— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 26, 2015
By Jon Weisman
Despite this afternoon’s rain, the 2015 Pitching in the Community Caravan, presented by Bank of America, got off to a happy start today with a baseball skills clinic featuring Dodger first baseman Adrian Gonzalez at Garfield High School.
Throughout the caravan (which continues through Friday), Dodger players, alumni and employees and Bank of America volunteers join together in partnership with community-based organizations to help promote and support work that is positively changing the lives of children, teens and adults in greater Los Angeles. Track it by checking out the Dodgers’ Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
And for more photos from today by Jon SooHoo, check out the LA Photog Blog.
In other news …
- The Dodgers send their condolences to the family and friends of Walter Nash, who joined the Dodgers in 1962, became director of ticketing in 1966 and served as vice president of ticketing from 1991 until his retirement in 1994. Nash died Friday after a lengthy illness. Funeral services are Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church in West Covina.
- Jaime Jarrin (radio play-by-play), Jorge Jarrin (television play-by-play) and Rick Monday (radio color commentary) each won honors today at the 24th annual Southern California Sports Broadcasters Awards. In addition, Ned Colletti was given a special achievement award by the group, which also previously announced that Clayton Kershaw would share the outstanding achievement honor with the Angels’ Mike Trout.
- Yasmani Grandal “shows up as a positive on so many lists that he absolutely has to break out this year,” writes Eno Sarris at Fangraphs.
- Harold Uhlman at Think Blue L.A. put together a nice all-20-and-under team of Dodger prospects.
- This isn’t Dodger-related, but “The Redemption of Lenny Randle” by Bruce Markusen at the Hardball Times goes into detail about one of my earliest memories as a baseball fan.
- And one more, from Yasiel Puig …