Thursday, January 18, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 1/18/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's another fantastic action photo of a play at the plate. Featured is an July 8, 1949 International News press photo (eBay auction link) of Roy Campanella tagging Giants pinch-hitter Joe Lafata. Per the descriptor on the reverse:
NO GIANT SCORE HERE---Brooklyn, New York.....Lafata, of Giants, is tagged out at home on Lockman's grounder in 9th frame of Giants-Dodgers game at Ebbets Field tonight. Hodges to Campanella for the out. Umpire Descoli calls the play.  The Dodgers beat the Giants 4 to 3.
Below are more links to check out:
“Yes, I guess you could say it’s been an exciting off season,” said Alexander by phone from his home in Phoenix this week. “To be married and traded to a World Series contender within a couple months is pretty big.”
  • Via Debbie L. Sklar at; "Ex-Dodgers pitcher Tommy John a candidate for baseball’s ‘Shrine of The Eternals’"
  • Via Ken Gurnick at; "Bellinger bulks up for sophomore season: NL Rookie of the Year gains 15 pounds as he hopes to avoid letdown."
"I'm 100 percent taking it seriously," Bellinger said. "I think when you have some success, you're living the dream, and you want to have more success. For me, obviously the sophomore slump is going to be there, people will say it, and I just want to put my body and mind in the best position to succeed."
Bellinger said he's been able to look back on the 2017 season, both his accomplishments and those of the team. 
"The World Series was a tough one to swallow," he said. "Two good teams get to the World Series. For us to go to Game 7, it is an accomplishment. Obviously, you want to win. But I've had an opportunity to go back and reflect on the kind of year it was.

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