Friday, June 28, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 6/28/2019 - Dodgers Links - All Star

Contracts to our All-Star! Cody Bellinger received the most votes during the “The Primary” portion of All-Star voting and finished up in second place, behind Christian Yellich, in overall NL voting. This is his second career All-Star nod (2017) and his very first fan election.

Graphic above via Matt Kelley/ at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1907 then Yankees catcher Branch Rickey (who would be known for signing Jackie Robinson decades later) saw twelve Senator runners steal a base on him. In 1969 the Dodgers and Don Drysdale shut down the Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium by the lopsided score of 19-0. They break a LA Dodgers all-time record for runs scored in a game. In 2008 the Dodgers were no-hit by the Angels (Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo), but still won the game, 1-0. The lone run was scored in the fifth inning when a couple of errors and a sacrifice fly by Blake DeWitt scored the eventual winning run.
  • Happy BirthdayFred MillerAl Downing & Jose Flores!
  • I'm loving this guy's videos. Per Jomboy Media on YouTube -- "Kiké Hernández hits a homer then blows some kisses to the guys who were heckling him, a breakdown." (Video Link)
  • Video: I love this. The Cookie Monster sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in Chicago (video link).
  • Via Lisa Johnson at Beyond the Bricks -- "(Will) Smith and (Kevin) Quackenbush Named PCL All-Stars."
  • Per Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest -- "Gavin Lux, Dustin May to represent Dodgers at 2019 Futures Game."
  • This would be torturous. Per a tweet from Bill Plunkett:

  • The newest issue of Beckett's Baseball Price Guide (August 2019) features, our very own, Cody Bellinger. See it on the right.
  • Via Gabriela Milian at ABC7 -- "Former Dodger, Yasiel Puig, opens community house for kids in San Fernando."
"I love the community because all the time and every day when I go to play baseball I look into the stadium and a lot of people is coming to support myself and teammates," said Puig. "We need to give back to the community and giving love to all the fans."
"Traded by the Dodgers he still didn't have to continue with this project. But it was never about just being here in LA, it was about the children the entire time," said Councilman Robert Gonzales.
Making the second mound appearance of his career, Martin delivered for his trusting manager. He painted a masterpiece of an eighth inning, forcing pop-outs from Caleb Joseph and Jarrod Dyson while sandwiching a devastating strikeout to Christian Walker in between. If Walker had struck out like this against a position player throwing in garbage time, I’d tell him to hang his head in despair. But there’s no shame in losing valiantly to one of the Dodgers’ best relief pitchers. Those 90 mph heaters high in the strike zone were simply untouchable.
The top FBI officials in attendance at Dodger Stadium that day were at a joint command center that had been set up inside the Stadium Club, a restaurant at the ballpark, a person familiar with the matter said. According to the Dodgers, tickets for that particular playoff game in the area where the command post was located cost between $100 and $138.
Agents have been involved in a wide-ranging investigation into allegations that the Dodgers and other baseball teams paid middlemen who may have paid bribes to foreign government officials to help smuggle Cuban players into the U.S. That investigation, which has been led by the FBI in Miami but involves other offices well, is in its early stages and it is unclear if it will lead to charges.

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