shuttle chaos

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.

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To shuttle or not to shuttle

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.

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Ask and you shall receive

Tonight’s lineups, for those who asked

Boston
Lugo SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Lowell 3B
Youkilis 1B
Crisp CF
Ellsbury RF
Kielty LF
Cash C

Dodgers
Furcal SS
Martin C
Ethier LF
Kent 2B
Jones CF
Loney 1B
Kemp RF
Pierre DH
DeWitt 3B

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.

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