Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 11/29/2012

Happy birthday to Ross Porter and Vin Scully.  Above is a pic from 1978 featuring (from left to right) Ross Porter, Vin Scully and Jerry Doggett.
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  • Eric Stephen at True Blue LA goes through Bill James projections for the Dodgers in 2013.
  • John Thorn, Baseball's official historian, shares a story as told by Cy Young about his greatest game.  I love this kind of stuff.
  • ACTA Sports takes a look at the best and worst hitters ballparks.  Curiously, Dodgers Stadium does not show up as a top 5 pitchers park by any of the metrics discussed.
  • Night Owl continues with #40-#31 of the best Dodgers cards ever made.

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Heritage Auctions: Doodle for Hunger Auction Includes some Former Dodgers

So, what's better and a sports auction? How about an auction for a good cause.

Heritage is currently overseeing an auction called "Doodle for Hunger" for the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.
“Doodle for Hunger” is a fun online auction of signed original works of art by artists, entertainers, athletes, politicians, and business celebrities. The auction will benefit St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters. The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters supports a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor. The auction is offered on the internet only and will close December 17th.
Go here to see the drawings for sale through Heritage.  There appears to also be a live auction on December 10th during a buffet cocktail party with even more doodles.  See that here.  And if you're able to dig into those pockets please consider placing a bid.

A couple of notable former Dodgers decided to use their artistic powers for this good cause.  Tommy John provided the drawing below.
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Steve Garvey also contributed.
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Something Else to Check out on Friday: The Wall of Champions Trophy Display

If you happen to be in downtown LA this coming Friday then this might be something worth checking out.  The Stanley Cup, 3 Galaxy MLS Cup trophies and 3 Lakers NBA Championship trophies will be on display for fans to take pictures with.  Go here for more information.

LOS ANGELES - The defending MLS Champion LA Galaxy – who on Saturday will again play in the MLS Championship Game at The Home Depot Center in Carson against the Houston Dynamo at 1:30 p.m. – will host a CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY DISPLAY and Holiday Toy Drive in conjunction with the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers.
On Friday, from 4 – 7 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles at the J.W. Marriott L.A. LIVE (The Mixing Room adjacent to the hotel lobby) will feature the following special AEG WALL OF CHAMPIONS display:
• Three Galaxy MLS Cups (2002, 2005, 2011) will be on-site for fans to take photos with.
• The Stanley Cup, won by the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings, will be on site for fans to take photos with.
• Three L.A. Lakers NBA Championship trophies (2002, 2009 and 2010) will be on-display for fans to take photos with.
In addition the event will feature the Galaxy promo team as they will be giving away prizes along with the Kings Ice Crew; both club mascots -- Cozmo and Bailey -- as will Futboleros and members of the Galaxy alumni team.
As part of the unique event fans are encouraged to bring a toy as part of AEG’s Season of Giving holiday initiative.

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