Andre Ethier is a social butterfly and doesn't care if you know it
Welcome back to day 2 of my Spring Training pictorial series. This time the Dodgers continued to face teams that share their colors, confusing almost everybody, notably the guy behind me in the stands who confused Greg Reynolds for Clayton Kershaw (
an honest mistake really, WTF????). Highlights: Andre Ethier knows EVERYONE, Ned Colletti accomplishes a task of minute competence, Juan Uribe gets to second base (settle down), Dee Gordon doesn't need your pathetic ground to walk on, and the Dodgers pull out (stay settled) a win. Lots of photos post-jump (less than yesterday though!)...
Your standard autograph beacon
They finally gave Ned a job he could do competently (Colletti, disgruntled looking lady)
MLB Network was at the park today, and I'm 90% sure Kemp shaved to look good for them
Andre Ethier high fived a LOT of people today. A lot.
Your standard James Loney pre-game shot. He would hit a 3-run tater in the game.
#3 is Delvis Morales. He is a rookie ball player with zero power. He has by far the most legible signature of anyone so far.
The Penguin (Ron Cey)
Davey Lopes is a very sassy man. Garvey and Russell were not around, in case you were wondering.
More high fives for Ethier. Yes, Millar IS still popular amongst the players.
The love continues. Don't worry, it didn't get weird.
There's a lot happening here. (Kemp, Ethier, Justin Sellers)
I wasn't kidding. A LOT of high fives. I mean...who is that other guy that he deserves a high five anyway? (Ethier, Cruz)
ANDRE WATCH OUT FOR THAT PEN!!!
Ted Lilly is 36 going on 72. I think he would fit in right next to Jack Lemon.
Ted used his AARP card and received a 10% wider strikezone. He did actually pitch pretty well.
David Murphy tripled in his first AB
There are a STUNNING amount of team-related hawaiian shirts out there. Like...too many.
Choose your own adventure...
...Was Dee safe or out? The answer at the end! (Solarte, Gordon)
Pfff!...you suckers need to use the GROUND to run???
Rangers prospect Yangervis Solarte. Honestly, that's his name. I wouldn't lie to you.
Gordon goes around the horn...
Remember when Tanner Scheppers was going to be in the big leagues really quickly? Well, he still has 2 clean innings (2 Ks) today
"We whistle while we work..." (Federowicz)
Sorry for the odd angle, but I just knew you'd be dying to see some Kenley Jansen. He gave up 2 solo bombs in his inning of work.
Scott Elbert replaced Jansen and was considerably better. Elbert was surprisingly good last year and I expect good things this year as well.
Top Rangers prospect Leonys Martin fields a ball in centerfield
Tony Gwynn, Jr was NOWHERE near hitting this pitch. It's kind of embarrassing really.
Yoshinori Tateyama threw well as he continues his attempt to make the team (2 IP, 3K)
(Leonys Martin, Gorman Erickson)
Leonys Martin pays tribute to Michael Jackson...or Julio Lugo
Sidenote: If he was up for a full season, Martin could lead the league in crotch grabs. He would DEFINITELY lead in amount of time holding crotch.
Rangers top prospect Mike Olt
If you've got a fever and the only thing that can cure it is more Mike Olt, you're in luck.
He did not get to bat in this game unfortunately
Fist pumps were in at this moment. By the time you read this? They'll be out. Fear not though, fads are cyclical.
This seems to sum up a Spring Training game.
Choose your own adventure answer: He was out.
All pictures courtesy of Alexis Goldstein