Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blog Kiosk: 8/30/2011

Congratulations to Juan Bustabad for being named the California League Manager of the Year- Dodgers Class A team. (Pic from Quakes Baseball Twitter)

Also, be sure to enter the last Beatles CD contest that concludes this evening. Go here to win Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band by making a comment to enter the drawing.
  • Vin Scully is My Homeboy has 7 videos up featuring Don Mattingly giving hitting tips.
  • Here's a brilliant Star Wars Night poster from Left Field Pavilion.
  • Check out Edgar's story about getting a Tommy Lasorda autograph at My Autograph Signing. It was a bad time. Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy has even more fan comments. From my own experience, Tommy is not a cheerful signer. Although, I'm surprised he acted that way with children. I had always seen him express his disdain towards adult males asking for autographs- he always seemed so willing to sign for women and children. In fact, the only time I actually tried to get his auto (and thankfully succeeded) was when a line formed in front of his golf cart one afternoon during a Spring Training game in Vero Beach. This was shortly after revelations about an escort hit the airwaves so I figured this was a way to ameliorate the situation.
  • Sports Collectors Daily looks back at the 1991 National Sports Collectors Convention in Anaheim. I too recall it being an absolute madhouse. My only regret was not getting a table for the show. Mad money was made that weekend. I had just entered college and was slowly moving away from the hobby and card business. One of these days I'll have to write about what it was like to be a teenage entrepreneurial card dealer in the late 80's in Southern California.
  • The man known as Steve Sax at Sons of Steve Garvey worked the press box last night and puts up some post-game notes, here. From Kershaw:
    "It's flattering to be mentioned in the Cy Young discussion, but honestly I'm not thinking about it much. I don't have personal goals, I think it's kind of limiting. I will enjoy this win tonight and come back tomorrow...I've got five starts left and a lot can happen."
  • Now check out Sax's pre-game notes; including some videos from the field.
  • Are Juan Uribe and Jonathon Broxton Done? Via Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times.
  • Nick Diunte puts up part 4 of his interview with Carl Erskine where he speaks about Roy Campanella. Below if a video of this interview.

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