Friday, March 07, 2008
- Jeff Kent will miss a week with a strained hamstring. Trust us, it's not serious, say the Dodgers.
- Hideo Nomo pitched three scoreless innings for the Royals. He's only hitting 86 MPH on the radar gun, and he's elevating the ball too much by his own admission, but "[i]t happens sometimes" that you get out of jams like that.
- Larry Bowa, pyromaniac:
What if Bowa had been here last fall during the conflict between the veterans and kids?
"First, if you are a kid and that sensitive about a veteran's comments, shame on you," Bowa says. "But second, if you are a veteran and have a problem with a kid, you need to lead by example, work hard every play, run out every ground ball."
With Bowa waiting for them in the clubhouse, here's guessing all Dodgers, young and old, will now be running out grounders.
"If this team wants to play .500 ball, fine, just keep the status quo," Bowa says. "But I want to be playing in October, and that means we have to work extra, take it to the next level, put in the time, put in the heart."
- Words on the Dodgers' pioneering use of rubber bands as a teaching tool for pitchers.