Thursday, January 09, 2014

Blog Kiosk: 1/9/2014 - Dodgers Links - the New 2014 Dodgers BP Jersey's, Colletti's Conference and the Fan Bobblehead Vote

Check out a pic of the new 2014 Dodgers batting practice jersey above, via Josh Tucker at Dodger Insider.  It pays homage to the BP jersey's the Dodgers wore from 1995 to 2002.
  • Peter Gammons wonders if the Dodgers will retire #31, Mike Piazza's number.
  • The Dodgers now have up their Fan Bobblehead Vote mechanism.  Go here to check it out.   There are four choices; Juan Uribe, Brian Wilson, AJ Ellis and Carl Crawford.  Sadly, longtime organist Nancy Bea Hefley is left out.  Boo!
  • Chris Olds at Beckett shares some preview pics from 2014 Topps Chrome that will come out in late August 2014.  See a Puig and Jackie cards below.

“It’s a very interesting dynamic,” Colletti said. “I see a lot of different sides to it. I don’t condone what he’s done. I don’t know if it’s ironic, but it’s interesting to me that since the offseason began, he’s spent a lot of time in L.A., and he’s really spent a lot of time with kids. … He’s setting this great example and doing stuff I don’t see many big-league players do within the community. At the same time, there are boundaries you’ve got to stay in. Whether it’s how you drive or other things in your life, it’s part of growing up. That’s part of being responsible. That’s a key thing for us, and a key thing for him.”

Then he explained that I couldn’t tell his pitches apart because his goal was late quick break, not big impressive break. The bigger the break, the sooner the ball must start to swerve and the more milliseconds the hitter has to react; the later the break, the less reaction time. Deny the batter as much information — speed or type of last-instant deviation — until it is almost too late.

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