Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects - the Dodgers Base Cards

Even with Baseball on its winter hiatus new sets continue to be released.

Thank goodness.

All of this idle time between scrounging for Winter League updates and idiotic trade rumor rumblings has me yearning for something more tangible.  So, why not some cardboard of my "Boys in Blue".

Released yesterday was Topps 2013 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects set, and as the title suggest it focuses primarily on the up-'n-coming players in the league.  Check out a complete checklist here.

The base set is basically broken down into 3 separate subsets: Draft Picks, Top Prospects and Rookie Cards.  The Draft Picks subset includes our first two draft picks from the recent 2013 amateur draft.  The Top Prospects selection is not a surprise to Dodger fans.  Both Joc Pederson and Corey Seager are expected to make an impact with the big club once they have a chance to step on the field.  As for the Rookie Cards, no set would be complete without the addition of Puig, Ryu and Magill.

Check out all of the cards below.  Click any pic to embiggen.  I'll share the various Dodgers' insert cards next week.

Draft Picks

#BDPP14 Chris Anderson                       #BDPP30 Tom Windle 

Top Prospects

#TP-13 Joc Pederson                          #TP-42 Corey Seager

Rookie Cards

#1 Yasiel Puig

#30 Hyun-Jin Ryu                           #42 Matt Magill RC

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Clayton Celebrated - Hot Tub Style

So, with all of the hoopla that surrounds a major award like the Cy Young, how does Clayton Kershaw celebrate?

Ellen Kershaw, clearly yesterday's twitter winner, tells us how.

That's right, Kershaw and his buddies did it hot tub style, and this is how I imagined it.

Now, why is the water yellow?

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Blog Kiosk: 11/14/2013 - Dodgers Links - Mattingly to Manage Dodgers for a Long Time, Tommy and Brian Wilson Wants Closer Money

Puig Destroyer is coming out with their 2nd release next week.  Check out what the cover art will look like, via Puig Destroyer's facebook.  I'll be sure to post up their new album when it comes out.
“If I would ask someone who [Tommy Lasorda] was, they would say he’s a Dodger, that he’s a ballplayer,” said Brig. Gen. Coglianese, a native of New Jersey. “I would tell you he’s a patriot, a veteran of World War II. [He is] a real American hero, idol and someone I look up to.”
  • Via Dylan Hernandez on twitter, Brian Wilson will stay Blue if he's paid closer money.  Why not, right?  After all, we're paying closer money for middle relief help (i.e. Brandon League).

“There was never any confusion in our minds that we wanted him back. I think the whole organization feels like I do and like I have from the first day I came in, which is that I’m a big fan of Donnie’s and I’ve become an even bigger fan in my time with him. I see qualities in him that I think make him a candidate to be a long-term manager, chiefly his demeanor and handling people.”

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