Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #80 and #83 -- Kershaw and Puig

After nearly three weeks of on-field futility Topps has finally decided to issue the very first two Dodgers' 2018 Topps Now cards for collectors to chase after. As you know, the Dodgers have not been very good so far this season, so these new cards can only be a sign that things are looking up.

Blog Kiosk: 4/16/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Weekend Odds and Ends

April 15th is one of the best days in Baseball. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“It gives us a chance to get out of our little bubble and get a little perspective,” manager Dave Roberts said before the Dodgers’ 7–2 win, which snapped a three-game skid and marked their first victory against the Diamondbacks this year. “I know that word (perspective) is thrown around a lot, but yeah, when you talk about Jackie Robinson and being a Dodger, it’s a little, ‘Man, things aren’t that bad.’ For us, for me personally, you need that sometimes.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1975 newly signed free agent and soon-to-be Hall of fame pitcher Juan Marichal made his last appearance in a game when he started for the Dodgers against the Reds. He would throw 2.1 innings and give up four runs. He would retire soon afterwards. In 1983 former Dodger Steve Garvey appeared in his 1,118th consecutive game to break the National League record. He broke the record as a Padre, but played 1,107 of those games in Dodger Blue.
  • Happy Birthday, Ned ColletiPaul WanerBabe PhelpsSergio RoblesPaco Rodríguez!