Friday, October 13, 2017

Playoff Series Starts on Saturday - Food, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The NLCS starts on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming best-of-seven playoff series. Here are some important links:
Pregame coverage can see seen on Facebook Live starting 90 minutes before each game with Dodger Insider, SportsNet LA’s Leadoff LA and Access SportsNet Dodgers. Postgame Access SportsNet Dodgers will also be streamed on Facebook Live, as will Dodgers Insider shows during workout days.

The umpires for this NLCS will be Mike Winters (crew chief), Lance Barksdale, Todd Tichenor, Jim Wolf, Bill Welke, Alfonso Marquez and Eric Cooper.

At the moment stadium and pregame information is still a bit sparse, so I will update this post when more information is released.

Like last series there will be a whole bunch of new and unique food options available for this NLCS. Furthermore, three items introduced during the Diamondbacks series will also still be available -- BBQ Rib Platter (smoked baby back ribs slathered in blueberry bacon BBQ sauce, served with parmesan fries) at the King’s Hawaiian Grill on Left Field Plaza & Think Blue BBQ on Reserve level (section 30); Chicken Waffle Sammy (Belgian Waffle, spicy crispy chicken with candied smoked bacon, maple syrup) at Chick N’ Tots on Field level (section 8) & Tenders Etc. on Reserve level (section 14); and the Cheet-O-Lote (roasted sweet corn on the cob slathered in chipotle-lime mayo, dusted with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, cotija cheese & tajin seasoning) at the King’s Hawaiian Grill on Left Field Plaza & Think Blue BBQ on Reserve level (section 30). See all three below.

Blog Kiosk: 10/13/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

As I've said many times before, there's nothing cooler than seeing some fan taken vintage snapshots of our legendary Dodger players. More often we see them in Dodger duds. On this occasion, however, we see several players in their travelling suits at the Terminal Train Station in Cincinnati. They were in town for a four-game series in late August 1950.

According to the auction listing at BST Auctions (Auction Link) they were taken by a porter at the train station and eventually gifted to a 16-year old kid who had his own dreams of Major League ball. His name was Herb Shavers and he eventually played African-American semi-pro ball. I'm sure that although he never reached that eventual goal I think it's fair to say that if not for Jackie he could not have dreamed so large.

Featured are Pee Wee Reese and Gil Hodges on the top left; Jackie Robinson on the top right; manager Burt Shotten and his wife on the bottom left; and Don Newcombe and Gene Hermanski on the bottom right.

Below are more links to check: