Off-day notebook

Dodgers-related rumblings across the internet on this Monday off-day.

Gregg Patton of the Riverside Press-Enterprise thinks Juan Pierre deserves better than being relegated to bench when Manny Ramirez returns July 3. (Registration required)

Jon Weisman at the LA Times‘ Dodger Thoughts blog makes a case for Manny being deserving of rehab, contrary to the Tracy Ringolsby column we posted earlier.

Rob McMillin at 6-4-2 passes on a link to Forbes’ most-ejected managers list. Joe Torre snags a spot at tenth.

In Albuquerque last night, Jason Schmidt (remember him?) pitched five innings of four-hit ball against the Omaha Royals. He walked four and struck out only two against the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate.