I'm not sure if I've ever seen this before. Above is a canvas giclee painting of Vin Scully done by Stephen Holland. I found this on eBay. This piece is numbered to an edition of 93, but I'm sure more affordable prints can be found.
- Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts writes a piece for CityThink at Los Angeles Magazine called "In Praise of Vin's Voice."
- Scott Andes at Lasorda's Lair writes of his recent first meeting with Vin Scully while working the press box.
- Matt Kemp is just fine, via Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times.
- Mike Axisa at Fangraphs writes about Nick Punto.
- Former Dodger Paul LoDuca is playing a part in the Melky Cabrera steroid investigations, per Bob Nightengale at USA Today. (Hat Tip:Craig Calcaterra at Hardball Talk)
The people told USA TODAY Sports that Lo Duca alleges Seth and Sam Levinson, through their firm ACES Inc., introduced him to Radomski. Lo Duca also alleges a checking account was opened for Lo Duca to pay Radomski for steroids, human growth hormone, amphetamines and sexual-enhancement drugs, according to the people. The MLB probe is part of the investigation after the failed drug test and suspension of San Francisco Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera two weeks ago.
- Per a Dodgers press release:
Scott Elbert on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation and recalled right-handed pitcher Shawn Tolleson from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
- Another major vintage Baseball card lot was found in Maine. It goes on auction today. Via The Morning Sentinel.
The card, found by an antiques picker from Kennebunk who asked the auction house not to identify him, is one of seven Old Judge Cigarette cabinet cards from the 1888 Boston Beaneaters that will be auctioned Wednesday by Saco River Auction. The Boston Beaneaters went on to be known as the Boston Braves and, eventually, the Atlanta Braves.
- John Ely has been named the PCL pitcher of the year, via @Dodgers on twitter. Right now, I prefer to see him over Harang and Capuano.
- A 1914 Babe Ruth Minor League Rookie card just sold in a private for $575,000.00, via Sports Collectors Daily. That's a huge price for a card in PSA 2 (good) condition. I wonder what a Near-Mint example would sell for. Heck, does one even exist?
- Alan Kleinberger at Sports Collectors Digest writes about his day at The National.
I’m not sure how you would define “enthusiastic.” I’m also not sure how you’d define “crazy.” I had back surgery a little more than two weeks before this year’s National, held in Baltimore Aug. 1-5. So when I got up at 4 a.m. to catch a commuter train to New York’s Penn Station, where I would catch the 6:05 a.m. Amtrak to Baltimore, I was wearing a neck brace. Yeah, I say enthusiastic. My wife and more sane people would say crazy. Not the first time I was called that, and probably not the last.
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