Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blog Kiosk: 10/15/2014 - Dodger Links - Phase II in Play - Change Comes to the Dodgers

Here is another vintage photo of the Brooklyn Dodgers, circa 1950's, that I found on eBay.  On the reverse it indicates that the photograph was taken by vaunted Dodger photographer Barney Stein with the notation, "For Jake Pitler."  He is seated second on the right with his arms crossed.  To his right is Dodger manager Walter Alston.  Jake Pitler was primarily a first base coach for the Dodgers from 1947 to 1957.  I'm not quite sure who the two fellows on the ends are.  If you happen to know please pass that along.

Here are some links to check out:
"I expect us to become a home-grown organization," said Kasten. "We will get young and will wind up with a lower payroll. But it's never payroll just driving decisions. Phase 1 was to get the best team on the field. Phase 2 is to transition to home grown. With the kind of energy and success Andrew has had, he'll really do well here."

Minniti left Washington in a bit of a surprise move on Friday night, explaining in an email, "After five productive years with the Washington Nationals, it’s time for a change, so I’m leaving the organization," per James Wagner of the Washington Post.
Minniti leaving his job so abruptly kinda makes you wonder if something is in the works.
“My goal next season is to pitch close to 200 innings.  I’ve done that consistently during my professional career, and this was the first time it was low due to injury. I will start working this offseason so I can get my inning count up for next season.”
  • Jon also shares an amazing story regarding, "Ned Colletti, the Bubble Man and the bubble machine."  This is the kind of story I'd expect to read from a Roger Kahn book.  Thank you for sharing it, Jon.
  • Ned Colletti is playing a role as the team player, via Alanna Rizzo on twitter:

"They believe I have a chance to make an impact in a positive way and that's good enough," said Colletti. "I want to work, be held accountable and be responsible. Nine years is a long time, especially these nine years. It hasn't been smooth as glass."

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