Monday, February 06, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 2/6/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Above is Jackie Robinson covering third base during a spring training match against the Yankees.  Dated 3/19/1955, rookie second baseman Bobby Richardson slides in safely. (eBay Auction Link)  Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Miami, Fla... Yankee second baseman Bob Richardson pushes up a lot of sod as he slides safely into third on Hunter's hit to left field.  Dodgerman Jackie Robinson playing third base seems to be urging the ball to come in faster.  Toss from left field was too late, however.  The Yankees tallied 6 runs in this second inning rally.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day In Dodger History:  In 2014 the Dodgers signed a free agent minor league contract with third baseman Justin Turner.  He had just been released by the Mets, and was only given an invitation to spring training by the Dodgers.  To the surprise of many, Turner would have a breakout season.
  • Happy Birthday, Andy Sommerville, Rube Ward, Red Downey & Glenn Wright!
  • Podcast:  Jonah Keri sits down with Dodger manager Dave Roberts in his newest podcast, dated 2/6/2017 (link here).
  • Audie Metcalf Ruyle at Los Angeles Magazine released their list of; "The 100 Most Iconic Dishes in Los Angeles," and it includes the Dodger Dodger in the Top-Ten. (Link Here)
  • After much confusion, apparently the Dodgers have finally inked a deal with former Giants reliever Segio Romo, via a tweet by Ken Rosenthal:

  • The Dodgers didn't land their number #1 target at second base, but at least they were well thought of by the Twins -- the team we couldn't make a deal with.  Via Rhett Bollinger at; "Dozier eager to put focus on season ahead."
"We had healthy conversations with that franchise and they were professional throughout," Levine said. "They informed us beforehand they would be moving in a different direction. There were some prolonged conversations, but they handled it very professionally."

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