Monday, November 11, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 11/11/2013 - Dodgers Links - Happy Veterans Day

Above is a great postcard sized card of US Navy - MLB ballplayers.  This card is a part of a 1975 set put out by TCMA.  On this Veterans Day, I thought I would mention a great website that takes a closer look at ballplayers in the military.  It is called "Baseball in Wartime", and go here to check it out.  There are a ton of photographs, biographies, etc.
  • ICYMI: The Dodgers are starting their annual Holiday Mall Tour this weekend.  Go here for an updated schedule.
  • BTW, the MLB GM/Owners meetings are happening right now in Orlando, Florida.  So, if there is a deal/trade to be had it will likely spawn from there.
  • Via Scott Andes at Lasorda's Lair, "Tis The Season For Ridiculous Trade Rumors".  I think it's all ridiculous.  I firmly believe that you should never take any rumor seriously.  Most is just made up drivel.
  • An old friend alert.  Via Mark Townsend at Big League Stew, former Dodger "Jose Offerman missing as federal lawsuit for 2007 bat attack heads to trial".  We are likely to never hear from him again.
  • Summer Anne Burton at Every Hall of Famer draws a Tommy Lasorda HOF portrait.
  • Via Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe, "Yimi Garcia pitching well in AFL as 40-man roster deadline nears".
“I didn’t know what had happened,” Garcia said. “I had always thrown my fastball down the middle, and in the Dominican, you could get guys out that way, just blowing it by them. But I came back that next year, 2011 (at Ogden in the Rookie-level Pioneer League), and I started using my slider and my changeup a lot more.”
  • Brandon Lennox at True Blue LA writes about the debut of newest Dodger Alexander Guerrero and his debut in the Dominican Winter Leagues.
  • Murray Chass writes, "Anti-Morris Mob In Action".  For the record, I too believe Jack Morris should be in the Hall of Fame.
  • The LA Kings 2nd bobblehead will be given out on Saturday, December 7th.  It will be of fan favorite Larry Murphy.  See it below.  The Kings complete promotional schedule can be seen here.

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