Thursday, July 11, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 7/11/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's a fun pic of Don Drysdale with Greg Brady.
Learning the Curves -- Famous Baseball hurler Don Drysdale instructs Barry Williams in the art of throwing the curve ball between scenes of "The Dropout" segment of "The Brady Bunch,"in which Drysdale guest stars. Episode airs Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 pm ET over ABC-TV. Barry Williams becomes a conceited Little Leaguer after Drysdale compliments him on his pitching.
Photo above found on eBay (link here). Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodges HistoryIn 1958 the Los Angeles City Council declared this day to be 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game Day' -- celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic baseball song. In a pregame ceremony at the LA Memorial Coliseum, the Dodgers honor lyricist Jack Norworth by presenting him with a lifetime pass to any American or National League game. In 1978 Steve Garvey becomes the first two-time All-Star Game MVP in Baseball history. Garv recorded a game-tying, two-run single in the 3rd inning, a triple and run scored in the 8th inning to help the NL to beat the AL, 7-3In 1980 the Dodgers sold knuckleballer Charlie Hough to the Rangers.
  • Happy BirthdayPop SchriverMilt StockClarence BlethenBinky JonesVito TamulisHal GreggDick GrayAndy AshbyBilly Ashley & Jon Meleon!
  • Video: Watch the Joc Pederson vs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. All-Star Game Home Run Derby, here, at YouTube.
  • Podcast: Spreaker chats with former Dodgers GM Fred Claire (podcast link).
  • Via the 'Big Time Baseball' Podcast: How Joe Girardi Nearly Became Dodgers Manager:
“We had contract discussions on term and rate,” Colletti said. “Just as we were coming down to kinda finishing it off, at least in my mind, and he (Girardi) had come out here to visit, he was doing network analyst work during the postseason, so he was in L.A. He had a chance to meet ownership.
“As soon as we got to that level ... Joe Torre left the Yankees. The minute Joe Torre left the Yankees, I called Joe [Girardi], I knew Joe very well, and I said, ‘Hey, they’re gonna come after ya for that Yankee job ... You gotta tell me where your heart’s at.’”
While the Dodgers mostly chose college players this year, they switched gears in tabbing Lewis – a high schooler from Texas. The 6-foot-6, 200-pounder had committed to LSU, but he’ll turn pro instead. Entering the draft, ESPN’s Keith Law (No. 31), Baseball America (56), and (64) all ranked Lewis higher than where he ultimately came off the board. Lewis’ offerings include a 95 mph fastball, a potentially “plus” curveball and a changeup, per Callis and Jonathan Mayo.
  • I'm late with this notice, so I apologize in advance. This past weeks 2019 Topps Throwback Thursday set (that is about to close) features six first time All-Stars, the 1979 Topps baseball design and Walker Buehler. Check out the Buehler card on the right. Go here to check it out.
  • Per David Hood at True Blue LA -- "Dodgers Prospects: Midseason rankings update."
  • Per Clint Pasillas at Dodgers Blue Pen -- "Cody Bellinger Chats About 2019 Success with Alex Rodriguez."
  • Via Brendan Azoff at 12up -- "Dodgers Minor-League Investor Charged With Stealing $43 Million in Client Funds."
  • Per MLB Network on twitter, "Why did @Cody_Bellinger adopt such an upright stance?"

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