Vin Scully: “I don’t know who the Dodgers are.”

Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully shared his thoughts on the 2015 Dodgers in a 38-second clip for SportsNet LA recently. Since most of you don’t get the network, you might have missed it. Here is the unedited clip:

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Brett Anderson played with Clayton Kershaw ‘before he was Clayton Kershaw.’

Clayton KershawBrett AndersonWhen they were still in high school, Dodgers pitchers Brett Anderson and Clayton Kershaw played for the 18-and-under national team. It was quite a roster — former Dodgers pitcher Shawn Tolleson was on it, too.

So when the Dodgers signed Anderson in December to a one-year contract, it reunited two pitchers who grew up about five hours apart (Anderson in Stillwater, Oklahoma; Kershaw in Dallas).

Wednesday, speaking on a conference call with reporters, Anderson flashed back to the summer of 2005.

“It was kind of right before he became Clayton Kershaw,” Anderson said. “He had some hype. That summer between his junior and senior year, he had a tremendous arm. He flipped that switch. Next thing you know, he’s the Clayton Kershaw we all know now.

“I think he was the third or fourth starter on our 18-under team. Next thing you know, he’s the biggest left-handed prospect in the country. Now he’s arguably the best pitcher in the last decade or so.”

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A brief Brett Anderson progress report.

Brett AndersonDodgers pitcher Brett Anderson, whose 2014 season ended prematurely because of a bulging disk in his back, provided a brief progress report on a conference call with reporters Wednesday.

Anderson had surgery August 15 on a herniated disk between the L4 and L5 vertebrae. He still hasn’t begun throwing off a mound, but he’s increased his flat-ground work to approximately 160 feet and recently began throwing breaking balls.

“I feel good,” Anderson said. “I’ve been throwing with Max Scherzer and some other guys at Fischer Sports (a physical therapy institute in Phoenix). I should be good to go come spring training.”

The left-hander said he expects to begin throwing off a mound next week. Last April, Anderson fractured his left index finger when it was hit by a baseball during batting practice, but that is no longer an issue. The back has been his focus this off-season.

“I’m doing a bunch of core stuff nobody likes to do,” Anderson said. “I won’t have a 6-pack but I’m trying to strengthen everything possible.”

More to come from Anderson’s conference call.

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Watch: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez explains his walk-up music.

In the following video, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez discusses his walk-up song, “El Mariachi Loco,” with ESPN. In the process, the unofficial record for most mariachi musicians performing in a major league dugout is broken.

(h/t ESPN.com)

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