It seems like all we can hear about is the lockout no matter where we turn our ears; and unfortunately, it is true that after many fans had hoped ta deal would strike at the last moment, it wasn’t the case. In turn, MLB announced that they would be pushing back Opening Day.
The first two series for the Dodgers were road series against the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins. It is really unfortunate that MLB saw this coming and still could not come to an agreement.
With the lockout being the only thing really going and depriving us of any Dodger baseball-related content, it has been tough for fans to follow the game, as all the Dodger offseasons plans have been halted.
However, with MLB activities frozen, the Dodgers have still continued with minor league camp. Some of the top prospects in the Dodger organization have taken part in activities such as Ryan Pepiot who is the top pitching prospect in the organization.
Top Dodger prospects like Pepiot, along with Landon Knack and Bobby Miller were among the players featured recently at camp. In a sense, since MLB can not get together to resume the majors, they should at least let the minor league games take center stage, as the camps or put more of an emphasis on the upcoming prospects.
In other Dodger news, old friends Hyun Jin Ryu and Yasiel Puig reunited in South Korea. As you probably heard, Puig is now playing professionally with the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korean Baseball League and Ryu of course is a native of Korea.
Over the past couple of seasons, Dodger Stadium has been renovated, all in hopes of hosting an All-Star Game which was postponed in 2020 to this 2022 season, which now is also up in the air; so who knows at this point.
However, another upgrade to the grass on the field has been made and new turf has been added. So whenever Opening Day is, the grass will look a bit greener.
Now in some owner news, one Dodger co-owner may own a new team soon. Dodger co-owner Todd Boehly is planning a joint bid to purchase Chelsea Football Club in London.
Who knows when this lockout will be over, hopefully sooner rather than later. But the MLB should be negotiating this heavily every day, even though it seems that is not the case.
So let’s hope no more games get canceled and a so-called “shortened season” brings another championship to Los Angeles.