Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 7/12/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Check out the boys during the pre All-Star Game ceremonies above. Who Clayton is gawking at I do not know.

As for the game, I've realized that low-scoring All-Star games are boring, and all I could think about was how I can't wait for the second half to begin.

(pic via @AquaX107 on twitter)
The only Dodger performance of note was by Kenley Jansen. In his single inning of work in the ninth he collected three consecutive strike outs and committed a balk. Heck, the balk was the best part of his outing. With a man on second he forgot to get himself set before delivering his pitch to Avisail Garcia. Almost immediately after throwing the errant pitch he realized his error and was seen visibly laughing about it on the mound -- and as he walked back to the dugout after his outing. No doubt his teammates had some fun at his expense.

Pic above via Jon SooSoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays All-Star Game. Below are more links to check out:
“It’s not my job to tell a club to renegotiate its television agreements,” Manfred said. “I think the much more productive course, and we have pursued this course, is to try to work with the parties who actually have an economic interest here” — the Dodgers, Charter and cable and satellite operators.
“I remain very concerned about the issue,” the commissioner added. “As I have said repeatedly, I don’t have a seat at that table.”
SN: OK, let’s talk about your Dodgers …
AM: You know what? I don’t even want to talk about the Dodgers because I think I might jinx what they’re doing right now. I get asked when I do interviews, ‘Any predictions?’ and I don’t do predictions, because anything can happen during the season. And when it’s your team that’s doing so well — and we really haven’t had a season like this in, maybe forever? — to talk about it feels bizarrely weird as a sports fan. You know how us sports fans are, superstitious about everything. But it’s very exciting. I kind of watch every game with bated breath, thinking, ‘Is this going to be the game where everything falls apart?’ But, yeah, what an amazing year to be a Dodgers fan.
Turner’s seemingly gotten one step closer. I’ve held onto this theory that pitchers will ultimately have control over the swing-changers, because they can just throw more high fastballs. But, what if the hitters figured out how to adjust? Justin Turner has figured it out. Justin Turner is doing damage everywhere.

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