Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 10/10/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

I apologize for the watermark on the above photo. It's obviously not my pic. It is an 1953 Unit D Press Photo that I just ran into on eBay (link here), and I found it fascinating enough to share here. As you can see, it features Carl Furillo wearing an unusual looking headpiece. Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Carl Furillo's head got plenty sore after being hit by pitched balls six times, so the Dodger outfielder's sporting this "Martian-Looking" headgear these days. The plastic gadget fits into Furillo's cap, and saved him from serious injury, July 29, when still another pitched ball made contact during the Dodgers-Cubs game. Furillo says he's quit baseball if he couldn't wear it!
As you'll recall, this isn't the first time a Dodger had sought to protect their head during at-bats. In 1948 Jackie Robinson had done the same -- he had a fiberglass-and-cloth composite sewn into his cap. You can check out a little story where I wrote about it here.

Below are more links to check out:
“I told him before he went in there that he was a champion,” Kenley Jansen said. “He’d done it so many times. That changeup? It’s a pitch I wish I had.”
“Those first two changeups, they were as good as I’ve ever thrown them,” Madson said.
  • Dodger Chatter at LA Dodger Talk takes a look at the, "Arizona Fall League – 2018."
  • What a fantastic bet. Apparently, Dieter Ruehle, the Dodgers organist, made a bet with the Braves organist, Matthew Kaminki. Check out Dieter's victory below, via twitter:

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