Monday, July 19, 2010

Dark Skies Over Pedro

What an incredible photo. Pedro Guerrero warms up in the batter box while playing a preseason exhibition game in Puerto Rico. Dark menacing clouds loom overhead. I suspect it was originally taken by Dodger team photographer Jon SooHoo since the eBay seller made mention of him on a prior item I highlighted yesterday of Fernando.

Listen to Pee Wee and Jackie: Slugger at the Bat

I came across this eBay auction of a vintage 1949 record featuring Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson and realized that I had never heard it played. So, I decided to test the wonders of Google to see if it is somewhere on the net. Low and behold, a site called Kiddie Records had it available for listening. They are a great site devoted to recording and sharing vintage children's records. See to their main page by going here and this records page here to listen to it(press the Slugger at the Bat link).
The two men in Blue tell an important story about team play and the value of small ball. It's a very fun listen. Go here to go directly to the recording.