Monday, November 13, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 11/13/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Weekend Odds and Ends

Dodgers alumnus Ron Cey, Manny Mota, Billy Ashley and Dennis Powell came out to Dodger Stadium on Saturday to help train 300 active duty service members and veterans in honor of Veterans Day for an afternoon of batting practice. Per Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA:
“To watch these families come in, we have over 300 families, they’re veterans and active military,” explains Dodgers vice president of external affairs and community relations Naomi Rodriguez. “But it’s not just the actual veteran or the military, it’s their mother, and their father, and their daughter, and their grandparents. Those are the people also that are supporting our military that serve our country. 
“So when I see them walk into the stadium, there’s this …  it’s like amazing feeling in their eyes. Kids are walking into Dodger Stadium, this beautiful stadium, on the field. How many people get to walk on the field and then enjoy it the way our players enjoy it? So that, for me, is just a great way to say ‘thank you’ to them, to honor their service, and I know they look forward to coming every year.”
Photos above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
The Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play a three-game series May 4-6 in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. An announcement is expected Monday.
  • More Dodgers front office guys are staking their claim at leadership positions with other teams. Per Simon Sharkey-Gotlieb at The Score; "Braves to hire Alex Anthopoulos as GM."
Atlanta is expected to hire former Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos - currently the vice-president of baseball operations with the Los Angeles Dodgers - to replace the departed John Coppolella, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
The National League champion Dodgers were named MLB's Defensive Team of the Year and Yasiel Puig was honored as the top right fielder as part of the Wilson's Defensive Player of the Year Awards on Friday. 
The Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award is the official MLB defensive achievement award. The award recognizes the top defensive player at each position across the American and National Lagues, and since 2014, has recognized the best overall defensive team. 
  • Former Dodger pitcher Josh Beckett is in some trouble. Per Mark Townsend at Big League Stew; "Josh Beckett arrested for public intoxication after allegedly tackling singer."

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