Topps unveiled a preview pic of their newest Baseball card set called 2013 Topps Five Star. Check out the above Jackie Robinson/Roberto Clemente dual relic card. BTW, this set officially went live today. Pic above via @ToppsCards on twitter.
- This day in Dodger history: On this day in 1988 the Dodgers traded for future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray from the Orioles.
- Via Jay Jaffe at Sports Illustrated, "JAWS and the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot: Hideo Nomo". He takes a long look at his career and the significance of him playing in the MLB. (Hat Tip: Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts)
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Dodgers head to (Winter) Meetings holding the cards: With top-flight roster already in hand, Colletti can wait for the right deal
- As you know, Ricky Nolasco signed a contract with the Twins. Well, last night he sent out a tweet thanking Dodger fans for last year. Class act, that guy.
I would also like to thank @Dodgers for great times and memories I will never forget. HUGE TY to Dodger fans for their support as well!
— ricky nolasco (@RNolasco47) December 4, 2013
- The Dodgers won the tweet of the day yesterday with this classic.
It's time for Kings hockey! We will take over the @LAKings account in the 2nd inning. #ITFKH
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 4, 2013
- John Thorn at Our Game tells us all about, "Slivers, the Baseball Clown".
Circus clown Frank Oakley, born Frank Anderson but known as “Slivers,” was born in Sweden in 1871. His most famous act, the pantomime “Ball Game,” played on the baseball fan’s fantasy trope, “Kill the Umpire.”
- Via Bill Shaikin at the LA Times, "MLB players appoint Tony Clark leader, discuss tougher PED penalties".
"Michael (Weiner) was a friend, an advisor and a mentor of mine," Clark said. "The vision he laid out for me and for the organization when I came onboard a handful of years ago is the same vision we are going to continue."
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