Saturday, July 27, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 7/27/2013 - Dodger Links - Jansen on Twitter, Logan White and Greinke Disappointed in Braun

Hyuim-Jin Ryu and Shin-Soo Choo shake hands during a press conference yesterday.  Today the Korean superstars will face off against each other for the first time.  Pic via @Dodgers twitter.
One year later, the farm system is stirring with signs of life. The Yasiel Puig phenomenon is the quick payoff for what promises to be a reopening of a foreign pipeline of talent the Dodgers originally discovered, then abandoned.

More subtle, but no less important, is a sea-change in Draft approach from high-risk, high-reward high schoolers to more projectable college talent that should allow the Dodgers to more quickly fill more holes from within, which had become a frustration in recent years.
 "The main thing is, yeah, he lied to us," Greinke said. "He forced us to lie for him, threw people under the bus in order to help himself out and didn't care, blamed others for his mistakes and it’s just a lot of things you don’t expect from people."

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Happy Birthday, Bugs Bunny! A Born Blue Dodger Fan

I just thought I'd make note that everyone's happy rabbit, "Bugs Bunny", turns 73 years old today.  As the story goes, Bugs was born underneath Ebbets Field in Brooklyn on July 27th, 1940; which makes him a Dodger fan by birthright. 

In celebration, I've put up the classic film "Baseball Bugs" below for you to enjoy.  It was produced in 1946 and current resides in the public domain.

BTW, the card above is from the 1990 Upper Deck Comic Ball "Looney Tunes" card set.  At one time I had the complete set in my collection; including the colorful official albums.  Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it.  My memory is a little fuzzy, but I may have given it to a young cousin many moons ago in order to given a child a little smile.  I think it worked. 

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