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Daily Dodger Doings

Here's a quick look at what's going on in Dodger land today:

I'm normally not a big Larry Bowa fan, but his rant response about the departed Brad Penny was awesome.  Per Dylan Hernandez of the Times:

Said Bowa: "Is this the same Penny that never went to meetings, that came late, left early, was never in shape, always had an excuse when things didn't go right, didn't help the young kids at all? Coaches get on players when they're lazy and don't work. I think he should worry about getting hitters out in the American League East and not worry about me."

Also at the LA Times, T.J. Simers doesn't like the Dodgers' starting rotation, and apparently has never heard of Clayton Kershaw or Randy Wolf.  I'm not saying there won't be a drop off from last year (how could there not be?), but there's a lot of good left in the Dodger pitching cupboard. 

Simers should take a cue from Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts and notice there's a lot to like about this Dodger team.

Tony Jackson of the Daily News wrote about Andre Ethier's contract settlement.

This is two days old, but Ramona Shelburne of the Daily News penned a piece about Tommy Lasorda and the Dodger bus trip from Dodger Stadium to Camelback Ranch last week.  There's plenty of Tommy being Tommy in that article.

Diamond Leung of the Press Enterprise wrote about Jonathan Broxton taking over the closer role full-time.

From Roberto Baly of Vin Scully Is My Homeboy, Kevin Kennedy will now get to remind Rays' fans of his managing days, as he has left the Dodgers to join Tampa Bay as a TV analyst

Orel of Sons of Steve Garvey takes a controversial look at a very important topic.  (For the record, my choice would be the exact opposite order.)