Friday, March 08, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 3/8/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Seaman Johnny Podres is seen above receiving the 1955 Babe Ruth Award for his exploits during the 1955 World Series. The above pic is currently on auction at Hunt Auctions (link here).

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1941 teammates Joe Medwick and Pee Wee Reese wear protective headgear during a spring exhibition game in Havana, Cuba. They placed plastic inserts -- dubbed a “Brooklyn Safety Cap” -- inside their hats. Both players had missed significant time the previous season due to head injuries; including a scare that sent Medwick to the hospital for fear of a cracked skull. You can see a patent design for the cap on the right, via Baseball Hall of Fame. Click pic to embiggen. In 2011 former Dodger Assistant General Manager Kim Ng is named by MLB as the Senior Vice-President of its baseball operations, making her the highest-ranking woman in the major leagues.
  • Happy BirthdayOllie O'MaraCarl FurilloAl GionfriddoDick TeedMarv BreedingWillard Hunter,  Dick Allen & Juan Encarnacion!
  • You must attend if you're in Oklahoma next weekend. Via Jacob Unruh at NewsOK; "OKC Dodgers to host Fan Fest March 16." There'll be a Dodger Dog eating contest!
  • Via Ronald Blum at AP; "MLB near deal for rosters to expand to 26 in ’20."
  • The Dodgers made their first cuts of spring -- Adam McCreery, Josh Smoker, Joe Broussard, Daniel Corcino and Jesen Therrien. 
  • Keep Tom "Terrific" in your hearts and minds. Via Sam Cooper at Yahoo Sports; "MLB Hall of Famer Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia, will retire from public life."
  • I guess we need some righties. Per the Dodgers on twitter:

  • Daniel Brim at Dodgers Digest put together a nice write-up on the above transaction, here.
  • ICYMI: The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will honor Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss at its 5th Anniversary Blue Diamond Gala in June. The social activists, tennis champions, and longtime partners, who recently joined the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group, will be recognized for their ongoing commitment to creating positive change through sports.
  • Per Alex Hutton at the Loyolan; "Former Dodger speaks on baseball and racism."
The most powerful story that (Al) Ferrara, who is white, told regarding race was also a story from spring training. After a day game, he and a black teammate tried to eat at one of Ferrara’s favorite restaurants, only to be told that the restaurant would not serve a black man. The teammate took Ferrara to a different restaurant instead, where they ate dinner and had a great time. After this night, Ferrara began questioning the systemic issues in society that allowed these events to take place.
“How come he can’t eat at a restaurant I want to take him to, but I can eat at a restaurant that he wants to take me to?” Ferrara recalled thinking.
  • Here's just a brief reminder. The Dodgers Stadium College Baseball Classic is this weekend. Go here for more information. Per Wayne Cavadi at NCAA; "5 storylines we'll be watching at the Dodgers Stadium College Baseball Classic."
  • I just saw these and figured it was my duty to let you know about them. The Bobblehead Hall of Fame is currently pre-ordering officially licensed Dodgers/Game of Thrones bobbleheads! Check out what they look like on the right. Go here to check them out and order. American League teams can be found here. (Hat Tip: u/realstdebo on Reddit)
  • Via Luis Torres at Beyond the Boxscore; "Trade Retrospective: Dodgers acquire Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins."
  • Per Mike DiGiovanna at the LA Times; "Brock Stewart prepared to endure another minor league odyssey in Dodgers' system."
“I mean, I was looking forward to being more stable, for sure,” Stewart said. “Then I step back and think about how grateful and blessed I am to be pitching for the Dodgers organization and be competing for a championship every year.
“I definitely wouldn’t rather be in any other organization. I get that some guys have to do what I’ve done the past three years, and if I have to do it for another year, I’m gonna do it. I’m not going to say I love it, but I’ll do it.”
“If I’ve seen one minor league player who has grown the most in the offseason, it’s DJ Peters,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said this week. “When talking about a swing change, a mechanical cleanup, he’s as sound as he’s ever been. Now you have to let it play into a season and see where it takes him.”
  • Trayvon Robinson has found a new home. Per WTM at Bucs Dugout; "Pirates sign outfielder Trayvon Robinson to minor league deal."
  • Seeking All Dodger Fans! The Dodgers need you for their Opening Day video, via a tweet from the Dodgers:

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