|· Portal||Help Search Members Calendar|
|Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )||Resend Validation Email|
|Welcome to DodgersGround. We hope you enjoy your visit.|
You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.
Join our community!
If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:
Posted: Apr 11 2008, 12:28 PM
Member No.: 1
Joined: 14-September 06
Dodgers' Troncoso living the dream
Relief pitcher came out of the Dominican Republic and up through the organization with the help of a biting sinker.
By Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
April 11, 2008
Ramon Troncoso asked his mother for two years. If he didn't see that he had a shot at the big leagues by then, he told her, he would go back to school.
The 25-year-old right-hander, who had never pitched above double A and was invited to his first major league camp this spring, recently laughed as he told the story of that conversation with his mother in the kitchen of their home in the Dominican Republic almost six years ago. He laughed too, recalling how on opening day, he was approached by Dodgers Manager Joe Torre, who told him, "Do you understand English? You made the team."