Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Listen to Puig Destroyer's 2nd EP, Now

Available now, for immediate download and listening is Puig Destroyer's 2nd EP.  It is titled 'Wait for Spring' and includes 8 new songs.  You can listen to them below, or go to the band's website, here.

The entire album is available for digital download through a "name your price" purchase method.  So, you give what you can.  At this time, there is no physical record available, but if all goes well I suspect they'll release an actual record, too.

Go here to purchase the album - Wait for Spring.  You can follow Puig Destroyer on twitter: @PuigDestroyer.

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Puig and Ryu make the 2013 Topps All-Star Rookie Team

It's that time of year again, when Baseball collectors start to wonder, who will be honored with a Topps All-Star Rookie trophy in their 2014 Baseball card set?

Since 1959, Topps has commemorated the best young stars at each position with the symbol of a trophy emblazoned on the following years Topps cards.  You can see the two examples of that trophy at the very top.  The trophy on the left was used from 1960 to 1972, and the trophy cup on the right was used thereafter.  This honor has been bestowed on some of the games greatest; from Willie McCovey to Johnny Bench, from Gary Carter to Ozzie Smith, from Cal Ripken Jr. to Ichiro Suzuki.

This year, two Dodgers made the cut, and they are not surprising choices. 

Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu have been named to the 2013 Topps All-Star Rookie roster.  Check out a list of all the winners below.

  • 1B Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals (.284 batting average, 17 HR, 51 RBI, 2013 stats)
  • 2B Jedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres (.249, 23, 63)
  • 3B Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies (.267, 10, 52)
  • SS Jose Iglesias, Detroit Tigers (.303, 3, 29)
  • OF Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays (.293, 13, 53)
  • OF Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers (.319, 19, 42)
  • OF Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins (.288, 4, 16)
  • C Evan Gattis, Atlanta Braves (.243, 21, 65)
  • RHP Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins (12-6, 2.19 ERA, 187 K's)
  • LHP Hyun-jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers (14-8, 3.00, 154)
  • RP Jim Henderson, Milwaukee Brewers (60 IP, 2.70, 75, 28 Saves)

Hat Tip: bdj610's Topps Baseball Card Blog
Both pics above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013

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Blog Kiosk: 11/19/2013 - Dodgers Links - Puig and some Little Leaguers, Alexander Guerrero Injury and Uribe Wants a 3-Year Deal

Yasiel Puig hung out with a bunch of youngsters at Dodger Stadium, yesterday.  Pic above via @Dodgers on twitter.  See more pics of the day from Jon SooHoo, hereKen Gurnick at MLB.com tells us all about it - "Puig holds clinic for Little Leaguers at Dodger Stadium".
"I played Little League when I was 9, went through the system, and now I'm grateful that I'm able to do this for these kids," said Puig. "Maybe they'll be able to support me when I get old."

Guerrero:  They tell me to continue but they want me at 100%.  Because the Dodgers will start Spring Training in Arizona 3 weeks earlier because they have some games in Australia.  Since they’ll be in Australia, they’ll want me to be with the team.
The above tweet has since been deleted because general media started to ask the Diamondbacks why they made the sign - not realizing it was a photoshopped image.  Wow!  Some people are so gullible.  Below is the original photo.

  • Via Craig Durham at MLB.com, "Baldwin getting valuable experience in Australia: Outfield prospect building on strong second half while with Great Lakes Loons".
"I went to Panama last year, and this is a great opportunity to come to a different country," said Baldwin, who is ranked the Dodgers' No. 17 prospect by MLB.com. "I'm just thankful for everybody that sent me here, and I'm happy to be here, trying to get better any way I can to try and make it to the big leagues as soon as I can."
“The pitchers in the Cal League had more of an idea how to execute,” Seager said. “They found a way to attack me and they did. They came inside a lot harder, and then they threw a lot of balls south of the zone, and I was chasing. Everybody has those months. I had mine, and I got through it.”
The seven-part series, called “NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other,” will begin Jan. 22 on NBC Sports Network and will initially feature the Kings and Ducks as they prepare for their Stadium Series game on Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium. Episodes will air on NBCSN on Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 27 (two hours), March 5 and March 12.

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