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TBLA Friday morning links: Aug. 23, 2019

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Happy Friday, everyone!

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Dodgers Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers swept the Blue Jays with a second-straight walk-off win. You can read the TBLA recap here.

You may have heard this before, but the Dodgers are using VR as a tool to get batters more comfortable in front of the plate.

Beaty is among a growing contingent of Dodgers embracing virtual reality batting practice, a cutting-edge device that uses a VR headset to create immersive visual experiences and simulate at-bats against opposing pitchers.

The seemingly never-ending story about Kenley Jansen’s role on the Dodgers. This time, Howard Cole with Forbes has the story.

The Dodgers are in the process of extending their protective netting!

Around the league ...

Here is a fun ESPN story about what Little Leaguers really think about the MLB. Kids really do say everything on their mind.

“Get rid of the Yankees,” says Anderson, when asked what one thing he would change if he could about the big leagues.

The Orioles set the record for the most home runs allowed in a single season, ever.

Austin Meadows hit the record-setting 259th home run off Baltimore this year — the last-place Orioles began the day tied with the 2016 Cincinnati Reds for the dubious mark.

Tomorrow is the beginning of Players’ Weekend. Here’s everything you need to know.

Why are the players wearing the monochromatic look?

Think of these uniforms like a canvas. They will make the players’ choices of colorful cleats, bats, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves and catcher’s equipment all the more vibrant.

The uniforms were also inspired by players’ fashion choices away from the field.