May 15, 2012 |
Less than two weeks after being released by the Angels, Bobby Abreu is making his presence felt with the Dodgers. The 38-year-old outfielder entered Tuesday batting .296 (eight for 27) since joining the Dodgers on May 4, with four doubles and four runs batted in. That included a bases-clearing double that helped lead the Dodgers to an 11-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. "I feel comfortable at the plate, no problems, and I've been swinging the bat OK," said Abreu, a left-handed batter.
March 24, 2012 |
Orel Hershiser wants to save Dodger Stadium by double-decking the right-field pavilion? Not exactly, even if that might be the most striking feature of a stadium renovation rendering he released Friday. Hershiser, the pitching star for the Dodgers' last World Series championship team in 1988, said he hoped to use the drawing to share with prospective new owners a vision for the preservation and enhancement of Dodger Stadium. "People don't know how heartfelt I am about keeping Dodger Stadium," Hershiser said in an interview Friday.
March 21, 2012 |
Orel Hershiser and Steve Garvey joined forces in a Dodgers bidding group that had plenty of star power but not enough money. Hershiser and Garvey failed to survive the first cut in the Dodgers' ownership sweepstakes. On a conference call to promote his ESPN Sunday night baseball broadcasts, Hershiser said his group did not have the resources to compete at the $1.5 billion range. "I think that we were knocked out at our $1.2 billion range. And then we weren't really able to go any higher," Hershiser said Wednesday, according to a transcript provided by ESPN.
November 23, 2011 |
Steve Garvey and Orel Hershiser have attracted more than enough financial backing to bid competitively on the Dodgers, the banker representing the former Dodgers stars said Wednesday. "It's a matter of picking the partners we want," said Darren Lowe of RBC Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of the Royal Bank of Canada. For the first time, one of those partners has identified himself. Joey Herrick, president of Pacoima-based Natural Balance Pet Foods, said Wednesday that he has agreed to become a minority investor in the Garvey-Hershiser venture.
June 29, 2011 |
We're putting together a little group to buy the Dodgers. You in? Steve Garvey and Orel Hershiser have their partnership, we'll have ours. Instead of ex-players and MBAs, it'll be run by the fans. Parking will be free. Leaving early will cost 15 bucks. Of course, this investment is not for everybody. What we're looking for are investors with deep pockets. In fact, lots of pockets. Deep and plentiful pockets are a requirement, as is a love for the game. Can you pitch? That would be a definite plus as well.
June 5, 2011 |
Reporting from Cincinnati Juan Uribe is supposed to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday for the Dodgers' opening game of a three-game series in Philadelphia. So are Marcus Thames and Blake Hawksworth . But Manager Don Mattingly was measured when speaking about their anticipated returns. "I'm not going to get excited yet," he said. The last time the Dodgers were expecting a player to be activated, the player in question didn't make it back.