Monday, April 30, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 4/30/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


A disappointing first month of the season means someone will get singled-out. Yesterday, it was Cody Bellinger. He was pulled after not running out a double for a triple. Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:
“I felt there wasn’t hustle on the ball he hit 421 feet into right center field. He cruised into second base. For me I feel he’s too talented of a player. For a team that’s competing every day and grinding,” manager Dave Roberts said, as seen on SportsNet LA. “You have a right fielder out there who had chills the day prior and throwing up, diving around out there. For Cody not to be on third base — it’s something we talked about before — I wouldn’t be doing him or the team any service by not acting.”
Photo above via Michael Urakami at Dodger Insider/MLB.com. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1935 the Dodgers signed 21-year old amateur free agent Rod Dedeaux. He would later on go on to become the head baseball coach at the University of Southern California (USC) for 45 season -- winning 11 national titles and 28 conference championships. In 1940 Brooklyn tied a Major League record for consecutive wins to start a season at nine victories when Dodgers hurler Tex Carlton no-hit the Cincinnati Reds, 3-0
  • Happy Birthday, Paul WachtelPhil GarnerJeff RebouletJosé Peraza!

Friday, April 27, 2018

2018 Bowman - The Dodgers Insert Cards

Here's a final look at the Dodgers' cards found in packs of 2018 Bowman Baseball. This time we take a peek at the Bowman Scouts Top 100 insert set, #BowmanTrending, Sterling Continuity, ROY Favorites and the Talent Pipeline cards.

Bowman Scouts Top 100

#BTP-6 Walker Buehler          #BTP-28 Alex Verdugo

Blog Kiosk: 4/27/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


What a fantastic and strange way to get a new glove. Per the descriptor on the reverse of this vintage July 13, 1954 Associated Press photo (eBay Link):
"SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT AFTER ALL.  Danny Gawronski, 13, is as close to heaven as a Brooklyn boy can be, as Carl Furillo of his beloved Dodgers shows him how to use outfielder's glove, a present from the team, during workout at Ebbets Field today.  It all started last April when Danny was given some Easter chicks which grew up into noisy roosters and complaints from neighbors which took Danny before a magistrate.  Danny offered $3 in pennies, nickels and dimes he had saved toward a new baseball glove in way of a fine.  Magistrate Charles Murphy dismissed complaint and the Dodgers did the rest."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1929 Dodger reliever Clise Dudley became the first pitcher (and only second player ever) to have hit a home run on the first major league pitch thrown to him. In 1944 Jim Tobin of the Braves no-hits the Brooklyn Dodgers in Boston, 2-0. In 1990 Orel Hershiser undergoes surgery on his pitching shoulder. In 2004 Mets Catcher Mike Piazza ties Carlton Fisk for most career round-trippers by a catcher when he hit home run #351 against Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo at Dodger Stadium.
  • Happy Birthday, Hi MyersFrank Wurm & Corey Seager!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 Bowman - The Dodgers Base Autograph Cards

Now that you've seen the base cards here are all of the autographed base inserts found in packs of Topps 2018 Bowman Baseball. There are notable top prospects here; including catcher Keibert Ruiz, Dennis Santana, Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo and DJ Peters.

Chrome Prospect Autographs

#CPA-DP DJ Peters            #CPA-DS Dennis Santana

Blog Kiosk: 4/26/2018 - Dodgers Links - A Gondola to Dodger Stadium?


What the heck is this?

Apparently there are plans to build something called an Aerial Rapid Transit or "ART" system that will allow fans to travel from Union Station in Downtown LA to Dodger Stadium inside a gondola in just minutes.

Wha....!? No Frick'n Way!

Go here to find out more. BTW, this is all still in the planning stages. The system isn't expected to be operational until 2022.

Below are more links to check out:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #119 - Walker Buehler's Debut


How did I miss this?

For whatever reason the existence of this newest Dodgers' Topps Now card escaped me. So, it's way too late to purchase it directly from Topps. On the other hand, with 1,323 copies ordered I suspect that anybody who wanted one got one.

2018 Bowman Baseball - All the Dodgers Base Cards

The brand that has come to define the rookie card and prospect hunting is now out in stores. Featured here are all of the base and prospect base Dodgers' cards found in packs of 2018 Bowman Baseball. Go here for a complete checklist.

This set is filled with Dodger youngsters - many of whom will likely find themselves in Los Angeles over the next few years. It includes cards for both Buehler and Verdugo. At the same time, there are "1st Bowman" cards for Johan Mieses, Jeren Kendall, Dennis Santana, Ibandel Isabel and Keibert Ruiz.

Base

#47 Cody Bellinger             #59 Walker Buehler

Blog Bat Around: My All Autograph Team


I used to lament the disappearance of these kind of group-blog posts that were once a mainstay within the card collecting/blogging community. Now that there's been a recent resurgence in the "Blog Bat Around's," I find myself being too lazy to participate.

Well, no more to that.

I'm going to get off my fat bum and put something together.

So, with out further delay here is my "All Autograph Team." This Blog Bat Around is brought to us by "Torren' Up Cards, " and as you can guess we are to put together the best possible team using only autographs from our own collection. Furthermore, I will take it a step further and include only Dodger players on my team.

Blog Kiosk: 4/25/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


Just a nice friendly hello.

Considering last night umpire debacle that has much of Dodger Nation "up-'n-arms" I thought the above vintage 1937 Associated Press photo found on eBay would be fun to share. Per the descriptor on the reverse:
"BURLY "GREETS" DOLLY.  New York, May 5--"Dolly Stark, National League umpire who stayed away from the game last year because of salary differences, was greeted back on the job today by burly Burleigh Grimes, Brooklyn Dodger Manager.  The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Dodgers, 5 to 1."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1976 Cubs outfielder Rick Monday, in an act that will be remembered and celebrated throughout the country, snatched and rescued an American flag from two protesters who were in the midst of setting it on fire. You can watch it here.
"He got down on his knees and I could tell he wasn't throwing holy water on it," Monday said of one of the perpetrators. "If he's going to burn a flag, he better do it in front of somebody who doesn't appreciate it. I've visited enough veterans' hospitals and seen enough with their legs blown off defending that flag."

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Welcome to the Blue, Daniel Hudson!


I guess you ride the hot hand while you can.

Last night Walker Buehler wowed the Dodgers and its fans with an impressive five-inning scoreless starting pitching debut. Now, he's been sent back down to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and in his place is reliever Daniel Hudson -- who has given hitters fits so far this season. Per a Dodger press release:
Hudson, 31, who signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on March 30, has made five relief appearances with the OKC Dodgers this season and has yet to allow a hit in 4.2 innings, while striking out five batters. The veteran right-hander, who was traded to Tampa Bay from Pittsburgh on February 22, appeared in seven games with the Rays during Spring Training, allowing nine runs in 5.1 innings with six strikeouts.

Golden Auctions: A Koufax Gamer and an 1988 Trophy


It's always worth making note when something like this pops up in an auction. Featured above is an extremely scarce game-used Sandy Koufax jersey. (Auction Link) It dates to his unbelievable 1963 season when he recorded 25 wins and won both the Cy Young and league MVP awards. Per the auction description:
Rarely does a game-worn Koufax jersey appear at auction. His 1955 jersey recently sold for $667,000. Although that jersey was significant for it being worn during his rookie year, this 1963 jersey was donned by the Dodgers ace during one of the greatest single-season pitching performances in the history of the game. This is only the eighth Sandy Koufax jersey we can recall having ever seen at public auction. Its rarity is underlined by the fact that it is one of just three Sandy Koufax jerseys fully authenticated and listed in the Mears census, not to mention the highest-graded example as well.

Blog Kiosk: 4/24/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


“Walker threw well, but I think tonight was Kike’s night.”

As much as I want to praise Walker on his phenomenal performance last night -- deserving as he is -- Dave Robert's isn't wrong to point out the obvious. Kiké overshadowed everyone on the field in the same way that R. Lee Ermey stole the show in the movie Full Metal Jacket. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“It’s a huge value for us, the versatility and what he can do on a baseball field,” Roberts said. “He’s certainly valued. I know myself, I try to figure out ways to get him in every single night, because he just has a way to impact the game.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:

Monday, April 23, 2018

Dodgers Artwork - Pee Wee Reese 1953 Topps Original Drawing at REA


This is absolutely gorgeous.

Currently ongoing is REA's spring auction, and one of the items that I came across there is the above original drawing of Pee Wee Reese that was used for his 1953 Topps Baseball card. (Auction Link) It had originally sold in 2010 and came directly from the personal collection of Topps legend Sy Berger -- considered "The Father of the Bubble Gum Card." 

Check out what Reese's card from 1953 looks like on the right.

With just 12 days remaining this item is already $3,500, and I suspect it'll close for significantly higher than that.

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* Dodgers Blue Heaven home page *

Blog Kiosk: 4/23/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


Far from his best outing, Kenley Jansen recorded his second consecutive scoreless inning to record only his third save of the season last night. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"It's testing my patience right now, it's annoying," said Jansen, who allowed a soft single to pinch-hitter Matt Adams and a liner by Wilmer Difo, then struck out Andrew Stevenson and Trea Turner before former Dodger Howie Kendrick flied out to center to end the game. 
"I wanted to watch that video right away. It was a perfect pitch to Matt Adams right there, but he's strong enough. He opened up because he's looking in and he finds the green right there," Jansen said. "Then I hung a slider to Difo and he put it on the green. I had to calm myself, even though I was angry, and got out of it. It's good to be angry. All this is making me push and push to get where I want to be."
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1946 Dodgers righty Ed Head threw a no-hitter against the Boston Braves, 5-0. He said after the game: “I knew I had it all the time – don’t ask me how, but I knew it.” In 1958 Dodger first baseman Gil Hodges hit his 300th career home run on the same day that Pee Wee Reese played his 2,000th career game. In 1999 Cardinals third baseman Fernando Tatis becomes the first player in MLB history to hit two grand slams in one inning when he did it against Chan Ho Park of the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, 12-2. You can watch it here.
  • Happy Birthday, Dolph CamilliBob O'BrienAndruw Jones!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Marlins Series Starts on Monday - Pregame Info and Other Stuff!


Cuban Torta
The next homestand starts on Monday against the Miami Marlins. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:
Ropa Vieja
There are two new food items being made available for this homestand only, and they are available at the On Deck Circle stand on Field Level section 48, Loge Level section 133 and Reserve Level section 4. First, you can get the Cuban Torta which features Smoked Pork, Thin sliced Deli Ham, Dill Pickles, Swiss Cheese, Yellow Mustard, stacked on Telera Bread and pressed.

Also available is the Ropa Vieja. This features Braised Beef with Pepper, Onions, and Olives, mounded on Steamed Basmati Rice, Black Beans and topped with Pico de Gallo.

A holdover from the last series, you can also get the Chorizo Torta that features a Chorizo sausage split in half, ranchero bean spread, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, queso fresco, and smoke jalapeno aioli.
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Monday, April 23rd at 7:10 PM
Walker Buehler vs Jarlin Garcia
TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Friday, April 20, 2018

A Brooklyn Dodgers Passport to the 1955 World Series


The little child inside has been wanting to add this little novelty item to my collection for years. Featured here is a, circa 1955, Brooklyn Dodgers Passport.

As you can see, it includes a dark blue passport holder with the Brooklyn Dodger logo emblazoned on it. Tucked inside that is the passport that features an unofficial seal of the team. That includes a requisite baseball at bats, a view of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Dodger "Bum" himself, and the "Tree of Heaven Ailanthus Altissima." At bottom is the Latin phrase "Sigillum Civitatis Breuckelen," or the Seal of the City of Brooklyn.

Welcome to the Blue, Max Muncy!


Max Muncy has already made an impact on the Dodgers. A few days ago Muncy was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and ended up belting his very first homer in Dodger Blue on Wednesday. As you surely know by now, Muncy was called up on Tuesday to replace Breyvic Valera. Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:
Muncy signed with the Dodgers last season and hit .309/.414/.491 with 20 doubles and 12 home runs in 109 games for Oklahoma City, and started this season 10-for-32 (.313/.421/.563) with two home runs and two doubles in Triple-A before the call up. He saw time mostly at third base and first base last year but also mixed in time at second base and both outfielder corners.

Blog Kiosk: 4/20/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


One week ago today in 1968 Dodger Hurler Don Drysdale recorded his 191st career win -- breaking a Dodger franchise record held by Dazzy Vance. Don accomplished the feat when he threw a four-hit shutout against the Mets, 1-0. The display behind him also notes that his shutout was the 41st of his career; which was also a Dodgers record.

The photo above was taken by Dodgers photographer Don Ploke and recently sold at RMY Auctions at $39. Below are more links to check out:

Nationals Series Starts on Friday - Pregame Info, Autographs and Other Stuff!


DC Half Smoked Sausage
The next homestand starts on Friday against the Washington Nationals. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:
Pastrami Fries
There are two new food items being made available for this homestand only, and they are available at the On Deck Circle stand on Field Level section 48, Loge Level section 133 and Reserve Level section 4. First, you can get the DC Half Smoked Sausage which features a Pork and Beef smoked sausage topped with chili con carne, diced onions & mustard.

Chorizo Torta
Also available is the Pastrami Fries. This features Golden Crispy Fries topped with pastrami and brown gravy.

You can also get the Chorizo Torta that features a Chorizo sausage split in half, ranchero bean spread, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, queso fresco, and smoke jalapeno aioli.


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Friday, April 20th at 7:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw vs. Max Scherzer
TV: SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Topps Living Set - #17 Chris Taylor - The First Dodger


Have you heard of the Topps "Living Set"?

Introduced at the beginning of this season, Topps has created a whole new concept in collecting. They have put together a set that has will have no end and is not tied to any specific season or era. Rather, it's a cross-generational brand that will issue one card for every player -- unless that player changes teams. In other words, this set will continue to grow in size seemingly forever with only one card per player/per team. For instance, ten years from now they will still be adding to the set, and assuming a player like Clayton Kershaw never changes teams, you will only find one card of him available.

Blog Kiosk: 4/19/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


See... Nothing to worry about. Per Jay Paris at MLB.com:
“We’re starting to play more like us, which is nice,” Seager said.
The Dodgers are slowly but surely returning to the juggernaut we always knew they were.
"We played a full game,'' said Seager, who went 7-for-16 in the series. "We pitched well, we hit well, we came up with hits with runners on base. That is how you get it going and it is a really good recipe for success.''
Photo above via @Dodgers on Twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1890 the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (Dodgers) play their very first game as a member of the National League. In 1938 Dodgers outfielder Ernie Koy hit a home run in his first major league at-bat. In 1956 Roy Campanella recorded his 1,000th career hit at New Jersey's Roosevelt Stadium - a tenth inning double. This was the first ever MLB game played in New Jersey. The Dodgers would play several home games here just prior to moving to Los Angeles. In 1968 Met's hurler Nolan Ryan throws an Immaculate Inning (three strikes out on nine pitches in one inning) against the Dodgers in the third inning.
  • Happy Birthday, Bill GreenwoodRJ ReynoldsBrett MayneJose CruzDennys ReyesGeorge SherrillJoe Beimel & Alberto Callaspo!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2018 Onyx Platinum Elite - All the Dodgers Cards

Here's one of those tertiary card brands, like Leaf, that most collectors happily ignore. Featured below are the handful of Dodger prospects found in packs of 2018 Onyx Platinum Elite. Go here for a complete checklist.

This is a very small set, and includes only two Dodgers' to chase after. They are Double-A Tulsa first base prospect Matt Beaty and teammate Yadier Alvarez. Furthermore, the Alvarez card is actually a buyback from their 2015 set, so there really is only one new card to gawk after.

Autographs

#Matt Beaty

Blog Kiosk: 4/18/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


I'm still salty about last nights elimination of the Kings at the hands of the upstart Las Vegas Knights. These were some tough hard-fought games, and losing all four of them when it could have easily gone the other way does not ameliorate my grief. Overall, only ten goals were scored collectively and the play of each net-minder was beyond excellent. Unfortunately, the Kings offense could never find a consistent rhythm, and the team and its fans (yes, the crowd was just as frustrated as the players) suffered for it.

I can't say I'm happy with how this season ended, but I will say we did better than I thought we'd do when the season started.

With that all being said, I send out a hearty congratulations to the Las Vegas Knights. They beat us this time. We'll get them back. I sense that an intense rivalry has just begun.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1925 Charles Ebbets, the Dodgers owner and president, dies of an heart attack on the morning of his teams home opener at Ebbets Field. In 1939 Red Barber announces the first ever regular season Dodger game to be broadcast in Brooklyn. In 1946 Jackie Robinson makes his debut as a second baseman for the Montreal Royals. He belts a home runs and records three singles. In 1947 Burt Shotten is named the Dodgers manager - replacing Leo Durocher who was suspended by the league ten days prior. In 1950 Vin Scully calls his very first game as a Dodgers broadcaster. In 1952 Willie Mays is knocked unconscious when he runs in to the Ebbets Field outfield wall while making a game saving catch. In 1958 Los Angeles holds a downtown parade for the the Dodgers before their first home game at the Coliseum. A National League record 78,672 fans crowd the stadium to watch their new team defeat the soon-to-be-hated Giants, 6-5. In 1964 Sandy Koufax throws his second career Immaculate Inning - three strike outs on nine pitches during one inning. In 1966 Maury Wills becomes the first batter to get a hit on artificial grass - a single off of Robin Roberts at the Astrodome. In 2008 the Dodgers announce that Joe Beimel had been selected by fans to get a bobblehead.
  • Happy Birthday, Hughie HearneTommy McMillanNick PollyBobby CastilloJim Eisenreich & Brady Clark!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Pee Wee Reese Pee-Rookie Premium to Add to the Collection


It's been awhile since I've shared any new additions to my collection, so I figured I'd jump-start a small flurry of post with something that arrived at my doorstep just a few days ago. The featured item above is not of the Dodgers. Instead, it is a team-issued premium that includes a future legendary Dodger. Check out my 1939 Louisville Colonels team-issued photograph and sitting in the front row (just a bit right of center) is 20-year old Pee Wee Reese.

Welcome to the Blue, Breyvic Valera!


As you certainly know by now, Logan Forsythe was put on the 10-day DL, so the Dodgers called up infielder Breyvic Valera (#33) from Triple-A Oklahoma City over the weekend. Since then he has appeared in two games with the club as a pinch hitter -- walking once and lining out to right field. Per a Dodgers press release:
Valera, 26, has appeared in seven games with the OKC Dodgers this season and has gone 6-for-19 (.316) with six runs, two doubles and six RBI along with a .417 on-base percentage. Valera, who is set to make his Dodger debut, was acquired by Los Angeles on April 1 in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Blog Kiosk: 4/17/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


I love that Matt Kemp is proving that he still has plenty in the tank. Per Jay Paris at MLB.com:
"I'm just happy to be in a uniform playing for the team that I started with,'' Kemp said. "My main focus is just to help this team any way I can to win games and get back to the World Series.
It's doubly good that Ryu is doing the same. Ryu went six strong innings, striking out 9, and allowing just two runs on three hits. Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:
“I was really happy with my outing tonight,” Ryu said. “Those couple of years were tough.”
BTW, you should check out Jon Weisman's blog post from this morning pointing out how Ryu's comeback this season is something to behold (link here). Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1934 Casey Stengel makes his managerial debut as the Dodger skipper. Brooklyn defeated the Boston Braves, 8-7. In 1947 Jackie Robinson recorded his first major league hit -- a bunt single down the third base line off of Boston Braves hurler Glenn Elliott. In 1955 Roberto Clemente, who started out as a Dodger prospect, singles off of Dodger pitcher Johnny Podres for his first major league hit. In 1956 future Hall of Famer Don Drysdale pitched in his very first game. He threw one inning of hitless relief in the ninth inning of a losing game. In 1994 the Dodgers belted 19 runs against the hapless Pirates to tie a club record for most runs in a game. In 2013 Clayton Kershaw strikes out his 1,000th batter of his career -- the victim was Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso.
  • Happy Birthday, Ad YaleJake DaubertStan AndrewsMarquis Grissom & Gary Bennett!

Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #80 and #83 -- Kershaw and Puig


After nearly three weeks of on-field futility Topps has finally decided to issue the very first two Dodgers' 2018 Topps Now cards for collectors to chase after. As you know, the Dodgers have not been very good so far this season, so these new cards can only be a sign that things are looking up.

Blog Kiosk: 4/16/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Weekend Odds and Ends


April 15th is one of the best days in Baseball. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“It gives us a chance to get out of our little bubble and get a little perspective,” manager Dave Roberts said before the Dodgers’ 7–2 win, which snapped a three-game skid and marked their first victory against the Diamondbacks this year. “I know that word (perspective) is thrown around a lot, but yeah, when you talk about Jackie Robinson and being a Dodger, it’s a little, ‘Man, things aren’t that bad.’ For us, for me personally, you need that sometimes.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1975 newly signed free agent and soon-to-be Hall of fame pitcher Juan Marichal made his last appearance in a game when he started for the Dodgers against the Reds. He would throw 2.1 innings and give up four runs. He would retire soon afterwards. In 1983 former Dodger Steve Garvey appeared in his 1,118th consecutive game to break the National League record. He broke the record as a Padre, but played 1,107 of those games in Dodger Blue.
  • Happy Birthday, Ned ColletiPaul WanerBabe PhelpsSergio RoblesPaco Rodríguez!

Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Panini Diamond Kings - All the Dodgers Relic and Autographed Cards

There are a ton of different Dodger relic and autographed cards available in Diamond Kings to chase after. Below are pics of most of them.

You can get autographed cards of current mainstays like Chris Taylor and Justin Turner, cards of fast rising youngsters like Seager and Bellinger, prospects like Buehler or Verdugo, or Dodgers from the past like Darryl Strawberry or Orel Hershiser. Best yet, because this brand is not as popular as it's licensed competitor Topps you can get these jewels at a relative discount. In fact, in my opinion these are the cards that make this set worth checking out.

DK Signatures

  • #34 Justin Turner -- Not Yet Seen
#30 Chris Taylor                #42 Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 4/13/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


Last night Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie, accepted the inaugural Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) award on behalf of The Jackie Robinson Foundation. RISE is dedicated to elevating the national conversation on education by creating space for leaders from diverse industries and political backgrounds to have purposeful discussion of the issues.

Photo above via the Jackie Robinson Foundation on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1939 Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig, during a spring training game against the Dodgers in Norfolk, Virginia, hit two homers that would prove to be the last home runs he would ever hit. In 1954 Walter Alston made his major league debut as the Dodgers manager. In 2009 second baseman Orlando Hudson hit for the "Cycle" against the Giants during the Dodgers home opener. He is the first Dodger to accomplish the feat at Dodger Stadium, and the first Dodger to do it in a nine-inning game since Gil Hodges in 1949. In 2012 Dodger starter Aaron Harang struck out nine consecutive Padre batters -- breaking the Dodgers franchise record of eight held by Johnny Podres. The Major League mark is at ten, and is held by Mets pitcher Tom Seaver in 1970. 
  • Happy Birthday, Kid ElberfeldBen Cantwell & Ed Amelung!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Diamondbacks Series Starts on Friday - Pregame Info and Other Stuff!


Desert Chili Cheese Dog
The next homestand starts this coming Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:
Chorizo Torta
There are two new food items being made available for this homestand only, and they are available at the On Deck Circle stand on Field Level section 48, Loge Level section 133 and Reserve Level section 4. First, you can get the Desert Chili Cheese Dog which features a bacon wrapped hot dog, house made chili con carne, grated sharp cheddar cheese, diced tomato & onion, yellow mustard. Also available is the Chorizo Torta. This features a chorizo sausage split in half, ranchero bean spread, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, queso fresco, smoked jalapeno aioli.

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Friday, April 13 at 7:10 PM
TV: SportsNet LA, KTLA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020