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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Around the Horn

Anaheim Angels (I won’t call them by the other name) television announcer Victor Rojas’ blog post is his interview today with Vin Scully. (LINKED HERE  Interesting to note that Vin agreed with the BBWAA decision to not vote anyone in to the HOF this round and that he isn’t really interested in being a voting member of the Hall.  Again, a great read.  No real surprises because Vin is all class as always.
Emma Amaya at crzblue.mlblogs.com has begun a series of articles on surviving Brooklyn Dodger players.  Today’s piece on 97 year old Mike Sandlock is excellent.  Check it out. LINK
Brian Wilson continues to shop his wares.  He worked out at UCLA three days ago before a  number of scouts, who are monitoring his progress in his recovery from his second Tommy John surgery.  The Mets Sandy Alderson is non-committal, but admits he was present to watch him pitch.  No word if any Dodger reps were present.

I had to laugh out loud when the morning show of a San Francisco talk show station lamented his departure and addressed Wilson leaving.  The host stated that no pitcher has ever returned from a second TJ surgery.  Very knowledgeable they are up here.  I can name at least half a dozen, including Dodger starer Chris Capuano.  Others include former Dodgers Darren Dreifert and Hong Chi-Kuo as well as success stories with Doug Brocail and Jason Isringhausen.
Harold Uhlman over at ThinkBlueLA.com has an interesting historical piece on former Brooklyn Dodger, Karl Spooner.  Harold gives an interesting perspective from a long time fan that has followed the Dodgers closely since the Boys of Summer days.  


Mike Petriello at MSTI was first to break the news that the Dodgers are considering signing Scott Rolen.  The veteran third baseman is strongly contemplating retirement, but a run at a championship with the Dodgers, who have an obvious need to fill the third base spot, may be too tempting to pass up.  Rolen hit .245 last year, but has consistently has an on base percentage 70 points higher than his average.  Interesting.  (MSTI piece linked here)

Ernest Reyes shares a special story about Jackie Robinson's final home run.  Another great read.

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