Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 10/30/2018 - Dodgers Links - Happy Halloween!

I can't wait for Spring.

Check out the above March 5, 1955 AP wire photo of Duke Snider practicing bunting during Spring Training at Vero Beach (eBay Link). Carl Furilio can be seen behind him, and I believe that's Jim Gilliam to Furillo's right.

Below are more links to check out:
  • Happy BirthdayStephen McKeeverHardie HendersonLeo DickermanFred McGriffOreste Marrero & Javy Guerra!
  • In case you've forgotten, we should be hearing today what Clayton Kershaw's answer will be regarding whether he will opt-out. I'd put my money on 'yes', but we are also likely to hear soon thereafter that an extension is in the works.
  • Podcast: Dodgers Nation - 2018 Dodgers Eulogy and Free Agent Preview | Episode 28 | Blue Heaven Podcast (Link).
  • I would suggest that the consistent hemming and hawing about how great the game used to be hurt their ratings. Hearing those broadcaster whine was increasingly annoying! Per an AP report; "Red Sox-Dodgers World Series averages 14.1 million viewers." This was a 25% drop from last year.
  • Don't go! Per Jon Morosi on twitter, the Giants are courting Farhan Zaidi (Hat Tip: Larry Brown Sports at Yardbarker):

  • Kenley Jansen has already begun training for the upcoming season, via his twitter:

  • BTW, there were a couple of 2018 Dodgers' Topps Now cards issued following Saturday's Game 4 loss that I failed to put up on this blog, so I'm going to do that now. The first card makes note of Rich Hill's fantastic performance -- before the bullpen let us all down, and the second card celebrates Yasiel Puig's three-run jack that gave the Dodgers a short-lived lead. See them both below. Click on any pic to embiggen.

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1 comment:

  1. I was rooting for the Dodgers, especially for Rich Hill, whompitched at Michigan .

    I'll have to find that card on eBay one day.

    Good job!


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