Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Blog Kiosk: 10/21/2015 - Dodger Links - Mattingly, Grandal and Turner

Just another celebration in the Dodgers clubhouse.

Check out this fantastic, rarely seen, photograph of several of Brooklyn's boys drinking, partying and carrying-on in the locker room after clinching the 1955 National League pennant.  It is currently available for sale at RMY Auction.  Check that out here.  It was originally printed in the Milwaukee Journal.

You can see second baseman Don Zimmer give Dodger batboy Charlie Di Giovanna a beer shower as Roger Craig, Dixie Howell, Don Bessent, Billy Loes, Frank Kellert and Russ Meyer cheer on.  Best yet, Zimmer is wearing Don Newcombe's oversized straw hat.

Below are more links to check out:
  • Bill Shaikin at the LA Times ponders the idea of possibly trading Mattingly; "Why Dodgers' choice on Don Mattingly is not simply 'keep him' or 'fire him'" 
  • Go here to check out information of Dodgers Fantasy Camp at Camelback Ranch in January.
  • As you already know, Yasmani Grandal is having arthroscopic surgery on his left should AC joint today.  Now we find out that Justin Turner is having arthroscopic surgery on left knee tomorrow, via a @dodgers tweet.  Hopefully they'll be 100% come Spring.
But if you don't settle this intransigent TV standoff by next season — probably the last for Vin Scully, your biggest star — there may be a pox on this franchise that may take decades to overcome.
Dear Dodgers, don't become your own curse.
  • What is wrong with you, Dan Haren?  Via his twitter:

  • Blowout Cards shares some preview pics and product information on Topps 2016 Museum Baseball card set that is slated to be released in March 2016.  Go here to check that out.  On the right is a Clayton Kershaw Meaningful Material Prime Relic card.
  • The debut issue of Baseball Magazine on digital is now available for a free download.  Go here to check it out.  It includes a story about the mythology of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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