With all that happened yesterday, we never got to post a recap of the Blogger Night from Wednesday. We had about 12 different sites at Dodger Stadium and these people are dedicated to bringing you information about the team on a daily basis…
Some great recaps appeared at Sons of Steve Garvey, TrueBlueLA, and LADodgerTalk, among others. To be honest, I haven’t had the time to check out all the coverage in the blogosphere, let alone all that’s out there in mainstream media, but keep an eye on these sites. They’re providing solid coverage of the team, as are many other sites. I do need to update the links on this blog and hope to do so soon (that was on Thursday’s to-do list, if you can believe it).
Meanwhile, speaking of blogging about Manny, Steve Lyons weighs in about it for Psychollingy, the new blog of his and Eric Collins.
Anyway, it’s been a rough 36 hours but I, for one, am trying to keep things in perspective. We did not suffer the tragic loss that the Angels have suffered and we all know that when you make a mistake, you have to pay the consequences. Our focus can and must shift to those guys who will be on the field each night and so onward we go, with tonight’s lineup:
And here’s Torre’s pregame chat with the media:
On the new lineup: We have the same mentality. It’s not like we were not trying to steal bases before. Even with Manny, we were agressive.
Our team is a lot more confident then before we had Manny last year. That’s a big difference. We beat the team with the best record in a playoff series…that helps.
I was tired last night and not used to losing. It was a downer. We didn’t pitch well. It wasn’t our night. I’m sure a lot of the players felt the same way. It was a long day.
This is going to be a distraction we’re going to have to deal with and it will die down eventually.
The fans in L.A. won’t forget what Manny did he here and the fun he had doing it and the impact he had on this team.
Kuroda could throw off the mound in the next 3-4 days and then we can get him on a schedule. He threw long toss at 120 feet.
On Jason Schmidt — Will likely pitch in San Bernardino on Tuesday if he comes out ok.
We could see Manny soon…I don’t know. We need him to stay in shape ideally. We’d like to see him, no question.