Monday, December 17, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 12/17/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Check out this great, circa 1950's, vintage photo showing the exterior facade of Ebbets Field and a Brooklyn bus/trolley -- complete with kids getting a free ride on the back of the bus. Pic above via Dugout Legends on twitter.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1999, in what would be his final Major League season, the Dodgers signed free agent hurler and legendary pitcher Orel Hershiser to a one-year $2 million contract. He would not last the year, and be released on June 27th after going 1-5 with an 13.14 ERA. Overall, Hershiser would compile a 135-107 record in 13 years as a Dodger, with an 3.12 ERA, 24 shutouts, 65 complete games, 1456 strikeouts, an 116 ERA+, a 3.28 FIP and an 39.8 WAR. In 2004 Adrián Beltré leaves the Dodgers, after spending the first seven years of his career with the club, to sign a five-year $64 million free agent contract with the Mariners.
  • Happy Birthday, Bob OjedaChase Utley!
  • There's no real news on the Bryce Harper front. Sure, there's a whole bucket-load of rumors; including talk that a deal is already done, but I'm sure we all know that none of these 'Hot Stove' items are real until officially announced. 
  • Audio: Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts shares a recent interview with Charlie Hough (link here).
  • Congrats, Alex! Via Daniel Starkind at Dodger Blue; "Alex Wood Has Jersey Retired At High School In North Carolina."
  • Per Matthew Moreno at Dodger Blue; "Ross Stripling, Orel Hershiser & Bob Geren Lead Clinic In Dubai In Conjunction Of Partnership With Emirates."
  • Commentary: Per former Dodger GM Kevin Malone at the Las Vegas Review-Journal; "Time to attack the Las Vegas sex trade."
When I became general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998, I made headlines for my off-the-cuff proclamation, “There’s a new sheriff in town.” Now I’ve set my sights on policing something much bigger — saving the lives of the children caught in this dark and barbaric industry. If I can do this, it will be my work as the co-founder and president of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking that will be my most enduring legacy.

  • A welcome for Joe Kelly, via twitter:

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