Thursday, July 13, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 7/13/2017 - Dodgers Links - Vin Scully Given ICON Award

Last night Vin Scully was honored at the annual ESPYs with the Nationwide ICON Award -- given to those whose careers have left a lasting impression on the sports world. Actor Bryan Cranston present the prize. If you haven't already seen Vin's acceptance speech you should go do that now. It's fantastic and a little reminder of how lucky we were to have him in our lives. Watch it here.

Pic above via ABC7 on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
He also has only 21 saves, which ranks seventh in the league through the All-Star break. But Jansen has been considerably more valuable to the Dodgers than those save numbers imply. That’s because Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has been deploying Jansen in high-leverage situations that other managers often shield their closers from. Jansen has made 10 multi-inning appearances so far this year. He’s been brought into the game with runners on base nine times. And he’s entered in tied games in eight appearances. l call all of these “firemen appearances” because they resemble how teams used their top relievers in the era a few decades ago when the best relievers were referred to as “firemen” instead of closers.
L.A.'s first-round pick a year ago has struggled mightily of late but perhaps Wednesday portends a turnaround. The Wisconsin prep star had three hits, including a triple, as low Class A Great Lakes fell to Wisconsin (Brewers) 7-2. Lux is just 7-for-38 in the past 10 games, but has walked eight times and has walked 36 times overall, showing advanced plate discipline.
  • Tracy Hackler at The Knight's Lance (Panini's blog) shares details of their 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention promo set, and it includes numerous Dodgers. Check out the Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger cards below -- both of which are available as a part of a wrapper-redemption program. Go here to check out more pics.

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