Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 3/7/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

For several years during WWII the Dodgers spent their spring training in up-state New York -- Bear Mountain. Located just 20 minutes from West Point, it was not unusual for the team to train at the West Point Academy Field House; especially when the weather turned ugly. Above you can see the Dodgers play ball at the Field House as cadets check out the action. The photo is dated March 18, 1945, and was taken by famed sports photographer Barney Stein for the NY Post (eBay auction link). BTW, the photo originally comes from the personal collection of former Dodger Cookie Lavagetto.

Below are more links to check out:
  • Happy Birthday, Doc ScanlanDan GrinerMerwin JacobsonDick LoftusJoe Gallagher & Jeff Kent!
  • Today's Game: The Dodgers take on the Angels in their home field, and Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is slated to bat 7th as a DH. Kershaw is scheduled to start, so it's likely they'll face each against each other for the first time. 
  • FYI: LADF Executive Director Nichol Whiteman will be honored by the Anti-Defamation League at the 23rd Annual Deborah Awards Dinner tonight. The League presents the Deborah Awards to outstanding women whose leadership in their professions and civic contributions exemplify the qualities and ideals of ADL.
  • Rumor Mill Stuff. Via Amy Kaplan at Fansided; "Andre Ethier’s fashion fuels rumors of Angels signing."
  • Some Seager news, via a tweet from David Vassegh:

  • Via Cyd Zeigler at OutSports; "Erik Braverman gets big promotion at Los Angeles Dodgers: Braverman is an out and proud voice in the Dodgers front office."
The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted Erik Braverman to a senior vice president role, making him one of the highest-level publicly out LGBTQ executives in professional sports.
Braverman’s new title is Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Broadcasting at the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is now one of only a handful of senior vice presidents with the team, making him one of the most important voices in front-office conversations.
“I don’t want to put a number on how many innings but I think it’s fair to say 140-150 innings is attainable,” manager Dave Roberts said. “If Walker is healthy good things are going to happen for him and for us. As far as where this happens that’s just going to play itself out.
“We know he’s going to pitch meaningful innings for us at the major league level. We don’t know when.”

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