Thursday, May 04, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 5/4/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

What a fantastic conclusion to an immense career. Last night the Dodgers officially retired Vin Scully by placing him - alongside many of his friends - in the Dodgers' Ring of Honor. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“I see faces,” Scully said Wednesday, hours before joining those 10 Dodger legends as the 11th inductee in that illustrious group. “I hear voices. I see those numbers moving.”
Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:
“I’ve spent so many thousands of yesterdays, but you get to an age where you say, ‘Yeah, but how many tomorrows?’ If somebody said to you, ‘You’re going to have 123 tomorrows as of today,’ the first thing you’d say is, ‘Whoa, they’re precious. I want to be with the most precious part of my life.’ That’s how I am. No matter how many tomorrows I have, I’m spending the todays exactly the way I wanted to.”
Photos above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017 on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1919 Brooklynites attend the very first major league game played on a Sunday in Brooklyn due to a new law passed by the NY Legislature called the "Sunday Baseball Bill." The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field, 6-2. In 1966 Willie Mays hits his 512nd career home run off of Dodgers hurler Claude Osteen at Candlestick Park. The homer breaks the NL All-Time home run mark held by Mel Ott. In 1976 it is declared Rick Monday Day in Illinois. The then Cubs outfielder is presented with the flag he saved from an on-field burning attempt at Dodger Stadium. In 2009 the Dodgers win their 11th straight game to start the season -- breaking a NL record. In 2012 the Dodgers signed free agent outfield Bobby Abreu to a one-year $9 million contract.
  • Happy Birthday, Sid Gautreaux!