Thursday, September 19, 2013

Just a Few Quick Videos of the Dodgers Celebrating

If you're like me, then you were stuck at work during this afternoon's game.  Have no fear, though.  The internet has found a way to show us some celebratory highlights.  Check some out below.

In case you missed AJ Ellis' go-ahead home run in the 8th inning, here it is below.

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Here is the final out.  Kenley Jansen gets Aaron Hill to fly out to left, earning his 26th save and helping the Dodgers clinch the National League West.

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Pool Party!

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And of course, Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe has a bunch of videos already up for your enjoyment.


Yasiel Puig has a dance off with Matt Kemp's nephew after the Dodgers clinch the NL West.

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We Are West Division Champions!


I have no words.

Really... how can you express how crazy and rewarding this season has been so far. 

You can't.

No way!

It's just unbelievable.


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Just a Helpful Announcement: Some Dodgers Postseason Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow

I just received this press release from the Dodgers, so I figured I should pass it along.

DODGERS’ 2013 NLDS AND NLCS TICKETS ON SALE AT DODGERS.COM TOMORROW AT 10:00 A.M.
Followers of @Dodgers will have first chance at tickets at 9:00 a.m.
 
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers will release a limited number of home game tickets for potential NLDS and NLCS games at Dodger Stadium on dodgers.com/postseason tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Followers of the Dodgers’ official Twitter handle @Dodgers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets starting at 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. NLDS individual tickets start at just $36 and NLCS individual tickets start at just $71.
 
Fans can secure 2014 season tickets along with special benefits for being a Dodger season ticket holder now by visiting www.dodgers.com/seasontickets. For a limited time, fans that pay 2014 season seats in full will be guaranteed Postseason rights to 2013 NLDS and NLCS home games at Dodger Stadium. Season ticket pricing starts at just $5 per game.
 
Fans can follow the Dodgers on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/Dodgers. Complete details on 2013 Postseason ticket availability can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/postseason.

So, who's going?

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Blog Kiosk: 9/19/2013 - Dodgers Links - Adrian Thrown Out, Resting Hanley Ramirez and Onelki Garcia's First Card is Coming


Yasiel Puig belted his 17th home run last night, pic via Dodgers tumblr.  The Dodgers couldn't close it out last night, but they'll have an opportunity this afternoon. 
  • "Adrian making major impact on LA Latino community," via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com.
  • Do you remember John Ely?  If you do, check out his interview with him by Aiden Weber at The Columbia Chronicle.
  • "Four-outfielder issue actually a huge asset," via Mark Saxon at ESPN.
  • Topps unveiled a preview image of an autographed 2013 Bowman Chrome card of rookie Onelki Garcia.  This set is supposed to come out early next month.  Click on the pic on the right to embiggen.
  • Topps also unveiled a preview image of a 2013 Heritage MiLB relic card of Joc Pederson.  This set officially goes live next week.  Click on the pic on the left to embiggen.
  • Good Guy Kemp does it again.  Only, a little differently.  Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Kemp flies Dodgers' bat boys into Phoenix".
  • Eric Stephen at True Blue LA discusses, "The Hanley Ramirez plan".
"Whatever we have to do to get him right," Mattingly said. "It's going to be a matter of keeping him sharp but getting plenty of rest."
  • "High-stakes call in Arizona pads case for replay," via Barry Bloom at MLB.com.  Replays showed it was an obvious bad call.  Sometimes that's how the cookie crumbles.
"It changes the game right there," Mattingly said after his club's clinching party was delayed at least one more day because of the 9-4 loss to the D-backs. "It would have been 4-3 with [one] out. Yeah, it would have been great to be able to use [replay]. Nothing against the umpires, but all we want to do is get it right. Let's get it right."
  • "Missed opportunities, managerial miscues and celebrations delayed," via Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe.  Tony has some hard criticism on Mattingley's managerial decisions.
  • I love this.  "Adrian Gonzalez ejected for telling umpire to hustle," via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA.  You gotta keep the umpires on their toes.
Gonzalez was standing on second base after what he thought was an RBI double that would have brought the Dodgers to within 4-3. But Young was called out at home plate. Not by home plate umpire Joe West, but rather by first base umpire Jim Joyce, as the umpires were on a rotation with a ball hit into left field.

Gonzalez didn't think Joyce was in proper position to make the call.

"He's got to go from first base to home," Gonzalez said. "I was more mad that he was not in position to make the call. It's not that he wanted to get it wrong, it's that he didn't see it."
  •  Yasiel Puig: Rapid Fire - Yasiel Puig answers a barrage of rapid fire questions. Find out whether he prefers twitter to instagram and who he thinks is the Dodgers best looking player. Watch the video here.

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Mailbag: Nate Eovaldi Bowman Sterling Autographed card


I just had to do it. 

After watching Nate Eovaldi's last start against the Dodgers, where he pitched 7 solid innings with a flying fastball clocked in the mid-90's, I figured I should add his 2011 Bowman Sterling autographed card to my collection. 

I know he lost that game, but I was impressed.  He looked like a different pitcher out there.  Maybe the opportunity to show off to his old club provided extra motivation, or maybe he was feeling especially great that day. 

I dunno.

All I know is that I suspect we haven't heard the last of him.  I'm not saying that he'll be an ace making the kind of money Zack and Clayton do.  What I am saying is that I figure Eovaldi will have a long career as an end-of-the-rotation starter, at the very least.

And you know what?  That ain't too bad. 

Besides, it was super cheap, so why not?

Check out a pic of the card above and below.  Click the photo to embiggen.

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