The NFL’s new rule outlawing a player from lowering his head to initially make any sort of hit with his helmet likely will be included in replay reviews for officials. That has not been decided yet, but Commissioner Roger Goodell and competition committee chairman Rich McKay made it clear Wednesday that video reviews probably will be part of the process.
Part of our thought process was that we’re a pretty deep team as it is, Zaidi said. Let’s not force guys down the depth chart that we want to get opportunities for.
So the Dodgers had a dull winter. Kemp was acquired in mid-December coming off a season in Atlanta in which he posted minus-1.3 WAR in 115 games while battling lower-body injuries. L.A.’s rationale for the trade was this: By taking on the final two years of Kemp’s contract and moving the 2018 money that would have gone to the quartet of players sent to the Braves, the Dodgers would be able to stay under the luxury tax threshold. That reset repeater penalties, which has un-glamorous benefits in things like tax payouts and amateur player acquisition.
Officials will be able to determine which players deserve an ejection for their misconduct with the help of instant replay. The newly implemented rule comes after last season yielded several non-football incidents, including Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans ‘ out-of-play blindside hit on Saints corner Marshon Lattimore in Week 9. Evans was only hit with a 15-yard penalty during the game, but was later handed a one-game suspension.
For the first time, the Dodgers are selling a ticket package that includes the seat where Kirk GIbson’s historic pinch-hit, game-ending homer in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series landed. Eight-year-old Little Leaguer Jake Henderson sat there Thursday.
We’ve been in the process of turning the page, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Opening Day. A lot of good things happened last year. Now, as 2018 starts, I know our guys are really looking forward to this day.