Thursday, November 09, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 11/9/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

This is the greatest thing ever!

It also saddens me that I am only hearing about this now.

Featured above is a fantastic mural found in a home now occupied by Lakers radio play-by-play man John Ireland. As you can see, it features a smiling Steve Sax playing some ball with the Three Stooges. According to  Whitney Mcintosh at SB Nation the home was once occupied by former Dodger second baseman Steve Sax, and she shares a fantastic interview with him to talk all about it. Check it out here.
Q: So when did you paint the mural? Was it after the World Series or had it been there for a while?
A: I bought this house … actually, I bought it when it was being constructed in 1984 and this was a game room I had upstairs and there wasn’t much to it other than that I was a big Three Stooges fan and it was a game room, a fun room. So I asked a guy to paint a mural of me and The Three Stooges together and he did.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 2001 the Dodgers received left-handed starting pitcher Omar Daal from the Phillies for Eric Junge and Jesus Cordero. Thirty year old Daal would go on to have a decent year for the Dodgers. He went 11-9 with an 3.90 ERA in 161.1 innings, 105 strikeouts, 54 walks and a 1.3 WAR.
  • Happy Birthday, Judge McCredieHarvey HendrickJohnny GoochDick Whitman!
  • Video: Astros 3B Alex Bregman: Yu Darvish Was Not Tipping Pitches During World Series (video link).
  • Just one of many awards he'll collect in his career. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider; "Bellinger wins Players Choice Award for National League Outstanding Rookie."
  • Via Yonhap News; "Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin pleased with healthy bounceback season."
"I didn't have any arm issues from start to finish," Ryu told reporters at Incheon International Airport after arriving home for offseason training. "As far as my health, I'd give myself 100 points."
"Other (starting) pitchers just did so well, and I have to accept that," he said. "Next year is going to be important for me."
“In retrospect, I think it was a mistake,” (Executive Chairman Ron) Fowler said. “We should’ve talked to Doc (Roberts’ nickname). … I think we as an organization own that. Personally, I regret it. I think all of us have grown, and I include (Padres General Manager A.J. Preller) in that. But we didn’t (interview Roberts), and I’m happy that Doc is having the success he’s having with the Dodgers, and I’m also very happy with the manager that we have in Andy Green.”
4C Insights analyzed social and TV data to determine key findings stemming from the World Series and released a report noting that the Dodgers drew 3,633,283 total engagements across Facebook and Twitter during the game windows of 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. ET. That’s nearly 1 million more engagements than the Astros, who came away with an impressive 2,847,155.
  • It's all about the challenge Otani means for the Dodgers front office, and I suspect it's something they'd love to tackle. Per Bill Plunkett at the OC Register; "Dodgers have eyes on Shohei Otani, Japan’s unique two-way star."
“We definitely think that it’s doable for someone who’s talented enough to do both,” he said of accommodating a two-way player on an NL roster. “It takes being a little creative and trying to figure out the schedule and figure out recovery days. But we definitely think it’s doable and if we were ever to sign a player who’s talented enough to do both we’d look forward to the challenge of being creative to figure that out.”
  • Rob Flippo is no more, via a tweet from Ken Gurnick:

* Please follow on twitter @ernestreyes *
* Dodgers Blue Heaven home page *

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...