Monday, January 20, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 1/20/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Sandy got a ticket. This is hilarious. Per a descriptor on the reverse (eBay auction link):
Sand Koufax lifts a parking ticket from the windshield of the car which was given him for being outstanding player in recent World Series. Sandy appeared at a downtown restaurant in New York Tuesday to get his prize and the car was driven up on the sidewalk for the benefit of photographers. When Sandy came out he found a decoration -- which cost $15 -- on his windshield. (10/9/1963)
Below are more links to check out:
Daniel, 24, has been with the Cubs’ organization for two seasons, batting a combined .290 (127-for-438) with 72 runs scored and 36 RBI across four different minor league levels. Last season, the Alabama native split his time between Low-A South Bend and Double-A Tennessee, hitting a combined .305 (73-for-239) with 11 doubles, two homers and 21 RBI. He was originally drafted in the 31st round of the 2018 First Year Player Draft out of Jacksonville State University.

  • Per a Dodger press release: "Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour Presented by Bank of America launches Monday." (Link Here) The big public event will be the "Dodger Pet Family Photo Day" with Joc Pederson and Matt Beaty. They will take photos with fans and their dogs, who will receive a Dodger dog t-shirt. The event will also serve as a donation drive. The team is encouraging fans to bring canned dog food and dry cat food to be donated to PAWS/LA, an agency that assists low-income seniors and people disabled with life threatening illnesses care for their companion animals. It will happen from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.
  • You're wrong, CC. Via Max Goodman at Sports Illustrated - "CC Sabathia: Yankees Would Have "Whooped the Dodgers" in 2017 World Series."
"We would've whooped the Dodgers' ass," he joked. "I'm sorry, that's just how I feel! We were rolling!"
“When you cheat, nobody wins,” he said.
“I’m glad they got caught, and (the commissioner’s office) is doing something about it,” Garciaparra said. “Hopefully, it stops it further down the line.”
  • Via Phil Thompson at the Chicago Tribune -- "Yu Darvish now wonders: Was he tipping pitches for the Dodgers against the Astros in the 2017 World Series — or were they cheating?"
“Game 3 was (a) maybe," Darvish added. "After that the Dodgers started checking (whether I was) tipping pitches or whatever. But they couldn’t find it, especially Game 7. But Astros players (later) told me I was tipping 100% in Game 7. So it’s like …”
  • Listen to Mike Piazza talk about the recent scandal, via SNY on twitter:

  • Topps should do more of this. They are selling an online exclusive On-Demand card set featuring the diverse wildlife and scenery of Australia, and all net proceeds from the sale will go directly to assist in wildlife recovery efforts. Go here to check them out and order. You have til the end of this week to place an order. A couple of the cards can be seen below.

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