Tuesday, August 30, 2011

And the Winner is....

The final contest drawing for the Beatles CD Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band has just concluded, and here are the results. Remember, I will randomize, 3 times, to get to the winner.

Random #1.
Random #2.
Random #3.Congrats Play At The Plate. I'll be sending you an email shortly.

Reminder: Last Chance to Enter Beatles Drawing

This is the very last CD available in the Beatles Anniversary give-away. A winner will be chosen randomly tonight at 7:00 PM so go here and make a comment to enter.

Daily Conlon: 226 through 234

As I'm sure you already figured out, these Daily Conlon cards are hardly coming on a daily basis. Nevertheless, I promise to do my best. Please check out Conlon cards numbered 226 through 234.

It features a handful of trivia questions, but I want to focus on a former Dodger. On the bottom row, far left is Mel Almada who played only half a season with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939. He is notable in Baseball history for being the first Mexican Baseball player to play in the Major Leagues.

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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eBay: The Dodger Blue is Rooting For You...

Here is a great little vintage Dodger collectible. I don't think this was sent by the Dodgers, but was probably available at your local greeting card store. It is a "Get Well" card featuring facsimile autographs of the 1983 Dodgers- the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles franchise. It sold for an affordable $5.01.