Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 8/20/2013 - Dodgers Links - #1 on ESPN's Power Rankings, No to Cano and Puig

Two young Cubans faced off last night in Miami - Yasiel Puig and Jose Fernandez.  Pic via @Marlins on twitter.
  • Jim Caple at ESPN writes that the Dodgers uni's are the most beautiful in Baseball.
  • If you haven't seen this already.  Take a look at the Hello Kitty Dodger bobblehead that will be given out on Sept. 9th.  Pic via @Dodgers twitter.
  • For the first time all season, ESPN has placed the Dodgers #1 on its Power Rankings list.  See it here.
  • Responding to a rash of trolling on twitter, Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts writes, "Yasiel Puig does not need to be benched".
  • Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe has some "Puig Postgame Comments".
“There is nothing really to comment on about that,” Puig said, through the interpreter. “I thought (the second pitch) was a ball, and (plate umpire John Hirschbeck) called it a strike.”
  • The most comprehensive collection of photos from the National Sports Collectors Convention can now be seen at Sports Antiques.comGo there to be wowed.  There are 700+ photos to look through.  He focuses primarily on vintage memorabilia and pre-war cards.
  • I can support this position.  I don't believe there is any need to go after Cano.  Via a tweet by Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

“I don’t know if we’re necessarily looking for anything (specific from Wilson),” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before Monday's game. “He’s another guy. We’re trying to keep guys healthy and not overused. He’s another guy we can use later in the game.” 

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