Dodgers -Notes- February 20, 2008

Jeff Kent speaks:

He arrived yesterday and spoke to the media. He seems excited and he wants to win now. He didn’t want to talk about retirement and is only looking forward to this season.

Is Steve Garvey your Dad ?

If not, you can meet him. People are always asking me to post upcoming appearances. Well here it is – He will be signing autographs for free this Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at the new Upper Deck store. The address is 7777 Edinger Ave, Huntingon Beach, Ca. I’m not going but if you go, post a comment and tell me how it went.

It’s official, Lasorda to manage:

I guess the Dodgers needed to tell us that it’s now official. Tommy Lasorda will manage 8 games in Spring training. Josh from Inside the Dodgers says Larry Bowa will be in the dugout with him. Can you imagine those 2 guys cursing each other ? Let the old guy have fun again I guess.

Furcal is ready:

I don’t understand this. If Rafael Furcal was hurting bad last season, why didn’t he stop playing and just go on the DL ? It would of been better if he had rested for a couple of weeks and come back strong than having the kind of season he had. He couldn’t steal as many bases, he couldn’t hit the way he usually hits and just wasn’t himself. This will be the final year of his three-year, $39 million contract with the Dodgers. He said he’d like to return. "I’m not the kind of guy who thinks about being a free agent," he said. "During the season, I want to put my mind on the game." Well I don’t know if I want him back. We have a couple of young guys in the minors that might be able to play short-stop next year. At the same time, we can spend that money somewhere else.

More Cuba Reaction:

Kevin Baxter of the L.A. Times has a article about Fidel Castro stepping down and how it will affect the sport of Baseball. "This announcement is a formality, is no surprise in Cuba, and should not affect baseball at all," said Peter Bjarkman, a pro-revolution author who maintains a website devoted to baseball on the island. "I don’t know what’s going on down there," said pitcher Orlando Hernandez, who fled the country in 1998 to play for the Yankees. Hernandez still has family in the country and has previously declined comment, citing their safety. Mike Lowell, the 2007 World Series MVP says "I hope he dies"

YouTube Video: Rick Monday saves the Flag.




    i went to the Steve Garvey signing. it was ok the thing that ****** is that you couldn’t get anything signed but a lo budget photo they were giving out. but me and a couple a guys stayed towards the end and he signed our things that we took. thanks for the info.

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