Yesterday we wrote about the proposal, today we report that it’s official: the Los Angeles City Council voted to rename Elysian Park Avenue from Sunset Blvd. to Stadium Way in front of Dodger Stadium “Vin Scully Avenue.” The vote was unanimous.
It will take 30 days for the street name to officially change as there is a period in which communications must be had with the community pursuant to city laws, but it’s happening.
All of which makes me want to get on Google Maps and catalog the streets near other ballparks named after famous figures in franchise history. If I had to guess, almost all of them have at least some nearby alley or street which honors a Hall of Famer, a beloved figure or, in the case of the Dodgers, a broadcaster.
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd.
The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap.
Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the second round last year out of Oregon State. He led the Pac-12 with a .373 batting average and 24 steals in 2022. The 21-year-old batted .203 in 73 at-bats for Class-A Daytona.
The 6-foot-5 Benson spent 28 games with the Guardians last season, batting .182 with three RBIs in 28 games. The 24-year-old struggled at the plate, striking out 19 times in just 55 at-bats.
Benson was once considered one of Cleveland’s top outfield prospects, but has since been surpassed by Steven Kwan, Oscar Gonzalez and Will Brennan.