Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 8/21/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Several milestones were reached last night. First, Cody Bellinger became the first Dodger to have 100 RBI since Adrian Gonzalez in 2014. Best yet, he accomplished the feat while in the midst of having his pants fall down. Then he scored his 100th run of the season two innings later. More importantly, Clayton Kershaw recorded his 166th career win to best Dodger Hall of Fame lefty Sandy Koufax. Per Ken Gurnick at
“What Sandy means to this organization and what he means to me personally, it’s an incredible thing, something I never thought would happen,” Kershaw said. “It’s not the most important thing in the world, but it’s something to look back on when all is said and done. It’s an honor, for me, to be mentioned in the same sentence as Sandy, I’ve said that many times. What he was able to accomplish in his career, and would have gone a lot longer if he played today because he could have gotten healthy.”
Both photos above via Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles 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 History: In 1970 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent infielder Jerry Royster out of Sacramento High School. He would be traded five years later to Atlanta as part of a package for Dusty Baker, and go on to have a ten-year career with the Braves. In 1975 the Cubs pitching brothers of Rick and Paul Reuschel combine to shutout the Dodgers, 7-0. This is the first time brothers have collaborated on a shutout. In 1990 the Dodgers lost a tough one. Against the Phillies they allowed nine runs to score in the ninth inning to lose the game, 12-11. You can watch highlights of this shameful game hereIn 2005 the Marlins suspended a bat boy for six games after the 11-year old kid accepted a challenge from Dodger pitcher Brad Penny. He dared the preteen to drink a gallon of milk in an hour without throwing up for $500. The sixth grader drank the milk, but hurled. The Milk Processor Education Program (a lobbying group) offered to pay off the dare and cover his lost wages if he promises to dutifully drink three glasses of milk every day. In 2015 the Dodgers are no-hit by Astro's hurler Mike Fiers, 3-0 (boxscore). 
  • Happy BirthdayWoody WilliamsShawn HillegasJohn WettelandCraig CounsellIsmael Valdéz & Jesse Chavez!
  • ICYMI: Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez were reactivated from the IL yesterday. Dylan Floro was also recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Kristopher Negrón was placed on the 10-day IL, and Kyle Garlick and Casey Sandler were sent back down to the minors.
  • Video: Watch this interview by La Vida Baseball with Dodger Spanish broadcaster Jaime Jarrin (Video Link).
  • Via Alden Gonzalez at ESPN -- "Dodgers begin process of extending netting."
When the Dodgers returned to L.A. for a six-game homestand beginning Tuesday, their existing netting, residing behind home plate and extending to the end of each dugout, had been raised from 25 to 33 feet. By the time the team returns for its next homestand on Sept. 2, the netting will be extended down each foul line to the point where the wall angles toward the outfield corners, an area that resides roughly between the edge of the infield dirt and the end of the outfield warning track.
  • OMG! Former Dodger Octavio Dotel has been arrested. Per Craig Calcaterra at NBC Sports -- "Report: Octavio Dotel, Luis Castillo arrested in Dominican Republic."
That’s the report from Héctor Gómez, and from the Dominican Today, each of whom report that the two ex-big leaguers were arrested today in connection with a longstanding money laundering and/or drug investigation focused on one César Peralta, also known as “César the Abuser.”
  • Awesome! Via Neil Paine at Five Thirty Eight -- "Behold, The 2019 MLB All-Average Team." One current Dodger made the list -- Russell Martin.
  • Panini America's blog shares a bunch of preview pics from their upcoming 2019 Chronicles Baseball brand; including the two Cody Bellinger cards below. Go here to check out more.
  • You have to check this out. Nearly all of us have seen vintage film footage of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig taking a swing, but the quality was always bad. It would lack fluidity, so it would be difficult to discern anything about their swing. Now, Guy Jones on YouTube shared, earlier this year, a video using modern technology to adjust the film to normal speeds. It is fascinating. Watch it below.

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