Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 11/15/2012

Check out this funny pic tweeted by Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson with his Mesa Solar Sox teammates.  He writes, "last away game with the squad."
  • Beyond the Box Score discusses the Hall of Fame Pre-Integration Era Veteran Committee Ballot that includes former Brooklyn Superbas shortstop Bill Dahlen.  I am a big believer that "Bad" Bill Dahlen should be in the Hall.
  • Chad Moriyama shares his interview with Dodgers pitching prospect Chris Reed.
  • Via Greg Zakwin at Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle writes "The Dodgers' Recent Moves Seem Entirely Public Relations Based.
  • MLB Fan Cave is coming back in 2013.  Go here to apply.
  • Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy tracked down some pics of Hyun-Jin Ryu leaving Korea and arriving at LAX.  They weren't kidding about comparisons in body size to David Wells.  Ryu is a big boy.
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  • Via doellingd on reddit, Giancarlo Stanton and Bryce Harper had a hilarious exchange on twitter.
  • A politically liberal blog call Think Progress writes, "The Miami Marlins are the Epitome of Corporate Sports Cronyism."
  • Nate Silver, the Baseball stats geek turned political polling star, does a question and answer session at Deadspin and it's glorious.  Check it out here.  I found the below to be the funniest exchange:
BlackJack87: What is the statistical probability that a 28 y/o male gets laid this weekend? Specifically, me.
Nate Silver: It's inversely correlated with your likelihood of asking this question.
  • Wax Heaven is back!
  • Via Big League Stew, the New Zealand national Baseball team at the WBC performed the "haka!" You gotta see it, so go over there.  The "All Blacks" do this before every rugby match, and it is beyond entertaining. 

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Weekend Autograph/ Event Opportunities: The Kareem Statue & a Kings Mini-Fan Fest

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any) as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.

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Come one, Come all!  This coming Friday will be the official unveiling of the new Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue at the Staples center, and you are all invited.  It all starts at 4:30 PM and it will feature Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jerry West, James Worthy, Pat Riley, Richard Lapchik, Eddie Doucette and others.  Of course, Kareem will be there, as well.  Go here for some additional information.

Above is a pic shared by ESPNLA710Radio on twitter.


I am dying for some hockey- any kind of hockey.  Heck, I might even watch some junior hockey in Lakewood.  Go here for information.  From my understanding, Bob Miller, Daryl Evans, Nick Nickson, and Ian Turnbull are expected to be there.
Glacial Gardens Lakewood
3975 Pixie Ave
Lakewood, CA
LA Kings Game Night and Fan Fest with the Long Beach Bombers - Sun, Nov 18th
The Kings Game Entertainment Department will be bringing their game-day experience to Glacial Gardens Lakewood as the Long Beach Bombers take on the Dallas Ice Jets (Western States Hockey League – junior hockey game) at 12:30 p.m. The Fan Fest will take place before the game in the parking lot from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Scheduled to appear are the LA Kings Ice Crew, Bailey, Public Address Announcer David Courtney, In-Arena Host Jay Flats, Music Director Dieter Ruehle and members of the LA Kings Alumni Association Presented By Toyota. Don’t miss your Kings game-day favorites like Sumo Hockey, LA Kings Roster Challenge and T-shirt Toss. The Ice Crew will be signing the new 2013 Ice Crew Calendar from 11 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $9 for adults and $4 for students and children 12-and-under. Tickets will be available at the Glacial Gardens box office at 11 a.m. on Nov. 18. Contact the rink for more information (562-429-1805,

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Topps Heritage High Numbers- Dodgers Baseball Cards

As some of you may already know, Topps released a limited box set of 2012 Heritage High Numbers recently.  There are no boxes or packs available to purchase.  Instead, they sold their limited run of 1,000 complete sets online on their company website.  As you can imagine, they sold out as quickly as Jose Reyes' stay in Miami. 

Only five Dodgers are included in the set- which is rather disappointing.  No team had more changes in their lineup than the Dodgers. 

They totally failed to include our recent pickups.  Isn't the purpose of this kind of set is to include any new players attained through a trade?  How could they forget to include the likes of Hanley, Adrian, Beckett and Crawford?  Anyway, below is a checklist of the 5 Dodgers they did include, and a pic showing them all.
H580 Chris Capuano
H594 Kenley Jansen
H668 Juan Uribe
H669 Bobby Abreu
H672 Ted Lilly 

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