Monday, September 25, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 9/25/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Weekend Odds and Ends

Yesterday's 99th win of the season was punctuated by another great performance by staff ace Clayton Kershaw. He went eight scoreless innings, struck out six and walked no one as he recorded his 18th victory. Best yet, his sixth 'K' of the afternoon was his 200th of the year -- marking the seventh time he has recorded that many strike outs over his entire career. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“You take pride in your consistency,” Kershaw said. “That’s something that I think is really important as a starter is to be out there for every fifth day for the whole season. I’ve missed time the last two years, which is something I don’t really like to do.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1941 the Dodgers won their first NL pennant in 21 years when they defeated the Braves in Boston, 6-0. In 1956 Dodgers hurler Sal Maglie no-hit the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 5-0. At 39 years old he became the oldest pitcher to throw one. You can listen to the last inning of Maglie's no-no (as called by Jerry Doggett with Vin Scully wrapping it up) hereIn 1974 Dr. Frank Jobe does the first ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery on Dodgers pitcher Tommy John left elbow. The revolutionary procedure would soon be known as Tommy John Surgery.
  • Happy Birthday, Dave Walsh!
  • Video: Dave Roberts addresses the media about Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers' performance after a 3-1 victory over the Padres. (video link)
  • Video: Clayton Kershaw speaks after winning his 18th game and becoming the first Dodger with seven 200-strikeout season. (video link)
  • Video: Yasmani Grandal speaks to Alanna Rizzo after hitting a home-run and driving in all 3-runs in Dodgers' 3-1 win over the Padres on Sunday. (video link)
  • ICYMI: Video: Yasiel Puig explains his decision to steal the base in the last play and not sliding. (video link)
  • ICYMI: Audio: Yasiel Puig took David Vassegh's microphone and then interviews closer Kenley Jansen following this past Thursday's win. (audio link)
  • ICYMI: Video: Jerry Hairston Jr. speaks with Kenley Jansen after the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Giants, clinching their 5th consecutive N.L. West Championship. (video link)
  • ICYMI: Video: Jerry Hairston Jr. catches up with Clayton Kershaw after winning the National League West for the 5th straight year. (video link)
  • ICYMI: Video: Alanna Rizzo speaks with Dave Roberts after the Dodgers clinched their 5th consecutive N.L. West Championship. (video link)
  • Video: TMX corners Bob Costas at the airpost: "Bob Costas - Don't Give Up on the Dodgers - Here's Why..." (video link)
  • Per a tweet by JP Hoornstra: Dave Roberts would have an issue with a player not standing for the National Anthem
Multiple outlets, ranging from the New York Post to the Wall Street Journal, have been reporting on a scandal brewing at Guggenheim Partners, the multi-billion investment firm led by Mark Walter, its CEO. Walter is also the head of Guggenheim Baseball Management, the offshoot of the firm which owns the Dodgers. Walter is the Dodgers’ named owner — the “control person” — as far as Major League Baseball is concerned.
The scandal does not directly relate to the baseball team. Rather, it involves allegations that Walter bought a $13 million Pacific Palisades home for a younger female executive named Alexandra Court
But overnight a huge cleaning crew steam-cleaned the blue carpet and treated the ceiling tiles so when Torres arrived at work late Saturday morning, the only reminder of the party was the smell of champagne, which hung in the air like extra-sweet air freshener.
“Aside from the smell, it’s like nothing happened,” Torres said.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey, that's a neat surprise - I stop by Dodgers Blue Heaven to read up on some Dodgers news and lo and behold you posted a link to my Robinson/Kentucky story! Thanks!


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