Monday, July 13, 2015

A Brief Look at the All-Star #FanFest in Cincy - A Jackie Robinson Display


I sure wish they would bring an All-Star Game to Los Angeles.   It's been 35 years since we've hosted one, and seeing the kind of activities this event brings with it on social media has me green with envy.  Just check out twitter.  There are a bunch of pics from the #FanFest in Cincinnati and it looks like a fantastic time.  Check out some photos below that I thought worth sharing.

Of course, an MLB event like this has to include some history, and Dodger great Jackie Robinson appears to have an prominent display.

I just love the Jackie Robinson 1945 Kansas City Royals uniform above.

And above are a couple of fantastic statues of some Negro League greats - Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige.  Pic via @AllStarGame on twitter.  There was even a mascot autograph session, as evidenced in the photos below, via @schffbd on twitter.
Several ladies from the AAGPBL were on-hand to sign for fans, via @pookiejones18 on twitter.

I thought I would end this post with a photo of our centerfield rookie and soon to be Home Run Derby winner Joc Pederson, via @AllStarGame on twitter.

Pic at the very top via @Toppscards on twitter.

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Blog Kiosk: 7/13/2015 - Dodger Links - Kershaw, Pederson and Don Demeter

As you've certainly heard by now, Clayton Kerrshaw has been added to the National League roster.  Via a Dodger press release:
National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been added to the NL’s active roster for the Midsummer Classic.  Kershaw replaces Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, who started on Sunday afternoon and has elected not to be active during the All-Star Game.
Above is a pic by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015 featuring all five Dodger All-Star jerseys who'll be heading over to Cincinnati.  Below are some links to check out:
"The next night I got to pinch hit again and the first swing I took, I hit a home run," he said. "They put me in the Ebbets Hall of Fame because I have a .500 average in Ebbets Field."
"On the catching side, it's his leadership and his ability to connect with pitchers that has shined," said Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler. "He's been an exemplary teammate. It's been a pleasure to watch him rise and a true feather in the cap of our catching specialist, Travis Barbary."
"There was an adjustment period, figuring out the transition," Ellis admitted. "Fortunately, defensively I have felt good all year. The limited amount of playing time keeps you fresh, so when I do catch I have my legs under me. I'm able to move and throw, and do everything I need to do behind the plate, which is first and foremost the most important part of my job."

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