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Sit Wit' DeWitt
2008-12-28 21:53
by Jon Weisman

Dodger Thoughts reader Terry Austin passes along this four-part interview by Richard McGill with Dodger second baseman Blake DeWitt.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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Don Newcombe, Tommy Lasorda, Mike Scioscia and Sparky Anderson are among those participating in a fundraiser January 10 for the Toberman Neighborhood Center in San Pedro. Capacity is being limited to 300 people, at $250 per ticket. Bill Sharman's wife, Joyce, is one of the organizers. For more information, call (310) 832-1145 x102.

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New Dodger blog to check out: Reflections of Blue ...

2008-12-28 22:25:46
1.   CeyHey10

81 Just got back from watching the Chargers game live. My San Diego native wife is trying to convert me from a lifetime of Raider fandom. I'm struck by how much of an imprint your childhood choices leave (Konrad Lorenz demonstrated this with ducks, right??)

If ever there were a sports franchise that worked hard to lose its fan base, it's the Raiders, and the Chargers seem like a team of interesting and noble enough guys... but as Lorenz would say, I've been imprinted.

Perhaps, sadly, forever.

2008-12-28 22:27:26
2.   CeyHey10
(To the previous poster asking about Michael Lewis' The Blind Side)

Dittos to those who indicated it's no Moneyball -- which I still assign in my graduate research methods class -- but it's still highly readable. I'm forever a Michael Oher fan as a result.

2008-12-28 22:36:07
3.   JRSarno
Well, Blake DeWitt appears to be competing with Casey Blake for the moniker "the BEARD."
2008-12-28 22:38:03
4.   silverwidow
3 Maybe we should call him "Casey Blake DeWitt."
2008-12-28 22:42:37
5.   bhsportsguy
"The Solution makes Youtube at 8:43"

Okay, it shouldn't bug me but why is he not wearing at least a little blue?

And apparently he decided to go with the popular beard look during the off-season

"Jeff was great to me all year." "He made the season a lot of fun."

2008-12-28 22:43:32
6.   LoneStar7
1 noble is not a word I would ever use to describe the chargers, Merriman is a pomous roid raged freak, Rivers is a whiny Brat, and LT embarrassed himself after throwing a pissy fit when the patriots mimicked the "lights out dance"

As a younger Angeleno with an English Father, the NFL is dead to me until Los Angeles gets a team. Also I think I've let my hatred of the Padres extend to all facets of San Diego.

2008-12-28 22:43:55
7.   JRSarno
This interview is very multifaceted and thorough. Kinda like Huell Howser interviewing a salmon.
2008-12-28 23:05:21
8.   bhsportsguy
I thought the interview was well done, DeWitt is preparing for second base (in his words, to win the job in ST)
2008-12-28 23:17:22
9.   CeyHey10
1 Correction: it was geese, not ducks.

My connection with the Raiders is both Lorenzian and Freudian: I can't seem to escape the imprints of my youth, no matter how much subsequent pathology would suggest that it would be healthy to do so.

2008-12-28 23:18:28
10.   Bob Timmermann
"So you're a salmon?"
"Yes, I am."
"And you say you swim UPSTREAM to spawn?"
"Yes, every year."
"Louie, can you get a shot of that thing the salmon is using?"
"It's called a ladder."
"But how do you use the rungs without any feet?"
"So, you're a SALMON!"
2008-12-28 23:21:05
11.   bhsportsguy
10 "I can't believe I lived all this time and never knew salmon swam upstream."

"That's remarkable."

2008-12-28 23:56:04
12.   LoneStar7
For some reason I don't remembe this "thi is sports center" commercial, but as we wait anxiously for this man to make a decision..

2008-12-29 03:57:15
13.   Bumsrap
11 - Its not like they always swim upstream, just when they are about to die.
2008-12-29 06:01:59
14.   scareduck
Jon, you wouldn't happen to know if this is the same Terry (I seem to recall Austin was his last name, but I'm not sure) who ran the defunct Dodgers blog, "The Bench Coach" ~2004?
2008-12-29 06:08:51
15.   Jon Weisman
14 - It is.
2008-12-29 06:16:23
16.   Jon Weisman
2008-12-29 06:41:46
17.   Jon Weisman
Two, actually.

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