Thursday, May 28, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 5/28/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Check out this vintage NEA press panoramic photograph featuring several Major League ballplayers wearing mask while playing a barnstorming game in California, dated February 10, 1919 (RMY Auctions). Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Masked Ball Game, Pasadena, Cal. -- The first baseball game in which the players, umpire and spectators wore "flu" mask was played when the Pasadena and Standard Murphy clubs clashed at Pasadena. The game went 11 innings and not once during the time did any of the players remove the masks. The rooting of the fans and their "kill the umpire" cry was somewhat muffled by the gauze masks, but otherwise they appeared to enjoy the contest. Our photo shows the masked marvels, left to right: Truck Hannah, NY Am., C; Doc Crandall, Boston Nat., P; Chick Gandil, Chi Sox, 1st; Art Griggs, Det. Am, 2nd; Fred McMullen, Chi Sox, 3rd; Olie Olsen, Brooklyn Nat., LF; Carl Sawyer, NY Amer., SS; George Cutshaw, Pitt Nat., 2nd; Bill Piercy, NY Am., P; Buster Crandel, Mascot.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1957 the NL officially approves the move of the Dodgers and Giants to the West Coast, provided both clubs make their request before October 1 and move at the same time. This effectively allowed both clubs to start negotiating with potential host cities. In 1962 Don Newcombe signs a contract to play for the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League. In 2001 Dodger catcher Paul Lo Duca has a big day. He goes 6-for-6 to lead the Dodgers during an 11-10 (boxscore) win over the Rockies. He records five singles, a three-run home run and four RBI. In 2011 a small fire in a nearby storage area in the Reserve seats at Dodger Stadium forces the evacuation of fans of that section during a game between the Dodgers and Marlins. The fire is controlled quickly and they do not need to evacuate the entire stadium.
  • Happy BirthdayRafael LandestoyKirk Gibson & Cory Wade!
  • Video: Per NBC4 -- Aerial Video Shows Lines of Cars at Opening of Dodger Stadium Covid-19 Testing Site (video link).
  • YouTube Video: Dodgers Hometwon Series with Kenley Jansen: Part 2. He takes you through a tour of his hometown in CuraƧao (video link).
  • YouTube Video: Awesome video from noted Baseball artist Dick Perez -- check out a slideshow of some of his paintings featuring ballplayers who've played for New York teams (video link).
  • Via Pete Caldera at -- "Visiting New York's baseball history: Jackie Robinson's residence at former McAlpin Hotel."
  • Per Ken Gurnick at -- "Dodgers reflect on past Drafts in Zoom Party."
With the Draft scheduled for June 10-11, Rizzo asked Friedman about using his first pick as president of baseball operations to take Buehler in 2015.
“Going into his junior year, we had him top five in the country, and we had no chance at him at No. 24,” Friedman said. “The silver lining for us was the injury he had [eventually needing Tommy John surgery] gave us the chance to draft him.”
  • This weeks Throwback Thusday online exclusive Baseball card set features the design from the 1971 Topps Brady Bunch set paired with slugging teammates. To the right is a card that includes Joc Pederson, Mookie Betts and Joc Pederson. Go here to check it out and order.
  • Via Josh Sullivan at the Lexington Herald Leader -- "‘This is bigger than baseball.’ Dunbar, EKU grad’s pro career in limbo."
“I haven’t really been informed about anything relating to the minor league season and if or when it’s going to happen,” (Aaron) Ochsenbein told the Herald-Leader in a recent phone interview. “The Dodgers just say that they’re pretty optimistic that something is going to happen but they don’t want to give us any false hope or false information until it’s concrete. We’re still kind of in the dark right now.”
“It’s hard, but this is bigger than baseball, so it’s not that difficult to put it aside and avoid being selfish,” he said.
  • Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA -- "Dodgers preparing for a much shorter, but still deep MLB Draft."
“It’s probably the deepest draft in the last five years, especially in the first round,” Dodgers vice president of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino said on a conference call. “The college pitching group and the high school hitting group are really strong. It’s a strong draft overall.”
“It’s going to eliminate a lot of the creativity. It’s going to be a challenge,” Gasparino explained. “There’s just those six picks, and if you don’t spend the money, it doesn’t get spent.” 
Any undrafted free agents signed can only receive a maximum bonus of $20,000.

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Sometimes you need to bend the rules a little to Marwin the day, so we're up and at 'em a little earlier than we should be, getting a fresh new Hazy IPA in cans Justin time for a surprise Sunday release! Some of you may have already gotten the Signs that this was coming today, but beer releases are like a pitcher's arsenal, and you never really know what's coming and when... unless, of course, you cheat. When this pandemic first struck, much of our staff worked from home, while Brian rededicated himself to the Art of Brewing.. rewatching brewing school classes, reading new studies, and pouring over interviews, trying to Luhn(h)ow we could improve our efficiencies and processes. The result is a Fiers new approach to everything we do, from mashing in, to dry hopping, water treatments to canning, and everything in between. And, well, we don't mean to breg, man, but this new beer is Reddickulous, and you won't want to miss it! Brewed with Citra in our whirlpool, and given a touch of milk sugar for complexity, this juice bomb was twice dry hopped... first with more Citra, then with 2017 grams per barrel of Galaxy and Strata Hops... and just like an Asteroid, the flavor is out of this world! Like a craft beer Minute Made orange juice, to enjoy at a Park this fine day! Need some #TrashCanBanger in your life? Maybe Collin a favor with a friend if you're stuck in Correa, to have 'em pick you up some, or Cora ride share from Dallas to the brewery. If all else fails, throw a Belt & ran to the brewery, with a little Springer in your step, to be here at noon when we open up and release it to the world... Assuming our canning run goes off without a Hinch, 4 packs of this new #DefinitelyNotGlutenFree Banger will be available at noon for $17. Set your alarm to buzz, or tape an electrode to your chest to make sure you don't forget! The show Musgrove on! We're open from noon until 8pm, accepting same day delivery orders up until 4pm. Usual minimums, fees, etc. apply! Menu in story.
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