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Dodgers Links: Clayton Kershaw Extension Talks, Vin Scully Ice Skating With Jackie Robinson, & Booing Matt Kemp?

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To whet your appetite before Clayton Kershaw gets another chance to dominate the Giants Tuesday night, here are some Tuesday morning Dodgers links:

  • Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times wrote about Stan Kasten's first home game as Dodgers CEO.
  • J.P. Hoornstra of the Daily News caught up with Rachel Robinson before Monday's game, and also spoke with Ronald Belisario, who has retired six of the seven batters he has faced so far this season.
  • Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle called out Dodgers fans for booing, in his opinion, Matt Kemp after an RBI single fell in front of Kemp in the sixth inning. Deadspin chronicled Schulman's Twitter tirade. Meanwhile, Chad Moriyama called Schulman delusional.
  • I didn't realize there were people complaining about the "M-V-P" chants for Kemp, but Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts has had it with the absurdity of such an argument.
  • 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."