Nomar and the Minions. Pic above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014. See more of Jon's photos from yesterday here.
- I thought I would let you all know that, right now, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is an exhibit of Baseball memorabilia from the Gary Cypress Collection (he owns the Sports Museum of LA). I hear it's fantastic and worth a trip. Go here for more information.
- Grant Bisbee at SB Nation writes, "Miguel Cabrera, Kenley Jansen, and the best at-bat of 2014 so far." He does a pitch by pitch analysis.
- Unfortunately, Jansen has been far from great this year. Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Kenley Jansen struggles, Dodgers not worried."
"It's tough, man. He's a tough hitter and kept battling. I feel like I executed, and one pitch I go in there and he took me deep. He kept fouling me off away and I tried to go in there to back him off," Jansen explained. "Nothing I can do about it. It's a tough series, but I can't worry about this. I just have to go now to Arizona and get it back together."
- Former darling of the chattering class, Seth Rosin, has been DFA'd by the Rangers, via Steve Adams at MLB Trade Rumors.
- Left Field Pavilion's graphic about our new mascot, non-mascot guy is hilarious. Check it out here.
- Via Earl Bloom at MLB.com, "Withrow won't be under the radar for long."
"He can and will be a closer once he matures as a Major League pitcher," said bullpen coach Chuck Crim, who was Withrow's pitching coach for his last two years in Double-A. "No question his stuff plays."
- Peter Jensen Brown at the Early Sports and Pop Culture History Blog wrote about the etymology of the name Trolley Dodgers, here.
- Larry Pauley at Sports Collectors Daily writes about a little known mini-pennant set - the 1950 American Nut and Chocolate Co. Pennants. I love mini pennants and especially love these.
- Topps just released an 1988 Dodgers World Series Championship Archives Collection items at its store. Check it out here. It includes a large 11"x14" sized photo Baseball cards, pins, patches and a bunch of other stuff. Below are some some pics and a video box opening from Topps.
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