Monday, October 09, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 10/9/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Cody is in deep contemplation as he prepares for batting practice yesterday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. This was the last workout before heading out to Arizona for tonight's match-up between Zack Greinke and Yu Darvish.

Photo above of Cody Bellinger via @Dodgers Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1949 the Ebbets Field lights were turned on during the ninth inning of the Dodgers 10-6 loss to the Yankees in Game 5 of the World Series, making it the first time a World Series game had been played under artificial lights. 
  • Happy Birthday, Walter O'MalleyAl MaulBill ReidyRube MarquardGordon SladeJim WinfordÁlex Taveras!
  • Video: Dave Roberts addresses the media about facing Zack Greinke and the D'Backs in Game 3 at Arizona on Monday. (video link)
  • Video: Austin Barnes talks about facing Robbie Ray, breaks down the 5th inning and more after the Dodgers Game 2 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday. (video link)
  • Video: Hear from Dave Roberts after the Dodgers 8-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday night. (video link)
  • Video: Rich Hill shares his thoughts on heading to Arizona with a 2-0 lead, putting up a 'make some noise' banner and more after the Dodgers 8-5 win over the D'backs in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday night. (video link)
  • Video: Awesome! Mike Oz at Big League Stew gets together with Dodger manager Dave Roberts to open up a pack of 25-year-old Baseball cards. (video link)
  • Via Hailey Branson-Potts at The LA Times; "Dodger fan Richard Lomeli has more pins than a bowling alley."
"Postseason is what you live for," he said.
Lomeli wore carried a backpack covered in pins he designed: A Jobu, of course. A freeway sign that said Kershaw 710 because 7:10 pm is when the Dodgers ace usually takes the mound. A michelada. A nacho helmet. 
So, the 16-year-old from Lincoln Heights walked to Dodger Stadium and picked up a gig hawking peanuts. That was 43 years ago. He hasn’t left.
“It’s PEANUT TIME, everybody!” the mustachioed vendor’s voice boomed through the stadium’s crowded left-field loge section Friday night, during the Dodgers’ first postseason game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. “Peanut time! Peanut time!”
During Utley's peak in Philadelphia, reliever Chad Durbin observed that Phillies players made sure to run out balls and tend to the fundamentals because they didn't want to "disappoint Chase." Almost a decade later, Utley's influence permeates the Dodgers' clubhouse in a similar manner.
"He's kind of the quiet leader of the team," Clayton Kershaw said. "I think everybody looks up to him and wants to play the right way to please him. There's a level of accountability he creates within the team, just by doing what he does, that's huge. He's one of the best teammates I've ever been around.

  • Ummm. Wha...? Here's a Yasiel Puig for

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