Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Look Like Fernando - Valenzuela's Sunglasses on eBay

Now you can look like El Toro!

Just imagine yourself strolling through the mall with these cherry shades.  You'd be the hippest hipster around.  These frames scream the 1980's like bright white stone-washed jeans and fluorescent colored shirts.  And from what I understand that's all the rage these day, ain't it?  At least that's what the young-folk tell me today. 

Featured above is something truly majestic, so take a close look.

In addition to the 1958 Dodgers' scouting guide I wrote about yesterday, the same seller also has the above original pair of sunglasses that were once worn and owned by Fernando Valenzuela.  It is of the rose/red lens variety and includes Fernando's name monogrammed along the rim.  Check out the auction here.

It comes from the collection of Maxine Voss - who was the personal assistant to Dodger GM Al Campanis during his final four years with the Dodgers.  She had been with the Dodger organization for eleven years, and is noted to have been on the Board of Directors of the Campanella Foundation.

As for the sunglasses they come with a note on the letterhead of Valenzuela's agent Antonio DeMarco gifting the specs to Maxine Voss.  Check that out below.

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Blog Kiosk: 11/10/2015 - Dodger Links - Greinke, Cruz and Andrew Friedman

Just another photo of an fantastic day at Dodger Stadium, as tweeted by the Dodgers yesterday.

Below are more links to check out:
  • RIP, Tommy Hanson.
  • Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "Dodgers offseason update from Andrew Friedman."  There are tons of great questions, so be sure to read them all.
On the Hot Stove market: “It’s obviously early in the process. … Right now, I think teams and players are in a fact-finding mode, and trying to get as good a sense as they can of what’s available and what’s possible. … For the most part, we’re going to be focused on pitching.”

On the prospects for Ryu in 2016: “Every checkpoint has been incredibly optimistic, and if success were dictated by how hard he has attacked this rehab process, then I’m 100 percent convinced that he’ll be back by Opening Day. But you never really know. Each day, each week, each month gives us more clarity, so I don’t know yet whether we can fully count on him or not.  …  It is a little bit of a wild card, and we’ll just continue to assess it as regularly as we can.”
  • No real surprise here.  Zack Greinke was chosen by his peers as the 2015 MLB Players Choice Award as the National League’s most outstanding pitcher, via a tweet from MLB.  I wonder if this is an early indication that a Cy Young will soon grace his mantel-place.  BTW, you can get the complete results here.  Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"I always make adjustments to the lineup," Greinke said on MLB Network. "But I think Kershaw showed this to me the best. If you have something going good ... He does, and doesn't mess with them too much, and everybody sees how that works for him. I try not to think too much, and if you have a good pitch, use the good pitch, and you don't have to fool people that much."
The Dodgers are over for the second straight year, so they will be taxed at 30 percent for all money spent over $189 million. They are looking at a tax bill of about $33 million.
  • Tommy Lasorda will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from LMU today.  Find out more here.
  • A new Dodger hiring, via a tweet from Jon Morosi:

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