James Loney and the Dodgers will head to an arbitration hearing Feb. 18 if they can’t settle their salary disagreement beforehand, reports ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Tony Jackson, who also has a feature on Don Mattingly today.
- Jayson Stark of ESPN.com mostly approves of the Dodger offseason, at least relative to the rest of the National League West.
- The Dodgers have packed for Camelback Ranch, and Roberto Baly — the Carmen Sandiego of Dodgerdom — is on the scene. Check out his pics and video, including shots of 75-year-old James Hall, who has been driving the truck for 29 years.
- Check out the photo archive of Sports Illustrated vet Hy Peskin, thanks to the link passed along by Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness.
- Loved this video of Landry Fields working at a New York sporting goods store and trying in vain to sell his own jersey.
- Nice story on ex-Chatsworth High ballplayer Matt Cassel by Eric Sondheimer of the Times.
- Tweet of the day:”@jeffthiessen: Went to my local batting cage today and JAY GIBBONS of the #dodgers was hitting in my cage.. He said I have a nice swing!!”