Merry Christmas to all, particularly Dodgers fans

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and this year his name was Guggenheim Partners.

If you want to read the whole story behind Virginia’s letter to the New York Sun, I’ve posted it at my place in the past.

Update: Mark Saxon at ESPN LA has a good if brief timeline of the Dodgers’ 2012, from McCourt’s agreement to sell to the latest off-season move.

  • package206

    Merry Christmas Linkmeister!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

  • 16883

    Sorry, I don’t do Christmas… Anyone else think it might be worth a prospect or maybe even one of our surplus starting pitchers to retrieve Jerry Sands from the evil clutches of Piratedom? He is a right handed hitter who can play first base…

    • dalegribel

      Would appear at least more possible asking the Pirates than seeing if Boston would return him.

      • WBBsAs

        I would be happy to see Sands return.

  • foul tip

    Thanks for that, LInk. Always a good read and change of pace from the ordinary.

    In other Christmas Day news, Santa finally brought Andrew Jones something he could hit.

    Unfotunately, it appears to have been his wife.

    “No details have been reported, but not much good involving an athlete has ever happened at 4AM on Christmas morning.”

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/25/andruw-jones-arrested-charged-with-battery/related/

    • WBBsAs

      Sounds like he’s following the precedent of B•rry B•nds!

      • dalegribel

        Wouldn’t fit the 3B back up need, but he does appear to fit the others. IMO, it should be worth exploring.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Mele Kalikimaka!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Here is to everyone have a Safe and Happy New Year

  • John_from_Aus

    Happy new year everyone

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Since you’ve already flipped to the new year, does 2013 look any differently than 2012, John?

      • John_from_Aus

        looking good so far!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

  • John_from_Aus
  • foul tip

    Dodgers supposedly near signing LH reliever JP Howell….

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/01/05/dodgers-close-to-signing-howell/?sct=uk_t2_a7

  • Bob_Hendley

    Channel surfing came upon the last moments of “For the Love of the Game”, where Vinny does the play-by-play. Let’s play ball!

    • Bob_Hendley

      P&C’s report on Feb 12th.

      • John_from_Aus

        when do the rest of the bloggers officially report ;)

        • JonnyTAFKAJ

          Reporting….
          Gotta work my fingers into game shape again… :-)

          • John_from_Aus

            welcome over

  • John_from_Aus

    A comparison of Kershaw vs Strasburg. I know who I would choose :)
    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/32017/clayton-kershaw-versus-stephen-strasburg

    • Bob_Hendley

      Heck, these days we don’t have to choose, let’s get both!

      • John_from_Aus

        true

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      I would too, but it’s a good thing the Dodgers seem to have learned from their past mistakes with Fernando and other young pitchers and tried to control their innings at least a little. We should probably remember that when we see guys taken out in the sixth or seventh inning despite appearing to be strong enough to keep going.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        Or we could train them like Nolan Ryan has his pitchers trained so they can pitch long games without damage

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Anyone curious about what our new Korean pitcher looks like should visit Roberto’s site:

    http://www.vinscullyismyhomeboy.com/2013/01/hyun-jin-ryu-update.html

    • Bob_Hendley

      He has a nice beefy look about him, even in the suit. Well, actually in the suit he looks portly.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Chad Moriyama has links to articles about the TV contract and the stadium upgrades. All you Wi-Fi addicts who are lucky enough to attend the games will be happy (until the signals drop).

  • JonnyTAFKAJ

    Hey Guys….
    It’s taken me a while to find my way over….
    I hope all of you have had a great New Years…
    Dodger baseball is right around the corner….
    Gotta love it!