Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 10/24/2012


Beautiful!  A final pic of the Stanley Cup with the LA skyline in the background, via twitter @Dodgers.
  • Left Field Pavilion makes an incredible fantasy Baseball card of Don Newcombe under the Schaefer Beer brand.  All I can say is please make more!
  • Vote for Ken Levine.  As you may recall, Ken was the former host of Dodgers Talk.  Well, he has since gone on to the Mariners, and has guest spotted on their radio broadcast.  Now, the team is looking to fill in the full-time co-announcer position and Seattle PI is polling fans to see who should get that spot.  Please go there and place your vote.
  • Chris Jaffe at Hardball Times makes note of the 40th anniversary Jackie Robinson's death.
  • Put this under the heading of "Bad Ideas".  The Dodgers could open up the 2014 season in Australia, via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com.
The paper quoted Bob Turner, owner of the Sydney Blue Sox professional baseball team, saying that Major League Baseball has been negotiating with Australian Baseball League officials to hold the series, which could pit the Dodgers against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Are you carving a pumpkin for Halloween?  Well, the Dodgers provide some great templates; including the Vin Scully below.  Go here to check them all out.
Sheffield is more or less the Cincinnatus of player representation: He didn't ask to do it, but they beckoned him. Players just wanted Gary Sheffield on their side. So he got his license, just in case he decided to get involved in the business. And then Jason Grilli called in 2010. Sheffield and Grilli had played together in Detroit and gotten along well. Grilli was out of the big leagues, coming off a knee injury, and he wanted back in.
  • Jim Abbott meets a 15-year old one-handed pitcher, via Cincinnati.com.
“I didn’t see (these young people) coming, not in the numbers they did,” he wrote. “They were shy and beautiful, and they were loud and funny, and they were, like me, somehow imperfectly built. And, like me, they had parents nearby, parents who willed themselves to believe that this accident of circumstance or nature was not a life sentence, and that the spirits inside these tiny bodies were greater than the sums of their hands and feet.”

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