pitchers Steven Johnson, Garrett White and Kyle Wilson, catcher Kenley Jansen, infielders Josh Bell and Russell Mitchell, outfielders Jamie Hoffmann and Ryan Rogowski and pitching coach Ken Howell.
On another minor league note, Jacksonville’s Clayton Kershaw was named the Southern League’s Pitcher of the Week today after just four starts at Double-A.
Finally, I noticed that someone has been posting from Australia, which is pretty cool. Are there any other countries represented here?
Still waiting on a lineup, so I’ll add it when we see it.