Thursday, November 17, 2011
Here is a 2005 Bowman autographed card from my collection of Blake DeWitt.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Location: Big League Dreams in West Covina
Cost: $35 per Player
This tournament is open to EVERYONE who wants to play.*
Included are the following:
- 3-Game Guarantee on Major League Baseball Replica Fields
- Single elimination Playoff Games (for qualifying teams)
- Tournament Director
- Bracketing for all teams.
- 1st Place trophy
- 2nd Place plaque
- 3 Large pizzas and 4 pitchers of soda per team.
Los Angeles Dodgers lefthander Clayton Kershaw, a Triple Crown of pitching winner with league-best totals of victories (21), earned-run average (2.28) and strikeouts (248), won the National League Cy Young Award in balloting by the BBWAA.
Kershaw, at 23 the youngest Cy Young Award winner since 20-year-old Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets in 1985, was named first on 27 of the 32 ballots, cast by two writers in each NL city. Kershaw was second on three ballots and third on two, to score 207 points, based on a tabulation system that rewards seven points for first place, four for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth. Kershaw, who ended the season with an eight-game winning streak, had five complete games and limited opponents to a league-low .207 batting average.
This is the 10th time a Dodger has won the award.
He joins three-time winner Sandy Koufax, Don Newcombe, Don Drysdale, Mike Marshall, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser and Eric Gagne.Kershaw had this to say, per a Dodgers press release:
“I'm extremely thankful and humbled by this award,” said Kershaw. “The company that I'm in now... just to be mentioned with some of those guys. I'm just in awe. I never thought I'd be here.
(Pic Link of Kershaw: Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
For your viewing pleasure, below are some highlights from last season, via the Dodgers
- Thomas Salerno and Jordon Kroop analyze the proposed sale of the Dodger media rights for LexisNexis BK Law Community.
- GCRL puts up a bunch of great Dodgers cards featuring double plays.
- Dodgers in No Rush to Ink Kershaw, via FoxSports.
From the Dodgers’ perspective, a long-term deal for Kershaw would need to be at least five years, enabling the club to buy out at least two years of free agency. But Kershaw, a favorite for the NL Cy Young Award, might not be interested in such a deal at this early stage of his career.
- Jamey Carroll going to the Twins, via StarTribune. I still can't figure out why we didn't trade him last season when he was clearly wanted. We would of gotten something for him.
- Tommy Lasorda visits a YMCA in Tennessee, via The Tennessean. (Hat Tip: Vin Scully Is My Homeboy)
One kid asked Lasorda what he’d have done if he hadn’t gone into baseball. A lawyer, he answered. Another asked if he’d ever met Babe Ruth.
“No, but I wish I had,” he said.
- LA Times sports writer, Steve Dilbeck wins an award. Congrats! Your reports about the Dodgers over the past several months have been a must read, and this reward is well deserved.
- Spiegel at Nomo's Sushi Platter pulled a major hit in a pack of Allen & Ginter. Congrats!!!
- Best Story Book Ever, via BuzzFeed.
- Night Owl Cards shows off the 2008 Topps complete team box set. It includes a bunch of cards I have yet to see.