Thursday, July 27, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 7/27/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

I've seen numerous captions to photos similar to the one above; including "Hail Orange Jesus", but I prefer using "The Orange Justinian".

Now, hear me out. It's like mixing Orange Julius (one of my favorite all-time mall drinks) with the Byzantine emperor Justinian the Great (known for trying to revive and unite an aging empire and setting up a basis of laws still relevant today).

Okay, so that's a stretch and a bit dumb. But, do you know what isn't dumb? Hear these words from the man who has been an important leader for the club, via Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“We just don’t go away,” Turner said, drenched in Gatorade. “It doesn’t matter how big a hole we get in.”
Those are definitely the words that we of the Dodgers Empire can live by.

Photo above of Yasiel Puig giving Justin Turner an Orange shower is via Jon Soohoo/LA Dodgers 2017Go here to check out more pics by Jon and Jill Weisleder from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1918 Robins (Dodgers) starter Harry Heitman, in his major league debut, gave up four consecutive hits (all of whom eventually scored) and is then pulled for a reliever. He would never pitch in the majors again -- effectively ending his career with a career ERA of infinity.
  • Happy Birthday, Charlie RobinsonJack DoscherZach TaylorJim Faulkner, Leo DurocherBill SaylesTom GoodwinShea Hillenbrand!
  • Audio: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joined The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, fresh off the team picking up its 70th win of the season. (audio link)
  • Video: Dave Roberts talks with the media after the Dodgers comeback win against the Twins Wednesday night. (video link)
  • Video: Alanna Rizzo talks with Justin Turner after his walk-off single to extend the Dodgers winning streak to 5 games. (video link)
  • ICYMI: the adorable Kershaw kids came out to the mound yesterday evening to throw out the first pitch, via a tweet by the Dodgers:
  • Per Joshua Thornton at; "No timeline determined for Kershaw's return: Lefty says lower-back pain not as bad as injury in 2016."
"Last year I couldn't sit," Kershaw said on Wednesday. "Couldn't really bend in any way. This one isn't near [as bad] in any way. Just trying to play that balance of wanting to do a lot, but having to make sure not to do it worse before it heals, so that's where we're at."
  • Baseball America's most recent prospect report makes note of Dodger hurler Walker Buehler:
The Dodgers’ top prospect had a better time of it in his second Triple-A start than his first. Buehler allowed just one hit in five innings and struck out nine in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 8-7 victory over Reno (Diamondbacks). Buehler retired 13 of the final 14 batters. Overall at three levels, Buehler is 2-3, 3.33 with 100 strikeouts in 70.1 innings.
  • Check out this new Dodgers cap from Topps. It was created in collaboration with New Era and it celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Topps Baseball card set -- complete with "woody-styled" bill. Go here to check it out.
  • Go here to check out a bunch of pics from day 1 of the National Sports Card Collectors Convention from Panini America.
  • Check out an ongoing gallery of photos from the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago by Rich Mueller at Sports Collectors Daily, here. Go here for photos collected by SCD from today.
  • Look who's on the cover of the September 2017 issue of Beckett Baseball magazine -- Cody Bellinger. See it below. It is now available in stores. 

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