Friday, June 22, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 6/22/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Licensed stock broker and current break-out hurler Ross Stripling visited the NYSE yesterday. Check out his brief interview with Cheddar Live as he discusses his current investments, here.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1936 Reds outfielder Ival Goodman hit a three-run home run at Ebbets Field that lands and stays on top of the Schaefer Beer scoreboard in right field. Ballpark rules at the time dictate that it is still considered in play, so Goodman rounded the bases for the easiest inside-the-park home run ever. In 1947 Reds pitcher Ewell Blackwell, after having thrown a no-hitter his last time out, lost out on throwing a second consecutive no-no when Dodgers second baseman Eddie Stanky single with one out in the ninth inning. In 1959 Sandy Koufax struck out 16 Phillies batters to set a new record for strikeouts in a night game. 
  • Happy BirthdayLuis Maza!
  • Dodger Talk: Cody Bellinger joined David Vassegh to talk his recent improvement at the plate, and what it's been like to be mentored by Matt Kemp this season (Dodger Talk Link).
  • Check out Rowan Kavner's story at Dodger Insider; "From the Mag: The Re-Turner."
  • Per Evan Petzold at From the Nest; "(Dodgers) 2018 MLB Draft picks Devin Mann, Josh McLain debut for Loons."
Both players spent two games with the Arizona League Dodgers before getting called up past Rookie-level Ogden to the Loons.
In the Arizona League, Mann hit .200, going 1-for-5 at the plate with one walk and three strikeouts. Of the two times he reached base, the 21-year-old was caught stealing once. 
As for McLain, he was 2-for-6 (.333 batting average) for the AZL Dodgers. The 21-year-old struck out once. One of his two hits was a double.
  • Dodgers 2018 4th round draftee and recent signee, Brandon Alexander Fraser, just did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session from Arizona on Reddit yesterday. Go here to check it out. Below are a couple of choice questions and responses:
  • Per Cyd Zeigler at OutSports; "Nike, UFC, NFL and Dodgers partnering with Outsports Pride this weekend." The Outsports Pride summit is this coming weekend in New York, and the Dodgers are an event partner. They are providing tickets to Saturday's game against the Mets for all attendees and Senior Vice-President Erik Bravermen will be a featured speaker at the Outsports Pride Summit.
  • Per Evan Grant at Sports Day; "Unorthodox infielder to future Hall of Famer: The untold story of Adrian Beltre's MLB debut, 20 years later."
As a teen, Beltre caught pop-ups either just in front of his face and below eye level or, if his back was to the infield, he would make basket catches. It wasn't the Dodger Way. And San Antonio manager Ron Roenicke let him know about it on more than one occasion. After too many such occasions, Roenicke decided to sit Beltre down for the June 23 game at El Paso. That just so happened to be the same afternoon Lasorda called to bring up the third baseman.

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