Thursday, June 20, 2013

Check Out the Dodger Dog Vending Machine Created by American Restoration

Last week, I gave notice regarding an upcoming episode of American Restoration that would feature Rick Dale transforming a 1950's era Coca Cola cooler into a Dodger themed Dodger Dog vendor machine.  Well, that show ran this past Tuesday, and it was fun to watch.  Considering the evenings Dodger/Yankees game had been postponed that night, it was nice to get my Dodger fix for the day. 

Well, as a follow up I received some great pics from the show.  So, check them out.

As you can see, Tommy Lasorda was there to inspect it.  Ron Cey and Paul LoDuca also came out to give their approval. 

I must say, that thing looks cool.  If you want to see it in person all you have to do is head down to the San Manuel Casino in San Bernardino.  I've been told it's there.  If you missed the episode when it ran you can view it online right here.  You will have to sign in through your cable provider.

BTW, in the photo below the gentleman in the suit is Steven Reyes Steve Lengel, the Executive Director of Operations for San Manuel Casino, and the guy in the red polo shirt is Joe Perez of Farmer John.  All photos are Courtesy of Leftfield.

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2013 Topps Baseball Series 2 - Check out the Dodgers' Base Cards

Series 2 of the 2013 Topps flagship set is now out, and I've collected images of most of the Dodgers' cards in the set.  To see the images I've shared so far, go here.  Yesterday, I shared the short printed Dodger variation cards.  Below are the Dodger base cards to the set.  There are only 6 subjects.  BTW, there doesn't appear to be Yasiel Puig card in this set at all.  I imagine, he came into the league way too late in the production process to be included.  Oh well!  I guess we'll have to wait for the Update set.

#487 Hanley Ramirez

#519 Zack Greinke                                #594 Carl Crawford

#615 Mark Ellis

#645 Luis Cruz

#661 Hyun-Jin Ryu RC

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Blog Kiosk: 6/20/2013 - Dodger Links - A Vin Scully Evening (bobblehead & his tweets)

Here's an early peek at the Vin Scully bobblehead that will be given out on July 25th.  So young and dashing, wouldn't you say?
But nearly half a century ago, he faced a decision that could have dramatically altered the course of his career. Like so many marquee players that would elect free agency in the decades that followed, Scully had to decide: Should I sign with the Yankees?
  • I also shared an interview with Aaron Roberts, the Dodger fan rep in the MLB FanCave, about the day Yasiel Puig came to visit.  Check that out here.
  • Night Owl Cards writes, "Dodgers and Yankees don't mix".
  • Keeping in mind that a vast majority of trade rumors are just bunk, Ross Gamer at Dodgers Nation passes along a rumor about a potential deal for Andre Ethier.
  • Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts writes, "Bill James on the 1981 Dodgers".
  • Jerry Crasnick at ESPN writes, "Yasiel Puig truly an amazing talent: It's been quite a ride so far for Dodgers' 22-year-old rookie Cuban sensation".
  • David Davis at SB Nations writes about the lost 1988 World Series Gibson home run ball.
  • Orel at Sons of Steve Garvey tells us about Fernando's most recent pitch job.
  • Manny Ramirez has just been released by his Taiwanese ballclub.  Not due to poor play - he had MVP style numbers - but due to homesickness.  Via  Of course, there's a chance that another opportunity arose from somewhere else.
  • Here is a great video of the Kings saying "Thank You".

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