Monday, November 19, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 11/19/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

With surgery looming, Kenley Jansen spent part of this past weekend at 14th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at Dodger Stadium. Per Ken Gurnick at
"This shows you how great this organization is, and it's awesome to be a part of it," Jansen said. "We're putting smiles on people's faces and helping them enjoy their holidays."
Kenley is slated to have heart surgery next week, November 26th. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“It’s health first and make sure everything is good,” Jansen said. “I want to be back healthy and perform here again and try and help the Dodgers win ballgames.”
Photo above via Kenley Jansen on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1992 Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros is named the National League Rookie of the Year. He slashed .257/.304/.426/.730 with 20 home runs and 88 RBI's. In 1993 the Dodgers made one of the worse trades in their history. They sent starting pitcher and future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez to the Expos for infielder Delino DeShieldsIn 2015 the Dodgers signed free agent utilityman Charlie Culberson. He would go on to play a significant part in two pennant winning Dodger clubs. 
  • Happy Birthday, Eddie MorganRoy Campanella!
  • Podcast: Minor League Ball - Los Angeles Dodgers Top 20 prospects for 2019 (Podcast Link).
  • Congrats, Max Muncy and Kyle Farmer! Via AJ Gonzalez at Dodgers Nation; "Two Dodgers Players Married Over The Weekend."
  • Via Daniel Starkand at Dodger Blue; "Justin Turner Wishes Farhan Zaidi Well With Giants, But Not Too Much Success In NL West."
“I know everyone has kind of taken for granted the front office that we’ve had for the last four or five years here. All the brilliant guys that have slowly kind of started stepping away, like Alex [Anthopoulos] to the Braves and now Farhan to the Giants. Just the openness, the availableness, the honesty that he brought to the table as a general manager was something I had never experienced in baseball in any other organization.
“He was always around and open to having a conversation and he was very transparent with everyone that he talked to. So that’s definitely going to be missed. I wish him luck up there, not too much luck but hopefully, he can finish in second for a really long time.”
  • ICYMI: Via Mike Oz at Yahoo Sports; "MLB, Fox strike new $5.1B TV deal that proves baseball isn't close to dying."
  • I think that gold medal has gotten to their heads. Via Khadrice Rollins at Extra Mustard; "Olympic Gold Medalist's Curling Team Kicked Out of Tournament for Being 'Extremely Drunk'"
"They went out to curl and they were extremely drunk and breaking brooms and swearing and just unacceptable behavior that nobody wants to watch or hear or listen to and it was just 'enough was enough,'" facility manager Wade Thurber told CBC Sports.
  • Per Tracy Hackler at The Knight's Lance; "Panini America 2018 Black Friday Set Packs Most Memorable Memorabilia (Gallery)" Panini's annual Black Friday is back at participating local hobby shops. Check out a Buehler card below. Go here to check out more pics. 

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