Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 7/10/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Check out our All-Stars. Although the National League didn't come out on top, I think it's clear that fun was had by all.

I also made a couple of Joc Pederson Home Run Derby fantasy custom cards. Check those out below.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1953 the Dodgers collectively hit a home run in 24 consecutive ballgames. This day's homer was hit by Roy Campanella against Giants pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie. Unfortunately, that would be the only run Brooklyn scores. They would lose 6-1. In 1971 the Dodgers signed future Hall of Fame reliever Hoyt Wilhelm. He would retire a year later at the age of 49. As a Dodger he got into 25 games, recorded four saves, a 1.047 WHIP and an 3.14 ERA. Not too bad for a guy in his middle-ages.
  • Happy BirthdayScott AlexanderLarry Burright & Bob Bailor!
  • Cards That Never Were creates a Don Drysdale fantasy card -- "1989 All Star Game Honorary Captains: Carl Yastrzemski & Don Drysdale."
  • ICYMI: David Freese was activated and has returned from the IL a couple days back. Also both Kyle Garlick and Edwin Rios have been optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Per Howard Cole at Forbes -- "Top 10 Homers In Dodger Stadium History."
  • Via Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest -- "2019 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: Midseason Top 30 update."
  • Via Connor Byrne at MLB Trade Rumors -- "Dodgers To Activate Corey Seager, A.J. Pollock On Friday."
  • Dodger prospect Will Smith just changed his Instagram name to @freshprinceoflad. I kid you not. Go here to check it out.
  • Via Cassandra Negley at Yahoo Sports -- "Dave Roberts intends to skip Trump White House visit if Dodgers' World Series dreams are realized."
“We have to win it first. But one trip to D.C., playing the Nationals, is plenty for me.”
Ryu was probably the best on the staff at reading hitters' swings, a skill that enabled him to quickly assess how they reacted to certain pitches. He also had a photographic memory for sequences, which allowed him to constantly change his patterns. And so Ryu usually just relied on feel when he pitched, never necessarily scouting his opponents ahead of time.
"Just like in anything that you study, it's way better to learn actively rather than passively," Ryu said. "My first couple years, I was more of a passive learner, just trying to learn about the hitters from others. But the last two years, I've been more active studying these hitters, and I think that resulted in better pitch sequence and just attacking the hitters in general and getting to know them. That really helped my game incredibly."

“I’m developing well in the outfield,” stated Outman. “I’m learning a lot of things. I’ve been playing center since I was drafted, and I’m learning the position, and getting more reps. I feel I’m getting better every day.”
“It’s a Dodger Stadium takeover for kids in our youth program who otherwise may not ever be coming here,” says Nichol Whiteman, CEO of the Dodgers Foundation. “ … Today, they come to Dodger Stadium, but the norm for us is actually to go to the communities that we serve. And so we’re bringing education resources. We’re taking kids on college tours. We’re giving families financial literacy … everything we think they need to be able to thrive.”
The foundation rebranded six years ago to deepen its commitment to the community by increasing fundraising, concentrating its grant-making programs and making sure people understand its purpose as the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Whiteman explains.

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