Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blog Kiosk: 5/27/2015 - Dodger Links - Uribe Trade, SportsNet LA and the Kirk Gibson Ball

What a ham... er, banana.

The photo above of Kike Hernandez is via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015Go here to check out more photos from yesterday's game.  Below are some links to check out:
  • Oscar at All Trade Bait All the Time again visited the Institute For Baseball Studies at Whittier College.  Check out his story here.  Oscar and a friend sat down with the Executive Director and shares some stories.
  • As you likely know by now, the Uribe trade is going through, via Ken Gurnick at, "Emotional Uribe headed to Braves."
En route to the elevator on his last trip out of the Dodgers' clubhouse after an 8-0 win over the Braves, Juan Uribe was asked what he would miss most about the Dodgers.

He heard fans yelling for him, pointed at them and choked up. Unable to answer, he walked away, headed to the Braves, barring any unforeseen hang-ups.
"It wouldn't be my first time I've switched teams," he said. "It's just a matter of respecting their decision. Thank God there are other teams interested in me." 
The proposed union of two of the Southland’s biggest cable companies also has the potential to break the logjam in the long stalemate over distribution of the Los Angeles Dodgers' television channel.

As a goodwill gesture, Charter could quickly begin carrying the SportsNet LA channel, which is owned by the Dodgers, for its current customers in Southern California.

Such a move would enable baseball fans in Glendale, Malibu, Burbank, La CaƱada Flintridge, Long Beach and other areas currently served by Charter to watch Dodgers games on SportsNet LA.
Keep in mind, the closing of this deal could be a long way off. Remember, the Comcast deal took over a year before it was finally abandoned.  On the other hand, there have been whispers that regulators may step aside and let this deal close quickly.  Furthermore, an Charter executive stated that they just might make the channel available right away as a goodwill gesture prior to closing.
Brian Biegel, a New York-based documentarian who once wrote about how he most likely determined what happened to the 1951 Bobby Thompson “Shot Heard ‘Round The World,” wants to open up this cold case.

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