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Andre Ethier, Former Center Fielder

Here’s Dustin, a few hours ago:

And if Van Slyke is in center again tonight against a righty in Jesse Hahn, you know something is really up.

And, as I’ve been suggesting might happen on Twitter all day long, here’s the relevant part of tonight’s lineup:

Van Slyke CF

Yep. My friends, I think we’ve seen the last of Andre Ethier as a center fielder. We’ll talk about this more when the game thread goes up later, but this was a move that was a long time coming. Scott Van Slyke is probably the center fielder this weekend against the Padres, but I’d be surprised if he is when the second half kicks off after the break. Maybe that’s Joc Pederson, maybe it’s someone else. But what we do know is that the status quo simply was not working.

With the exception of one game in 2012, Ethier’s center field career lived from May 30, 2013 through July 9, 2014. It left no will. It will be missed. I guess.


About

Mike wrote daily for over six long years (2007-13) about the Dodgers at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, which was named 2011′s “Best Sports Blog” by LA Weekly. He can currently be found writing multiple times per week at FanGraphs and ESPN, along with producing and editing for Sports On Earth. He lives in New York City and will probably be asleep or on vacation when awesome things happen.


858 comments
ryus_hadouken
ryus_hadouken

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steelmohawk
steelmohawk

oops.  So what does everyone think of that Gonzo trade?  Worth it?  Good bad meh??

tsneddy
tsneddy

Hey whomever posts some classic GIF's with puig and uribe and whomever, can you post a few? I wanna show my dad

tsneddy
tsneddy

Dugout Report: Hanley is hurt, Dre is mad, Puig is having fun, and water is wet...

KMT59
KMT59

Love it everyone seems like they want to help the Dodgers gain ground:

6-1 Mets

4-0 Phillies

4-1 Pirates

Everyone but StL that is 3-0 Mil

ryus_hadouken
ryus_hadouken

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KMT59
KMT59

Damn my knee needs to pop to relieve the pressure but it won't...sucks 

steelmohawk
steelmohawk

Been a jerk, check.

Headed off to a hardcore show, check

ryus_hadouken
ryus_hadouken

"hardcore show" ... The Velvet Underground been on your mind lately?  ;)

KMT59
KMT59

@PJ14 @KMT59 just trying to kill time while waiting for the game to start...woke up late...took a nap and time is still dragging

#needshitforcycle
#needshitforcycle

goat is a goat, i am a human. how could this be incestuous? 

#needshitforcycle
#needshitforcycle

so youre like, less typical beverage container and more like... a huge rolling dildo piece? 

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

@#needshitforcycle What's a dildo piece?