Dodger Thoughts

Jon Weisman's outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life

Sea of Tranquility Ranch, 2062

Reading the stories of Sandy Koufax’s visit to Camelback Ranch today (written by Dylan Hernandez of the Times, Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A., Ken Gurnick of and Tony Jackson of, I find myself envisioning Clayton Kershaw, weeks shy of his 75th birthday, gathered before a crowd of reverent reporters and ballplayers at the Dodgers’ new Spring Training facility on the moon.

Yes, the moon — because by that time, the Dodgers will be owned by … well, I’ll let you figure that out for yourself.

Oh, and Koufax will be there as well, because he is forever young.


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  1. “Yes, the moon — because by that time, the Dodgers will be owned by … well, I’ll let you figure that out for yourself.”
    Ralph Kramden?

  2. Hey hey!   I did not realize that DT moved to a non-ESPN web-space.  Welcome everyone.  It’s good to be back.

  3. The new interface and text reminds me somewhat of the old baseball toaster.   I didn’t get the reference; who would own the Dodgers in the scenario above?

  4. Anonymous

    In 2062, the Dodgers will be become part of the Noah Cross Estate.

  5. Just as long as they don’t name the stadium Newt Gingrich Moonbase Park.

  6. “Every time I look into the night sky, I can’t help but think that the moon would make one heck of a parking lot.”

  7. He’ll be a whaler on the moon,
    “We carry a harpoon.
    But there ain’t no whales
    So we tell tall tales
    And sing our whaling tune.”

    Man, I loved Koufax’s “I’m honored” reaction about Kershaw compared to him. Talk about humble.

  8. Anonymous

    In the video that Jon posted there’s a drill with Gilliam hitting to the right side. Any idea who is catching?

    • Anonymous

      Probably just one of the Dodgers’ many minor league instructors of the time. He’s wearing #1 and that isn’t Pee Wee Reese, although his number hadn’t been retired yet.

      • Anonymous

        That’s what I thought but was curious if someone could identify the person.

  9. My goodness, this intro brought back some serious memories!   The fanfare was recessed in my head for many years…

  10. Anonymous

    Ray D. Tutto?

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