Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 9/27/2012

This is how baseball fans got autographs in 1950.  These kids went all out to get something signed by Roy Campanella.  Pic via Andy Gray at SI Vault on twitter.
  • Bloomberg makes note of a secret Dodgers TV deal with MLB.
A settlement ending their 2011 battle in U.S. Bankruptcy Court gives the Dodgers’ new owners a chance to cap income subject to revenue-sharing from a proposed regional sports network at about $84 million a year, according to five people familiar with the confidential “special terms.” With TV sports-rights experts saying the team could get as much as $225 million a year from a network’s rights fees, the Dodgers may enjoy an annual unshared windfall of as much as $141 million. 
  • Gates open early for Dodger games this weekend during Carmageddon II, via the LA Times.
In conjunction with the Dodgers' annual Hispanic heritage festival Saturday, parking lots will open at 1:30 p.m. for a 6:10 p.m. first pitch. Sunday the lot will open at 10:30 a.m. for a game scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m.
  • Beltre, Ventura and Edwin Jackson respond to Eric Gagne's assertion that 80% of his team used PED, via Richard Durrett at ESPN.
"He should have mentioned names," Beltre said. "I know for sure I'm not one of them. I haven't read the book. I'm not interested in it. He should have come up with names instead of a percentage."
  • This coming Saturday, Ron Cey will be signing autographs at the Time Warner booth from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday at Dodger Stadium.
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  • Athlon Sports brings to you the 30 greatest athletes in movies.
  • In 2011 the Dodgers lost a member of its family to a senseless shooting in Arizona.  Christina Taylor, 9-year-old daughter of Dodgers scout John Green was killed during the assassination attempt made on Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In Christina's honor her family fights against gun violence
Christina Taylor, shared his love of baseball, once telling her father that she wanted to be the first female major league baseball player. Nine-year-old Christina was also very interested in politics which is why she jumped at the chance to meet U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords nearly one and half years ago. She was killed while she stood in line to speak with the congresswoman in Tucson, Arizona. It was a day that has changed the Green family forever. Now, they hope to make a difference and want to speak out against gun violence in the United States. His profile is part of AC360's series "What Keeps You Up at Night," which focuses on election issues.

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