Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog Kiosk: 7/14/2011

This is purely a gratuitous pic. From TwitPic @miss_kateC87. Gotta love that she roots for the right team.
  • Free agents wary of the the Dodgers, via Scoop Du Jour:
    Agent Scott Boras, who has a front-row seat at Dodger Stadium, agreed that the team could be a tough draw to prospective free agents this offseason: "What visiting players are saying to me is, 'It's different.' That spreads around the league," he said, the Times reports. "L.A. was always a place where there were 40,000 fans in the stands. The Dodgers were always one of the top-five teams in spending. In the player community, both of those dynamics have changed. Players are shocked by it."
  • Dodgers television ratings are down, via Sports Business Journal.
  • Listen to a SABR 41 convention talk between current and former Baseball GM's, here. Dodger GM's Fred Claire, Dan Evans and current Padres GM Jed Hoyer are included.
  • Here is another SABR 41 talk with Former Dodgers Tommy Davis and Al Ferrara. Listen to a recording here.
  • Here is Scott Boras's keynote speech from the SABR 41 convention, here.
  • Ducksnorts writes about his experience at the SABR convention in Long Beach recently.
  • Check out this great story about Dodgers peanut vendor Ronnie Nelson at the LA Times. He is 80 years old, and has been hawking peanuts for 53 years.
  • Dodgers Nation puts together the top 5 Vin Scully moments.
  • Check out this list of the Southland Baseball All-Star team put together at the SABR 41 convention, here. Something I did not realize- no other state in the union has produced more Major Leaguers than California.
  • Former Dodger Wes Parker was at the SABR 41 convention. Check out this video below. (From the SABR website)

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