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Dodgers Web musings: Andre Ethier on the Arizona shootings

March 25, 2011 | 12:50 pm

-- ESPN/LA’s Tony Jackson talks to Arizona native Andre Ethier on the Jan. 8 shooting tragedy in Tucson as the Dodgers prepare to play a charity game against the Diamondbacks to assist victims of the shooting.

-- ESPN/LA’s Jon Weisman offers a personal account on dealing with loss.

-- The Times’ Dylan Hernandez
writes that shortstop Rafael Furcal has recovered from an offseason bacterial infection that left him bloated because of the medication.

-- Baseball Savvy’s Howard Cole
concludes his series on Dodgers writers/bloggers with a look at The Times’ national baseball writer, Bill Shaikin.

-- Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness Mike Petriello is convinced Matt Kemp is going to have a monster year.

-- The New York Post’s Joel Sherman has super-agent Scott Boras defending himself against an anonymous charge that he neglects his players on the downward spiral.

--’s Ken Gurnick writes that right-hander Vicente Padilla is scheduled to throw batting practice Sunday and his return from arm/elbow surgery could be earlier than anticipated.

-- ESPN’s Buster Olney wonders if Joe Torre will let umpires follow their instincts more over on-field incidents in his new role with the MLB (Insider status required).

-- True Blue LA’s David Young takes a look at right-hander Hiroki Kuroda and thinks he could stay healthy this season.

-- Steve Dilbeck