Here are your Dodgers links for a Friday.
- Andre Ethier, along with general manager Ned Colletti, trainer Stan Conte, and team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache, decided to end his season on Thursday to seek treatment on his right knee, reported Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times. "That's the reason we're doing this right now — to figure out how to get back to the old mechanics," Ethier said. "Once I strengthen that, then we could be back where we need to be."
- Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness took notice of Dee Gordon's recent hot streak.
- I completely overlooked this yesterday, but after Wednesday's game in Washington was postponed, both Clayton Kershaw and Ted Lilly took a tour of the United States Treasury.
- Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts passed along the Variety review of the 'Moneyball' movie.
- Weisman also sees some similarities between the 1979 Dodgers and this year's squad.
- Over at Baseball Nation, Al Yellon explored the consequences if an MLB team were to suffer a disaster.
- One of Frank McCourt's attorneys called the $1.2 billion bid to buy the Dodgers from Bill Burke a 'publicity stunt.' Bill Shaikin of the LA Times has the details.
- The Double A Chattanooga Lookouts lost Game 1 of their Southern League first round playoff series against the Tennessee Smokies, but look to get back on track in Game 2 tonight. You can listen online for free here, beginning at 4:15 p.m. PDT.
- The rookie league Ogden Raptors open their Pioneer League playoffs Friday night in Orem, Utah. Game 1 starts at 6:05 p.m. PDT, and you can listen online here.