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.
One of the wonderful things about Dodger Stadium is the cross section of people you see at games. It isn’t a perfect reflection of L.A. by any means, but there is something minorly heartwarming when you get 18-year-old kids from Pico Rivera high-fiving with 60-year-old accountants from Beverly Hills. There is something democratic about the fact that Larry King and Larry King’s housecleaner have to sit in the same traffic entering Chavez Ravine, and then again exiting the parking lot.
P&P action.(via pitchersandpoets)
February 20, 2013
Photo by Paul Sancya/AP
All smiles for Sandy Koufax today. #Dodgers
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Let’s get things started here at Google Translates Korean Media Baseball Photo Captions with this one. That’s A.J. Ellis, of course, but his last name, when transliterated into Korean and then Google Translated into English, comes out as “Alice.” I love that. Also, ”Alice lonely, sitting alone in the bullpen” is kind of poetic and sad, isn’t it?
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I don’t mind getting older, I just don’t want to get old.
Jackie Robinson steals home plate against Yogi Berra during Game 1 of the 1955 World Series on Sept. 28, 1955. The Brooklyn Dodgers lost the game 6-5, but went on to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 in the series. Robinson, the first player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier, was born 95 years ago today. (Mark Kauffman/SI)
Dodgers brought more than a team with them to LA.
Stop bunting, Donnie.
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