Thursday, June 06, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 6/6/2019 - Dodger Links - Some Odds and Ends

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. You just have to hope that at the end of the day you experience more celebration than disappointment. Yesterday's game was obviously disappointing, but I think there's still some things to find encouraging. Our starting pitching continues its dominance and Will Smith has been a nice surprise at the plate. Our relief, on the other hand, is still a work in progress. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“Baseball’s just a game of adjustments,” Alexander said. “Last year, first month of the season for me, it was really bad. I got sent down, came back up and was pretty solid for the remainder of the year. For me, just keep working. I hate to come in and lose games, give up runs, but it’s a tough job.”
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2019 at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1944 the Brooklyn Dodgers received infielder Eddie Stanky from the Cubs for Bob ChipmanIn 1957 the first fog-out in major league history occurs during a game at Ebbets Field against the Cubs. After an 86-minute delay the game is halted during the second inning. In 1988 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent slugger Raul Mondesi out of the Dominican Republic. In 1990 the Dodgers recorded their 8,000th franchise victory as they defeat the Braves, 7-5In 1994 Mike Piazza hit the longest home run ever recorded at Joe Robbie Stadium in Florida. It was off Mark Gardner and is estimated to have traveled 477 feet. In 2006 the number six plays a huge part in the day. The Dodgers, on the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year of the century score six runs in the sixth inning during the sixth game of the current homestand.
  • Happy BirthdayFresco ThompsonJeff Williams & Mark Ellis!
  • Today is the anniversary of D-Day. Listen to Vin Scully tell a story about D-Day here. BTW, Orel at Sons of Steve Garvey shares a bunch of Vin's dialog from this day over the years that are worth checking out -- Go here. Below is a favorite:
Normally on the telecast we talk about "This Day in Baseball." I don't mean to sound grumpy or grouchy, but I can't believe what I didn't hear. I listened to the news on the radio for about an hour and fifteen minutes today—did not hear one word about what this day really means. June the 6th, 1944. Do the names Omaha, or Utah, Gold, Juno, Sword, do they mean anything? They're the beaches at Normandy. Sure, today was D-Day, the invasion of Europe, when thousands of soldiers gave their lives so that we could be free. I'll be darned if I saw any real publicity about it at all. Please don't let that happen again next year. Please? Yeah, this day.
  • Video: Dave Roberts joins the Mad Dog on High Heat to discuss Hyun-Jin Ryu's impressive outings (video link).
  • ICYMI: The Dodgers were named a finalist for the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year in recognition of the work of the club’s official charity, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). The winner of the award will be announced at the fifth annual Sports Humanitarian Awards presented by ESPN on Tuesday, July 9 and will be broadcast on ESPN on July 18. Other finalist include the Anaheim Ducks (NHL), the Chicago Fire (MLS) and New York City Football Club (MLS).
“With an engaged ownership group chaired by Mark Walter, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation has a robust strategy focused on the most significant problems facing the city of Los Angeles at a time when a quality education, youth sports and health care are increasingly reserved for the elite,” said Nichol Whiteman, Chief Executive Officer. “Using our celebrity and the power of sport, we run and fund proven programs aimed at young under-resourced Angelenos. And we have bigger ambitions on deck.”
  • This weeks 2019 Topps Throwback Thursday online exclusive set uses the ever-popular 1972 Topps Baseball card design and includes Dodgers ace Hyun-Jin Ryu. Check out his card on the right. Go here to check it out and order.
  • They want to hear your Dodger story. PBS SoCal and KCET are currently producing a documentary about the history of the Dodgers in Los Angeles, and they want fans to be a part of it. They are collecting stories (including pics and other media), so if your so inclined go here to tell them yours.
  • Via Coleman Bentley at Golf Digest -- "Dodgers ace Walker Buehler tells batter to "sit the f—k down," is our new favorite athlete."
  • Via Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA -- "Barnes sharp in first rehab appearance." 
“It was nice to get out here and run around and testing me for sure. Going first-to-home, my cardio is a little down,” he added with a chuckle. “But no, it was good though. These guys are a good group.”

  • Awesome! She'll be getting an Allen & Ginter card this season. Tweet via Hailey's Hand:

* Please follow on twitter @ernestreyes *
* Dodgers Blue Heaven home page *

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...