Thursday, December 18, 2014

Touch 'Em All: Dodgers get their bubbles back

Major League Baseball tried to burst the Dodgers bubbles, but it looks as if it failed.

The Dodgers have taken to celebrating home runs in their dugout this season with a bubble machine that shoots out the sudsy spheres. But earlier this week, according to the Los Angeles Times, MLB executive vice president Joe Torre told the team to ban the bubbles.

So, on Tuesday the Dodgers went without. Then, after a Matt Kemp homer Wednesday in Anaheim, the bubbles were back.

What changed?

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No one knows. The Times reached out to officials with MLB and the Dodgers, and all parties declined to comment.

"We don't disrespect anybody," infielder Dee Gordon told the Times. "We just have fun with our team."

Tulo 'tired of losing'

Troy Tulowitzki isn't happy with the state of the Colorado Rockies, and he isn't afraid to talk about it.

The superstar shortstop, who has been on the disabled list with a left hip flexor strain since July 22, said he's "sick and tired of losing," according to the Denver Post.

"Something needs to change," he added. "Hopefully that comes fairly quickly. You can't force it. But at the same time, we're all frustrated with this year - especially me."

The Rockies were tied for first at 22-14 on May 7. After Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Cubs, the Rockies are 45-69 and solidly last in the NL West.

Progressive progress

The Indians are making extensive renovations to 20-year-old Progressive Field, a move that will reduce capacity at the ballpark by about 5,000 seats.

Changes will include a two-story bar area that is partially enclosed and an expanded section for children. Many of the improvements will be in the right-field sections of the park.

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