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Promotions Watch: Bobbleheads and Gnomes Part I

Few giveaways make for better collectibles than bobbleheads and garden gnomes, both of which are popular promotions in Major League and Minor League Baseball. As the regular season approaches, Promotions Watch will highlight some of the most notable bobblehead and gnome giveaways in both circuits during the two-part series. This week will feature the majors, […]

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Ogden, Dodgers extend player-development contract through 2016

In a surprisingly low-key fashion — no press releases, no big announcements — the Ogden Raptors (rookie; Pioneer League) and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their player development contract (PDC) through 2016. The pair have been affiliated since the 2003 season. Tommy Lasorda, who managed a former Ogden team affiliated with the Dodgers in 1966–68, […]

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Dodgers unveil plans for 2014 ballpark improvements

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced improvements to Dodger Stadium for the 2014 season, including expanded entry areas, new concessions and more. The improvements should be ready for the season opener. They’re not necessarily huge changes if you look at them on an individual basis, but cumulatively they’ll represent the biggest changes to the most popular […]

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Lasorda hospitalized after heart attack

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is hospitalized in New York after suffering what the team called a “mild” heart attack while attending the 2012 amateur draft. The 84-year-old Hall of Famer is recovering in stable condition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery in Lasorda’s […]

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Schieffer new Dodgers monitor

Talk about a potential culture clash: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig appointed J. Thomas Schieffer, a former Texas Rangers president and a Lone Star State guy through and through, to oversee the floundering finances of the Los Angeles Dodgers as the team gets its house in order. Schieffer, currently an attorney specializing in oil and gas […]

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