David Ortiz had fans scrambling a while ago during batting practice as he hit a ton of homers over the center field fence at the Coliseum.
The shuttle system at Dodger Stadium hasn’t been working quite as well as it did earlier in the day. My co-worker, Justin Frank, said he arrived at Dodger Stadium at 3 p.m. and didn’t get to the Coliseum until 5:30 p.m. Ouch! There was at least an hour wait for a shuttle when he got there.
I took the shuttle from Dodger Stadium today, and it couldn’t have been an easier way to get to the Coliseum. I got to Dodger Stadium at 2:15 p.m. and by the time I parked, got on the shuttle and arrived at 3 p.m. However, a friend of mine called from Dodger Stadium and said she left because the line to get on the shuttle was so long. She’s trying her luck somewhere near the Coliseum. I wished her luck.
Tonight’s lineups, for those who asked
Interesting they DH Pierre in a ballpark where he might actually be able to throw the ball from LF to home plate. As for Kershaw, I didn’t get your request until after I was done downstairs, and I can’t find any documentation stating that he IS going to pitch behind Loaiza tomorrow, but I do think it’s a safe bet. He hasn’t pitched since Tuesday, and he needs at least a couple of innings because J-ville doesn’t open its season until Thursday against West Tennessee. … By the way, it LOOKS like Ramon Troncoso is going to get the last spot in the bullpen. He is having a GREAT spring. He also already has a 40-man spot, and those are in short supply right now. It’s a wing and a prayer given that his 35 appearances at J-ville are his ONLY experience at anything higher than Single-A. But he’s a sinkerball, groundball pitcher who gave up seven home runs in 215 1/3 minor-league innings. … Speaking of guys with very little experience above Single-A, Torre also but said in his pregame media session today that Blake DeWitt will be the opening-day 3B. He is waiting until the moment rosters have to be set (noon tomorrow) to make it official just in case something unforeseen (trade for a 3B) happens. But for now, that’s the way they plan to go. … Jill Painter will be blogging in-game tonight. That’s all for me until later.
Yes, it’s true. I have lived in Los Angeles for four years and have been coming here a lot longer than that, and this marks the first time I have EVER set foot inside the storied Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. … That’s all I got for now. I’ll check back in a little later