Friday, May 01, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 5/1/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Don't you just love celebration photos? Featured above are the two heroes from the clinching game of the NLCS (eBay auction link). Fernando pitched a near complete game (8.2 innings) and Monday hit a game-winning go-ahead home run in the ninth inning to win the game in dramatic fashion.
10/19/81 -- Montreal: Dodgers pitching ace Fernando Valenzuela (L) and game hero Rick Monday swig the champagne in the dressing room after Los Angeles downed the Montreal Expos in the fifth game to win the National League Championship.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1906 the Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers) are no-hit by Philadelphia southpaw John Lush, 6-0. In 1920 the Dodgers and Boston Braves play a 26-inning game - the longest in major league history. Starting pitchers Leon Cadore of Brooklyn and Joe Oeschger of Boston both finish the game, as it ends in a 1-1 tie after nearly four hours of play. In 1965 Tommy Davis dislocates and breaks his ankle while sliding into second base trying to break up a double play. In 2012 a new Dodgers ownership group takes over the franchise -- headed by Stan KastenMark Walter at Guggenheim Financial and Magic Johnson.
  • Happy BirthdayCharlie ReynoldsVon JoshuaRay SearagePhil Hiatt & Iv├ín De Jesus!
  • Facebook Video: The Oklahoma City Dodgers shared a video featuring an interview with prospect Zach Reks. Go here to check it out.
  • Via Eric Stephen on True Blue LA -- "Gavin Lux makes the playoffs in ‘MLB The Show’ league: Quarterfinal playoff round begins Friday night."
  • Lost in Translation: This is the weirdest story ever. Chuck Garfien at NBC Sports writes that Juan Uribe oftentimes didn't know the name of his teammates, but more importantly he explains how he became a Dodger in the first place. It's the most 'Uribe' story ever!:
“(Giants manager) Bruce Bochy called me,” recalled former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, who was Uribe’s close friend. “Tell (Uribe) we’re going to match every penny the Dodgers are going to give him. We want him back.”
Guillen got Uribe on the phone and delivered the message. 
“Two days later, Uribe signed with the Dodgers. Bochy called me saying, ‘What the hell? What happened?’” Guillen said.
Debut Day. Take me through the emotions of that day and the moments leading up to it.
Whew, yeah, all the emotions. He got the call a little after midnight and we shared a hug and moment then automatically went into OK, you have be at the airport in six hours. I had to book a flight for myself. We had to call the OKC clubbie so he could open the clubhouse so Matt could get his baseball stuff. We each packed a bag and got back into bed with alarm set for a little under three hours. I think I got a little sleep but Matt said he didn’t get any. We went to the airport together and from the time till we got to the airport until I got to the stadium I was so so nervous. But like a good nervous...
Snell and Lux are two of the biggest gamers in the tournament and are often teammates during Call of Duty and Fortnite streams. But on Friday, the two will surely have some fun playing against each other with a semifinal spot on the line.

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