Anyone going to the game at the LA Coliseum?
Anyone going to the game at the LA Coliseum?
i hope im goin to the game, i think my girls mom is gonna get tickets from her work.:peace::woot::firefire::llama:
I cant wait to see Andruw shaggin fly balls in center.
It's gonna take me some time to get used to seeing him in blue
Some dude has been taking video of the Dodgers' Spring Training. Here's some clips of our boys doing warm-ups etc
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBZAz5wkYpY]YouTube - 2008 Dodgers Sprng Training - Day 1 (Part Two)[/ame]
Kuroda looking impressive so far
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- For 10 minutes on Friday, Hiroki Kuroda was the star of the Dodgers' first workout and new manager Joe Torre was a spectator.
The $35.3 million Japanese import debuted in Dodger Blue with a 29-pitch bullpen session that caught his catcher by surprise.
"He was throwing harder than I thought he would," said Russell Martin. "And he told [Brad] Penny he was only throwing at 60 percent. He had a nice two-seamer that complements his slider, and he showed good command of his splitty, which he says he likes to throw in the dirt. This is going to be fun."
Kuroda, 33 and a 10-year veteran overseas, didn't know what all the fuss was about. He estimated he was throwing about 120 kilometers per hour (75 mph), and said that he had no trouble adjusting to the feel of a Major League baseball and that he paid no attention to the dozens of Japanese media and club officials who watched every pitch.
He said he liked the atmosphere of Dodgertown, the Florida weather (sunny and 75 degrees) and the short practice time (compared to the marathon regimen of a Japanese Spring Training).
Torre earlier said the club would try to strike a balance in not messing with Kuroda's established training program while preparing him to pitch every five days, more frequently than is required in Japan.
"Knowing we scouted and signed him, you don't want to all of a sudden rearrange the furniture," said Torre. "He'll pitch more often here and we'll make sure he's ready to do that.
"Having managed Asian players and knowing how disciplined they are with a great deal of pride, he seems to have a very relaxed way about him," Torre said. "He seems very comfortable with who he is. He seems to know his capabilities."
Also throwing: Penny, Chad Billingsley and Esteban Loaiza were among the pitchers also throwing bullpen sessions on Friday. Derek Lowe, Jason Schmidt (shoulder surgery) and Yhency Brazoban (shoulder surgery) are scheduled to throw Saturday. Hong-Chi Kuo (elbow surgery) threw off the mound on Friday.
Penny said he felt as good as he ever has in a first bullpen session. Billingsley said he had previously thrown about eight bullpen sessions leading up to camp and he was already throwing breaking balls. Billingsley came to last year's camp as a starting pitcher and was shifted to the bullpen midway through camp, then inserted into the rotation when Schmidt had surgery. This year, Billingsley is expected to be in the rotation.
The only pitcher yet to report is non-roster invitee Alfredo Simon, who encountered visa problems in the Dominican Republic.
Looking left: Torre said he prefers to keep two left-handed relievers, pretty well outlining one of the few spring decisions to be made. Joe Beimel will be one. Competition for the second spot will focus on non-roster invitees Mike Myers (who pitched for Torre in New York) and former Dodger Tom Martin, but a 40-man roster candidate could be Kuo, coming off his fourth elbow operation and out of options.
Other left-handers on the 40-man roster are Eric Stults and Greg Miller, while non-roster possibilities include Matt Riley and Brian Shackleford.
Barring injury or sudden loss of ability, most of the bullpen pretty much returns from last season -- Takashi Saito, Jonathan Broxton, Beimel, Scott Proctor and Rudy Seanez.
2 future HOF managers in Dodger blue - man this is a sweet pic.
TV schedule announced: The Dodgers will broadcast more than 150 games on television in 2008, including 50 from KCAL and 100 from FSN PRIME TICKET. For the second consecutive season, KCAL will air all of its games in HD. All home 2008 Dodgers games telecast on FSN PRIME TICKET will be available in HD; the regional sports network will announce the extent of its road game HD availability in March. KCAL will also televise six exhibition games, two from Florida, two from Arizona and two in Los Angeles.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, entering his 59th season as the "Voice of the Dodgers," will call all televised Dodgers home games. Scully will also handle the road telecasts against the team's National League Western Division opponents (San Francisco, San Diego, Arizona and Colorado). For Dodgers road games against non-NL West opponents, the broadcast booth will be manned by Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Charley Steiner and former Major Leaguer Steve Lyons, who are returning for their fourth seasons.