Friday, August 04, 2017

A Whole Boatload of Yu Darvish Fantasy Dodger Cards

It is Yu Darvish Day, so naturally I had to make a whole bunch of fantasy Baseball cards featuring Yu in Dodger Blu.

Can you tell how excited I am about today's game?

2017 Topps Chrome - All the Dodgers Insert Cards

Below are all of the Dodger inserts found in packs of 2017 Topps Chrome; including the lone Dodger base variation card of Clayton Kershaw. Go here to check out all of my past post on this set.

Base Variations

#25 Clayton Kershaw
Base                               Variation

Blog Kiosk: 8/4/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

It is Yu Darvish Day! He'll pitch his first game as a Dodger this evening against the Mets, starting at 4:10 PM PST.

In other news, the Dodgers defeated the Braves last night, 7-4. Chris Taylor continues to just hit. He hit his 13th homer of the season to lead the club. Per Mark Bowman and Jaylon Thompson at
"It was a hitter's count with a guy in scoring position," Taylor said. "I wanted to be aggressive and be ready for the fastball. He has good life on his fastball, and I wanted to get in front as he left the pitch over the middle."
Photo above via Seiko Darvis on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1941 Dodgers backstop Mickey Owen became the first catcher to field three foul flies in the same inning -- during the third inning of an 11-6 win over the Giants. In 1942 the Dodgers and Giants played a game that ended up in a 1-1 tie at the Polo Grounds. It should've ended in a 5-1 Brooklyn victory when Pee Wee Reese whacked a grand slam in the ninth inning, but that was negated due to a wartime curfew of 9:10 PM. This would be the last twilight-wartime game played. In 1948 future Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell called his first Major League game. He was filling in for Dodgers legend Red Barber, who was recovering from a bleeding ulcer. The Dodgers attained Harwell's rights by trading catcher Cliff Dapper to the Atlanta Crackers -- the first and only time a trade like this was ever done. In 1980 Maury Wills becomes the manager for the Seattle Mariners. He is the third black manager in MLB history. 
  • Happy Birthday, Dolf LuqueTuck StainbackJoe PignatanoEric WeaverEric MiltonLuke AllenAlex CastellanosMike Freeman!