Dodgers Looking for a Third Baseman
Willie Davis works on bunting at Vero Beach.
March 5, 1970: The Dodgers couldn't decide on a third baseman, not a new problem for the franchise. The Times' Ross Newhan noted that the Dodgers had used 38 players at third since moving to California and the 1970 season seemed headed in a traditionally murky direction.
Any baseball fan has to love spring training for the sense of optimism, sometimes wildly out of control. Consider this quote from then-Dodger coach Danny Ozark about Russell:
"Russell has as much ability as the young Willie Mays had. The potential is all there."