Sunday, August 22, 2010

Carry a Big Stick

Gil Hodges shows of his new bat in this early 1950's vintage International News Press Photo.

Thank You Vin!

My stomach was all tied in knots last night after hearing that Vin Scully would be making a special announcement about his future with the team this morning.

Fortunately, I had nothing to worry about. Vin Scully will be with us for at least one more year. Thank You Vin!
“I’m just honored and humbled to continue my association with the Dodgers, which has been a major part of my life,” said Scully.

Blog Kiosk: 8/22/2010

At the end of the day I will respect whatever decision Vin Scully makes. I would love more than anything, though, to have a chance to enjoy him for at least one more season.
  • This is some great news. Dave Roberts is expecting a full recovery from Hodgkin's lymphoma, via LA Times.
  • Wow! What an incredible statue of Jackie Robinson, via Vin Scully is My Homeboy. Unfortunately, a Nat destroyed it. Damn you!
  • REA shares a story about a vintage Baseball card set that had been passed down from generation to generation since 1915.
    My father Harry Dolton Smith, raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, at the age of 15, bought the complete set of 1915 Cracker Jack Ball Players, in 1915 for $.25 and two box tops. I think he said the display book was extra and he couldn’t afford to buy it. He started to collect the 1914 set but it was too costly to buy each box of confection, and the cards were damaged by the candy. So he jumped at the chance to buy the whole set in 1915.
  • Busted Coverage has some racy photos of Sara Saco-Verti, the better half of the "foul ball couple."
  • Schulte Auctions has some never before seen family photos of Babe Ruth, here.
  • Meet Victoria Levan, a Topps employee with a real life inserted Baseball card in Allen & Ginter. (Hat Tip: A Cardboard Problem)
  • I don't know were I've been, but I've just discovered the glorious wonder of Wipeout!

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