Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blog Kiosk: 2/21/2012

Here is a sneak peek at the Matt Kemp autographed card from Panini's 2011 Limited Baseball set, via The Knight's Lance.
  • Check out another Panini post with some preview pic from their Playoff Contenders Baseball set that is being released this week.
  • Dodgers closer Javy Guerra is ready. Via Javy's twitter.
  • Kemp and Gwynn did their best to lure Prince Fielder to LA, via Dylan Hernandez at LA Times.
    Gwynn said Fielder asked him about what it was like to play in Los Angeles. In particular, Fielder wanted to know how the ball travels at Dodger Stadium.

    “I lied to him, actually,” Gwynn said.

    He said he told Fielder, “It’s not that bad once June rolls around.”
  • Bill Shaikin reports that Spring Training in Arizona has not been as profitable as they would have hoped.
  • Forbes says that several large funds are interested in joining the bidding; including KKR (please, no!), Highbridge Capital, and Providence Equity Partners.
  • Peter O'Malley is out of the bidding, via Bill Skaikin.
  • Check out Craig Calcaterra's great article in Harball Talk focused on the old United States Baseball League.
  • I'm not a Rick Santorum fan, but his story about meeting reliever Kent Tekulve is very funny, via Big League Stew.
  • DodgerFilms prepares for the 2012 Baseball Season in their own way. Watch "Our Spring Training."

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