Thursday, June 29, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 6/29/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

You gotta admit, last nights game was incredible. Sure, the Dodgers ended up on the short end of the stick, but that's okay. Next time we'll be the folks that are laughing. Per Maria Guardado and Joshua Thornton at
"Speed kills. That's the game of a baseball, and that's what happened tonight." -- Revere
"We haven't lost games like that. Unfortunately, things like that are going to happen. The kid, Meyer, competed. Really couldn't put anything together. That's a tough way to lose." -- Roberts
I would say that that was a fun way to lose. Last night was just a case of "Baseball being Baseball". BTW, Pantone 294 once again made their presence known in another stadium. This time they took over Angels Stadium, as evidenced by the photo on the right by Jon SooHoo.

Photos above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1990 Fernando Valenzuela no-hit the Cardinals, 6-0, at Dodger Stadium.  With 119 pitches he struck out seven and walked three.  Also, on this same night, former Dodgers starter Dave Stewart threw a no-hitter against the Blue Jays; thereby marking the first time in modern Baseball history that two no-hitters were thrown on the same day.  Via Tommy Lasorda, at the time
"And it couldn't have happened to a tougher, more competitive guy," Lasorda said. "You look at Fernando and he has done everything in his career except a no-hitter. And now . . . this."
    In 1995 Hideo Nomo struck out thirteen Rockies to give him a then team record of 50 strike outs in four consecutive starts. In 1996 Mike Piazza hit three home runs against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.  He becomes the fifth Dodger to hit three homers in a game. In 2012 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent Yasiel Puig.
  • Happy Birthday, Wilbert "Uncle Robbie" RobinsonFarmer SteelmanBobby MorganRick HoneycuttPedro Guerrero!
  • Video: Dave Roberts talks to Alanna Rizzo after a roller coaster night in Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Angels on Wednesday. (video link)
  • BTW, if you are planning on going to tonight's game in Anaheim keep an eye out for the seventh annual Angels Baseball Foundation Gold Ball Mystery Bag. The event will take place at the Home Plate Gate hats (outside of the stadium) beginning at 6:00 PM. The Angels' wives will sell the $40 mystery bags that will contain a baseball autographed by an Angels player or Mike Scioscia. Twelve lucky fans who find their autographed baseball wrapped in gold paper will win four tickets to an upcoming game and a chance to meet the Angels player who signed their ball during batting practice. There is a two bag limit per person and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Angels Baseball Foundation. Go here for more information.
  • Per JP Hoornstra at the Daily News; "Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger’s ‘sneaky’ speed a surprising asset."
According to the data, Bellinger entered play Tuesday with a top sprinting speed of 28.7 feet per second. Only 21 players in baseball were faster....
Funny thing is, Bellinger had no idea he was that fast. He guessed Toles was faster. 
“Me? No,” he said. “I’ve got some sneaky speed in there.”
  • Blowout Buzz provides a sneek peak at Topps 2017 Bowman Platinum Baseball cards; including the Cody Bellinger card on the right. Go here to check out more preview pics.
  • This is really great. Defgav at Baseball Card Breakdown shares a fantastic custom Cody Bellinger Baseball card using the 1989 Upper Deck design. Check it out here.
  • Rick Mueller at Sports Collectors Daily provides some background on one of my all-time favorite regional card sets -- the Bell Brand Dodger cards.
  • Blowout Buzz also provides a look at Leaf Trading Card promos being given out to collectors at the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago in late-July. It includes a Vin Scully card that will be put into each VIP bag. Check out what it'll look like below.

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