Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 5/29/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's another fantastic photo tweeted out by Baseball Cathedrals of the Ebbets Field facade featuring a "V for Victory" logo during WWII. As you may know, the "V for Victory" campaign started in the early 1940's in Belgium and quickly spread among allied countries throughout the decade. Per Victor de Laveleye, the man who started it all:
"The occupier, by seeing this sign, always the same, infinitely repeated, [would] understand that he is surrounded, encircled by an immense crowd of citizens eagerly awaiting his first moment of weakness, watching for his first failure."
Below are more links to check out:
“I’m happy for Clayton, just feeling healthy,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “Performing is one thing but if he feels healthy and strong, we’ll bet on the performance. As we’re playing better baseball, to add him to the mix is a really good thing for all of us.”
Saturday, Kershaw threw approximately 60 pitches over four simulated innings, facing Cody Bellinger, Chase Utley, Kiké Hernandez and Austin Barnes. A Kinatrax machine, which uses motion-capture technology to collect biomechanical data on a pitcher, was trained on Kershaw during the simulated game.
  • Who'd a thunk that it'd be Matt Kemp who'd be driving the Dodger train. Per Mark Whicker at the OC Register; "Matt Kemp’s rate of return has kept Dodgers a float."
He came into Saturday night with a .338 batting average, six home runs and 25 RBI. His .907 OPS is his highest since that massive 2011 season (.986), and he is producing the highest line-drive/at-bat ratio in his career. He is 17 for 35 with men in scoring position.
“Even when he was in San Diego and Atlanta, he was always the guy who would get that run in,” said A.J. Ellis, the ex-Dodger catcher who is now in San Diego. “He looks happy and comfortable up there.”
The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is planning a large, permanent exhibit focused on the history of baseball cards and they’re asking for donations to make it happen.
The museum has raised $675,000 of the $800,000 needed to design and build ‘Shoebox Treasures,’ which would open sometime next year.  
According to museum officials, the exhibit will take a comprehensive look at the history of baseball cards, collecting and the connection fans have had to cards and collecting over the years.

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