- Cliff Corcoran at Sports Illustrated notes the resurgence of the Dodgers-Giants rivalry.
This could be special. Though their rivalry dates back to the Benjamin Harrison presidency, when the Dodgers were the Brooklyn Bridegrooms of the American Association, and although it gave us one of the game's most iconic moments in Bobby Thompson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951, and although it remained intact when the two teams switched coasts in 1958, the Dodgers and Giants aren't often good at the same time.
- Left Field Pavilion shares a great vintage photo of some LA Dodgers bat boys with Walter Alston.
- Gaslamp Ball shares a bit of fan fiction centered around our very own Steve Garvey and his love of burritos. Check it out. It's a gas.
There was no dobut about it: That was definitely a burrito McKeon had stashed in the dresser drawer second from the top. Garvey knew that smell anywhere. It was hard to listen to what was being said to him. Garvey's brain was salivating. LITERALLY.
"Jack, I think my brain is melting."
"What the hell are you talking about, Steve? Pay attention."
- Via Tom Bartsch at Sports Collectors Digest, the cards from the Black Swap find will be making an appearance at the Long Beach Coin Show from September 6th to the 8th.
- Steven with Zim's Autographs is everywhere when it comes to autographs. He recently got Shin Soo-Choo at a free public signing at a bank.
- This looks promising. The NHL players made a counter-proposal that looks fair. Instead of taking the route the owners took by offering something ridiculous, the players offered something that looks thoughtful and reasonable. Maybe a lock-out isn't on the horizon. Via KuklasKorner.
- Michael Grange with SportsNet has a different take on things. He thinks a lock-out is assured.
It’s a clever mechanism to maintain the status quo, and Fehr should be congratulated for thinking outside that ever-shrinking box.
Unfortunately, the owners want that box to keep shrinking and they want to cut their No. 1 expense: player salaries.
Fehr’s proposal doesn’t do that in what the owners would define as a meaningful way and sets the stage for player costs staying much higher than the owners want for the foreseeable future.
- Via Zero Hedge, our nations drought in one picture. Click pic to embiggen.
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