Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 4/27/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Earlier today the Jackie Robinson Foundation broke ground on the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York. You can watch the ceremony here. Per Della Britton, CEO of The Jackie Robinson Foundation:
"It will tell Jackie’s story as a gifted athlete and pioneering major leaguer who sacrificed and worked to unite..."
Photo above via the Jackie Robinson Foundation on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1929 Dodger reliever Clise Dudley became the first player to hit a home run on the first major league pitch thrown to him. In 1944 Jim Tobin of the Braves no-hits the Brooklyn Dodgers in Boston, 2-0. In 1990 Orel Hershiser undergoes surgery on his pitching shoulder. In 2004 Mets Catcher Mike Piazza ties Carlton Fisk for most career round-trippers by a catcher when he hit home run #351 against Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo at Dodger Stadium.
  • Happy Birthday, Hi Myers, Frank Wurm & Corey Seager!
  • Audio: Listen to Cody Bellinger speak with AM570 for his first exclusive radio interview since being called up to the big league squad. Bellinger walks listeners through his MLB debut, elaborates on the emotions of the day and more. (audio link)
  • Video: Roland Martin at Black America Web talks to Della Britton, CEO of The Jackie Robinson Foundation, about the development of the Jackie Robinson Museum. (link here)
  • BTW, the Dodgers have officially recalled Julio Urias this morning. He will start this afternoons game. Adam Liberatore has been sent back to OKC.
  • I couldn't agree more with Jeff Pearlman; "The ESPN carnage."
It’s about the decline of good journalism and, sadly, the decline in the demand for good journalism. At some point in modern history, we (as a people) decided we prefer personalities and pizzazz over substance and detail. Our zest for a well-reported story has been overtaken by our zest for the mindless carnival barkings of hacks like Stephen A. and Skip Bayless.
“It’s right there, on the pad of my finger, where it touches the seams on my curveball,” said Hill on Tuesday night. Curious about the condition of his digit, I pushed: could I take a picture of the pad on his middle finger pad? “Nobody’s taking a picture of my finger,” he laughed. I didn’t pursue the matter any further.
“But, for me, just the daily walk up and down Bruin Walk every day was something that made me realize just how fortunate I was to go to UCLA,” Roberts said recently. “When I talk to my kids about where they can go to school, [I tell them] UCLA just really impacted me, from the professors to the student body. [It’s] a really special place.”

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