Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 4/25/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Just a nice friendly hello.

Considering last night umpire debacle that has much of Dodger Nation "up-'n-arms" I thought the above vintage 1937 Associated Press photo found on eBay would be fun to share. Per the descriptor on the reverse:
"BURLY "GREETS" DOLLY.  New York, May 5--"Dolly Stark, National League umpire who stayed away from the game last year because of salary differences, was greeted back on the job today by burly Burleigh Grimes, Brooklyn Dodger Manager.  The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Dodgers, 5 to 1."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1976 Cubs outfielder Rick Monday, in an act that will be remembered and celebrated throughout the country, snatched and rescued an American flag from two protesters who were in the midst of setting it on fire. You can watch it here.
"He got down on his knees and I could tell he wasn't throwing holy water on it," Monday said of one of the perpetrators. "If he's going to burn a flag, he better do it in front of somebody who doesn't appreciate it. I've visited enough veterans' hospitals and seen enough with their legs blown off defending that flag."
On Tuesday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wouldn't confirm it (because Buehler is not on the 25-man roster), but the rookie will likely be added as the 26th man to start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader in San Francisco. That's why he was sent to Rancho Cucamonga and not Triple-A Oklahoma City, where Hudson had been pitching.
"To keep him local gives us that option if we want to use him Saturday," Roberts said. "He reported there today, got his work in and we'll see how it plays out."
  • Daniel Hudson continues to be unhittable. He pitched a scoreless inning last night and still hasn't allowed a hit this season. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider; "Hudson excited for opportunity after “whirlwind” couple months."
“The way the ball’s coming out, some of the swings I was getting were really encouraging,” Hudson said. “I’m feeling great and just want to get out there and compete.”

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