Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blog Kiosk: 12/18/2011

A GIBBY does not make up for the MVP.
  • Weird rumor of the week. This is a little strange. Rumors are swirling indicating that Ryan Braun initial positive test was due to medication related to herpes medication prescribed by doctor. Via TTF.
    But that’s not what this is about, it’s about Braun’s new rumor. Apparently, he allegedly failed the test due to medication. Usually a steroid is given for those type of things.
  • No jail time for Barry Bonds, via Big League Stew.
  • Josh at DodgerBobble points out a attraction at the Marlins new field- a Bobblehead Museum. How awesome is that?
  • A Halos Heaven writer shares his experience at the Winter Meetings job fair and accepts a job with a team.
  • This sounds like a bunch of horse puckey. This ESPN report claims we are in the running for Fielder. Yhea, right!
  • Kobe and Panini wish you a Happy Holidays.

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A musical interlude with ZAZ- Les Passants. Lyrics in English, here.

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1972 Hollywood Stars Game

From vintage press photos of Koufax to fan taken pics of the Penguin, eBay never fails in unearthing wonderful photographs of Dodgers from the past. Sometimes, it even shares Dodger events that have been long since forgotten. For instance, check out the below two photographs from a long since abandoned tradition at Dodger Stadium.

The Hollywood Stars game was a wonderful event that allowed your favorite TV stars to hack it out on the field. Fans would cheer and players would live out their dreams on the diamond. It use to be that they played actual hardball, but recent games was just softball. Unfortunately, the Dodgers have not had one of these games in quite sometime. Hopefully, they can bring it back.

Here, I captured a couple of pics available on eBay from the 1972 Hollywood Stars game featuring Bob Newhart and Walter Matheau.