Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Blog Kiosk: 5/8/2012

This is probably the coolest tote bag I have ever seen.  20,000 fans at Sundays game will receive a Andre Ethier bag in celebration of Mother's Day.
The Dodgers have been the talk of the baseball world this season, with the $2 billion sale of the organization and their league-best 17-8 record. However, as well as the team has played, they actually stand to improve their offense with a simple lineup tweak: Move Dee Gordon in front of the pitcher and bat A.J. Ellis near the top of the lineup.
There's this whole idea you're supposed to try to hit line drives all the time. Seems like you're swinging for the fences a bit now, no?

No, no. I'm actually not that good of a hitter when I try to hit the ball out of the ballpark. I'm not really good at swinging real hard. If you watch video, most of the time when I do drive the ball out of the ballpark, it's not one of those crazy, hard swings. It's just nice and easy.
  • If you haven't seen the Orel Hershiser Bobblehead yet, well here it is.
  • Wow!  There has been a good amount of violence at ballgames everywhere.  Check out this recent vid from Anaheim on Cinco de Mayo as two female Angels fans duke it out, via Huffington Post
  • 2012 Honorary Bat Girl contest winners have been chosen.  Lisa Nevolo-Lewis is the Dodgers winner.  From Quinn Roberts at MLB.
The program recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment of "Going to Bat" in the fight against the disease.

During MLB's annual Mother's Day national day of recognition, the Honorary Bat Girl will take part in pregame activities, be honored during an on-field ceremony and receive pink MLB merchandise, along with two tickets to the game.
  • Nomo's Sushi Platter shares some Dodgers autographed cards.
  • Kenley Jansen takes over the closer spot, via True Blue LA.
  • Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy has a video up featuring the recent autograph signing event with Kemp and Ethier at Frank & Sons.
  • Trey Parker of South Park is a huge Kings fan, and Puck Daddy has pics to prove it.  Heck, from my understanding the Kings are the only team in the league allowed to use South Park characters for in-game entertainment.

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