August 14, 2014
Photo by John Bazemore/AP
Air Puig takes flight.
Dodger Stadium. Drawn with Adobe Ideas app.
Los Angeles, California
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Dodgers win and so did this kid!
My idea is that I’m sitting next to the listener in the ballpark, and we’re just watching the game. Sometimes, our conversation leaves the game. It might be a little bit about the weather we’re enduring or enjoying. It might be personal relationships, which would involve a player. The game is just one long conversation and I’m anticipating that, and I will say things like ‘Did you know that?’ or ‘You’re probably wondering why.’ I’m really just conversing rather than just doing play-by-play. I never thought of myself as having a style. I don’t use key words. And the best thing I do? I shut up.
Read the rest: “‘We’ve Been Friends Long Enough You’ll Understand’: Vin Scully, Baseball’s Longest-Tenured and Most Eloquent Broadcaster, is Still Looking to Make a Connection” by Cee Angi (SB Nation)
9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 SO
Random Baseball Card #2675: Jerry Reuss, pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1983, Donruss.
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Here is Jackie Robinson on first day playing as Brooklyn Dodger, Ebbets Field, today 1947 - @BeschlossDC
The Diamondbacks trot out into this gorgeous green field of dreams. Outfielders languidly hurl white rocks at each other, flat and hard. These aren’t parabolas but bullets shot flat over 50 metres. The arms on these people! A hairy man warms up on the pitcher’s mound. It’s Wade Miley. He’ll be throwing the first one to Yasiel Puig, a 23-year-old from Cienfuegos in Cuba. And … strike. If that wasn’t a fastball it was a very-bloody-rapid one. The fans, 90% Aussies, are right into this. There’s little parochialism. The ground looks magnificent with a diamond, a truly big, beautiful thing. The SCG always scrubs up well. But this, this is something else.
Matt Cleary on MLB in Sydney (The Guardian)mightyflynn)
jackie robinson, 1947, from the our game blog by john thorn.
I’m sick today, but this photo of the late-70s/early-80s era Dodgers dressed in unspeakable outfits posing in the Dodger Stadium planter boxes makes me feel like a million bucks.
Smith, Cey, Sutton, Lopes, Russell, Lasorda, Yeager, Monday, Garvey, Baker.
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