Monday, June 25, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #362 - Dodgers Blast MLB Record 7 Solo Homers

"That's what we do. We hit homers."

Kiké Hernández is definitely right about that.

They hit seven solo home runs; including two each by Hernandez and Bellinger. Pederson, Muncy and Turner also hit homers.

Dodgers 60th Anniversary Sets - The 80's - #15 to #21

Here is a look at the third 2018 Dodgers 60th Anniversary Baseball card set. This time it focuses on the 80's by using the Topps 1985 Baseball card design. This set was given out to fans on Tuesday, May 8th during a game against the Diamondbacks.

Just like in the prior two anniversary sets, this seven-card game-giveaway set includes the exact same first six cards of current Dodger players -- Bellinger, Turner, Seager, Jansen, Taylor and Utley. The seventh card, meant to represent a Dodger from the decade, features Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda. I was certain they'd chose Kirk Gibson (especially considering all the pomp of circumstance from opening week), so Tommy's selections is a surprise to me.

Furthermore, I would like to extend a shout-out and a word of thanks to fellow blogger and fanatic Dodger fan Andy from the Stadium Fantasium blog. He was kind enough to pass along this set for my collection.

Take a look at the entire set below.

#LADF-15 Cody Bellinger

Blog Kiosk: 6/25/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Seven homers! All solos!

The last one was hit by Justin Tuner in the 10th inning to win the game, 8-7. Per Ken Gurnick at
"I was just trying to hit the ball on the barrel," said Turner, who was 2-for-16 on the weeklong swing through Chicago and New York. "It's been a whole road trip of getting beat, getting jammed. What a day, a bunch of home runs and sweep a series against the Mets on the road. It will make for a happy flight going home."
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to checkout:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1984 infielder Bill Russell played his 1,953rd game to become the LA Dodgers' all-time leader in games played. He would finish his career in Blue with a total of 2,181 games played -- second best all time in Dodger history. Hall of famer Zack Wheat best him with 2,322 games played as a Dodger.
  • Happy Birthday, Barney WhiteDon DemeterAlejandro PeñaAaron SelePaul Maholm!

Cubs Series Starts Monday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Monday against the Chicago Cubs. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:
The Dodgers will be making the Chicago Dog at the On Deck Circle stand on Field Level section 48, Loge Level section 133 and Reserve Level section 4. It features an quarter pound of all-beef dog topped with Sport Peppers, Neon Green Relish, Diced Onions, Spicy mustard, Pickle Spear and Tomato Slices on a Poppy Seed Bun. See it on the above right.


Monday, June 25th at 7:10 PM
Kenta Maeda vs Duane Underwood Jr.
TV: SportsNet LA, ESPN, SNLA Spanish
Radio: AM 570 LA Sports, NHK Radio, KTNQ 1020