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Dodgers reward John Lindsey

Colletti gives career minor leaguer a shot in the majors for the right reasons

Updated: September 7, 2010, 10:09 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN DIEGO -- He leaned against the dugout railing for over an hour, surveying a season gone wrong.

The Dodgers' season isn't over yet, and general manager Ned Colletti won't admit it is, but the only part of him that seemed at peace with the world was the brown silk shirt he wore to the ballpark on this windless day in San Diego.

Toward the end of batting practice, John Lindsey ran in from the outfield, approached Colletti from behind and shook him by the shoulders.

"Thank you," ...

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