Friday, September 29, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 9/29/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The most wonderful hazing ritual in sports continues unabated.

Yesterday afternoon, just prior to their leaving for the last regular season roadtrip, the Dodgers dressed up their rookies in hilarious Halloween-styled costumes. Check out all the 'rooks" above, along with a handful of veterans having a good laugh.

Pic above via @Dodgers/Jon SooHoo on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1951 Don Newcombe became the first African-American 20-game winner when he and the Dodgers defeated the Phillies, 5-0. In 1959 the Dodgers won game two to sweep a three-game playoff against the Milwaukee Braves to win the National League pennant. They had ended the regular season in a tie, 86-68. The victory came in the 12th inning when Carl Furillo knocked in Duke Snider with a single. In 1976 Tommy Lasorda is named the new manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He succeeds Walter "Smokey" Alston who compiled a 2040-1613 record during an 23-year career as the Dodgers manager. In 1979 Manny Mota set a Major League record with his 146th career pinch hit at Dodger Stadium against the Chicago Cubs. In 2000 Gary Sheffield tied the Dodgers franchise mark for home runs in a season at 43.  He hit it off of Padres pitcher Woody Williams in San Diego. 
  • Happy Birthday, Dave OrrGus WeyhingHunkey HinesHarry LumleyOris HockettJoe Thurston!
  • Per Joshua Thornton at; "Taylor OK after slipping on first base."
"I think the biggest thing is it just scared me more than anything," Taylor said. "I slipped off the bag and kind of jammed it a little bit. I fully expect to be in there Friday."
“There’s been many,” Roberts said this week when asked about his best home memory of the season. “But I think if I had to choose one, probably the debut of Kyle Farmer and that walk-off against the Giants.”
“To see Alex and how joyful he was, to take the field and get to Kyle and the teammates, and I found myself on the team for him,” Roberts said. “Seeing him get his shirt ripped off and his parents there, that was a special one.”
  • This weeks Topps Throwback Thursday set highlights notable rookie campaigns; including a card for Cody Bellinger that celebrates his recent record breaking 39th homer to set a new National League record. See it on the right. Go here to check it out and order.
  • Via Scott Miller at the Bleacher Report; "Former All-Star Carl Crawford Is Making $21.9M to Not Play, and He's OK with It."
"I wish I could have performed better there, because I really liked L.A.," Crawford says. "I just wish I could have played some of my prime years there. I gave them what I had, but it's still just frustrating when you can't do what you want to do. That's why it was no problem when the Dodgers called me into the house, because I already knew I couldn't play the way I wanted to play.
"At the end of the day, I'm going to sleep good at night because I knew that I gave it my best effort."
  • Rich Mueller at Sports Collectors Daily let's us know about a new product slated to be available in December. Topps will be releasing a 2017 Bowman Mini Chrome Baseball factory set. Go here for more information. On the right is a preview pic of an Cody Bellinger card.
  • Yeah... I had seen this when it came out, but failed to point it out at the time. I suppose I was still a bit stung by how that game turned out. Per Matthew Scott at Bob Walk the Plank; "NOW Trolls the Dodgers."
  • As you may know, the signed contracts from Jackie Robinson's first two years in professional Major League Baseball -- with Montreal in 1946 and the Dodgers a year later -- are coming up for auction, and are being heralded as the founding documents of the American Civil Rights movement. Below is a video by PSA chatting about them.

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