Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Last Chance for Cheap Seats!

Just in case you don't already know, the Dodgers are offering cheap $30.00 field level seats for this coming Mondays game against the Brewers, but there is one catch. You have to purchase them now! Offer ends at 10:00 PM tonight. Below is the Dodger press release.
The Dodgers announced today that in celebration of right fielder Andre Ethier’s 30-game hitting streak, the club will offer fans $30 Field level seats during a 30-hour sale that starts today (5/10/2011) at 4 p.m. PST and concludes tomorrow (5/11/2011) at 10 p.m. PST. The $30 Field level seats for the game versus Milwaukee on May 16 at 7:10 p.m., in honor of number 16, are discounted up to 75 percent.

Ethier became the second player in franchise history to have a 30-game hitting streak joining Willie Davis, whose 31-game hitting streak is a franchise record. Ethier batted .397 (46-for-116) during the streak, which began back on April 2. His 26-game hitting streak established a Major League record for the longest hitting streak during the month of April, having passed Joe Torre’s 22-game streak from April 1971.

Fans that partake in the 30-hour sale can choose from options, based on availability, that include in between the bases and behind home plate. The offer is available at using the promo code STREAK and at the Dodger Stadium box office during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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Blog Kiosk: 5/11/2011

I have to be honest. The McCourt saga and the recent revelation that a BK and/or business structure that might give Frank ownership of Dodger Stadium in the event of a sale of the team has me depressed for the Dodgers and increasingly disinterested in the season. Clearly, this is a very difficult time to be a Dodger fan. Of course, we are only 3.5 games out, and considering the mess that's not too shabby. Maybe the year isn't a loss. Can the Dodgers win in spite of McCourt?
  • For your pleasure, check out the National Jukebox at the Library of Congress- It features a massive audio archive including Sony's entire pre-1925 catalog. Just awesome! I didn't find anything Dodger specific (I will continue to look), but I did come across this 1913 recording of a song called "The Baseball Rag." (Hat Tip: TPM)

  • Here's a great story from about a teenage kid who did something remarkable for some Negro League players. (Hat Tip: SCD)
    Perron, a shaggy-haired 16-year-old with a shortstop’s lanky build, is one of the country’s most prolific researchers into the leagues that gave black ballplayers a professional option when they were banned from the bigs. From his bedroom in Arlington, Perron has created baseball cards for players who never had any, discovered evidence to help former players earn pensions, and reconnected teammates who hadn’t spoken in decades.
  • Upper Deck is coming out with a 2001 Marvel Beginnings card set that includes some unusual insert cards called "Ultimate Panel Focus." These cards feature actual cut-out panels from vintage classic comics (very poor condition versions). It's obviously a pretty cool concept and a natural consequence of what's been going on in the card hobby, but I wonder what comic collectors think? Vintage sports memorabilia collectors often cringe at the idea of cutting up a Babe Ruth jersey, do comic collectors feel the same way about a Spiderman #1 being cut up? See Upper Deck's story here, which includes a defense and some pics to gaze at.
  • Who says Dodger Stadium is the only place violence happens. One man had his Willie Mays bobblehead stolen at knife point in San Francisco, via Huffington Post.
  • Here's a great story about a Betty Page collector, via Collectors Weekly.
  • Meltdown. (Hat Tip: LGF)

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