Happy Birthday! El Toro turns 53 today. Pic above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2012.
- Via Tom Bartsch at Sports Collectors Digest, "One Collector Still Honoring Dodgers Pitcher Johnny Podres".
“When I was in Little League, Johnny came to our games and would watch me pitch,” said Salerno, of Port Henry, N.Y. “That was a great thrill. I started collecting because he was so nice to me. He helped me get a lot of stuff and then signed everything for me.”
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Dodgers lead NL with 16 GIBBY nominations".
- Ken also provides some news on Capuano and Mark Ellis, via twitter. I wouldn't be surprised to see Ellis stay with the Dodgers in a back-up role. Capuano, on the other hand, is likely to go elsewhere.
- Nick Diunte at Examiner.com put together a great obituary on Bill Sharman; including nice details and quotes from former Baseball teammates.
- FYI, here is the schedule for the announcements of the various BBWAA awards; such as MVP, Cy Youngs, etc.
- This is a clear sign of the lack of respect in our society today. Via Bob Lemke, "Attempt made to steal (Lou) Gehrig's ashes". Wha.....?
- Howard Foxx at Gunaxin Sports has put together a collection of photographs of athletes in their Halloween costumes.
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