Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 1/16/2013

Matt Kemp recently chose to honor his grandparents with a large chest tattoo, and it is awesome.  The artwork was done by Jun Cha.  His website is here, and it includes more pics.  (Hat Tip: Lauren Lloyd of LAist)
  • Dustin Nosler at Feelin' Kinda Blue puts together an exhaustive list of his 50 top Dodger prospects.  It's very informative.
  • GCRL makes a bunch of 1982 Topps fantasy cards that should have been.  They are postseason championship cards featuring the 1981 Dodgers World Series champs, and they are awesome.
  • Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA, writes a great biography on the other Dodgers lefty ace- Karl Spooner.
  • Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, both Ronald Belisario and AJ Ellis have filed for salary arbitration.
  • This sounds like another BS rumor.  Via Bill Shaikin at the LA Times, we hear that the Dodgers have been thinking about adding Scott Rolen- which is strange since he is believed to be in retirement mode.  The money quotes is this:
 The team has not reached out to Rolen to gauge his interest, the person said.
Sounds like just another baseless rumor that is based upon speculative brainstorming rather than actual discussions with said player. 
  • Angels announcer Victor Rojas shares a recent chat he had with Vin Scully.
  • Don Mattingly recently spoke with Jay Mohr on AM570, and endorsed Jack Morris for the Hall of Fame.
  • Check out a bunch of vintage photographs of Los Angeles here.
  • Today is the 43rd Anniversary of Curt Flood's lawsuit challenging Baseball's reserve clause. Check out a video below.

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