Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dodgers Memorabilia at Hunt's Louisville Slugger Auction

With the World Series in full swing just about every sports-related auction house has something going on to occupy the minds and pocketbooks of Baseball collectors everywhere. So, with today being an off-day I thought I would begin the afternoon by sharing some Dodger treasures found at Hunt's 15th Annual Live Auction at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

Featured above and to the right is a 1977 Dodgers National League Champions ring that was given out to Chub Feeney. So, who's that? (Auction Link)

Blog Kiosk: 10/25/2018 - Dodgers Links - Down, But Not Out

It was hard to wake up this morning, and it was a bit harder still to actually get out of bed. Then, I remembered that the World Series is a seven game set, and losing the first two while on the road is hardly something to pull my hair out over. In fact, as I was reminded in several online social media post, of the Dodgers six championships three began with us down 0-2 in the series -- 1955, 1965 & 1981. So, this is far from unfamiliar territory for the franchise. In fact, it's kind-of a Dodgers brand. There have been ten 0-2 comebacks in the history of the World Series and the Dodgers own three of them.

I will add, though that last nights game was winnable, and if not for a disastrous relief selection this game would have been ours -- which just prove how much this is a game of inches. Per Daniel Starkand at Dodger Blue:
“Madson has been our guy for quite some time, and he’s pitched out of big spots there. The usage right there, I’m not worried about that,” Roberts explained. “He’s fresh. He pitched yesterday, didn’t throw too many pitches. Had a couple of days off coming into the series, has an off-day tomorrow. 
“So that part of it was pretty easy. And I just felt I really liked him against Pearce. In that spot he’s done it time and time again for us, but the last couple of nights it hasn’t worked out. The walk, very uncharacteristic, and he gave a flare single to Martinez.”
Have no fear folks, this is far from over!

Photo above via Juan Ocampo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out: