Tomorrow, the Snack will be even more freeform than it usually is. Bugt tonight, it’s baseball news. Sadly, no proposals, but plenty of Dodger Blue.
Lord Love a Lefty: Today, the man and legend Sandy Koufax turned 80. When I went to Cooperstown a few years ago for the induction ceremony, Sandy skipped the parade but came to the ceremony. Apparently it was the first time he’d been to an induction ceremony in many years because the entire crowd was buzzing. Not to mention that for years, a Sandy sighting was as rare as a certifiable Bigfoot sighting. The ovation was long and loud, as fans of all teams and creeds stood to their feet and feted a man with nearly mythical status in baseball.
Why do I honor Sandy’s birthday today, though? Because the Dodgers just signed Scott Kazmir:
With Kazmir’s signing, the Dodgers now have an incredibly unique rotation – Southpaws a plenty.
Yes. Every active Dodger starting pitcher – Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood, Brett Anderson, and Hyun-Jin Ryu – is left handed. Has this ever happened before? Someone get Elias on the horn.
Soon you’ll be seeing this on the scoreboard at Dodger Stadium: