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  Topic: There is no "There" There
dodgerblue6

Replies: 52
Views: 5522

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 1/20/22 10:42 pm   Subject: There is no "There" There
Since I haven't updated this one in awhile, perhaps I should mention (and it's gotten plenty of publicity over the last several months) the buzz around the possibility of the "A"s moving to ...
  Topic: Southpaw Supremacy - 1/19/72
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
Views: 12

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 1/20/22 12:33 am   Subject: Southpaw Supremacy - 1/19/72
Fifty years ago today, the great Sanford Braun Koufax was elected to the Hall of Fame.
  Topic: Genevieve Beacom, Australian Pitcher
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
Views: 11

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 1/18/22 8:42 pm   Subject: Genevieve Beacom, Australian Pitcher
I saw a link to an article about her a few days ago that involved a paywall so I didn't read it--but this is very informative. I didn't realize until now that she's only 17! Exclamation That's all the more ...
  Topic: Baseball and U.S. History Intersect, Again
dodgerblue6

Replies: 20
Views: 2156

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 1/18/22 8:41 pm   Subject: Baseball and U.S. History Intersect, Again
A little late for the "bump", but Dodger Stadium lit up in honor of Dr. King yesterday. Thinking back to that game in 1970 that we discussed in this thread last year.
  Topic: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
dodgerblue6

Replies: 18
Views: 379

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 1/18/22 12:43 pm   Subject: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
Well, this is pathetic on the part of MLB.com, given the Dodgers just promoted Brandon Gomes to general manager--a position that's been vacant so long I forgot it was vacant (since Farhan Zaidi left t ...
  Topic: The D-Train at 40
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
Views: 12

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sun 1/16/22 11:06 pm   Subject: The D-Train at 40
The pride of Oakland, a once-bright and shining young pitcher, [url=https://www.mlb.com/news/dontrelle-willis-smile-lives-on-long-after-he-retired?partnerId=zh-20220112-527968-mlb-1-A&qid=1026&a ...
  Topic: Hall of Fame - Class of 2022
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
Views: 11

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sun 1/16/22 9:42 pm   Subject: Hall of Fame - Class of 2022
Getting kind of tired of all the talk about it, but [url=https://www.mlb.com/news/baseball-hall-of-fame-ballot-update-2022]here's some analysis of the burning questions, some of which continue to get ...
  Topic: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
dodgerblue6

Replies: 18
Views: 379

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sun 1/16/22 9:39 pm   Subject: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
Looking good...and now he can catch some sets at Half Moon Bay. Smile
  Topic: Offseason Passings - 2021-22
dodgerblue6

Replies: 5
Views: 113

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sun 1/16/22 9:38 pm   Subject: Offseason Passings - 2021-22
Truly, truly distressing. My heart goes out to his family. Sad
  Topic: A New Glass Ceiling Broken
dodgerblue6

Replies: 2
Views: 20

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sun 1/16/22 9:38 pm   Subject: A New Glass Ceiling Broken
Damn, I thought I had posted about this already, but no. Congratulations to another barrier breaker!
  Topic: New CBA and Possible Lockout
dodgerblue6

Replies: 9
Views: 167

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sun 1/16/22 9:37 pm   Subject: New CBA and Possible Lockout
Oh, I'm here. Just unenthusiastic about these proceedings, and seeing the writing on the wall...and it's very obscene in my book. Evil or Very Mad

Meanwhile, the L.A. Times ran this a couple of weeks ago ...
  Topic: Some Recent Retirements
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
Views: 25

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 1/6/22 2:36 pm   Subject: Some Recent Retirements
There have been a few other than those mentioned earlier on this forum.

Tim Federowicz recently announced his--I didn't even know he was still playing. Very Happy

Any others?
  Topic: Offseason Passings - 2021-22
dodgerblue6

Replies: 5
Views: 113

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 1/6/22 2:30 pm   Subject: Offseason Passings - 2021-22
So many passings! Larry Biittner, Jim Corsi and Tom Matchick, to start off the new year.

May they rest in peace.
  Topic: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
dodgerblue6

Replies: 18
Views: 379

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 1/6/22 2:09 pm   Subject: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
Congratulations to Mark Kotsay! Smile (See, I haven't forgotten to check back in here.)

Somehow overlooked in the chaos of the last two weeks was the fact that [url=https://www.mlb.com/news/buck-sho ...
  Topic: Uncertainty
dodgerblue6

Replies: 2
Views: 23

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 1/6/22 2:03 pm   Subject: Uncertainty
Hey! I'm here. Rest assured, I not only have plenty to say, but I actually have the time to say it, for a change--in what are hopefully well-thought-out posts.
  Topic: NEW YEAR'S EVE BASEBALL! - farewell 2021
dodgerblue6

Replies: 2
Views: 28

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sat 1/1/22 10:27 pm   Subject: NEW YEAR'S EVE BASEBALL! - farewell 2021
Wonderful to get together last night for a pre-New Year's Eve game and toast!

Bring on '22!
  Topic: HAPPY BLUE YEAR! - 2022
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
Views: 27

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sat 1/1/22 10:27 pm   Subject: HAPPY BLUE YEAR! - 2022
Happy Blue Year to all!

Smile
  Topic: Happy 75th Birthday to the "Spaceman"
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
Views: 27

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 12/28/21 9:54 am   Subject: Happy 75th Birthday to the "Spaceman"
As MLB.com notes, [url=https://www.mlb.com/news/bill-lee-s-long-strange-career]there will never be another like Bill Lee.
  Topic: HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BASEBALL - 2021
dodgerblue6

Replies: 4
Views: 54

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 12/28/21 9:53 am   Subject: HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BASEBALL - 2021
Hey, Cathy! Let's try and get together before the end of the year. Christmas was special, as always, for me. I know, 'tis better to give than to receive, but I surely received some requested Dodger ...
  Topic: HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BASEBALL - 2021
dodgerblue6

Replies: 4
Views: 54

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 12/20/21 9:17 am   Subject: HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BASEBALL - 2021
I'll be back with my holiday carols! Smile

Feliz Azul Navidad!
  Topic: Birthdays
dodgerblue6

Replies: 634
Views: 53201

PostForum: General Discussion and Chat Room   Posted: Mon 12/20/21 9:15 am   Subject: Birthdays
Thanks! Just another crazy birthday weekend...but good. Smile
  Topic: Timeless Excellence
dodgerblue6

Replies: 139
Views: 12729

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 12/13/21 11:33 pm   Subject: Timeless Excellence
From my heart, this is my very favorite of all threads I've participated in on this forum over the 16 years we've been on-line.

But now I must say, mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa, Vinnie.

You may ...
  Topic: 95 and Still Feisty!
dodgerblue6

Replies: 2
Views: 51

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 12/13/21 11:22 pm   Subject: 95 and Still Feisty!
Happy 95th birthday to Carl Erskine, who spent his entire career (1949-1959) with the Dodgers of both Brooklyn and Los Angeles. He still resides in his hometown of Anderson, Indiana. Among his miles ...
  Topic: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
dodgerblue6

Replies: 18
Views: 379

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 12/13/21 11:18 pm   Subject: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
He just seems like such a part of the Dodgers' success over the last several years--like he and Doc belong together on the same staff. I like them being our local connections to L.A. (even if Padre f ...
  Topic: Hall of Fame - Early Era and Golden Years Ballots
dodgerblue6

Replies: 4
Views: 140

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 12/6/21 10:20 am   Subject: Hall of Fame - Early Era and Golden Years Ballots
Thanks for the bump, Sunny, because as you know by now, Gil Hodges and Buck O'Neil both made it in!--along with several others. I'm concerned that inducting too many may water it down.

Now, not ...
  Topic: New CBA and Possible Lockout
dodgerblue6

Replies: 9
Views: 167

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 12/2/21 8:49 am   Subject: New CBA and Possible Lockout
And [url=https://www.mlb.com/news/baseball-enters-first-work-stoppage-in-26-years]there it is...first time in 26 years. The Internet was in its infancy the last time MLB imposed a lockout.

Sad
  Topic: New CBA and Possible Lockout
dodgerblue6

Replies: 9
Views: 167

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 11/30/21 11:26 pm   Subject: New CBA and Possible Lockout
Doomsday hour is 9:00 (PST) tomorrow night, and [url=https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-lockout-everything-to-know-about-baseballs-impending-work-stoppage-before-cba-expires-this-week/]here are t ...
  Topic: Hot Stove - 2021-22
dodgerblue6

Replies: 11
Views: 242

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 11/30/21 9:36 am   Subject: Hot Stove - 2021-22
And if that wasn't enough, Corey too! Sad

Perhaps this makes way for Trea to stay.
  Topic: Comeback Players of the Year - 2021
dodgerblue6

Replies: 0
Views: 76

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 11/29/21 12:34 am   Subject: Comeback Players of the Year - 2021
Trey Mancini (Orioles) in the AL; Buster Posey (Jints) in the NL.

Congratulations.
  Topic: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
dodgerblue6

Replies: 18
Views: 379

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 11/29/21 12:33 am   Subject: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2021-22
Just as a follow-up, the Mets did officially announce [url=https://www.mlb.com/news/billy-eppler-mets-gm]their new GM.
 
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