Also: tomorrow is a big day for Hyun-Jin Ryu and Sunday’s starting pitcher, who still doesn’t have a name.
Yes, that’s a headline.
Yes, this is the quintessential example of “rookie hazing” in the 21st century.
And yes, there’s a Starbucks close to Wrigley Field — right across the street.
No word on who ordered the “Oprah chai.” Enjoy the photo:
Update (12:10 p.m.): Starbucks’ official Twitter account (@Starbucks, total followers: 6.67 million) took notice:
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) September 19, 2014
CHICAGO >> Hyun-Jin Ryu’s left shoulder was hurting Friday morning.
The good news: The pain is from the cortisone shot Ryu received Monday — not from the inflammation that knocked him out of his last start seven days ago in San Francisco.
The bad news: Ryu hasn’t touched a baseball in seven days. He won’t throw Friday and he might not start over the final nine games of the regular season.
“Overall I feel a lot better than at first,” Ryu said through his interpreter Friday. “I’ve been working out, obviously without throwing and hurting my shoulder further. It’s a good direction. I can’t really say when (I’ll be back).”
Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and former National League umpire Bruce Froemming have been added as instructors at the 53rd Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, from Nov. 9-15.
Instructors scheduled to attend include: Ron Cey, Tommy Davis, Steve Garvey, Mickey Hatcher, Rick Monday, Steve Sax, Don Sutton, Maury Wills and Steve Yeager. Of those nine former Dodgers, all have played in at least one World Series for the Dodgers.
CHICAGO >> Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was scheduled to arrive at Wrigley Field late Thursday because of a delayed flight, manager Don Mattingly said.
The Dodgers’ manager said that Ryu will begin his submaximal throwing program Friday.
To expect Ryu to start Monday having thrown only two days prior, Mattingly said, is “a stretch.”
Mattingly hasn’t ruled out rotating relievers through nine innings Monday against the San Francisco Giants — a “bullpen game” — which might be the preferable alternative to Kevin Correia or Carlos Frias, who was rocked Wednesday.
This is funny. From San Francisco Giants beat writer Alex Pavlovic on MercuryNews.com:
After seeing Jake Peavy’s quotes last night, Dee Gordon had a teammate take a picture of him standing in the clubhouse wearing just a towel and shower shoes, holding a big bottle of shampoo. He texted it to Peavy, who loved the back-and-forth. Should be a fun first at-bat next Monday.