Dodgers news ...
The Dodgers broke their six-game win streak on Monday with a loss to the Diamondbacks. You can read the TBLA recap here.
The Dodgers had an amazing week (which you can read about here), allowing them to jump up a spot in the MLB Power Rankings. No. 1 feels sweet!
Dodger Stadium will extend their protective netting, Bill Plunkett reported on Monday afternoon. Here’s the statement the Dodgers released after the story ran:
“Fan safety is of the utmost importance to the Dodgers and during the offseason, we began the process of studying how the netting at Dodger Stadium could be configured to provide better protection for our fans. Once this study is completed, the team will implement the recommended changes and extend the netting at Dodger Stadium. The team will provide more information on the project timeline and scope when available.”
Around the league ...
The London Series is this weekend and things are revving up. The first event on this week’s London Calendar: teaching kids to Play Ball!
Can you guess who has the longest active streak of starting in the All-Star Game? We’ll tell you. It’s Mike Trout. Check out this MLB.com story that gets into all the players with ASG starter streaks.
The Yankees have homered in 27-straight games! Woah.
The rules of Base Ball, as written in 1856. Here is a snippet:
Rule 1. The bases shall be from Home to second base 42 paces; and from first to third base 42 paces, equidistant; and from Home to pitcher not less than 15 paces; i.e. 21 paces from the centre of the field to each base.
Lastly, my personal favorite photo of the night.