News From Various Dodger Blogs
Every once in awhile I like to take a look at what the various Dodger blogs are saying about the club. With the team riding a 2 game winning streak and the promotion of Jerry Sands there is a lot of buzz about our boys in blue. So enjoy what the rest of the Dodger blog scene has to say about your Los Angeles Dodgers.
John Weisman at Dodger Thoughts on ESPN.com has a great article about struggling Dodger closer Jonathan Broxton. What I enjoy so much about John’s work is that he actually provides statistical analysis, along with a reasoned approach to Broxton’s current issues. Rather than just taking the easy route, like so many other bloggers do, and just ripping Broxton without any facts to back up their argument, John presents a very thorough summary of Broxton’s current situation.
True Blue LA has a couple of interesting articles about the Dodgers minor league affiliates. Brandon Lennox takes a first hand look at the Dodgers new A ball affiliate in Rancho Cucamonga, along with some great pictures of the stadium and the players.
This is particularly interesting to me as I will be spending a good portion of my summer blogging about the Dodgers Rookie League Ogden Raptors. There are some great stories that come from the low minor leagues, from the loyal fan base and host families, to the bus trips, to the players from various backgrounds trying to reach their goal of playing in the Major Leagues.
Brandon also provides and excellent daily recap with the results of all of the Dodgers minor league games. If you want to keep an eye on the minor league teams, and how your favorite Dodger prospects are performing this is definitely a daily must read.
Another one of my favorite reads is Howard Cole of the Orange County Register’s Dodgers Blog. Howard certainly isn’t afraid to speak his mind and his candid and humorous approach makes for a fun read. His latest piece discusses several media outlets arguing why Barry Bonds belongs in the Hall of Fame instead of prison.
The Dodger blog with the best name is without a doubt Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness. Fortunately, it not only has a good name but really good content as well. Mike’s latest article is a comprehensive review of the beginning of the Jerry Sands era.
Last but certainly not least is Steve Dilbeck the Dodgers blogger with the LA Times. He recently published an article about the financial difficulties facing Dodger owner Frank McCourt and asks the question “If the fans don’t come, does that really mean Frank McCourt goes?”
Enjoy the good work that can be found around the net about the Dodgers, and don’t forget Lasorda’s Lair will be making our live blogging debut from Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, and will also be at the series finale against the Braves on Thursday. Stay tuned for behind the scenes videos and photos of Dodger Stadium and hopefully some great quotes from the players. Also tune in tonight for game 2 of the Jerry Sands era to see if the Dodgers can extend their winning streak to 3 games.
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