Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dodgers News And Notes

Another loss to the Angels last night. This is embarrassing. The Dodgers still have two more games to play in Anaheim, and then a series with the New York Yankees. Great.

The Dodgers stink in interleague play. Including this season and the previous two, the Dodgers are 16-27 in interleague play.

Charlie Haeger will get another start. The knuckleballer will be activated from the Disabled List and given another shot in Anaheim Thursday against the Angels. Haeger is 0 and 4 and has an 8.53 era. Ouch.

The Hollywood Stars game returns August 7.  Top celebrities in film, television, music, and sports will come together at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 7, to play in the 52nd annual Hollywood Stars Game. This marks the return of celebrity baseball at Dodger Stadium, which had been converted to softball in recent years.

The full roster of stars is still being set, but celebrities scheduled to appear in the game include: Laker legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Billy Crystal ("City Slickers," "When Harry Met Sally"), Kevin James ("The Zookeeper," "Grown Ups," "The King of Queens"), Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds," "The Starter Wife"), Thomas Jane ("Hung"), Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Director Rob Reiner ("The Bucket List," "Rumor Has It," "A Few Good Men," "When Harry Met Sally"), Jack Black ("Tropic Thunder," "Nacho Libre," "King Kong"), Director Garry Marshall ("Valentine's Day," "Pretty Woman,"), Gabriel Macht ("One Way to Valhalla," "Whiteout"), Taylor Hoechlin ("Lincoln Heights," "My Boys"), Simon Helberg ("The Big Bang Theory") and Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "24").

Andre Ethier remains third among National League outfielders in All-Star voting. Despite his recent slump, Ethier is still on track to start the game. He trails second-place Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves  by just 63,520 votes and led fourth-place Jayson Werth of the Philadelphia Phillies by 377,468.


  1. It would help if the Dodgers would actually get to play a lousy team in interleague play. Where are the games against the Orioles? I hate interleague.

  2. night owl - Seriously. It seems like the Dodgers play good American League teams every year. While the rest of the NL West is playing the Orioles and Mariners and Royals.

    I hate interleague. It's not an even playing field. MLB should get rid of it. Until the interleague schedule is perfected, I don't want it.