Monday, June 10, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 6/10/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

What a fun game. Not only did we witness a pitching duel for the ages, but we also saw some fantastic game-saving defense and hard-nosed squawking on the field. Sure, Bumgarner's act can be tiring, but I will never doubt his passion. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“It was fun. Kind of an old-school baseball game — two №1s going head-to-head, and we saw the best of Madison Bumgarner and matched Walker pitch for pitch,” said manager Dave Roberts. “To see those guys go out there and compete and win pitches, win at-bats, it was fun. But fortunately for us, we scored one more run than they did.”
Photo at the very top via Michael Urakami/
 at Dodger Insider. The Buehler pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterday's game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1988 Dodger outfielder John Shelby has his 24-game hitting streak stopped by Andy Hawkins and the Padres. The Dodgers also lost the game on a walk-off double to Carmelo Martinez, 4-3In 2005 first baseman Hee-Seop Choi hits a walk-off home run off Twins reliever Terry Mulholland to propel the Dodgers over the Twins, 6-5In 2015 the Dodgers drafted Matt Beaty out of Belmont University in Nashville and Kyle Garlick out of Cal Poly, Pomona.
  • Happy Birthday, Ken LehmanEd PalmquistElias SosaBrad Gulden!
  • I would like to wish a speedy recovery to David Ortiz. He was shot yesterday in the Dominican Republic while having dinner with friends. CNN has a report here.
  • Via an AP Report at ESPN -- "Lasorda on hand as Rangers retire Beltre's jersey."
  • Via Lauren Jennings at Think Blue LA -- "Seven Quakes named to 2019 Cal League All-Star Team."
  • Podcast - The Big Swing Podcast with host Ross Stripling talks to Dodger broadcaster Joe Davis (podcast link).
  • Video: Watch Max Muncy exchange words with Madison Bumgarner, following his first inning home run yesterdat afternoon (video link).
  • Per Noah Frank at WTOP -- "Maury Wills headlines DCSAA (District of Columbia State Athletic Association) Hall of Fame class."
But his first love was always baseball, thanks to a formative childhood memory that lives with him even today, at age 86, from listening to games on the radio.
“All the grown people were talking about this black man up in Brooklyn named Jackie Robinson. ‘Jockie,’” said Wills, inflecting the first vowel. “Jockie, they called him. I walked away scratching my head, saying ‘I’m going to play for the Dodgers someday.’”

"He struck a pose and walked further than I liked," Bumgarner said. "That's fine. If you want to do that, do it. But I'm going to do what I want to do."
"They want to let everybody be themselves. Let me by myself -- that's me, you know?" he said. "I'd just as soon fight than walk or whatever. You just do your thing, I'll do mine. Everybody is different. I can't speak for everybody else, but that's just how I want to play. And that's how I'm going to."
  • Via Clint Evans at Dodgers Nation -- "Dodgers First Round Pick Kody Hoese Pre-Draft Interview Transcript: You have to have the right people driving the bus to make it all happen."
Why do you think the MLB Draft is so unpredictable in terms of who makes it to the big leagues and who doesn’t?
I mean I just kind of think it’s unpredictable once you get into the minor leagues everyone has a different work ethic, and some people don’t make it due to the fact that they see getting drafted as the final destination. Others believe that’s just the beginning. I think you have to continue to work hard and improve each day and it will work out for you.
If you consider increasing TTO (Three True Outcomes) and excessive home runs a problem (and perhaps even if you don’t), women’s baseball is vastly superior to men’s. There are very few statistics available, but the 2018 USA Baseball Women’s National Team numbers reveal a much more pleasing style of play. With a TTO percentage of just 29.1, more than two thirds of all plate appearances end with a ball in play. It’s hard to tell what percentage of runs are scored on dingers, but they average 0.4 per game as opposed to MLB’s 2.7. Women also strike out much less than men: 13.7 percent compared to MLB’s 22.9.

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