From "Dodgers first baseman James Loney is a cool customer," a fine profile of James Loney by Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:
"We joke that there should be a James Loney cam," Martin says. "Just on him, all the time."
"Crazy legs and crazy eyes," Wolf says. "He's like a baby giraffe."
That led to Loney being nicknamed "Geoffrey" after the Toys R Us mascot.
Loney is fine with that. If what he does gets people to smile and laugh, he says, great.
"I'd rather see people smile than frown," Loney says.
Thanks to Hernandez's piece, we learn that Loney's endearing oddness is part of what makes this Dodgers team so likable — and good. This is exactly the kind of article I'd like to see more of as the season progresses.
photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers