Thursday, June 14, 2018

Giants Series Starts Friday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!


Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos
The next homestand starts on Friday against the San Francisco Giants. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:
Frito Pie Extreme Dog
There are three new food items being made available for this entire homestand, and they are available at the On Deck Circle stand on Field Level section 48, Loge Level section 133 and Reserve Level section 4. First, in honor of Atlanta you can get the Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos which features Slow and low smoked chicken, smothered in house made sweet smokey barbecue sauce, served on top of triangle cut nacho chips, topped with green onions and cheddar cheese.
Turkey Pastrami Gravy Fries
The Texas new food item is a Frito Pie Extreme Dog that features an all beef hot dog, topped with fitos, chili, nacho cheese, diced onion, black beans, pickled jalapenos and sour cream.

The third food item honoring San Francisco series is an Turkey Pastrami Gravy Fries featuring crispy french fries, tossed in gourmet sea salt, topped with turkey pastrami, brown gravy and chopped parsley.
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2018 Pop Figurines -- Clayton Kershaw is Now Available


These Pop! figurines are the cutest damn things.

It had been announced earlier this year that Baseball was coming to Pop! Now, they are available to purchase. There's a whole bunch on eBay and I'm sure your local hobby shop will have your favorite players.

Blog Kiosk: 6/14/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


What a thrilling game.

Not only did we get a walk-off win in extras, but we also witnessed a collision at the plate -- something I feared had disappeared from the game. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"Blocking the plate, ran him over. Pretty much that simple. I was out. It was the shoving match we had [that earned the ejections]. It's not a big deal. Two guys shoving each other and then it's over, really. Not that big of a deal, honestly. You all want more? We play them again in August. I don't think there will be anything coming from it. I'm just happy we got the win.
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"He still has a right to the plate," said Roberts. "There's a collision right there. There was no intent. That's just hard-nosed baseball."
Old-school Baseball, baby! You can watch a replay of it here.

Photo above via a YahooSports article/AP. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game via Dodger Insider.Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1991 the Dodgers signed 17-year old amateur free agent pitcher Ismael Vald├ęz out of Victoria, Mexico. He would eventually play seven seasons in LA during an 12-year Major League career -- accumulating an 61-57 record, an 3.48 ERA, a 3.88 FIP and a WHIP of 1.235 as a Dodger. In 1993 the Dodgers play their very first game in Colorado against the expansion Rockies. Behind the pitching of Pedro Astacio, Los Angeles pounded out 12 hits (including a Jody Reed homer) to win the game, 9-4. In 1995 Dodger hurler Hideo Nomo struck out 16 Pirates to set an Dodgers all-time rookie record for strikeouts. 
  • Happy Birthday, Don Newcombe & Greg Brock!