Hey, it’s Juls!
On Wednesday at a season ticket holder event called “Baseball Chalk Talk” I got to sit in Field Level 23, and listen to Dodgers Historian Mark Langill and third base coach Dino Ebel talk baseball. Mark asked Dino many questions ranging from baseball, his coming up in the Dodgers Organization, and his day to day life as a third base coach for the best team in baseball.
One of the moments that stuck with me was Dino talking about the game against the Angels on July 23. It was the send home of Cody Bellinger with Kole Calhoun throwing him out to end the game. This was a play that has bothered Dino since it happened. He talked with us about how this was a moment the team had to capitalize on, and who knew if we would get another chance. He explained to us the thought process behind why he sent him. We were down by 1, and this could’ve easily tied it up. You could tell this was a play that keeps him up thinking over the night after.
Another point he talked about that resonated, was his moment pitching to Joc at the homerun derby. The way he spoke about Joc, you could tell he has so much respect for him. He kept saying how Joc was gassed out, but determined to pull through and pull as many homeruns out of himself that he did. I couldn’t have imagined any one else pitching to Joc, than Dino.
Dino talks about himself being a gym rat, and loving to run. I don’t know how he can run 4 miles a day, and still show up to the games and be the third base coach that he is.
This organization is lucky to have him, and it’s special to know that he has been in the organization since his minor league days. On the field he is a hell of a coach, but off the field he is truly a great human being. He always takes the times to say hello to fans and take pictures of asked. So thanks Dino, thanks for continuing to be a Dodger.
If you want to check out the full video, check it out here: https://youtu.be/FuvxnT0PImo
as always, until next time,