Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 10/31/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Game 6 is tonight. I'll see you there.

Photo above Los Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
Q. The other night you said you'd still rather have Kenley out there in that situation anytime. Given the fact that the Astros have gotten to him twice, have you considered how you might use him now?
DAVE ROBERTS: No, we still believe he's the best closer in baseball, and that was two innings, and Bregman hit a good pitch. It was a cutter down and away, and it was 78 miles off the bat. 
But our confidence in Kenley hasn't changed. He'll be available tomorrow night, as this is an elimination game for us. And I think the most important thing is that his confidence hasn't changed. That's be for me, in talking to him last night.
Melissa had reached out to Dodger Stadium several times about spreading the ashes of her father there, but each time they said no. Between public ordinances and their own policies, they don’t allow it. A Dodgers employee suggested that a nearby public park (with a view of the stadium) would be a good place, but the view of the stadium was questionable — as was the condition of the park itself.
Liston even reached out to famous Dodgers fan Larry King, who couldn’t believe that the Dodgers wouldn’t allow that. Eventually, Liston recruited Hunter Pence, Giants right fielder, to help. They put Melissa’s father’s ashes in a necklace, which Pence wore during a Giants-Dodgers game on Sept. 22.
Liston says the Pence-Janiszewski episode is part of a campaign to get Major League Baseball teams to designate days when they would grant the wishes of fans who would like to spread up to an ounce of a loved one's ashes in designated areas of the park. He cites ESPN SportsNation poll data indicating more than three-quarters of those surveyed were willing to spread a family member or friend's ashes at a stadium, and says officials of MLB teams told him that this is already frequently done clandestinely.
The Phillies on Monday’s World Series off day announced the hiring of Gabe Kapler as their next manager. Kapler was director of player development with the Dodgers for the last three seasons.
"Gabe has a track record of leadership, winning, progressive thinking and working with young players,” Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said in a statement. “We fully believe that he is the right person to guide this organization into the future."
  • Via Blowout Buzz we learn that Topps will once again be releasing a mini version of the flagship Baseball card soon. It'll be available as an online only product. Go here for more information.

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