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.
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.
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.
December 8, 2009 |
Talk about California dreaming. . . . At the end of Sunday's "Songs of the Sun" concert, part of the L.A. Philharmonic's West Coast, Left Coast festival celebrating regional culture, headliner Brian Wilson invited the rest of the night's performers back to the stage for a multi-generational singalong on a couple of his signature hits, "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Fun, Fun, Fun." Out trotted singer-songwriter Harper Simon, who had opened the evening, the ad hoc female harmony trio the Living Sisters -- Inara George, the daughter of Little Feat founder Lowell George; jazz-pop singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell; and Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark -- and veteran Southland roots-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Alvin.
April 14, 2012 |
Brian Wilson's season could be over after an MRI exam on the San Francisco Giants closer's right elbow revealed structural damage and an issue with the ligament. Wilson likely will need surgery, but the Giants will seek at least one other opinion before shutting down the pitcher who led the majors with 48 saves in 2010. "There's definitely some issues there," Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said. "Initially I was just being optimistic he would be fine, but after the test done yesterday it doesn't look very good right now. … Likely he's looking at surgery.
July 30, 2013 |
Perhaps you recall, I love Brian Wilson. Alas, the one whose music helped form the backdrop to my youth, not the quirky one who used to close for the San Francisco Giants. Only now in a move so fantastical it somehow fits, Wilson has signed a contract with the Dodgers . And come on, it is bizarre. However logical, it will take a certain amount of getting used to. The Beard belongs in black and orange, irritating and prodding and generally being annoying. Not pitching for the Dodgers.