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.
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.
• 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: