Jeff Weaver will be activated for tonight’s game from the DL, with a corresponding move to follow soon.
As for Andre Ethier, what more can you really say? The guy has been arguably the best offensive player in baseball for five weeks. Hopefully it’ll begin to rub off on those around him…
Joe Torre also said that Manny would be back tomorrow night, so that means we’ll likely start seeing fans returning quickly to Mannywood. Let’s hope he starts out as hot as he was when he got hurt.
For tonight, X Paul is in his place…here’s the lineup:
OK, that’s a hokey headline, I know. But I stole it from ESPN’s E:60, which recently did a feature on Kim Ng, our assistant GM. I was fortunate enough to attend a luncheon today in which she and Ann Meyers Drysdale (another true legend) were honored by Kids in Sports, a very cool organization here in Los Angeles. Kim rarely get the recognition she deserves for being one of the best executives in baseball, so it was cool to see her honored today in that sort of setting. If you’re so inclined, you can donate to that great organization at the link above.
And she’ll actually be honored again this weekend, along with our famous longtime photographer, Jon SooHoo’s, whose photos you see on the site every day.
In the meantime, we start our longest homestand of the year today and hope you’ll all be out here, sitting in the new Mannywood section or anywhere else in the stadium (he got a kick out of the fact that this exists when I told him today and hopefully he’ll have some fun with those of you sitting out there).
Here’s the lineup:
Blake, 3B (by the way, we took the prototype of his bobblehead around the clubhouse today and the entire team was shocked how much it looks like him. If you haven’t made plans to come out yet on May 20, you can still get them but keep in mind, bobblehead nights usually sell out)