Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blog Kiosk: 3/21/2012

Camelback Ranch, pic via twitter @ChrisWithersTV.
  • Alex Belth at Bronx Banter has a nice interview up with author Paul Haddad- writer of the new Dodgers book "High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania."
    Vin Scully is the main reason I got into the Dodgers. My Dodger obsession was just as equally a Vin obsession – they were intertwined and you couldn’t imagine one without the other. Fans in 1976 already knew this, naming Vinny the “most memorable personality” in Dodger history, and this from a team that’s had no shortage of iconic players or big personalities.
  • Check out the pic of the Kids Power Necklace being given away by the Dodgers on Sunday, May 20th. See the whole promotional schedule, here.
  • 12 questions about the Dodgers answered by Jon Weisman at ESPN.
  • Sully ask 5 question of the Dodgers at Hardball Times.
  • Tom Van Riper at Forbes takes another look at the value of the Dodgers and sees a huge increase in value.
    Yes, it helps that the Los Angeles Dodgers are a trophy investment. If owning the New York Yankees is like owning the “Mona Lisa,” as George Steinbrenner once said, the Dodgers hopefuls are bidding on “Starry Night.” But ego is just a small part of the frenzy: Based solely on financials, FORBES figures, the Dodgers are worth a hefty $1.4 billion, up 75% from last year.
  • Here is another Forbes article that, this time, features a cover photo of Matt Kemp.

    The cable companies, the TV networks and incoming team owners alike are taking some risk with the new TV economics of baseball. That’s why most of the regional sports networks have been structured with an equity component—they’re sharing the risk.

    There is one group, however, that gets a sure thing from the local broadcasting windfall: star players.

  • Eric Stephen at True Blue LA puts together a Spring Training Stadium Tour of the Goodyear ballpark.
  • Tom Bartsch at Sports Collectors Digest writes about the upcoming Bill Veeck exhibition in Arcadia.
    The Baseball Reliquary presents “Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick,” a major exhibition on the life and times of one of the most influential figures in baseball history, from April 9-May 24 at the Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, Calif.

    The exhibition is based on Paul Dickson’s book, Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick, the first major biography on this American original, which will be published in April 2012. The exhibition will utilize photographs, artworks, artifacts and documents to illustrate key elements of Dickson’s original research. Much of the signage is excerpted from the book. The displays will include nearly 100 photographs encompassing the extraordinary career of Bill Veeck. Many of the images have rarely, if ever, been shown publicly.

  • Clayton Kershaw and Tim Lincecum.

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