Monday, January 07, 2013

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 1/7/2012 - Apply for the Baseball Hall of Fame Summer Internship Program

Orel Hershiser, Ramon Martinez, Kevin Gross, Pedro Astacio and Tom Candiotti - March 1994.  Photo by Jon SooHoo/©LA Dodgers.
  • Are you a student looking for an internship this summer?  Are you a huge Baseball fan?  Well, if you answered yes to those two questions then I suggest heading over to the Baseball Hall of Fame website to check out their summer internship program.  They are currently taking applications, due no later than January 31st.  Go here to check it out.
  • Read up on Day #5 in Zambia for Clayton Kershaw and friends in support of Hope's Home at Kershaw's Challenge.
  • Mark Saxon at ESPN interviews Don Mattingly about the Hall of Fame.
Q. Was there ever a time when you felt like you would be a Hall of Famer?
A. When I retired, I was 34. If I had kept playing another five years, I may have ended up with 3,000 hits and reached some other milestones and gotten in. I made the decision for my boys because I wanted to be around. When you do that type of thing, you know what you’re doing, you know you’re not going to make the Hall of Fame. If I was worried about making the Hall of Fame, I wouldn’t have retired. 
“I really like the trade because I’m a big fan of the talent they got back,” he said.

Epstein values the young arms of starters Ruby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, and also appreciated the Red Sox being able to unload salaries over a quarter of a billion dollars in the deal.

“The payroll they freed up was remarkable in its own right,” he said.
  • Larry Granillo at Baseball Prospectus takes a look at the career of Mike Piazza.
  • Yeah!  The NHL lockout is over!  Check out Luc Robitaille's official statement from the Kings, here.
  • So, this is what I miss by not living in snow.  Check out this colored ice igloo that was shared on reddit.  Thread is here.
  • The Outside Corner puts together their version of the Team USA Dream Team for the World Baseball Classic, and it includes one Dodger player.

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