Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 12/4/2013 - Dodgers Links - Nolasco Thanks the Fans, Winter Meetings and Hideo Nomo

Topps unveiled a preview pic of their newest Baseball card set called 2013 Topps Five Star.  Check out the above Jackie Robinson/Roberto Clemente dual relic card.  BTW, this set officially went live today.  Pic above via @ToppsCards on twitter.
  • This day in Dodger history:  On this day in 1988 the Dodgers traded for future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray from the Orioles.
  • Via Jay Jaffe at Sports Illustrated, "JAWS and the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot: Hideo Nomo".  He takes a long look at his career and the significance of him playing in the MLB.  (Hat Tip: Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts)
  • Via Ken Gurnick at, "Dodgers head to (Winter) Meetings holding the cards: With top-flight roster already in hand, Colletti can wait for the right deal
  • As you know, Ricky Nolasco signed a contract with the Twins.  Well, last night he sent out a tweet thanking Dodger fans for last year.  Class act, that guy.  

Circus clown Frank Oakley, born Frank Anderson but known as “Slivers,” was born in Sweden in 1871. His most famous act, the pantomime “Ball Game,” played on the baseball fan’s fantasy trope, “Kill the Umpire.” 
"Michael (Weiner) was a friend, an advisor and a mentor of mine," Clark said. "The vision he laid out for me and for the organization when I came onboard a handful of years ago is the same vision we are going to continue."

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