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Index of Online Baseball Guides –
Spaulding and other historical baseball guides
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2 days ago by rdr
The Increase | A Spiritual Debridement – Victor Black
Christian article by pro baseball pitcher Victor Black about a spiritual cleaning.
Baseball  Christians_in_Sports  Black_Victor  Christian  Sports_Spectrum 
3 days ago by milligan00
2019 offseason: Dodgers announce coaching staff - True Blue LA
...Van Scoyoc spent last season with the D’Backs as a hitting strategist. Prior to being in Arizona, Van Scoyoc spent time in LA as a hitting consultant.
A native of Los Angeles, the 32-year-old has worked with J.D. Martinez and Chris Taylor recently to change their swings...
baseball  dodgers  coach 
9 days ago by rgl7194
Prized hitting guru Robert Van Scoyoc, 3 others join Dodgers coaching staff for 2019
...But the Van Scoyoc hire commands the most intrigue.
Van Scoyoc didn't play baseball beyond college and spent several years working with hitters alongside Craig Wallenbrock in Santa Clarita, California, which resides about 30 miles northwest of Dodger Stadium. Van Scoyoc and Wallenbrock harped on the importance of launch angle before it became vogue throughout the industry. Van Scoyoc preached keeping swing paths through the strike zone as long as possible and lifting the ball in the air, concepts the Dodgers -- and most of Major League Baseball -- ardently adhered to this past season....
baseball  dodgers  coach 
9 days ago by rgl7194
Matt Kemp voted as 2018 National League Comeback Player of the Year - True Blue LA
This last season was a comeback in more than one way for Matt Kemp. Getting traded back to Los Angeles prior to the season was just the start. On Tuesday, the Major League Baseball Player’s Association named the winners of the annual vote on their peers.
Kemp was announced as the the 2018 NL Comeback Player of the Year, finishing ahead of Clay Buchholz and Miles Mikolas.
baseball  dodgers  kemp  award 
10 days ago by rgl7194
Dodgers Notes: Kenley Jansen undergoes heart surgery - True Blue LA
Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen underwent an ablation procedure Monday in Los Angeles to correct an issue the big man was having with his heart during the regular season.
The procedure, done by Dr. Koonlawee Nademanee, went as expected and Jansen is resting comfortably in the hospital according to the team. The club anticipates Jansen will be ready for Spring Training and available on Opening Day.
“Guys, I’m fine,” Jansen said in a video he posted to social media after it was all done. “The anesthesia is finally out of my system. I’m doing good. Enjoying the Christmas spirit. We’ll see you guys soon in 2019, stronger than ever.”
baseball  dodgers  kenley  health 
11 days ago by rgl7194
Sports Stadiums Can Be Bad for Cities - The Atlantic
There are few societal leeches like American professional sports leagues.
Sports  Entertainment  Taxes  NFL  NBA  MLB  Football  Basketball  Baseball 
12 days ago by Membranophonist
Who pitched the Dodgers’ top games each year in the 2000s? Some names will surprise you – Dodger Thoughts
Clayton Kershaw is by far the most dominant pitcher for the Dodgers — if not all of Major League Baseball — in the 21st century. Not surprisingly, he has pitched the game of the year for the Dodgers more times than anyone else.
But using the tried and true Game Score formula as a barometer, Kershaw has topped the charts in only four of his 11 big-league seasons. During the Kershaw era, some unexpected names have stolen the spotlight from Kershaw, if only for a moment.
In fact, in the 13 seasons from 2001 through 2013, 13 different pitchers had the top Game Score for the Dodgers.
Here’s a year-by-year rundown of the Dodgers’ best Game Score performances each year, dating back to 2000.
baseball  dodgers  kershaw  analytics  2000s  2010s 
18 days ago by rgl7194
An Adrián Beltré appreciation from Los Angeles – Dodger Thoughts
It’s impossible for a baseball fan like myself to be blindsided by the news that a ballplayer staring at his 40th birthday, with 3,166 hits already in his back pocket, is retiring.
And yet, when I saw on Twitter at 7:15 a.m. today that the great Adrián Beltré has called it a career, my gut got punched in a way that I was totally unprepared for.
It has been 14 years since Beltré last played for the Dodgers — twice as long as his actual time in Los Angeles — which is plenty of time for me to outgrow my allegiance to him. But that never happened.
baseball  dodgers  retirement 
18 days ago by rgl7194
Intense and eccentric, no one had more fun than Adrian Beltre
One of the great misconceptions about the brilliant career of Adrian Beltre is that he was mean and unapproachable. Those eyes, that stare, sometimes kept those who didn't know him at a distance.
The truth is, he was one of the most enjoyable players to be around. Those eyes were actually so warm and soft, and that smile could light a scoreboard. He is a future Hall of Famer, only Brooks Robinson played more games at third base, no third baseman had more assists, and George Brett and Wade Boggs are the only other primary third basemen to finish with 3,000 hits. But Beltre's legacy will be the fun with which he played.
baseball  dodgers  retirement 
18 days ago by rgl7194
Rookie class was stellar, but Ronald Acuna Jr. may shine brightest in long run
5. Walker Buehler
We saw in the postseason that this kid has as good stuff as any starter in the majors, with an upper-90s fastball and six-pitch repertoire. How are you supposed to hit him? Well, batters really didn't hit him all that much. Among pitchers with at least 100 innings, he had the fourth-lowest OPS allowed, behind only Jacob deGrom, Chris Sale and Blake Snell. The Dodgers re-signed Clayton Kershaw, but if Buehler can remain healthy, he's the new staff ace.
baseball  dodgers  buehler  award 
23 days ago by rgl7194

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