Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"We hate the Giants!"

Today is the start of the 2010 World Series and I call on Dodger Nation to send along all the bad mojo and losing wishes to our neighbors to the north. Pull out your voodoo dolls and make your sacrifices to the mighty Dodger in the sky because this Dodger fan just cannot accept a Giant victory parade this year. No- I cannot accept that!

In light of this I want to pass along a story I may have told several years ago on this blog. An old friend of mine used to work at a shirt manufacturer which happened to have an account with the Dodgers. In 2002, the last time the Giants were in the World Series, he was chatting with someone in the Dodger front office about an order when he brought up an aged old question. Since the Dodgers are not vying for the ring who do you root for? Do you favor the National League club?

Then, in the background, he could hear the screams of an old man cursing at the top of his lungs. At first he could not make it out, but soon realized what he was hearing. Tommy Lasorda was in the room and was screaming at the phone chastising my friend. He repeated over and over the following mantra: "We hate the Giants!"

"We hate the Giants!"

"We hate the Giants!"

"We hate the Giants!"

The Other Dodger Stuff at SCP Auctions

Along with the Kirk Gibson items all of LA have been gawking over the past week there are a couple of other notable Dodger related items available at SCP Auctions.

Here is a 1966 National League Champions Banner stadium flag that has been signed by both Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. The auction description does not actually state it, but I wonder if this actually flew at Dodger Stadium.

Here is an original vintage 1950 advertising movie poster featuring "The Jackie Robinson Story."

Did CNBC Find the Gibson Ball?

Check out this great story on CNBC that goes through a flurry of tips about the whereabouts of the Gibson World Series Home Run ball.
We received over 250 e-mails with supposed tips, with 31 people claiming that either they had it or they knew who had it.
After going through all of the muck they think they found the most likely destination. Only one story seemed to make the most sense.
It came from a man named Ed Moran, who showed us a video of what we’ve never seen -– apparently following the ball through the crowd and he says, landing in the hands of his uncle Carlos.
Read the article and check out the above link which goes to a website claiming to know who ended up with the ball. Unfortunately, as you'll read, the actual ball is not in their possession anymore and may never be found.

(Hat Tip: Sports Collectors Daily)