Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Blog Kiosk: 4/22/2015 - Dodger Links - Anderson, McCarthy and a Funny Date Video

A loss is a loss, no matter how it happens.

The Dodgers win streak was thwarted by the Giants, and the apparent message is that the Baseball gods were in San Francisco's corner last night.  Via Alex Espinoza at, "Anderson vexed by Giants' well-placed hits."
"The only real legitimate run was the [Buster] Posey single," (Brett) Anderson said after the hard-luck loss. "I still feel confident in my abilities. The defense couldn't have done any more than they did today, it was just some well-placed hits that you have to deal with and go on to next one."
He continued on twitter:
Baseball is a funny game, ain't it?  No matter how hard you play, how well you do your business, or how confident you are in the statistics telling you the way it should be the game has a way of slapping you in the face.   

The photo above of Anderson is via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015Go here to see more pics from him from yesterday.  Below are some more links to check out:
  • All of you must put everything down and check out Roberto's post at Vin Scully is My Homeboy.  He shares a group of three fantastic videos titled, "When Giants Fan Met Dodgers Fan."  They are all worth your time.
  • David Davis at Deadspin recounts the fight between John Roseboro and Juan Marichal; "What Baseball's Most Famous Brawl Photo Didn't Show You."
  • As you may have heard, Chris Heisey is currently in San Francisco, but has yet to be added to the Dodgers 25-man roster.  He is expected to be playing soon, but there is no word yet on who will be sent down in his place.  Speculation, as you can imagine, is high.  Eric Stephen at True Blue LA has a great rundown on the possibilities; "Chris Heisey highlights Dodgers roster flexibility." 
  • Via Pedro Moura at the OC Register, "Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy throwing harder with age."
“It’s kind of like he learned how to pitch backwards, almost,” said Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal. “When guys have velocity, they rely on the velocity early in their career. And then, once they lose it, they go back and start working on movement. It’s actually really good for a guy to not throw that hard when he comes up and then all of the sudden start pumping 95 and 96.
  • Via Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest, "Update on Dodgers’ potentially big July 2 plans."  You should expect the Dodgers to do some big things when the international draft comes up.
  • Awesome!  Corky at Pack War shares what appears to be a scarce Family Guy/Star Wars card set only found in Europe.
  • Panini releases even more preview pics of their 2015 Diamond Kings Baseball card set; including the Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig cards below.  Go here to check out more.

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