Tuesday, September 12, 2017

2017 Dodgers Sports Crate - August Edition - Adrian Gonzalez

The newest edition of the Dodgers 2017 Sport Crate came in a little light, but that's only because they finally figured out that they can no longer wait for the figurines to arrive at their warehouse. As you may know, their Sports Crates have been fashionably late, so they recently sent emails to their MLB customers indicating that the figurine for the 4th edition of their MLB Sports Crates would not be included. Instead, they would be sending those along to fans in a separate mailer. They even provided a postcard in the crates to explain the situation (see it on the right - click to embiggen).

Blog Kiosk: 9/12/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

After a lengthy rain delay the Dodgers continued on their streak of loses -- losing to the Giants late last night, 8-6. Ugh! Per Ken Gurnick and Chris Haft at MLB.com:
"I wouldn't say it's demoralizing, but it's disappointing," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "Our guys played hard, I thought we were going to win that game and we were in position to, but we couldn't hold the lead."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1930 Dodger catcher Al Lopez hit the last Major League bounced home run. It was off Ray Kolp at Ebbets Field. Prior to the rule change any hit ball that bounced over the outfield walls was ruled a homer. Now, it'll be a ground-rule double. In 1963 the NY Mets hold a pregame ceremony in honor of Brooklyn favorite Duke Snider - "I look up into the stands, and it looks like Ebbets Field. The Mets are wonderful, but you can’t take the Dodger out of Brooklyn". In 2000 Dave Hanson broke former Dodger Johnny Frederick's record for pinch-hit home runs during a season with his seventh pinch-homer of the year against Curt Schilling of the Diamondbacks.  BTW, Johnny Frederick set his record of six pinch-homers on this exact same date in 1932.
  • Happy Birthday, John GochnaurMasao KidaFranquelis Osoria!