Daily Distractions: Vin Scully tackles a new medium; Manny Ramirez; links.

Vin Scully

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will be “tweetcasting” during the second Dodgers-Yankees game today. (photo by J.P. Hoornstra)

Vin Scully didn’t make the trip to New York with the Dodgers. A shame, really.

Scully teased us last year with the idea of being behind the mic for a Dodgers-Yankees interleague series in the Bronx. Indeed, he’ll be broadcasting to us this afternoon. Just not from behind a microphone.

Scully will take over the Dodgers’ Twitter account during the second game of today’s doubleheader against the Yankees. They’re calling it a “Tweetcast,” whatever that means.

I personally find the 140-character limit to be a challenge sometimes. Scully, who once had aspirations of being a sportswriter, might master the medium quicker than most of us who Tweet every day. Should be interesting either way.

I can’t remember ever having to rush these through just to beat first pitch. Game 1 (Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Hiroki Kuroda) of today’s doubleheader is on Channel 9 (KCAL). Game 2 (Chris Capuano vs. Phil Hughes) on Prime Ticket at 4 p.m.

Some bullet points for a hump day:

• Bill James made an interesting observation about the 1981 Dodgers. It has no relevance to the 2013 Dodgers, but thanks to Jon Weisman for this little nostalgia trip.

• The Miami New Times has a seldom-told follow up: An anonymous whistle-blower outs himself. This is the guy who turned over the Biogenesis documents to the media and the state of Florida.

• Related: Where MLB is at with Biogensis, in 300 words or less.

• Speaking of Tony Bosch, the EDA Rhinos have informed the Taiwanese league that Manny Ramirez has been taken off their active roster.

What’s up with all the extra-inning games this year?

• Mad Men dropped this tune from the Monkees into the closing credits on Sunday. Now I return the favor:

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.