Happy Blue Year 2014

As we begin a New Year with Spring Training and Opening Day right around the corner, we want to wish you and your family a safe and happy New Year from Lasorda’s Lair!

A brand New Year brings hope that a World Series championship will be brought back to Los Angeles. We have a lot to look forward to. This year will be the year.Happy-New-Year-2014

Brand new Dodgers like Alexander Guerrero, Dan Haren, and Chris Perez will get the chance to shine.

Others like Matt Kemp, Chad Billingsley, Josh Beckett, and Scott Elbert will have the opportunity to seize redemption after injury plagued their 2013 seasons.

Veterans like Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez will provide stability at the corners of the infield and experience at the plate.

Hanley will continue to make his mark in Los Angeles and show why he is one of the most gifted hitters in the league.

A.J. Ellis will work those walks once again while rookie Tim Federowicz take on a bigger role behind the plate.

Andre Ethier will try to prove the naysayers wrong and perhaps start another 30-game hitting streak. Carl Crawford will add some speed and punch to the lineup, while Yasiel Puig will mature as a player and as a person in 2014.

Youth will hopefully get the chance to shine, and I’m looking forward to the Major League debuts of some of the farm’s best including the possibility of Zach Lee, Joc Pederson, and Ross Stripling wearing Blue before the season’s over.

The rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-jin Ryu, and Dan Haren is the best in the division and possibly the league.

Kenley Jansen, Brian Wilson, J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, Chris Withrow, and Brandon League will work to create a truly formidable bullpen.

Third year manager Don Mattingly will look to improve on his first three seasons in hopes of finally inking that long-term contract he wants. Mattingly knocked on the door of the World Series in 2013, but if all goes right he’ll be making double switches during the Fall Classic this time.

We all have the same goal in mind. To score runs. To win games. To play in October.

Go Blue in 2014!

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  • Quasimodo

    Just stopped in to give my ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR’ to my friends here at LL.

    • LasordasLair

      Thank you Quasi! We hope you have a very happy new years, and Blue years as well.

  • willie510

    First year enjoying your site, glad I found it. Have a Happy and Dodger Blue New Year!

    • LasordasLair

      We’re glad you found us as well Willie. Have a happy Blue year too!