I came across this photo on eBay and immediately had to figure out what this was. As you can see, former Dodger manager Walter Alston is with Superman. But who is playing Superman and what is this for?
Some research unveiled that the Superman in the photo is Denny Miller who played the character in Air Force recruiting commercials in the 1970s. At erbzine.com he shares his memories of this event:
In the spring a young man's fancy turns to baseball. Okay, the love of baseball. And Florida is covered with a migration of the best baseball players in the land. It's called spring training.Go here to read what else he had to say about the experience. Below are some links to check out:
I'm going to spend several weeks at ten of these training camps making a one-minute or thirty-second TV recruiting spot at each camp. We'll shoot on the baseball diamond with the players in the background. In the foreground will be that team's manager talking with Superman, me. I get to meet and work with Joe Torre, Yogi Berra, Walter Alston and seven other managers. Plus, I get to meet some of the players.
It was a baseball fan's dream. That was the good news. The not-so-good news was that I have to get dressed and have make-up put on in the team's locker rooms.
- Via Matthew Moreno at DodgersNation, "Matt Kemp Booed At Clippers Game, Doc Rivers Calls It ‘Cold’"
- Brett Anderson is highly regarded by our ace. Via a tweet from @MLBNetworkRadio, Ellis said this:
Ellis: When we signed Anderson, got a text from Clayton saying 'this is huge we got a guy with probably the best stuff in baseball' #Dodgers
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) December 22, 2014
- Via J.P. Hoornstra at Inside the Dodgers, "Reports: Dodgers will pay $18 million of Matt Kemp’s salary in 2015."
- Via Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA, "Juliomania? There could be more parallels with Fernandomania than just the pitching."
- MLBPA must have some sort of deal with the Konami video game Pro Evolution Soccer 'cause they have several 'create-a-player' videos on youtube right now, and Dodger first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is one of them. Check out a couple of videos below of them creating AGon and another video of some AGon gameplay of PES2015.
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