Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 12/4/218 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Not only is Justin Turner our star third baseman, he's also an international ambassador for the team. He is seen above providing a personal tour of Dodger Stadium to the Polish National Baseball team. Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter.

Below are more links to check out:
Willie Mays hit a drive off Don Drysdale that did or didn’t hit the foul pole. It was first ruled foul, then a home run and finally a ground-rule double. Both teams argued vehemently, the Giants after the first ruling and the Dodgers when the call was reversed. As the inexplicable compromise was finally reached, both teams were irate.
On radio, home games weren’t then televised, the Dodgers’ Vin Scully  called it a ‘blow-by-blow verbal battle.’ Players, managers, coaches and umpires were all engaged in what turned into a vocal free for all; a peripatetic infield war of harsh words and angry gestures. They each bellowed separate impromptu sermons on what did and didn’t happen and the ground rules implications therein.
  • I guess it's official. The Dodgers are making a play for Bryce Harper's services. Per Tim Brown and Jeff Passan at Yahoo Sports; "Sources: After landing LeBron, Magic Johnson travels with Dodgers officials to court Bryce Harper."
Not five months ago, in his role as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson led the recruitment and signing of LeBron James, perhaps altering the course of that franchise, definitely drawing a star to a city that breathes them. Recently, according to sources, Johnson and other Dodgers officials traveled to Las Vegas to meet with Harper. 
The California League boasts eight teams located throughout the state: San Jose, Stockton, Modesto, Visalia, Lancaster, San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, and Lake Elsinore. Each team will be producing their individually logoed cap with a firefighter theme, produced by Cotapaxi, a custom design and manufacturing corporation located in Commerce, California. These custom caps will only be available for a limited time from each team and can be purchased for $20. Net proceeds from these sales will be donated to support the disaster relief efforts as we enter this holiday season.

  • Via Sports Gossip; "Cody Bellinger of the LA Dodgers has a TSA Agent Starstruck." (Hat Tip: Redditor u/TheFinder35)
  • Kenley Jansen is back at Dodger Stadium working hard to get prepared for the 2019 season - just a few days after having heart surgery, via a tweet from Kenley:

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