Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2017 Sports Crate - Adrian Gonzalez Figurine has Finally Arrived

The second to last piece to the 2017 Dodgers Sports Crate set has arrived. As you know, this inaugural fan subscription service delivered its final five-crate box a couple of weeks ago, but (like in the previous crate) it did not include the promised Dodger figurine. Yesterday, I received one of the two remaining figurines not already sent out to collectors. Featured here is the Adrian Gonzalez 2017 Sports Crate action figure. Hopefully the final figurine of Joc Pederson arrives soon.

Even More Fantasy Baseball Cards to Enjoy - Game 1 of NLCS

Yesterday, I shared a bunch of fantasy cards I created using pics from Game 1 (link here). Now, here some cards from Game 2. Most of the pic used were grabbed from Dodger Insider (link here); while others were found throughout the 'net.

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!