Thursday, July 11, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 7/11/2013 - Dodgers Links - Andre's Carne Asada Sunday and Puig News

Join Andre Ethier on Sunday, July 28th for his Carne Asada Sunday fan get-together after that afternoon game.  Fans have the opportunity to cookout with Andre Ethier and enjoy authentic Mexican Carne Asada presented by Chef Merito, the official seasoning of the Los Angeles Dodgers, after the game against Cincinnati.  You will also get the opportunity to partake in a Q&A session with Andre Ethier and take pictures with the All-Star.  Tcikets are $50.00 and it benefits the Union Rescue Mission.  Attendees will also get a Dodgers gift bag.  Go here for more information.
  • I'm a little bit troubled by this.  Via Jeff Passan on Yahoo, Jay-Z is apparently courting Yasiel Puig to join his sports management group.  I would prefer Puig focus on Baseball instead of marketing.  If he continues to perform at the level we hope, I am certain endorsements will come - not that he needs any.
  • Bill Plaschke at the LA Times writes, "Someone to watch over Yasiel Puig: The most important member of the Dodgers' lineup? It's Tim Bravo, who watches over hard-living rookie phenom Yasiel Puig day and night."
  • Left Field Pavilion makes an awesome fantasy card of Yasiel Puig using the vintage 1958 Topps All-Star card design.
  • It looks like the team and new Dodger owners are getting the fans stamp of approval.  Via a tweet from the @DodgersPR.  BTW, this tweet refers to Tuesday night's game.

  • The cover of the 8th edition of the 2013 Dodgers playbill features Yasiel Puig.  See it on the right.
  • Via Hugh Bernreuter at, "Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Leo Rodriguez opens eyes, leads Great Lakes Loons with .306 average".
  • Via Ken Gurnick at, "WWII vet Patterson is Dodgers' All-Star hero".

David Patterson of Rio Rancho, N.M., will represent the Dodgers as one of 30 winners of the "Tribute for Heroes" campaign, a national initiative of MLB and People Magazine that recognizes veterans and military service members.

Patterson was awarded the Silver Congressional Medal of Honor and is a Native American who took part in every Marine assault in World War II as one of the Navajo Code Talkers.
  • This is clearly the strangest news I've heard in awhile.  Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Josh Beckett injury: Dodgers RHP has rib removed during surgery".

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