Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Blog Kiosk: 11/8/2011

This is a gamer bat used by Andre Ethier during this seasons hitting streak that was donated to the Hall of Fame. This streak was named the 10th best moment of the year by the Hall. As you can see, Ethier used a Kemp bat for an at-bat. See the Hall commemorate it in the video below. (Pic Link: yfrog @BaseballHall)
  • McCourt to sell team and media rights separately, via WSJ.
    MLB won't oppose Mr. McCourt and his advisers' efforts to solicit separate bids for the team and the future media rights to its games
  • Hiroshima Carp makes an offer to Hiroki Kuroda, via True Blue LA.
  • Max & Marcellus. Audio.
    Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw talks about his Cy Young chances and how the players feel about the Frank McCourt ownership chapter finally coming to a close. Plus, of all the potential free agents signings, Kershaw says a left-handed bat like Prince Fielder's would probably fit best in the Dodgers lineup.
  • 2011 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Minor League Season in Review, via True Blue LA.
  • Jesse at LA Inspiration was on hand at the MLS Western Conference Finals at the Home Depot Center to watch the Galaxy advance to the finals. He has a bunch of great photos.
  • SCD tells us about eBay's new celebrity auction system called eBay Celebrity.
    Celebrities looking for a safe place to raise money for favorite charities and connect with fans are signing on with eBay. On Monday, the company announced the launch of eBay.com/celebrity, a new venture that combines celebrity experiences, memorabilia and merchandise with philanthropic causes.
    Former Laker, Michael Cooper, is currently running an auction under this format for his foundation, here.
  • As of 2009, this is what the map looks like on human space programs and our reach into outer space.
  • RIP Joe Frazier. www.joefrazier.com
  • 10th Best Moment of the 2011 Baseball by the Hall of Fame- Andre Ethier's hitting streak.

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eBay: 1962 Dodger Stadium Bronze Medal

I have probably written about this item before, but what they hay? It's worth mentioning again. This is a large bronze medal, measuring approximately 2.5' in diameter, that was available for sale at Dodger Stadium concession stands in 1962. It commemorates the dedication of the new stadium at Chavez Ravine. Notice how the front of the medal notes both the Dodgers and Angels. The Angels played at Dodger Stadium, they called it Chavez Ravine, til 1965. This medal sold on eBay at $20.50.
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