Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 11/8/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

This photo has nothing to do with the Dodgers, but it is magnificent nonetheless. Featured is January 1942 photo by noted photojournalist Arthur Rothstein titled; "Saturday morning baseball game. Farm Security Administration camp in Robstown, Texas." It was shared by the Shorpy photo blog.

Below are more links to check out:

“He was really energized going through the year. Talking to him during the World Series, from all of our standpoints we all have some unfinished business,” Friedman said. “Honey’s obviously been a part of our past success, and we look forward to him being a part of our success in 2018.”
“The excitement of this World Series is the reason why I have been a Dodgers fan since I played Little League as a kid. The Boys in Blue were on fire throughout the season, with both teams setting a World Series record for the most homers in a series.
“I paid up my debt by personally hand delivering Philippe’s French Dipped Sandwiches to Rep. Jackson Lee. I may have praised the Astros on the House floor, but I will always be a Dodgers fan because I bleed blue!”
  • This past weekend one of my all-time favorite LA Kings players, Tiger Williams, was in town for a Legends Night celebration in his honor at the Staples Center, and he didn't disappoint. For those who do not know, Tiger is the NHL's All-Time leader in penalty minutes, so that should tell you a bit about what he did on the ice. But don't let that fool you. The fearless brawler could also score - recording 62 point during the 1980-81 season. Jon Rosen at the LA Kings Insider shares his recent interview with him that is worth checking out: "Catching Up with Tiger Williams on Legends Night."
“I mean, your job on any team you play for, on any team sport no matter what the sport is, do what you do better than the rest of your teammates and be consistent at it,” Williams said. “And records come because you have longevity. That’s the reason. But you know you’re going to have individuals, like Darryl Sittler’s six (goals) and four (assists), Gretzky hadn’t beat that or Lemieux or anybody else. So those are like in the stratosphere. But I played the same way game in, game out, no matter what team I was on. And I wanted my teammates to know that thick or thin I had their back and just go out and play with confidence and if somebody ever took any liberties against you, I’d be there to help you out. That’s what you do. You get in that role and you just stay in it.”
  • As I mentioned yesterday, Topps would be issuing a Topps Now All Star Rookie Team Set following their announcement of their All-Star Rookie Team. That set is now available for order over the next couple weeks. Check it out here ($39.99). All eleven ballplayers chosen are in the set; including Cody Bellinger. Unfortunately, we don't know what the Belli card will look like, but we do get a glimpse at the Aaron Judge card. See it on the right. As you can see, they use the Topps Now design for these cards. Also, an autographed version of the set is available, as well. This set includes all eleven cards plus one random card that will be autographed by one of the eleven rookie. Go here to check that out ($99.99).

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  1. Tiger Williams is my all-time favorite King. Glad to know you liked him too!

    1. Old time hockey was the best! One of my other favorite Kings was Jay Wells -- unsurprisingly, a bit of a tough guy too. The Kings needed these guy to protect my other All-Time favorite Marcel Dionne - I'm still amazed that a guy so short could score so many goals.


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