Former Dodgers pitcher and Larry Bowa ire target Brad Penny was released by the Softbank Hawks in Japan after just one start. "It is unfortunate," Koji Akiyama, the Hawks' manager, told Nikkan Sports. "But part of it is his feelings and then there is also his shoulder. It cannot be helped."
Finally, Vin Scully re-told a story during last night's broadcast about racing Jackie Robinson on ice skates. Timothy Burke of Deadspin captured it on video.
From Craig Calcaterra at NBC's Hardball Talk, regarding contract extension talks for Clayton Kershaw and general manager Ned Colletti: "It’s kind of cute that Colletti implies that he’ll be the general manager when it’s time to sign Kershaw to an extension. Just adorable."
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