Sunday, November 20, 2011

Congrats LA Galaxy!!

The Galaxy complete their mission and take home the MLS Cup. Congratulations, guys, on taking home a championship for LA.
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This is the championship medals given to the players.
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Here, MVP, Landon Donovan celebrates with the fan club, LA Riot Squad.
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Here is a team photo.
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Collection: Yhency Brazoban 2005 Team Heroes Auto

Here is another card from autographed card collection and it features the once promising reliever Yhency Brazoban. He was a tall pitcher with a blazing fastball that appeared to jump past batters with a zip. When Yhency first came up for the Dodgers he was used primarily as a setup man, but closing out games looked to be his future. In 2005 he saved 21 games. Then, the bottom fell out. An elbow injury led to Tommy John Surgery which led to more arm troubles. Soon he was released, played in the Mexican League, then with the Mets, Ranger, and Diamondbacks, and was eventually traded to the Softbank Hawks in Japan. There, he furthers his career in the Nippon Professional Baseball League.

Here is a 2005 Donruss Team Heroes autographed card.

Sunday Dodger Videos

On this beautiful Sunday morning, here are some videos to occupy your time.

Dodger prospect Kyle Russell chats about his development in the Arizona Fall League.

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Now You Know with Clayton Kershaw.

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EASports Game Time with Dee Gordon. Play'n some Madden.

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Now enjoy a tune performed by Bob Mitchell on the organ. He was the very first organist at Dodger Stadium. Here, he plays 'Good Old Summertime.'

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Blog Kiosk: 11/20/2011

Matt Kemp was stylin' for Fridays contract announcement. Nice bow tie. (pic twitter: @SMPlonnie)
  • Dylan Hernandez (on twitter) has the numbers from the Kemp contract, and no no-trade clause.
    Signing bonus: $2 million
    2012: $10 million
    2013: $20 million
    2014: $21 million
    2015: $21 million
    2016: $21.5 million
    2017: $21.5 million
    2018: $21.5 million
    2019: $21.5 million
  • Baseball Happenings has the report from the 14th Annual Gil Hodges Legacy Dinner.
    The dinner, which bears the name of the legendary Dodgers’ first baseman and New York Mets manager, served this year as an impromptu booster party for Hodges’ Hall of Fame candidacy.
  • Tom Bartsch at SCD introduces a 40 card set celebrating the 1957 Dodgers created by artist Ronnie Joyner.
  • Elena Harding writes about Kershaw's non-profit work, here.
  • From the Kansas City Star, 'HGH Testing to be Part of Baseball's New Labor Deal.'
  • Jesse at LA Inspiration was at the LA Auto Show and got Blake Griffin's autograph.
  • Check out 54 excellent photos recently submitted into the National Geographic Photo Contest, here at Entry deadline on November 30th.
  • Check out the Clayton Kershaw Cy Young Press Conference.

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  • Here is a video from Kemp's Press Conference.

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