Friday, April 27, 2012

Blog Kiosk: 4/27/2012

Check out this vintage game-used bat that once graced the hands of Jackie Robinson.  It was used during the 1953 Baseball season, and is available at auction through MEARS.  They tend to specialize in game-used uniforms and equipment.  See the auction here- it closes tomorrow evening.
The Dodgers want to repay their fans who were inconvenienced by Mother Nature on Wednesday night.

Ticket stubs from the Dodgers’ rainy 4-2 loss (4/25) to the Atlanta Braves can be redeemed for free reserve-level tickets to a May 14 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks or a May 31 game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Ticket stubs from April 13 can also be exchanged for May 14 or May 31 tickets.

Exchanges can be made at the advance ticket window at Dodger Stadium’s parking lot P between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday.
  • 89.33 KPCC recently broadcast and is running a story online about a new book by writer, producer, and lifelong Dodgers fan Paul Haddad. In Haddad’s new book, “High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania,” he focuses on the “glory years” of his childhood team, which spans from 1977 to 1981.  They have a nice, lengthy feature complete with audio from classic Dodger games and excerpts from the book.  Go here.  Below is a sample of one of the recordings.

  • MLB's oldest living ballplayer turned 101 yesterday.  Happy belated birthday, Connie Marrero.  (Hat Tip: Huffington Post)
  • Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts we learn that the upcoming film about Jackie Robinson called "42" is set to be released on April 12, 2013.
  • Juuust a Bit Outside visits Fort Wayne, Indiana and shares a pic of a statue of Dodgers great Carl Erskine that is located there.
  • Beyond the Boxscore takes a look at Yu Darvish's mystery pitch- the "shuuto."
  • Upper Deck continues its blog series on "How to Open a Trading Card Shop" with a recent story on selling supplies.
  • Topps will have a new Wacky Packages set out in July and Beckett has some preview pics.  These cards are a crack-up.  See a couple examples below.

  • The schedule for the Kings vs. St. Louis Blues second round match-up of the NHL playoffs has just been released.  The first game is tomorrow evening.  See the schedule, here.
  • A close friend recently co-wrote a short film with actress Catherine Dent called "Silk," and is currently soliciting funds to pay for its filming.  From my friends email to me. 
The script was included as part of Catherine's application to the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and she was chosen as one of eight directors out of hundreds of applicants to participate in the program.  The film SILK, which calls attention to the scourge that is child marriage, will be shot this summer and screened here in L.A. before it goes worldwide and is banned in multiple countries.

AFI provides us with the equipment to shoot the film, but they also require us to raise the funds to pay for everything else.  So this morning we launched our web page at Kickstarter.
 Go here to help this worthwhile venture


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