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By Jon Weisman
Some really great sights and sounds in the video above from the intrasquad game Sunday should whet your appetite for the imminent start of Cactus League play.
- Are you ready for a starting lineup? Taking the field for the Dodgers on Wednesday will be the following (though there will be plenty of others coming off the bench):
- Chone Figgins, SS
- Carl Crawford, LF
- Yasiel Puig, RF
- Juan Uribe, 3B
- Joc Pederson, CF
- Scott Van Slyke, 1B
- Tim Federowicz, C
- Alex Guerrero, 2B
- Justin Turner, DH
- (Clayton Kershaw, P)
- Wednesday’s Spring Training opener is previewed by Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A.
- Stephen also notes which former Dodgers accepted non-roster invitations around the Majors. Eugenio Velez is alive and well.
- Yasiel Puig’s embrace of Australia has proved inspirational, as you can see below and here, here and here.
- Don Drysdale is the latest stop in Ernest Reyes’ tour of the 1961 Union Oil Dodger Family Booklets at Blue Heaven.
- MLB’s At Bat mobile app is entering its sixth year — Mark Newman of MLB.com writes about the state of the app.
- As Ukraine takes center stage in world headlines, the country’s Crimea region will host a week-long baseball tournament and clinic for teams, players and umpires from Eastern European countries, March 23-28. More details at Play Global.