There are so many changes with the Dodgers that I need a scorecard to keep track.
Meet the Scouts:
The Dodgers essentially acquired the international scouting staff from the Seattle Martiners
Bob Engle as vice president of international scouting. Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jamey Storvick and Mike Tosar.
Also professional scouts: Willie Fraser and Scott Groot
Former Dodgers third baseman Bill Mueller, who served as special assistant, player personnel, will become a full-time professional scout.
senior advisor Gerry Hunsicker, special assistant Pat Corrales
Josh Bard as special assistant, player personnel
hitting coach Mark McGwire.
John Valentin will be promoted from Triple-A hitting coach to assistant big league hitting coach
bullpen coach Ken Howell will become assistant pitching coach to Rick Honeycutt
Double-A pitching coach Chuck Crim will be promoted to Major League bullpen coach.
The current Managers and Coaches:
|The Current Managers and Coaches|
|Mark McGwire||Batting Coach|
|John Valentin||Assistant Hitting Coach|
|40||Rick Honeycutt||Pitching Coach|
|Ken Howell||Assistant Pitching Coach|
|15||Davey Lopes||First Base Coach|
|26||Tim Wallach||Third Base Coach|
|45||Trey Hillman||Bench Coach|
|Chuck Crim||Bullpen Coach|
|85||Rob Flippo||Bullpen Catcher|
|7||Steve Yeager||Catching Coach|
|Josh Bard||Special Assistant|
|Mickey Hatcher||Special Assistant|
|Pat Corrales||Special Assistant to the General Manager|
|Sue Falsone||Head Athletic Trainer|
|Bruce Hines||Field Director|
|Travis Barbary||Coordinator, Catching|
|Rafael Chaves||Coordinator, Pitching|
|Damon Mashore||Coordinator, Baserunning|
|Eric Owens||Coordinator, Hitting|
|Jody Reed||Coordinator, Defensive|
|Stan Conte||Director of Medical Services|
Dodgers also won the bid for Korean left-handed pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin.
The roster is going to be interesting.
USC & UCLA Football game:
I like this picture of Mark McGwire and Eric Karros that Jon SooHoo took. Mark went to USC (so did Jon SooHoo) and Eric went to UCLA
Tomorrow is the annual USC & UCLA game. May the best team win!
What a nice thing for Andre to do! I was not sitting there but my friend Lorena got the text along with the picture. Thank you Andre!
Dodgers lost three consecutive games for the first time this year. On top of that, Matt Kemp reinjured his left hamstring scoring from first base on an Andre Ethier’s double. I noticed someone getting mad in the dugout but did not realize it was Matt until afterwards. Kemp is back on the DL. Good luck Matt.
Tonight is the fourth game with Chad Billingsley against Greinke. I will be sitting in the Left Field pavilion tonight. I am told the seat is above the milk sign. Looking forward to seeing Deuce, William, Dee, Joe, Ron, Pete and the rest of the fans that sit there.
The next bobblehead has been unveiled today. It is the Eric Karros bobblehead.
Nice! I like it! It is on my birthday June 28, but I will be out of town. Not to worry, brother Vic will collect for me.