Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 5/21/2013

Clayton Kershaw was brilliant again last night in the Dodgers victory over the Brewers. Pic via Dodger Dugout Steps.
Two big surprises have emerged from the film“42,” which deals with Jackie Robinson’s breaking major league baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. One, it appears that many people who never set foot in Ebbets Field in the 1940s and ’50s have been flocking to see it. And two, the chief tormentor of Robinson, Philadelphia Phillies Manager Ben Chapman, is portrayed exactly as he was in life: a meanspirited, unreconstructed bigot. 
  • Come on, people!  When you place a bid on eBay you are contractually obligated to pay.  Even if you meant it as a joke!  Via Susan Lulgjuraj at Beckett, the winning bidder to the Jack Hoffman autographed card that was to go to charity will not pay.  I think you should publicly out the guy for being a douchbag!!!
  • Night Owl has another great enlightening post titled, "Everyone Changes".
  • GCRL completes his 1963 Fleer Dodger team set.  Check it out here.
  • Manny Ramirez moonwalks on the ballfield, via Zach Stoloff at NESN.com.  A video is included in the link
  • Shawn Chaul, the man who built the greatest Gretzky collection of all time, shares some tip on how to build a memorabilia collection, via The National Post.
“Be in it for the enjoyment,” he says. “Don’t ever think of sports memorabilia as an investment. It’s like a car. It’s an expense. Don’t ever plan on getting your money back. When you’re in it for the enjoyment, you’re never going to pay more than you’re comfortable spending. Then you can spend with heart.”
  • This is some very sad news.  Zach Sobiech, who wrote a song called "Clouds" after discovering that his cancer became terminal, just passed away at the age of 18.  RIP, Zach.  Below is his song.  My eyes are starting to tear - it's too dusty in here.

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