Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 6/5/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

As you know the Dodgers selected high-schooler JT Ginn as their 1st Round Pick (30th overall) last night, and as we collectors have come to expect he already has a bunch of Baseball cards to chase after. Unusually, our 2nd Round Pick, Michael Grove, a college pitcher out of West Virginia, does not appear to have any cards on the market. Nevertheless, I'll be sure to be making a couple of fantasy Baseball cards for both of them soon. So stay tuned for that.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day In Dodgers HistoryIn 1977 the Dodgers retired former manager Walter Alston's uniform number #24 at Dodger Stadium. He compiled a 2040-1613 (.558) record for the franchise. It was also Old-Timer's Day as the Dodgers defeated the Padres, 4-2.
  • Happy Birthday, Bill MaloneyFred MitchellDuke Sims & Russ Ortiz!
  • ICYMI: Matt Kemp has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 3rd. Via a press release:
Kemp hit .429 (9-for-21) with six runs scored, two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI across seven games played to claim his sixth career NL Player of the Week Award, previously winning for the period ending August 3, 2014.  Among his NL counterparts, Matt finished his strong week tied for first in home runs and RBI; second in slugging percentage (.952); tied for third in total bases (20); tied for fourth in batting average; and tied for fifth in runs scored and extra-base hits (5).  This is the Dodgers’ first Player of the Week Award since Matt’s All-Star teammate Clayton Kershaw took home weekly honors last season for the week ending July 9th.

Chapman is a recent graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. During his time there, he covered various teams including the baseball team.
“I had a vision of doing play-by-play going into school,” Chapman said, “but while I was there, I experimented with a wide variety of media opportunities and by the end of it, I knew that I wanted to pursue play-by-play through minor league baseball.”
  • This is interesting. Via Paul Lukas at UniWatch; "MLB Removes Historically Inaccurate Quote from July 4th Caps."
  • I remember this guy. Via The Hall of Very Good; "'Million Dollar Arm' Winner Makes Wrestling Debut."
  • Once again Panini has put together a Father's Day hobby shop promotion that includes limited edition cards featuring stars from all three major American sports. Check out the Clayton Kershaw and Shohei Ohtani cards below. Go here for more information about the promotion.
  • I thought this was fun. 

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