Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 8/22/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Stop dawdling! We are running out of time.

The Dodgers lost again last night, 5-2, and the culprit was the lack of timely hitting. They went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Per Ken Gunick at
"It's more than just putting really good players together and now you're going to score seven or eight runs a night," said manager Dave Roberts. "The players we've acquired have done a great job, it's getting everybody else synched up. We get guys on base, now it's moving the line, and we're having a hard time doing that, let alone the two-out hit."
"As you're mired in this, it doesn't feel good," Roberts said. "It's a little contagious. You look around the room, these guys have a track record and that's something we expect them to come out of it. We have very good players. They're going to hit. They understand what's at stake."
I still have faith, but there's also a growing sense of fear. BTW, I mean to distract with the pic of Hello Kitty above, via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1948 the Dodgers recorded a triple steal in the fifth inning of their game against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field. Jackie Robinson stole home, Gene Hermanski took third and Pee Wee Reese swiped second base. In 1965 Giants hurler Juan Marichal attacked Johnny Roseboro with his bat while at the plate. He had been buzzing Dodger batters all day, so Roseboro - with Marichal at the plate - decided to throw the baseball back to his pitcher while at the same time making sure it barely missed Marichal's face. Quickly, benches cleared and a brawl commenced. See the pic on the right to see what I mean. In 2000 Eric Karros becomes the first Dodger in franchise history to hit two home runs in one inning. It was against the Expos.
  • Happy BirthdayNed HanlonAl BashangJeff WeaverRandy Wolf & David Huff!
  • Memorabilia Watch: Check out this fantastic, circa 1950's, retail Carl Erskine Nokona baseball glove -- complete with the original box featuring a Erskine portrait. The glove is in mint never-been-used condition. Wow! (eBay Link Here). 
  • Here's a little dose of "Baseball History Daily": "“80 Percent of the Good Ballplayers now Before the Public are Drinking men”
  • Podcast: Dodgers Nation -- Orel Hershiser School of Podcasting | Episode 16 | Blue Heaven Podcast (Podcast Link).
  • ICYMI: The Nationals placed Bryce Harper on waivers last week and the Dodgers were the team to claim him. Then the waiver period expired without a trade being consummated. Jay Jaffe at FanGraphs has the story.
  • Here's a stupid TMZ video; "Eric Karros Guarantees Dodgers Make Playoffs."
  • Per Mike Axisa at River Ave Blues; "Yankees will reportedly visit Dodger Stadium in 2019."
  • Per Evan Petzold at From the Nest; "Bilingual Loons provide clubhouse comfort."
(Romer) Cuadrado does not only help his teammates, he also works with the coaches, specifically assistant coach Seth Connor. He said the most difficult aspect of being a translator is thinking in Spanish and speaking in English. The outfielder is still working on his future-tense English, but he realizes the process isn’t always quick and easy.
“English is the most important thing,” Cuadrado said. “When you can’t understand someone, it’s really hard. English is a part of baseball, so learning it is very important.”
  • Via Ken Gurnick at; "Urias' rehab start is good news for Dodgers: Lefty strikes out 5 in 2 1/3 innings for Rancho Cucamonga."
  • Here's something fun. Justin Turner recently visited a mural painted in his honor, via his twitter (Hat Tip: Matthew Moreno at Dodger Nation):

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