October 5, 2012 |
It's the last show of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour, at the tail end of our triumphant stand in London, first at Royal Albert Hall and then Wembley Arena, and we're in the final moments of "Fun, Fun, Fun…" Looking at the beaming faces, I'm filled with an enormous sense of pride for my bandmates and our fans. We didn't just show up for this tour like some museum act. We sang well. We played well. We moved people and we touched a lot of hearts. And it was beautiful. That's not easy for any band, let alone one with our history.
August 19, 2013 |
And you thought the Dodgers' season was already crazy. Things became even a bit wackier Monday when the Dodgers activated eccentric reliever Brian Wilson and added him to their 25-man roster. The Dodgers elected to at least temporarily go with 13 pitchers, sending human yo-yo Scott Van Slyke back to triple-A Albuquerque. Expect Van Slyke to return to the Dodgers for a fifth time when rosters can be expanded Sept. 1. The addition of Wilson, a right-hander, gives the Dodgers three former closers to support Kenley Jansen - Brandon League and Carlos Marmol are the others.
April 1, 2014 |
If you thought Brian Wilson did not look right Sunday night, turns out he wasn't. After Wilson was unable to get any of his five batters out, the Dodgers said Tuesday they will place their set-up man on the disabled list with what they called nerve irritation in his right elbow. The Dodgers said an MRI exam showed no ligament damage, which is good news for a pitcher who's had two Tommy John surgeries to the elbow. Still, it's more early injury trouble for the Dodgers, who already have stars Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp on the disabled list.
April 15, 2014 |
Turns out the Dodgers didn't send down Chris Withrow or have some other reliever go on the disabled list with a sudden injury to activate Brian Wilson. Instead, they decided to make do with one left-handed reliever. Prior to Tuesday's game against the Giants, the Dodgers activated Wilson and optioned Paco Rodriguez to triple-A Albuquerque. J.P. Howell needs to be ready to make plenty of appearances. He is now their lone left-hander in the bullpen. Rodriguez spent all last season with the Dodgers, after appearing in only 21 minor league games before being called up in 2012.
December 2, 2012 |
Brian Wilson might want to pitch for the Dodgers, but it appears the interest isn't mutual. The colorful and magnificently bearded closer wasn't tendered a contract for next season by the San Francisco Giants, making him a free agent. Wilson lives in Los Angeles in the off-season, and the Dodgers are among the teams with which he would like to sign, according to multiple reports. Though the Dodgers won't publicly comment on free agents, people familiar with team officials' thinking say they aren't looking to sign Wilson.
September 27, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. Brian Wilson said he got his World Series ring late Thursday, after one of the weirdest confrontations in baseball history. After the Dodgers concluded their series in San Francisco on Thursday, as his teammates retreated to the visiting clubhouse, Wilson walked across the field to a box adjacent to the Giants' dugout. Wilson, still in his Dodgers uniform, asked Giants President Larry Baer why he had yet to receive his 2012 championship ring.