Dodger Alumni Dennis Powell and Derrel Thomas participated in the 33rd annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles yesterday. They were joined by players and coaches from the Los Angeles Dodgers (RBI) Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities baseball and softball youth development program.
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1936 the Brooklyn Dodgers signed future Hall of Famer Freddie Lindstrom. This would be his final season in Major League ball. As a Dodger he got into only 26 games, slashing .264/.297/.302/.599.
- Happy Birthday, Ferdie Schupp, Bob Ramazzotti & Rod Miller!
- Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest shares the; "2018 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 100-76."
- Per NBC Los Angeles; "Matt Kemp Puts San Diego Mansion Back On Market."
- Via Richard Goldstein at the New York Times; "Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame Umpire Whom Players Called God, Dies at 87."
When Harvey was chosen for Cooperstown, Tommy Lasorda, the former Los Angeles Dodgers manager, recalled how “you could see every time he was on the field, he gave every ounce of energy he had, and I can’t say that about a lot of guys.”But Lasorda was not always thrilled with Harvey. One time, when Keith Hernandez, the Mets’ first baseman, was batting, Harvey’s calls of two balls and no strikes brought howls from Lasorda in the dugout. “Don’t let those guys intimidate you,” Hernandez told Harvey. His response: “Nobody’s ever intimidated me, son.”
- Via Yasiel Puig on twitter:
When you come to this country you learn about great Americans like Dr. King. Today thinking about his sacrifice. #ThankYouMLK50— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) January 15, 2018
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com; "Fresh off callup, Buehler a top 5 righty prospect."
"I can certainly expect to see him as a starter," said (Dave) Roberts. "How things shake out in Spring Training will kind of determine where he starts, but [our goal is] for him to continue to develop as a starting pitcher. Got his feet wet last year, and I think that it was encouraging in a lot of ways for Walker -- the quality of hitters faced, the speed of the game, the preparation, being in big league ballparks, I think, all very good for him. But just continuing to develop. Again, we'll see how it all shakes out, but he's definitely a part of the solution."
- Do you remember when two kids from India were plucked from that faraway land to test their arm playing Baseball in America? Both are now out of the game, but one is poised to join the WWE. I kid you not. Per Blowout Buzz; "Million Dollar Arm’s Rinku Singh starts WWE career today."
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