I’ve neglected keeping up with Dodger happenings this week as I worked on my “100 Things I Love About Baseball” list, which you can find below.
A couple notables…
- Manager Joe Torre says Manny Ramirez will bat third come Opening Day. Amen to this decision, which I consider a no-brainer. Your best hitter should bat third, not fourth.
- The Dodgers play 10 (ten!) four-game series this season. That’s a huge number, and I’m wondering if it’s because teams are trying to save money in this bad economy.
- Dodger third baseman and Iowa native Casey Blake left camp to be with his wife, who is having the couple’s third child. Congrats to them.