Wednesday, August 02, 2017

2017 Allen & Ginter - Dodgers' "What A Day" Insert Cards

I am finally getting around to the last subset found in 2017 Allen & Ginter that I've yet to share. Featured below are all six of the Dodgers' "What A Day" insert cards. Go here for all of my past post on this set.

What a Day!

#WAD-23 Kenta Maeda

Weekend Opportunities: Kenny Landreaux, a King and an Angel

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any) as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.


Blog Kiosk: 8/2/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

This team just wins, and it's ridiculous.

Since June 6th they are 40-6, and have won an MLB record 53 consecutive games when having any kind of lead in a game. Their starting pitchers have held other teams to two earned runs or less in 76 of their 106 games. Heck, they've reach 75 wins faster than any other Dodger team in franchise history. In other words, this team is becoming legendary.

And to add to the leagues misery, the Dodgers recent trade has already paid dividends. Lefty reliever Tony Watson got into last nights game, and immediately made an impact. With the game on the line he pitched a scoreless eighth to record his first hold as a Dodger. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“Made it exciting, but got out of it,” Watson said. 
Watson allowed a lead-off single to Brandon Phillips but recorded the next three outs, including a pop-out to Freddie Freeman to end the inning and strand a runner at third base. 
“I wanted to see him face Freeman right there, and that’s the reason we got him,” Roberts said.
Photo above via the Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1938 Dodgers President Larry MacPhail introduced the yellow baseball. It was used during the first game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field against the Cardinals. The Dodgers won that game, 6-2. The yellow baseball would only be used three more times this season. In 1982 the United States Postal Service unveiled a new 20-cent stamp commemorating Jackie Robinson at a ceremony in Cooperstown, NY.  Robinson becomes the first ballplayer to be depicted on the US postage stamp. Check it out on the right.
  • Happy Birthday, Bill HillJim HolmesBill PosedelMike VenafroMatt GuerrierOnelki GarcĂ­a!