"If sent runners younger than you to the gas chamber. Didn't want to do it, but I felt I owed it to them," Tim Wallach may have said.
Here are some Tuesday Dodgers links for your perusal:
- The Dodgers are back in bankruptcy court Tuesday. First on the agenda was a contract with FMI (Facility Merchandising, Inc.). The Dodgers won that battle. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has been tweeting the play-by-play from Delaware all morning.
- Hugh Bernreuter of The Saginaw News, the beat writer for the Class A Great Lakes Loons, answered a series of questions on Monday about Dodgers prospects, including many queries from True Blue LA readers. "I'd rather let guys like Gordon, Sands, Eovaldi play and find out rather than bring in mediocre fill-in guys for a couple years (Gwynn? Gibbons?)," Bernreuter said. "Gordon could be a star. It's worth the Dodgers' trouble to find out. Even if he doesn't hit, he is a contributor to the team. You can't discount defense up the middle"
- Dee Gordon, on the disabled list with a right shoulder contusion, resumed throwing on Monday, wrote Joe DiGiovanni of MLB.com. Gordon is eligible to be activated on August 25, but the Dodgers are off that day.
- Matt Kemp was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show Monday morning. Roberto Baly has a transcript up at Vin Scully Is My Homeboy, and you can listen to the audio here.
Jim Thome, who was a Dodger for 22 glorious plate appearances in 2009, became the eighth player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs on Monday night. Watch Thome's blast here, and read more about the home run and Thome's legacy on Baseball Nation here, here, and here.
- Among the Brewer notes in Monday's game recap by Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: the Brewers are 24-6 at home this season with the roof open, and Milwaukee's ERA through the first four games of their homestand is 0.73.