Monday, June 25, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 6/25/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Seven homers! All solos!

The last one was hit by Justin Tuner in the 10th inning to win the game, 8-7. Per Ken Gurnick at
"I was just trying to hit the ball on the barrel," said Turner, who was 2-for-16 on the weeklong swing through Chicago and New York. "It's been a whole road trip of getting beat, getting jammed. What a day, a bunch of home runs and sweep a series against the Mets on the road. It will make for a happy flight going home."
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to checkout:
Nowadays, most interns usually work 40 hours per week and are paid minimum wage. But for full-time staff members, the 80–90 hour weeks are still alive at the ballpark. DeVries was one of those college kids who took the stipend and worked hard to get his foot in the door. Now, he is one of those full-time staff members — Assistant General Manager of Marketing and Communications.
  • Via Pilar Perez at ESPN; "Puig: 'Sometimes I think I come from Mars'" There's a video where he chat's a bit during his photo-shot for ESPN's Body Issue.
I don't consider myself from this world. Sometimes I think I come from Mars because some of the knocks I take on the field that would leave some of my teammates, or any other person, in pain don't hurt me. I can take it and keep playing. When my trainer gives me a massage, I tell him, "Hey, I don't feel anything." He says, "Look, I've treated many clients, and all I have to do is just touch them and they are screaming. With you I have to keep going." Even he realizes and says, "You must not be from here."
 You can also watch another video of the photoshot here.

  • This is good news. Per Ken Gurnick at; "No lingering issues for Kershaw after return: Dodgers ace to make next start Thursday or Friday in LA."
  • This is weird. Per Jack Naer at Yahoo Sports; "Hanley Ramirez reportedly eyed in federal and state investigation for possible ties to 'substantial' drug ring."
  • Via Kirk Meyer at the NY Daily News; "Dodgers' Justin Turner denies any bitterness toward Mets, the team that dumped him in 2013."
After signing with the Dodgers ahead of the 2014 season, Turner brushed aside any possible bitterness or hostility toward the Mets. “It was five years ago. I’m in a good place now, I’m happy with where I’m at. It is what it is,” he said Friday.
The signatures are right there on Yale Ekus’ souvenir baseball — greats from the Brooklyn Dodgers 1955 World Championship team.
Then one day in May, Ekus, who subs in the Warwick district about three times a week, brought the ball to the high school. “I know it’s hard for teachers to keep up with everything,” Ekus said. “I thought it might be useful for someone teaching about Jackie Robinson and about that time.”

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