Friday, March 29, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 3/29/2019 - Dodgers Links - Homer Happy

Do you remember all that talk this Spring about how the Dodgers would play more small-ball this season?

Yeah, about that...

Yesterday afternoon, on Opening Day, the Dodgers cranked out a Major League record eight home runs, including two by Joc Pederson, to defeat the DBacks, 12-5. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“We can enjoy that right now, but we’ve got to come back tomorrow and do it again,” said Pederson, who finished 3-for-5 with three extra-base hits. “Enjoy this moment. And move on.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Go here to check out more pics from Opening Day. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 2004 the Dodgers purchased outfielder Jason Grabowski from the A's. They also traded reliever Jason Frasor to the Blue Jays for outfielder Jason WerthIn 2008 the Dodgers played a preseason exhibition game at the LA Coliseum against the Boston Red Sox in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the club's move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. A crowd of 115,300 attended -- the largest to ever see a Baseball game. Check out a boxscore here.
  • Happy BirthdayHank GastrightRube DessauLee MeyerGibby BrackTommy HolmesMike Ramsey & Brian Jordan!
  • Audio: Shawn Green joins Dodger Talk with David Vassegh to talk about the 8 homerun day for the Dodgers on Thursday. (Audio Link)
  • Per Ken Gurnick at; "Ryu is latest Dodgers lefty to win opener."
“His heartbeat is so consistent, and he never lets nerves or pressure get to him,” said manager Dave Roberts. “He was in complete command, both sides of the plate. Toward the second, third time around, he started using the top part of the zone. He made those guys feel him inside to open the outside part of the plate. He was just real good.”
“I was feeling good from the get-go, and getting that run support from my teammates definitely helped me in terms of getting in a good groove,” said Ryu. “From that point on, it was very comfortable because we had the lead and I felt good.”
But the westward relocation was also part of a jarring postwar shift in American geography and identity. The rise of jet travel and the development of the interstate highway system made America seem smaller. And new technologies, notably television, flattened regional culture, making the country’s different places and peoples feel less distinctive. Every night Americans in Portland, Oregon, and Portland, Maine, could see the same news and entertainment programs. They could also watch the same baseball games.

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