Topps is releasing a new set called WBC Tribute today. Check out the preview pic of a Adrian Gonzalez WBC patch card above, via twitter.
- The Kershaw's are good folk. Check out Ellen Kershaw's great essay at Kershaw's Challenge about a girl name Hope entitled, "To our Dearest Hope".
I built relationships with the same sweet group of girls for 4 years at camp. So when they climbed off the bus, each of them came sprinting across campgrounds and leapt into my arms. They weren’t afraid of me. They knew I was on their side, and that I fiercely loved each of them. I later found out that you had been sitting on the side of the road when the bus that was hauling kids to camp pulled over to pick you up. Never have I believed that was a coincidence. It was divine intervention, and the Lord’s will at work that would forever change my life.
- Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA writes, "Dodger legend Don Newcombe puts Yasiel Puig in great company". He gets a great interview with Newcombe.
- The 9th annual Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Bowling Extravaganza will be hosted by A.J. Ellis and Josh Beckett this year. It will take place on Monday, July 29th at Lucky Strike Lanes LA LIVE. Get more information here. Don Mattingly, Steve Yeager, Chris Capuano, Mark Ellis, Tim Federowicz, Stephen Fife, Adrian Gonzalez, J.P. Howell, Nick Punto, Paco Rodriguez and Scott Van Slyke will also be attending.
- I absolutely love the LA Kings mascot "Bailey" twitter account. It's oftentimes hilarious, as Larry Brown Sports points out in "LA Kings mascot cautions Dodgers against Carlos Marmol trade". Check it out here.
- For the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago Leaf Trading Cards will be giving out a 7-card VIP set that includes Yasiel Puig. See at at right. Via Sports Cards Info.
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Joc Pederson, Zach Lee lead Chattanooga contingent on Southern League All-Star team".
- Good luck Cochito. Eric at True Blue LA also tells us that Luis Cruz has refused the assignment to AAA and is now a free agent.
- Via ABC News, former Dodger Milton Bradley has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years for domestic abuse, and is currently out on appeal.
- This is for the Jackie Robinson collector. Baseball Pinback Button blog does a full post on every Jackie pin in the hobby. It includes many pins I was not aware of, as well as dates of issue. awesome!
- Dodger Films shares the aftermath of the Ryu bat that flew into the crowd during the last homestand. The kid is fine and they got some great gifts from the team. Check out the video below.
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