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The Enigmatic Willie Davis

March 10, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Signed as an 18-year-old in 1958, Willie Davis was a ballplayer of many talents and many quirks. A multiple threat in high school, Willie was a basketball star, as well as a right hand hitting lefty pitcher and first baseman with blazing speed. After a makeover courtesy of Dodger scout Kenny Myers, Davis became a […]

Rambling on About My Glory Days – Spring Training: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

March 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“Jack, you are like a son to me, but we have to send you down.” If I heard those words from manager Tommy Lasorda once, it seemed like I heard them a thousand times. I wanted to respond with, “Could you consider me a distant cousin or something instead, and keep me on the team?” […]

More Shame For Eric Gagne And Another Indy Shortstop Gets to a Big League Camp

February 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Eric Gagne has spent a chunk of his early days back in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ spring training camp trying to explain his admitted “shame” at the use of human growth hormone (HGH). He needs to apologize on another front, too. The onetime record-breaking closer, who now is trying to get back to the major […]