Monday, July 10, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 7/10/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here are five of the six Dodger All-Stars with their All-Star uniforms representing the team in Miami.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers. Go here to check out more pics by Jon and Juan Ocampo from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1953 the Dodgers collectively hit their 24th consecutive home run in-a-row. This homer was hit by Roy Campanella against Giants pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie. Unfortunately, that would be the only run Brooklyn scores. They lose 6-1.
  • Happy Birthday, Larry BurrightBob Bailor!
  • Video: Hear from Dave Roberts as he praises Clayton Kershaw after sweeping the Royals on Sunday. (video link)
  • Video: Kelli Tennat speaks with Clayton Kershaw after 13 strikeouts through nine innings in Dodgers' 5-2 win over the Royals on Sunday. (video link)
  • At the upcoming 25th ESPYS, on Wednesday, July 12th, Vin Scully will be presented with the Icon Award. Actor Bryan Cranston will be presenting the award To Vin -- it is given to individuals whose careers have left a lasting impression on the sports world.
  • Per Bill Shaikin at the LA Times; "Dodgers, Padres could play series in Mexico City next year."
The games “are anticipated being played but have not been formalized,” Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Assn., said before Sunday’s Futures Game in Miami.
  • This might be the greatest thing I've ever heard. During the first weekend of November the Dodgers will he hostiong Disc Golf at Dodger Stadium. You'll get an exclusive limited edition Dodgers disc, a reserve MVP ticket to the September 9th game vs. the Rockies, and a round of Disc golf. Go here for information.
  • Per Stephen Hunt at the Daily Journal; "Former Rebel (Errol) Robinson rising fast for Dodgers."
“It’s just a blessing,” he said. “I talked to my dad a little bit about it, God’s working. He’s working in my life right now, every aspect. I’m feeling good, playing well, healthy this year.
“To my knowledge, it doesn’t happen very often, where you jump this many levels this quickly, but God’s working right now in my life, and I’m just happy with it.”
  • Blowout Buzz provides an early peek at 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball cards; including a look at a Corey Seager card seen on the right. This set comes out on August 16th. Go here for more information.
  • Giovanni Balistreri at When Topps Had Balls shares a fantastic Don Drysdale fantasy Baseball card he made. It features him on a 1978 Topps "Turn Back the Clock" insert card.
  • Via Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily News; "Eric Tracy’s mulligan gives him a cancer-free shot at more." Eric is a former Dodgers’ pre- and postgame host during the ’80s and ’90s.
“If they said I had six months, I didn’t want to not do something and find out they were right,” he said. “When I was going to die, I needed to go out and tell people how much I loved them, and I found out it was just the opposite – the way I was part of their lives in ways I never imaged.
“I actually felt guilty in some way, like the boy who cried wolf (after the January news). But that’s the irrational thinking. My faith carried me.”

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