Saturday, November 29, 2014

Blog Kiosk: 11/29/2014 - Dodger Links - Pee Wee Reese, Zach Lee and Happy Birthday Vin Scully

I came across this great vintage AP press photograph featuring an injured Pee Wee Reese resting at home that was available on eBay.  Below is what was written on the descriptor attached on the reverse, dated 8/21/1940:

Reese Safe at Home
Harold (PeeWee) Reese, Brooklyn Sensational shortstop whose foot was broken Aug. 15 in a game with the Boston Bees (Braves), is shown as he told Lewis Cotton (left) and Jackie Carman (right), neighborhood admirers, all about big-time Baseball.  Reese entertained the boys in his Louisville, KY, home Aug. 21 where he went when his injury put him out of the game for the season.
Below are some links to check out:
  • Via Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News, "An appreciation: Vin Scully, at 87, and a Shangri-L.A. moment for the senses."  This red-headed kid from the Bronx turns 87 today.  Happy Birthday, Vin!  
“Well, it is a little unbelievable because God has been so good and given me good health — and he did it through my mom, who lived to be 97, so certainly the biggest reason how I got this far is because of her genes,” Scully said Friday morning when asked what it sounded like to be on the cusp of another birthday.
Lee recently worked with University of Texas pitching coach Skip Johnson, who worked with Clayton Kershaw in the past, most notably before the Dodger ace was drafted. Kershaw, a fellow Texan, credited Johnson in the past with cleaning up some flaws.
“It’s not a drastic change, but it’s trying to give me a little more time on the rubber and not necessarily get out so early, which has helped with command and my arm action as well,” Lee said. “With my lift leg, once I get to the top point of my lift, instead of going out toward home plate right away, I’m kind of going downward and then out.”
  • Here's a report on old friend Ronald Belisario.  Via Steve Adams at MLB Trade Rumors, "Ronald Belisario Elects Free Agency."  I'd be surprised if the Dodgers considered bringing him back since he's got a bit of bad history with us.  Although, he was always a rather good pitcher.
  • Former Dodger Talk host Ken Levine shared a funny photo on his blog yesterday.  Check it out below.  Go here to check out his blog.

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