Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 7/16/2013 - Dodgers Links - Listening to Mel, Garvey & Kershaw Work a Food Truck and Puig Doesn't Sign with Jay-Z

Check out this great photo montage featuring the Dodgers from Opening Day to the All-Star break.  Pic via @Dodgers on twitter.
  • Via FoxSports AM570, listen to the man behind Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series home run. 
Kirk Gibson always mentions scout, Mel Didier when talking about his Home Run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. Didier was the Dodgers advance scout that told Gibson and the other Dodgers to anticipate a "back door slider" if Eckersley got a full count on left handed hitters. Gibson recalled that scouting report before he stepped back in to the batters box before hitting that 3-2 improbable home run. Mel joined us on "Dodgers on Deck" Sunday.
  • Hanley Ramirez wants to stay a Dodger, via Dylan Hernandez at the LA Times.
  • Both Steve Garvey and Clayton Kershaw were in New York to promote Time Warner Cable’s celebration of their expanded WiFi coverage by working in some food trucks during All-Star week.  Check out a couple of pics below.  Pic on left via twitter @SteveGarvey6, and pic on right via twitter @metroBASEBALL.
  • TMZ goes paparazzi on Yasiel Puig.  "I Got a Rolls & a Hot Chick!!  Who Needs the All-Star Game?"  Stay Classy TMZ!
  • BTW, Puig recently signed a marketing deal, but it's not with Jay-Z.  Via Darren Rovell at ESPN, "Yasiel Puig signs marketing deal".
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie slugger Yasiel Puig has signed with Radegen Sports Management to represent his off-the-field interests.

"We're definitely going to capitalize on his rise," said Radegen Sports president Alex Radetsky, whose New York-based company also represents David Ortiz and Jose Bautista. "But we're not going to rush, and he's not going to sell out."
Radetsky said his autograph deal will be run by California-based JD Legends Promotions, a firm that has managed the signings of many Dodgers players.
  • Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Cleared To Sign With MLB, via Mark Polishuk at MLB Trade Rumors.  The Dodgers are considered the favorites to sign him.  He is a 26-year old Cuban starting right-handed pitcher.
  • "On a team of unsung heroes, Tim Crews stood out: Reliever Tim Crews helped the Dodgers reach the 1988 World Series, where they beat the A's. He died in a 1993 boating accident, but his spirit lives in his family," via Bill Plaschke at the LA Times.
  • Apparently, a fan was injured due to an errant throw from Withrow while warming up in the bullpen, via Reddit.  I guess blood was everywhere.  Hopefully, that fan is doing well.
  • So, when did shirts get so expensive?  In celebration of America’s pastime, Tommy Bahama has created a limited edition 2013 MLB All-Star Game shirt commemorating the Midsummer Classic at the home of the New York Mets. The royal blue silk camp shirt features the 2013 MLB All-Star Game with an orange and white embroidered logo on the back and sleeve. The shirt retails for $158.  Steve Garvey was there to promote and meet with fans.

    • Here is a video from FoxSports, watch Clayton Kershaw speak about the Dodgers' turnaround, Yasiel Puig, and good friend Matthew Stafford.

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