As you might recall, when Andre delivered walk-off hits on consecutive days back in June, I tried to start the nickname of the Mailman of Dodgertown, as he does seem to deliver key hits every day. Last night was really something else, going into the last half inning down by two runs and hitting another walk-off job. Even he seems amazed at how well he’s been doing when the game is on the line.
Of course, I asked Tommy Lasorda the other day why players these days don’t have nicknames and he said that he was actually the one who nicknamed most of his guys. We all know about Bulldog Hershiser, but he also came up with Happy Hooton, KT (for Kenny Landreaux) and numerous others. What I didn’t know is that Tommy has a nickame…Mungo. Apparently his favorite Dodger growing up was Van Lingle Mungo and when he goes home to Norristown, there are still lots of guys who call him Mungo. How’s that for a Tommy story you’ve never heard! For more Tommy stories, don’t forget to check his blog, which he updates regularly.
Lineup and a roster move to come shortly…
Hudson, 2B (still a few small number of tickets available for tomorrow’s WIN Clinic/Luncheon with Ausmus, Loretta, Loney, Hudson, Torre, Lasorda, and others). See www.dodgers.com/win
And Tony Abreu is here in the big leagues. Not sure if the other half of the move is public yet, so I’ll refrain from posting here but I’m sure it’ll be in the news shortly.