Friday, November 17, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 11/17/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Sing and be merry was the theme in this original December 17, 1974 Sporting News press photo of Don Sutton with some young fans at the Dodgers annual Christmas party. (eBay link) Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton and Santa Claus lead youngsters in a singing of Christmas carols at the Dodgers' annual party for children on Tuesday at the Stadium Club. More than 200 youngsters were in attendance and Dodger players in attendance included Sutton, Ron Cey, Al Downing, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes and Steve Yeager.
Those kids in the photo are likely at or near their 50's today. Does anyone recognize themselves? Below are more links to check out:
Q: Sorry about the Dodgers and the World Series. They’ll be back, I’m sure.
A: They’ll be back, but Houston will be back there with them. 
Q: What’s the best perk of having an unofficial sports anthem in your catalog? 
A: I went to a few ball games this year, and they won, and they’d play it at the end, and people are smiling and saying hello to me. It’s pretty nice. And surprising. Same thing is true with Disneyland — I took my granddaughter, and I’m all over the place there. It’s so odd, because the bulk of my stuff is not in the middle of the road. For me to be at Disneyland is a little odd.
Will Smith set the tone early Wednesday, validating why he's the Los Angeles Dodgers' No. 8 prospect.
His three-run shot in the first inning helped the Glendale Desert Dogs stretch their late-season winning streak to six games and beat the Salt River Rafters, 5-4, to stay in the Arizona Fall League playoff picture. 
"It definitely gives me confidence that I can compete at this level, and hopefully keep it rolling into Spring Training," Smith said.
  • Here's some Stanton gossip. Per TMZ; "Lexy Panterra Wants Giancarlo Stanton in LA... Dodgers' Secret Weapon?"
L.A. fans might just have an ace in the hole to get Giancarlo Stanton in Dodger Blue -- his rumored GF, singer Lexy Panterra.
There are big-time rumors that the Dodgers are eyeing Stanton via trade, and when we got Panterra out at Warwick we asked her what she thought of the idea of the slugger in Tinseltown. 
"I think that'd be a great idea. He'd be closer!!!"
  • John Sickels at Minor League Ball shares his, "Los Angeles Dodgers Top 20 prospects for 2018."
  • Black Friday is around the corner, and card shops around the country will be participating in all the fun. Panini, for the seventh consecutive year, has announced their annual Black Friday promotion and it will include a wrapper redemption program at local card shops. Go here for more information. Check out a couple different Cody Belling cards that will be available in packs below.
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