Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 5/19/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Here's a fantastic International News Photo taken by Ed Grady featuring Pee Wee Reese tagging out fellow Hall of Famer Robin Roberts (eBay auction link). Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Fallen Robin --
Philadelphia, PA ...The Phillies Robin Roberts makes a good try but he's out at second attempting to stretch his hit off the right field wall in the third inning of last night's game against the Dodgers. Furillo's perfect peg to Pee Wee Reese (1) robbed Robin of the extra base and retired him. Dodgers won the game, 2-1. (boxscore).
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1988 Tim Leary threw his second shutout of the season, defeating the Montreal Expos 2-0 (boxscore). He had been winless in his past five outings. Leary would go on to be an important cog in the World Series championship team. Tim would be the #2 man in the rotation - going 17-11 with an 2.91 ERA, nine complete games and six shutouts. In 2015 the Dodgers officially signed Cuban defector Héctor Olivera to a six year/$62.5 million contract (including a $28 million signing bonus). He would then be traded a couple of months later to the Braves in a three team trade that netted the Dodgers Alex Wood and a bunch of other players not worth mentioning.
  • Happy BirthdayDutch SchliebnerJim HickmanEarl Naylor & Bill Antonello!
  • YouTube Video: Here's the newest aerial flybye over Dodger Stadium from John Kay (video link).
  • Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA -- "Governor Newsom says sports without fans in California possible in June."
  • Per Ishena Robinson at The Root -- "Magic Johnson Offers $100 Million in Loans to Minority Businesses Left Behind by the Government."
That kind of inequity in the distribution of resources has driven former NBA All-Star Magic Johnson to commit $100 million in loans to those left behind by the government’s program, according to the Wall Street Journal
“We knew why the money was gone and couldn’t trickle down to small businesses, especially small minority businesses, because they didn’t have those great relationships with the banks,” Johnson told the Wall Street Journal.
The St. Louis Browns were seeking approval to head west to Los Angeles.
The long-struggling Browns -- the team you know today as the Baltimore Orioles -- had given up on Missouri. Unable to compete in the American League on the field or with the rival Cardinals off of it, Browns ownership had decided to move the team to Los Angeles for the 1942 season, becoming the first major American professional sports franchise on the West Coast.
  • Yesterday was the Dodgers fourth online Zoom party, and I understand fun was had by all. Of note, "David Price Initially Chose Jersey No. 18, But Didn’t Want To Remind Teammates Or Dodgers Fans Of 2018 World Series," via Matthew Moreno at Dodger Blue.
“I chose 18, just because one of my favorite numbers is eight. It was close to 10, which was the number I was already wearing. I told Alex, our head clubbie guy, that I was going to wear 18,” he said. “Then I started thinking about it a little bit and my wife asked me if there was any significance to that number. I was like, ‘No. I just picked it. It looked kind of like 10. It’s a smaller number that I like.’
“Then I got to thinking about it, and I didn’t want my teammates or Dodger fans to be thinking that I’m talking about 2018, so I wanted to switch to something else. I switched to 33 because it had meaning to me. I picked that because of Shields. I guess at first I did pick 18 but I thought better of it.”

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