And miles to link before I sleep …
- The state of Don Mattingly is profiled by Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com.
- Evan Bladh Sr. of Opinion of Kingman’s Performance continues to knock ’em out of the park – here’s a great story about the Dodgers and Mister Marty.
- The frustrating thing with Russell Martin is that he keeps telling us in April that he’s training like he’s never trained before, and then the following winter he inevitably tells us, “No, not really.” Anyway, Martin tells the Canadian Press that he had some personal “distractions” and “frustrations” during his last two years with the Dodgers, but this year, he’ll be back.
- Dodger pitching prospects Javy Guerra and Chris Withrow were continuing their rehab from injuries at the team’s recent minicamp in Los Angeles, writes Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
- Delino DeShields Jr., the 18-year-old reigning first-round draft pick of the Houston Astros, was charged with a DUI, according to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle.
- Danny’s Farm, the Altadena animal farm tailored for special-needs children that was founded by former Dodger pitcher Jim Gott and his wife Cathy, has been closed because of zoning restrictions, reports Corina Knoll of the Times.
- Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye gets praise from Rob McMillin at 6-4-2.
- Steve Dilbeck of the Times has a praiseworthy recap of Dennis Gilbert’s annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation dinner Saturday.
- Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World has a post with information on what is believed to be the 53 living former Brooklyn Dodgers, led by 101-year-old Tony Malinosky. (link via Dodger Thoughts commenter Mike Tink). Here’s a link to a 2009 KCLU interview with Malinosky.
- Roger Schlueter of MLB.com looks at Clayton Kershaw’s accomplishments to date in a historical context.