October 2006 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Dodgers Hire Former Giants Trainer
Former Giants trainer Stan Conte was hired Friday by the Dodgers as director of medical services and head athletic trainer. Stan Johnston, who spent the last seven seasons as the Dodgers' head athletic trainer, will remain with the organization's training staff and work directly with Conte on all club medical issues.
Lyons Keeps Job With Dodgers, Required To Attend Diversity Training
Even though Steve Lyons was fired by FOX over the weekend, he will keep his part-time analyst gig with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He will, however, be required to attend diversity training. Of the diversity training, Lyons said, "I'm happy to do it." Of the probationary guidelines, he said, "They give the Dodgers the right to fire me if there are any other transgressions, but I think they'd have that right anyway."
Dodgers Aren't Expected To Re-Sign Nomar
The Dodgers are not expected to re-sign Nomar Garciaparra. The club wants to move 2002 No. 1 draft pick James Loney in at first base next year.
Mets Sweep Dodgers, Headed To The NLCS
Shawn Green and the hitters started fast, Billy Wagner closed it out quickly and now the New York Mets are headed to the NL championship series. A dominant offense and reliable bullpen led the way as the Mets completed their first postseason sweep since 1969, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5 in Game 3 Saturday night for a first-round sweep. The Mets will open the NLCS at Shea Stadium on Wednesday against the San Diego-St. Louis winner. The Cardinals lead 2-1 in that best-of-five series.
Garciaparra, Thome Win Comeback Player Of The Year Awards
Re-emerging with the Los Angeles Dodgers after two injury-shortened seasons with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, Nomar Garciaparra was voted NL Comeback Player of the Year. Jim Thome was the AL winner in his first season with the Chicago White Sox.
Dodgers' Beimal Injured In A Bar, Not Hotel Room
Bar none, nobody in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization was happy with Joe Beimel. The lefty reliever was removed from the Dodgers' playoff roster after cutting his pitching hand early Tuesday. Beimel originally told the team he injured himself inside in his hotel room -- later, he admitted he cut it on a broken glass in a New York bar. Beimel was quoted in Friday's Los Angeles Times, explaining what actually happened. That angered manager Grady Little and prompted teammate Brett Tomko to call Beimel's action "a selfish thing to do."
Nomar Has Torn Left Quadricep, Unlikely To Start Again This Season
Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra has a tear in his left quadriceps and won't be in the lineup for Game 3 of their NL playoff series Saturday when Los Angeles tries to avoid getting swept by the New York Mets. It's unlikely Garciaparra would start another game in the postseason, no matter how far the Dodgers advance, manager Grady Little said Friday.
Garciaparra Re-Injures Quadriceps
Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra left Thursday night's NL playoff game against the New York Mets in the sixth inning after re-injuring his left quadriceps. His status for Game 3 Saturday was uncertain.
Glavine, Mets Beat Dodgers For 2-0 Lead In Series
Thanks to a stellar performance by Tom Glavine, the otherwise pitching-depleted Mets are on the cusp of a first-round sweep. Making his 33rd postseason start, but first since joining the Mets in 2003, Glavine tossed six shutout innings and New York scratched out enough runs to beat the Dodgers 4-1 Thursday night for a 2-0 lead in their NL playoff series.
Wild Baserunning Mistakes Help Mets Defeat Dodgers
Minus two top starters, the Mets got dynamic postseason debuts from Carlos Delgado and David Wright to jump ahead of the Dodgers. Back in the playoffs for the first time since losing the 2000 Subway Series, the Mets capitalized on a wild baserunning blunder by Los Angeles and a perfectly respectable performance from emergency starter John Maine in a 6-5 victory Wednesday.
El Duque Out, Maine In
The Mets have scratched Orlando Hernandez from his scheduled start against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the Division Series today due to a torn calf.