Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Blog Kiok: 10/17/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

I thought I would begin the day with this -- a pie covered Cubs fan at the LA Kings game on Sunday. Per NHL.com:
When the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the National Legaue Championship Series, Bailey, the LA Kings mascot, was ready to celebrate. 
In what appeared to be an obviously staged but still funny stunt, Bailey sought out a "Cubs fan" in the crowd, decked out in a Cubs shirt and hat, and promptly smashed a celebratory pie in the fan's face.
I had tickets to this game (I've got season tickets up in the rafters -- Die Hard Seats), but elected to opt out so that I can focus all of my attention on the Dodger game. Given what I've heard about the Kings crowd that day and the fun little incident highlighted above, I now regret it. You can watch the pie-facing here.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1978 the Yankees defeated the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series to win their second consecutive title. In 1981 the Dodgers defeated the Montreal Expos in Game 4 of the NLCS at Olympic Stadium, 7-1.  Steve Garvey hit a two-run homer in the eighth to break a 1-1 tie, then the Dodgers scored four more runs in the ninth to run away with it.  They are tied at two games a piece in the series with a deciding Game 5 two days later.
  • Happy Birthday, Pop DillonMike SandlockJohnny KlippsteinJim Gilliam!
  • Check out a bunch of great pics from Dodger Insider of Game 2 here.
  • Per Neil Paine at FiveThirtyEight; "These Dodgers May Be Different: They’re actually finding ways to win playoff games, not throwing them away (for now)."
  • Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com; "Injured Seager not traveling to Chicago: All-Star shortstop hasn't begun baseball activities due to back sprain."
"He hasn't done anything baseball specific," Roberts confirmed after the club held a light workout at Dodger Stadium on Monday morning. "Number 1, we've got to get him in a place where physically he can play in a Major League game and endure those conditions as far as weather, to come back after a night game and play the next day. Right now, I wouldn't say we're close to that point yet."
The two outfielders, 13 years apart in age, are locker mates.
“He goes about it in a different way, but it’s awesome having him next to my side,” Bellinger said with a grin. 
So, what, exactly, does it mean to go about it in a different way? 
“It’s a lot of smack talk,” Bellinger said. “He keeps me humble, though, that’s for sure.”
Zambrana and Moore later found their phones flooded with messages from family members, social media notifications and messages from Dodgers employees.
"Overwhelming is a word, but in a good way," Moore said about the messages. "It was really nice to know that we were cared about so much. The photographers, the people at the old office and even our old boss who now works on the Lakers, were contacting us just making sure we were OK. It was nice to know that they were behind us and we were OK."

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