Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Irreconcilable Differences

As I heard said once before. If we could fire the McCourts as owners of the team, we would.

This brings us to an interested post left earlier today. I don't quite know what to think about this. This morning I came across a blog post at the Left Field Pavilion promoting a fan protest for Monday, August 30, 2010 at the steps of the LA Superior Court building. This is suppose to be the day of the official start of the McCourt divorce proceedings. I imagine it may be a raucous affair. On the other hand, you might be the only one there with a sign.

I dunno. It would nevertheless be fascinating to see Dodger Nation out there in force.

Anyway, go check out the Facebook page promoting the event.


In other news much less important, no doubt. I am making some minor tweaks to the website that includes removing many of the links on the sidebar from the main page and moving them over to a new page accessible up top. You can already see the new page links for "Hobby/Forum/Research Links" and the "Blogroll" right next to the "About Me" link.

I figured the main page was looking way to cluttered, so some housecleaning was in order. I will likely, though, be keeping all of the Dodger related links on the main page.

If you have any suggestions or comments please pass them along. This mans eye isn't exactly trained in aesthetics.

Collection: N28 Bennett

I can't believe how far behind I am on some of my post. Here is my second 1888 Baseball Allen & Ginter N28 card of Charlie W. Bennett. As you can see it has been well loved.

Charlie Bennett was a highly regarded defensive catcher for the Detroit Wolverines and Boston Beaneaters in the 19th century. He would go on to lead the National League in fielding percentage as a catcher 7 times, and putouts 3 times. Bennett is also credited with inventing the chest protector. After he lost his leg in a train accident a Baseball stadium at Michigan and Trumball in Detroit was named in his honor, Bennett Field. In fact, he was so loved he threw out the first pitch on Opening Day for the first 26 years of the Detroit Tigers existence until his death in 1927.

An Angry Leo

Leo Durocher looks displeased. He is set to hurl a glove after being thrown out from a Spring Training game in 1961. From the looks of it they are at Vero Beach.

Card of the Week: Snake Man

After a short hiatus I bring to you this weeks "Card of the Week." It is a 1984 Fleer card of Glenn Hubbard as he shows off a giant snake. Strangely enough, the Phillie Phanatic looks eager to get closer. I wonder if boa's are a part of his diet.