A check of the winter leagues finds Rafael Furcal hitting .361 (13-for-36) through eight games while playing mostly second base. He has two doubles, a homer, three stolen bases (in three attempts), a .395 OBP and .500 slugging percentage. Looks like the Raffy of old and certainly what we’re all hoping to see in 2008. Of course, it’s only eight games and it’s the Dominican Winter League, not the big leagues (Jose Lima is among the leaders in ERA and Carlos Perez is up there in wins), but it’s certainly a positive sign.
Also, don’t forget that FSN Prime Ticket is running its Blue Year’s Eve marathon starting at 2 p.m. on Monday. And when you wake up on Tuesday morning, be sure to check out the Rose Parade for the Dodgers’ first-ever float. We’re the 50th float in the parade (of course, celebrating our 50th anniversary in Los Angeles), and there will be legends from every decade on the West Coast riding on the float.
I had a chance to stop by the decorating area two days ago and the float looks really cool. Of course, I saw it without all the roses, but even just with paint on it, it was impressive.
This could be the last post for 2007…if so, on behalf of the entire Dodger organization, thanks for supporting the team throughout the season and we hope that 2008 will bring health to you and all of your families, happiness to Dodger fans around the globe and a World Championship to Los Angeles.