Monday, May 04, 2015

McCarthy Enjoys Twitter Way Too Much

Brandon McCarthy has a major twitter obsession.  He's on it all of the time.  Like, ever waking minute... OK, maybe I'm overstating that a bit.  McCarthy isn't always on twitter, but it sure seems like it sometimes.

From the funny jabs at his teammates to a willingness to communicate directly with fans, Brandon McCarthy is certainly the loquacious sort on twitter, and it's clear Dodger fans love every minute of it.  After all, what fan doesn't want to know the personalities behind the players on your team.

With Brandon now out of commission, he finds himself with a ton of time on his hands.  Naturally, he's spending that time on the social media site.  For instance, hours after undergoing Tommy John surgery for the first time on Thursday he posted the below indecipherable message:
I felt the same way after wisdom tooth surgery many moons ago.

Fast forward a few more days, Brandon has more post-surgery thoughts:
I haven't seen it and I don't plan on rushing to the theater now. 
Hey, Brandon!  How many pills do you have left?

Then it got really weird.

ESPN writer Chris Jones shares the perfect response below.

We will no doubt be enjoying many more hilarious tweets from the man over the coming months, so be sure to give Brandon a follow here: @BMcCarthy32. I guarantee you won't regret it.

Photo at the very top, via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015

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2015 Bowman Baseball - The Dodger Autograph and Relic Cards

Below are all of the Dodger relic and autograph cards found in packs of 2015 Bowman.  Go here to see all of my past post on this set. 

I really want the Verdugo card at the very bottom, and I wouldn't mind another Grant Holmes card to add to the collection. 

Chrome Prospect Autographs

#BCAP-JDE Jose De Leon

Chrome Rookie Autographs

#BCAR-JP Joc Pederson

Blog Kiosk: 5/4/2015 - Dodger Links - Pederson, Drake and Bobby's Catch of a Home Run Ball

And the bubbles are back at Dodger Stadium... At Viva Los Dodgers they are. 

The photo above is via Jill Weisleder/LA Dodgers 2015Go here to check out more photos from her and Jon SooHoo from yesterday.  Below are some links to check out:
“It’s fun seeing someone who’s always smiling no matter what,” Andre Ethier said.
  • ICYMI: The Dodgers made another trade for a minor leaguer.  Instead of a pitcher they pick up an infielder from the Blue Jays.  Per a Dodger press release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired infielder Andy Wilkins from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations and designated right-handed pitcher Scott Baker for assignment.

Wilkins, 26, was hitting .264 with four doubles and nine RBI in 21 games for the Blue Jays' Triple-A Buffalo affiliate and has a .276 batting average with 93 home runs and 371 RBI in 576 career games in six minor league seasons in the White Sox and Toronto organizations. Last year, the Tulsa, Oklahoma native appeared in 14 games with the White Sox in his only big league action and was also selected as a Triple-A International League post-season All-Star after leading the league with 30 home runs and 85 RBI (T-1st), while batting .293 with Charlotte. During the course of his minor league career, Wilkins has primarily appeared at first base (388 games), while also seeing action at third base (50 games).
"With Yasiel, it seems like he's doing more and more," manager Don Mattingly said. "All reports have been good. He should be ready to play some [rehab] games later in the week."
Drake started off the season with the Low-A Great Lakes Loons, and played seven games for them before being promoted to the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on April 20. He played seven games for them before being promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, where he made his debut yesterday a memorable one by getting three hits, including a two-run homer. He’s now hitting .383/.471/.567.
  • Left Field Pavilion made a fantastic fantasy Baseball card of Joc Pederson on a 1960 Topps "Star-Rookie" card.  Check it out here.
  • Hey, Bobby!  Now you're really famous.  Vin Scully gave him some props for catching a home run ball on Saturday with camera in hand.  If you don't know, Bobby runs the ever popular Dodger Films on YouTube. Watch Vin's comments below.

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And now watch Bobby's video of the catch below.  He makes the catch at about the 4:27 mark:

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