Former major league pitcher Bob Welch died of a heart attack Monday night. He was only 57 years old. Welch, who pitched for 17 years in the Major Leagues, was drafted by the Dodgers in 1977 out of Eastern Michigan University. He made his major league debut on June 20th, 1978, after just a 25 […]
“We were surprised he was available.” That may be the biggest cliché in professional sports when talking about the inexact science of drafting players. No matter if a projected number 10 pick falls to number 20 or number 200, the team grabbing the guy will be “surprised” no other team grabbed him. Wouldn’t it be […]
“Other than that, how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?” I guess that old take-the-bad-with-the-good joke applies to the Dodgers of late. On one hand, both the pitching staff and the Dodgers offense are finally healthy, or so it seems. Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu came off the disabled list Wednesday meaning the Dodgers finally have in […]
Uh, oh. A certain monster is beginning to rear its ugly head in Los Angeles. And we’re not talking about “Godzilla (2014).“ I am talking about the monster known affectionately as “team meeting.” Sports fans know that term all too well. When their team is struggling, the players, sometimes sans coaches, have some sort of […]
The Los Angeles Dodgers have started the year the way everyone expected them to. They’ve won four of their first five games.