Friday, July 29, 2016

Blog Kiosk: 7/29/2016 - Dodgers Links - Peters, Anderson and the Blue Gala

Above is a photograph of the Chavez Ravine, facing towards downtown, in the midst of being carved and shaved into Dodger Stadium, circa 1960.  The photo above via MLB Cathedrals on twitter.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger History:  In 1983 Steve Garvey's consecutive-game streak ends at 1,207 when he is unable to play the second game of a doubleheader due to a dislocated thumb.  In 1996 Tommy Lasorda announced his retirement as manager of the Dodgers due to issues with his health. 
  • Happy Birthday, Chad Billingsley and Chief Meyers!
  • Podcast: Adrian Gonzalez sat down with Colin Gunderson for his "Love of Baseball" podcast.  (Link Here)
  • Video:  Yasiel Puig shows off his smooth moves with Express Written Consent at the International Champions Cup in Pasadena. (Link Here
  • Last night was the Dodger Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala at the Stadium featuring Fleetwood Mac.  The event not only highlighted the good works by the foundation but also celebrated the long career of Vin Scully.  Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider; "A landslide of emotion for Vin Scully at LADF gala."
“I can sum up the love affair I’ve had with the game of baseball, and the love affair I’ve had with the Dodgers, in two words: ‘Thank God,’ ” Scully said. “I will thank you until the end of time, and I will thank you tonight for this wonderful honor, but more importantly, for you coming here tonight to contribute to the Foundation. It takes time, and it took money for you to be here tonight.

“I wish I could swing with Fleetwood Mac — that would be a sight and sound, wouldn’t it? Anyway, I don’t know how I can say ‘thank you’ any better after this wonderful evening for me, so again, thank you God, and thank you, so very, very much.”
Photos below via @Dodgers on twitter:
“I think he’s exceeded our expectations,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “You can’t expect him to be great every time out, but I think under all the circumstances, the adjustments [of going from Japan to the U.S.], Kenta has been fantastic. Every time he takes the ball, we feel good about it.”
“It was good to get up and down three times,” Anderson said after his outing. “Some weird plays and circumstances and stuff that you’d rather deal with now with a guy going down in the outfield and delays and stuff that probably doesn’t happen in the big leagues. And then fielding my position in the first inning and getting some of those plays out of the way, and getting back to pitching and worrying about pitching rather than how my body is feeling and this, that and the other, and focusing on getting outs and getting my pitches back to where I want them and all that sort of stuff.”
In Ogden, he's part of a great 1-2-3 punch. Peters' recent exploits landed him Pioneer League Player of the Week honors. Currently his OPS is 1.118; his on-base percentage is .482.

"Just hitting pitches where they're thrown," Chubb said. "And he's done a good job of doing damage on pitches middle in, and then he has the ability to drive the ball out to all fields, as we saw the other night."
  • Panini America shares even more pics from their upcoming wrapper-redemption program for the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention next weekend; including the Corey Seager relic card on the right.  Go here to check out more preview pics.
  • Via Jack Baer at; "LA wives, girlfriends volunteer for homeless."
For a day, that group of volunteers included family of the Dodgers' organization. As she prepared corn in the Center's kitchen, Ellen Kershaw, wife of Clayton Kershaw, expressed pride in how the group came together to do good, and said that Wednesday wouldn't be the only time they work to give back to the Los Angeles community.

"We're getting to look out as we're cooking and seeing the women that we're getting to serve, and that's a really special thing, to see first-hand the impact that we're getting to make," Kershaw said. "Also just to realize the need that's in L.A. I think that sometime just going back and forth to Dodger Stadium, it's easy to miss this part of town where there really is so much need. There's so much opportunity to serve."

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