Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2017 Topps Now -- #390 -- Bellinger's Clutch 8th Inning Homer

Here is the newest Cody Bellinger 2017 Topps Now card, and it celebrates last night's eighth inning heroics. As you surely know, he belted a deciding three-run home run to propel the Dodgers to victory. Per Rhett Bollinger and Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"We saw it early. There's no panic. He hits right-handed pitching, left-handed pitching. He doesn't scare off in the moment." -- Roberts, on Bellinger

Welcome to the Blue, Edward Paredes!

Who doesn't love a Baseball Lifer?

These are the guys who toil day in and day out playing the game they love for little pay -- oftentimes, well past the generally accepted prime for a ballplayer. Nevertheless, they grind it out and they never relent -- which is why Edward Paredes story is so compelling. He has all the hallmarks of todays Dodgers -- you keep working and fighting til the very end.

Blog Kiosk: 7/25/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

This team is ridiculous. After falling behind in the late innings of last nights game the Dodgers barreled back to steal another win. Unsurprisingly, it was Cody Bellinger who provided the knock out punch with a three-run homer in the eighth inning. Per Rhett Bollinger and Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"When we're behind, we don't quit, we find a way to win and play to the last out," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "As long as there's outs on the board, we believe we can win. It was a team win."
I'm starting to believe... Like, really believe...

The above photo via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics by Jon and Jill Weisleder from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check: