- Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy provides some helpful tips about getting autographs.
- Hey, Steve Garvey is on twitter.
- Ben at Let's Go Dodgers finds a photo of everyone's favorite neurotic father of Malcolm in the Middle, Bryan Cranston, sporting a Dodgers jersey. You gotta love celebrities showing their Dodger pride.
- Dodger Bobble shares some pics from the recent Kirk Gibson bobblehead game.
- "Cliff Lee Reportedly On Waivers: Your Move, Dodgers," via True Blue LA. Dave Cameron at FanGraphs argues that the Dodgers should claim him.
Is 4/100 a gross overpay for Lee for a team with massive revenues? I don’t think so. He probably won’t be worth that money, and it could even be pretty ugly by the last year of the deal, but Lee’s still an excellent pitcher right now and projects to remain one for the next several years. Given the significant difference he could make to the Dodgers organization right now and the mediocre alternatives that they’ll have to consider overpaying this winter, claiming Lee on waivers is a risk the Dodgers should take.
- 2012 Topps Mini boxes were officially debuted at the National and they can be only purchased directly from Topps. With each box purchase a 5 card promo set is given out to collectors. Matt Kemp is included in the promo set. See it below.
- The Smithsonian National Museum of American History writes about Civil War Baseball.
- Via Metro.us, What if Every Olympics Was Photographed Like Beach Volleyball. Fair is fair, right?
- Numerous Baseball teams had their facebook pages hacked, via Deadspin.
- Wow! So this happened. A minor league umpire ejected the stadium music engineer for playing the song "Three Blind Mice," via SBNation. Below is a video of the ejection, via YouTube.
- I love boxing, so the blatant rigging of fights in the Olympics has me pissed off. Check out Deadspin for their report.
It was, by any account, the biggest competitive disgrace of the Olympics so far. And there's reason to ask if this was more than the usual Olympic boxing incompetence, but rather something more sinister.
- Via Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness, a video from Lone Star Dugout features the newest Dodgers Cuban prospect Yasiel Puig's first professional at-bat.
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