Thursday, March 22, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 3/22/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Considering the Dodgers current predicament I thought today would be a perfect time the point out the above March 7, 1949 Spring Training AP press photo I ran into on eBay (link here). Featured are a group of young farmhands working on learning the intricacies of playing third base. Via the descriptor on the reverse:
"HOW TO BAG A THIRD BASE POSITION.  Coach Milton Stock, Ed Stanky's Father-In-Law, who once played third base himself, teaches Brooklyn Dodgers third base candidates the fine points of covering the bag during a session at Vero Beach, Fla. left to right are: Johnny Jorgensen, Eddie Miskis, Buddy Hicks, Don Ramazotti, Billy Cox and Bob Morgan."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1962 a former Giant who still remains anonymous revealed that the Giants had help during the 1951 playoffs against the Dodgers (this is the series where Bobby Thompson hit that infamous homer). They had a sign-stealing clubhouse spy at their home field for three months of the season. In 1993 Indians pitchers Steven OlinBob Ojeda and Tim Crews (a former Dodger) are in a boating accident at Little Lake Nellie in Clermont, Florida that kills both Olin and Crews. Ojeda is seriously injured in the crash.
  • Happy Birthday, Bill McClellanOverton TremperRamon Martinez & Juan Uribe!
  • Podcast: Check out Real Housewived of Chavez Ravine (link here).
  • Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 226 – Rios, rotation, Buehler, bullpen, prospects (link here).
  • Video: Dodgers LowDown shares an recent interview with Dodger prospect Starling Heredia (link here).
  • If you're in the area you should check this out. On Saturday, March 31st the Oklahoma City Dodgers (out Triple-A club) will hold their FanFest at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Dodger hero Mickey Hatcher is scheduled to attend. Go here for more information. 
  • Per Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA; "Steve Garvey captures the room."
“Two themes today; number one, the evolution of our lives and careers, and in the blink of an eye,” Garvey said. “You start out as a young boy playing Little League and then a traveling team, and all of a sudden you blink and now you’re in college and you’re being drafted.
“Now you’re with an organization and you’re on the journey trying to get to the Major Leagues, and you blink and you’re there,” he continued. “And then all of a sudden you blink again and you’re halfway through your career, and you blink again and now you retire. The most important thing is to nurture and nourish each one of those steps.”
No one has more influence, no one provides more inspiration, and no one carries more clout than the only active Dodger player who has a World Series ring.
“With all due respect to everyone in this clubhouse,’’ Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson tells USA TODAY Sports, “he has the most powerful voice of anyone in this building. For us players, his word goes further than anybody else’s. You don’t even have to talk to him. You just watch what he does. He’s seriously one of a kind.

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