Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 7/10/2013 - Dodgers Links - A Ethier Bobblehead, Lilly to Pitch Relief and Vote Puig!

The Sun sure shines bright when you're winning.  Pic above of Don Mattingly via twitter @Dodgers.
  • Via Paulson at Sports Media Watch, the Dodgers hit a 4-year high in local tv ratings on Monday.
  • Orel at Sons of Steve Garvey notes down Vin Scully's story that he told on Sunday about former Dodger manager Burt Shotton's difficult All-Star game decision.
  • Awesome!  The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are giving away a Andre Ethier bobblehead before this coming Friday's ballgame.  The First 1,500 fans get one.  Go here for more information.
"Ideally, I'd like to be a starter and be effective in that role," said Lilly. "I've had a hard time staying healthy. I pitched Saturday [rehab start at Class A Rancho Cucamonga], and it was sore Sunday. Yesterday, it was pretty good."
  • Apparently, this is on the Staples Center in downtown LA, right now.  Via a tweet by DodgersBeat.

  • Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts/ESPN chats a bit about the Dodgers policy on retiring numbers and he includes a poll.  For the record, I voted no non-Hall of Famers.
  • Busting Packs provides a preview of some of the 2013 Topps Tier One Baseball cards that includes an autographed Sandy Koufax card (seen on the right).  It will arrive in stores next week.
  • GCRL shares the 2013 Dodgers cards from the factory set that includes a bonus Dodger Stadium card not available in packs.
  • Dylan Hernandez at the LA Times writes, "Dodgers' Matt Kemp has irritation in shoulder, MRI exam confirms".
  • Panini shares a bunch of preview pics from their the 2013 National Convention card set that they'll be giving out at the show.  See the Clayton Kershaw card on the left.
  • Via Paul Hagen at, "Baseball possesses rich history in Australia: Dodgers, D-backs to add to legacy Down Under with 2014 opener in Sydney".
  • For the hockey fan who is missing Kings hockey, Jason Lewis at Hockey's Future takes a close look at the teams recent draft picks.  Then, Jon Rosen at the LA Kings Insider provides an update on the current Kings rookie development camp happening in El Segundo right now.
  • Via Sports Collectors Daily, through this coming Friday 6 different lots from the collection of Kobe Bryant memorabilia currently on auction through Goldin Auctions will be on display at the Newport Sports Museum in Newport Beach.

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