Monday, April 27, 2009

Milking Manny For All He's Worth

I just got a email from the Dodgers highlighting their newest promotion.
Starting this coming homestand, fans will have the opportunity to sit in “Mannywood,” an area named to honor left fielder Manny Ramirez. Field Level seats, fair of the foul pole in left field, will be sold in pairs with exclusive Mannywood T-Shirts for $99. Ramirez wears Number 99.

The seats, the closest to the Dodgers left fielder, are in sections 51 and 53. Fans can order online at dodgers.com/mannywood. The limited edition Mannywood T-shirts are only available through the promotion.

On May 5, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, a limited edition “Yo estuve en Mannywood” (“I was in Mannywood”) T-shirt will be given to fans who purchase tickets in Mannywood.

Pretty as a Pitcher

I had to post up this picture from "If Charlie Parker was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats." (This has to be the longest blog name ever)
Pic Link: "If Charlie Parker Was...":

Pretty as a pitcher.
New York -- A figure familiar to Basketball fans, Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain, stoops to conquer as he prepares to display his skill on the Baseball diamond. The pitcher, whose long, lovely legs frame the hoop star, is Carol Hodecker. The cute blonde catcher is Charlotte Kirsten, who came to the U. S., from West Berlin six years ago. Both gals are 'Bunnies' (hostesses) from the Playboy Club. Wilt met them as they were warming up in a Central Park field for a game with show girls from a Broadway musical in the Broadway Show League series. Wilt never had such glamorous opponents on the basketball court! He now plays with the San Francisco Warriors. (1963)
The funniest thing is all the guys gawking behind the fence. And of course, this pic makes me think about that book Chamberlain wrote. I wonder if these 2 ladies made the cut.

Heritage Galleries: Koufax Game-Used Glove

How would you like to have a actual game worn glove from Sandy Koufax. Well, this past weekend a real glove with excellent provenance sold at Heritage Auctions on Saturday.
It sold for $107,550.00 (including a 19.5% Buyer's Premium).
The 1966 glove was consigned by the son of former Major League Baseball umpire. Doug Harvey. In June Leavy's biography 'Sandy Koufax, a Lefty's Legacy', Harvey recounted the story of how Koufax came to give him the glove. Harvey was sharing a drink with Koufax at a Milwaukee hotel bar one night when Koufax inadvertently left behind a personalized lighter given to him to commemorate the Dodgers' latest World Series visit. Harvey later returned it to Koufax, who – as a token of appreciation – gave him the game used glove. It is inscribed: “To Doug, With very best wishes, Sandy Koufax.”
Wow. Based on that there is no doubt this is the real thing.

Card of the Week: Roger McDowell

With the new season in full swing I figured it was time to unearth a segment I started last year, but stopped. I bring to you the "Card of the Week." Now, for this first installment of the 2009 season I am highlighting a Dodger, but don't expect me to only favor the Blue Crew. In fact, I'm gonna try to mix it up a bit.

Now, this is one of my all-time favorite oddball cards. Below is Roger McDowell's 1993 Upper Deck card #250. In it, he proudly displays his Lasorda University t-shirt.
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