Monday, December 24, 2012

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 12/24/2012

Matt Luke, Paul LoDuca, Sweet Lou Johnson and Bobby Castillo are at the Holiday Ham Giveaway at Dodger Stadium on December 18, 2012.  Photo Credit: Larry Goren/ LA Dodgers 2012.
Finding the name intellectually offensive from the day Moreno announced it, I bring it up now because of recent developments. If the name the Angels have usurped were legitimate, Major League Baseball could promote one of the highlights of the coming season as the battle for Los Angeles. The Angels and the Dodgers have certainly spent a lot of time and money creating that picture.
  • The Jackie Robinson game-used jersey on auction through Lelands that I featured in a post last week closed at an astounding $401,968 (including the 19.5% buyer's permium).
  • David Laurila at FanGraphs interviews Dodgers pitching prospect Chris Reed.
  • (credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.)
  • Former Angels wunderkind slugging prospect Dallas McPherson has just been signed by the Dodgers to play in AAA, via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA.
  • Come on man!  Why do you have to disrespect the uniform like that?  Some idiot has been roaming East LA robbing stores decked out in LA Dodgers gear.  This guy really sucks. Story at  See the suspects photo to the right.
  • The Dodgers wish you a happy holidays!

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Collection: A Couple of Andre Ethier 2007 SPx Signatures

With all of the talk and crazy rumors centered on whether the Dodger will trade Andre Ethier, I thought sharing these two cards of him would be timely.

Featured here are a couple of Andre Ethier 2007 Upper Deck SPx Young Star Signatures cards.  The top card is the base autographed insert card, and the silverish card is a parallel autographed card that is numbered to 25 copies.

As to whether the team should trade our right fielder?  I say no.  Why bother making what amounts to an incrimental change when we have a slugger who would more than suffice.  Was he the best option we can get out there?  No, but I think it's safe to say we are much better off in that position that a vast majority of the league. 

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