David Young

  • joined Mar 31, 2008
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
  • posts 239
  • comments 76278

Editor at SBNation's True Blue LA Dodgers Blog.
Dodger fan since the late 1960s. UCLA, class of 1983.
Follow me at @DavidYoungTBLA

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
  • NBA Los Angeles Lakers
  • NCAAF UCLA Bruins
  • NCAAB UCLA Bruins
User Blog

Dodgers 2014 profile: Javy Guerra

Javy Guerra faces an uphill battle in his campaign to win a roster spot with the Dodgers (or another team) this season, but he is focused on his goal.

Dodgers lose 8 - 5 to Seattle as Beckett struggles

Josh Beckett was trying to work on something, but didn't succeed, yielding three home runs as the Dodgers were defeated by the Mariners 8 - 5 at Camelback Ranch. Dee Gordon ran. Joc Pederson showed power.

Paul Maholm preparing as usual, but role unknown

Paul Maholm may be the fifth or sixth starter on paper, but it is business as usual for him as he builds up his workload in preparation for the season, tossing three good innings in an eventual 5-5 tie with the Texas Rangers.

Dodgers 2014 profile: Chone Figgins

Chone Figgins needs to show he can recover from a disastrous stint in Seattle and a year away from baseball in order to win a utility man job with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dodgers 2014 profile: Scott Van Slyke

Scott Van Slyke enters Spring Training in a bit of a different position than last year, and could be the primary power bat on the bench for the Dodgers in 2014.

Josh Beckett player profile, comeback from surgery

Josh Beckett looks to rebound from a somewhat unusual surgery and provide uncommon depth as the fifth starter.

Merry Christmas, part 2

Here's to the commenters, Christmas cheer!


Puzzle solving on wheels? Car Rallye!

It's a super fun event called a Skill Gimmick Car Rallye! WAIT! Don't stop reading! It has nothing to do with old cars, speed or racing! You are presented with a course to follow, along the way you put together clues and answer questions.

Cardinals, Braves deadlock atop NL standings

The Dodgers first-round opponent is still up in the air as the Atlanta Braves moved into a tie with the St. Louis Cardinals for the best record in the National League. Los Angeles is nearly locked into the number three seed in the NL postseason.

Dodgers inch closer, Nats won't die, Cards lead

The Dodgers reduce their magic number for the NL West title on Tuesday to two, while the Cardinals took sole possession of first place in the NL Central. Meanwhile, the Nationals hot streak continues to push out the Braves NL East clinching party.

Dodgers vs. Marlins Game V chat

Dodgers vs. Marlins Game V chat: join the rollicking commentary at True Blue LA.

Dodgers/Marlins Game Preview: Greinke vs. Eovaldi

Zack Greinke takes the mound in Miami for the Los Angeles Dodgers while the Marlins counter with former Dodger Nathan Eovaldi in the third game of a four-game set.

Dodgers All-Star rookies: Don Newcombe, 1949

Don Newcombe was a Dodgers rookie on the 1949 All-Star team, and one of the first African-American All-Stars in Major League Baseball.

When there was optimism

Before 28 - 37 was a reality, before 21 pitchers passed through the pen, before nearly uncountable days lost to the disabled list, there was a sparkle of optimism in Chavez Ravine on Opening Day for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Paco Rodriguez, LOOGY or not?

In scrutinizing Don Mattingly's management of the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen, a number of observers question the usage of portsider Paco Rodriguez and debate if he should be used as a LOOGY, or a more standard one-inning reliever.

Contenders from the east: the Nats come to town

A quick look at the Washington Nationals as they prepare to face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.

Dodgers 3, Mets 2

Hyu-Jin Ryu went seven strong innings, the offense did just enough, and the Dodgers took the series in New York with a 3-2 victory over the Mets.

Clayton Kershaw, NL Player of the Week

Major League Baseball awarded Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers with the first National League Player of the Week Award for the 2013 season.

Ted Lilly struggles at Talking Stick

In the road half of today's split-squad games, Ted Lilly was ineffective while the Dodgers mustered nearly no offense against Arizona pitching. However, Matt Kemp did hit his first spring home run.

Mike Davis, all he did was walk

Mike Davis had a difficult 1988 season, making him an unlikely person to set the stage for one of the greatest moments in Los Angeles Dodgers World Series history.

Gilberto Reyes tasted the champagne

No 1988 Dodgers position player appeared in fewer games than Gilberto Reyes. But under somewhat unusual circumstances, he was in the clubhouse for the World Series celebration.

Tim Crews, he took the ball

Tim Crews, technically still a rookie, ably filled a middle relief role for the 1988 Dodgers, took the ball whenever asked, and soaked up nearly 72 innings despite not being with the big club for the first thirty games of the year.

Bill Krueger started once, just once

Bill Krueger made exactly one appearance for the 1988 Dodgers. He started, and the Dodgers won.

Shawn Hillegas, in the rotation

Shawn Patrick Hillegas didn't finish the year with the 1988 Dodgers, but he filled a hole in their rotation in the middle of the season before being part of a stretch-drive trade.

Ken Howell, team player

Ken Howell, currently the assistant pitching coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was both reinventing himself as a starter and recovering from off-season surgery when 1988 began. That put him in position to serve in one small role for the big club.

Jesse Orosco, the prankster

Jesse Orosco was a proven stalwart reliever, but was his most valuable contribution to the 1988 Dodgers a prank gone wrong? Our profile of the 1988 Dodgers continues with the left-handed part of the back end of the bullpen.

John Tudor, the hired slinger

John Tudor played on two St. Louis Cardinals teams that just missed winning it all, but finally got his ring with the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers, despite being a non-factor in the LA post-season success.

Franklin Stubbs, from stuntman to starter

Franklin Stubbs began 1988 as one of the "Stuntmen" - the Dodgers opening-day bench players - but wound up starting every game of the World Series.

Late Night Links For An Off Night

Late Night Links For An Off Night for the Dodgers. What others are saying about the Boys in Blue.

Dodgers Shut Out in Chase and Coors Fields In the Same Season; Only 2nd Time Ever

The Dodgers have been shut out in both Colorado and Arizona this season, something the Dodgers have "accomplished" only other time, with one of the worst Dodger offenses in recent memory.

Showing 1 - 30 of 239 Older
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.