Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 10/2/2013 - Dodgers Links - Puig, Luis Cruz and Andre Ethier

Here is a look at the Dodgers postseason cap, pic via @Dodgers on twitter.
There have been many comparisons drawn between that historic 1988 Dodger team and the playoff-bound 2013 Dodgers, but up until two weeks ago, one of those comparisons did not include the painful truth that what was once four reasonably healthy All-Star caliber outfielders would quickly dwindle down to two – yet this is exactly what has happened.
  • Hey!  Do you remember that time Yasiel Puig got busted for reckless driving while still in the minors?  Well, his court date has been pushed, once again. Via
  • Luis Cruz sends his well wishes, via twitter:

"Mark Walter and the new ownership came in and wanted to win," Dodgers assistant general manager and vice president of amateur scouting Logan White said. "They were willing to spend money to be good. We do place a premium on guys with track record and experience, and we've been able to go out and get them."
"We're hoping it's a hitting role right now and maybe more as the series progresses," Ethier said after working out with the Dodgers on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. "It's frustrating to be sitting here at this point. We're just trying to figure out a way to have me contribute and help any way I can, especially this first series."
  • "Ned Colletti weighs in on Julio Urias and Corey Seager," via Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA.
  • I believe this is a bad omen for the Braves.  Will they suffer the Sports Illustrated curse?  The Upton Brothers join Kate Upton on the cover.  See it on the right.
  • Tom Bartsch at Sports Collectors Digest writes, "Quotable: Athletes Commenting on Cards, Autographs".
“Any American that doesn’t sign autographs for little kids isn’t an American. He’s a Communist.”
– Rogers Hornsby, HOF player-manager

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