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Dodgers hit .300! There's an app for that? (web links)

March 12, 2012|By Steve Dilbeck
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Andre Ethier (Rob Tringali / Getty Images )

Technology will soon envelop every living, breathing thing in the entire universe. Pretty sure Philip K. Dick warned us about this at some point.

Still, when it makes things easier, what’s to fight?

It certainly has entered the Dodgers’ clubhouse with force, as Dodgers.com’s Ken Gurnick writes in this piece on the latest technology to take the team by storm.

This is application for the iPad marketed by Bloomberg Sports that provides video of game situations 24 hours a day. It is available only to professional players at a cost of $200 per month.

Players can watch video of at-bats against upcoming pitchers in their hotel room or on team buses, instead of having to crowd around a clubhouse monitor.

"It's the best thing a baseball player can have," Matt Kemp told Gurnick.

Also on the web:

-- Andre Ethier, part of two NLCS teams, tells The Times’ Bill Shaikin: "I think we've definitely got players as good as we've ever had here in the seven years I've been with the Dodgers."

-- In a 6½-minute video, general manager Ned Colletti gives Fox Sports’ Steve Lyons his overview of the team.

 <a href='http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/video?videoid=a01c469d-cdcd-4af1-91c7-f8c5016c4b0e&src=v5:embed::' target='_new' title='Colletti on expections'>Video: Colletti on expections</a>

-- I hear this: The Times’ columnist Bill Plaschke said the Dodgers blew it by not including Spanish-language broadcaster Jamie Jarrin in their 50th anniversary bobblehead series.

-- ESPN/LA’s Tony Jackson said Don Mattingly has mollified those skeptical of his being chosen to manage the Dodgers.

-- Forbes’ Mike Ozanian wrotes that billionaire Steve Cohen, one of the favorites to emerge as the winner of the Dodgers’ auction, has become the most important man in baseball.

-- Davey Lopes tells USA Today’s Bob Nightengale the Dodgers may go as far as Andre Ethier and James Loney takes them.

-- Gurnick on infielder/outfielder prospect Alex Castellanos, who has two homers this spring, on playing in the memory of his older brother, and on why outfielder Cory Sullivan briefly walked away from baseball last season to be with his daughter.

-- Does he wear slim-fit jeans? Chad Moriyama thinks Times beat writer Dylan Hernandez looks way too emo in his twitter pix.

-- At Dodger Dugout, Robert Timm is still trying to figure out what Mark Ellis is doing here.

-- The Dodgers are selling a $40 coffee table book illustrating highlighting the 50th anniverary of Dodger Stadium

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