Monday, June 19, 2017

Wiki Fun at the Giants Expense - Who's Your Daddy?

As a Dodger fan few things provide more joy than the schadenfreude at seeing the Giants do so poorly.

They are currently on pace to lose 100 games this season, and got absolutely shellacked by Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado yesterday afternoon. The kid was a one-bat wrecking-machine on Sunday. Not only did Nolan knock out his first "cycle" of his career at the plate, but he capped off the feat with a walk-off homer against Giants closer Mark Melancon to win the game.

And to add insult to injury, an enterprising fan decided to troll the Giants a bit on Wikipedia.

That person added the line,
"He is also the Father of the San Francisco Giants."

Who's your daddy... Nolan's your daddy!

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2017 Topps Series 2 - The Dodgers Insert Cards Part 1

Here is a look at a handful of the Dodgers' insert cards found in packs of 2017 Topps Series 2. Below are the MLB All-Star Game Logo Patch Relic, the Topps Reverence Autographed Patch Relic, Independence Day Logo Patch Relic, In the Name Relic and Major League Material cards. Go here to check out all of my past post on this set.

MLB All-Star Game Logo Patch Relics

#ASL-SK Sandy Koufax

Blog Kiosk: 6/19/217 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Kiké Hernández had quite a day yesterday. After having been a focus of a recent article (link here) about his father's winning battle against cancer, he went out and had a fantastic game on Father's Day. Kiké recorded two doubles, two walks and a game-saving catch in the eight inning to salvage the game. (Watch it here) Per Jeremy Vernon and Ken Gurnick at
"I was playing pretty shallow and Joey Votto is a good enough hitter that I didn't want him to shoot one the other way," said Hernandez. "The fans were talking a lot of trash, so if there was a ball hit anywhere near me, I had to catch it or throw him out at the plate. Off the bat I had a pretty good jump, but I didn't realize how shallow I was. I felt like I ran forever."
Photo above via SportsNet LA on twitter. BTW, to the right is a look at the Dodgers complete Father's Day uniform, via Kiké's twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1952 Carl Erskine throws a no-hitter against the Cubs in the Dodgers' 5-0 victory at Ebbets Field. The only Cub to get on base was the opposing pitcher via a walk. In 1973 Dodger outfielder Willie Davis collects his 2,000th career hit at Dodger Stadium with a two-run home run. In 1990 Dodgers catcher Gary Carter breaks a National League record for career games caught at 1‚862. He passes former Dodger Al Lopez who set the record in 1946. In 1991 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent Juan Castro out of Los Mochis High School in Mexico. Castro is currently the Quality Assurance Coach for the Dodgers.
  • Happy Birthday, Bill SwiftLarry MillerBob AspromonteJerry ReussButch DavisDoug MientkiewiczClaudio Vargas!