Friday, April 26, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 4/26/2013

Nice win yesterday afternoon.  Pic above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.
  • Andrew Keh at the NY Times writes, "A Korean Visitor Rekindles Memories in Flushing."
Hyun-Jin Ryu, a 26-year-old Dodgers rookie this season, a Korean roughly my age, saw those games, too. Growing up around Incheon, South Korea, he watched broadcasts of Park’s Dodger outings in the middle of the night, or at dawn. His memories are as vivid and fond as mine. 

“It wasn’t just me,” Ryu said, sitting inside the visitors’ dugout at Citi Field this week, as the Dodgers played a three-game series against the Mets. “Everyone in Korea who was around my age or the same age as me, we all were inspired by him and watched almost every game.”
  • This is just excellent.  Read Howard Bryant's piece at ESPN, "Righting the wrongs of '42': Film gets important history wrong but leads to larger conversation."
  • Via USA Today, The oldest African-American baseball footage was found at the University of Georgia. The video shows plantation workers playing baseball in Thomasville, Ga.  Go here to check it out.
  • Check out this remarkable colorized photograph of Babe Ruth playing the outfield, pic via Carver1976 on Reddit.

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