Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 1/22/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Dave Roberts was Grand Marshall for the Kingdom Day Parade yesterday.

Photo above via Dodgers Foundation on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1988 seven ballplayers are declared free agents as a result of an Players Association's 1985 collusion lawsuit against the owners. Kirk Gibson is one of those players and he would eventually sign with the Dodgers seven days later. The rest, as they say, is history. In 2007 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent Pedro Báez as a 19-year old third baseman out of the Dominican Republic. He would eventually convert to a relief pitcher in 2013.
  • Happy BirthdayJay HughesJeff TreadwayChone FigginsWayne Kirby Carlos Ruiz!
  • Dodgers Memorabilia: The Jackie Robinson 1945 and 1947 signed Baseball contracts are back on auction at Goldin. It has an opening value at $5 million. Go here to check it out.
  • Audio: Danny Trejo Talks The Los Angeles Rams and Dodgers at FoxSports Radio (Audio Link).
  • Podcast: 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers Top MLB Prospects Podcast by Baseball America (Podcast Link).
  • Podcast: Dodgers Nation - Exclusive Interview with Dodgers hitting strategist Brant Brown (Podcast Link)
  • Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest; "2019 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: 100-51."
  • Via Lisa Johnson at Beyond the Bricks; "New Sheriff in Town: First-Year Oklahoma City Dodgers Manager Travis Barbary’s Journey to OKC Includes Nightly Stops in Mayberry."
“I’m a huge Andy Griffith fan, like I think it’s the best show ever created for TV,” Barbary said. “There is always a good moral at the end.
“I actually think you can learn a lot from watching those shows, as crazy as that might sound to some people.”
  • Via Ronald D. White at the LA Times; "How I Made It - Onetime Jackie Robinson scholarship recipient Nichol Whiteman helped the Dodgers Foundation find its swing."
Dodgers officials had searched for six months for an executive director. Then they met Whiteman, who had left the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 2011.
“I was doing this random volunteer consulting, just kind of connecting the Dodgers to people I had met through the Jackie Robinson Foundation,” she said. “And in one of our meetings, two of the senior execs said to me, ‘Why haven’t you applied to be the executive director of our foundation?’”

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