Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dodger Blue

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Los Angeles Dodgers, courtesy of Jim at gcrl


Eric Stults, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

Yesterday's starter opposite my boy, Jorge de la Rosa.

One of my favorite things about this set is learning about fringe players. I had no idea who Eric Stults was at the time Jim made this card. Here we are a month or so later and he's up in the big leagues, doing pretty well. Got an ERA under 4.00 and getting a turn in the rotation.


Mark Loretta, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

Disappeared? Now back again? Who will we see next, Morgan Ensberg?


Manny Mota, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)


Juan Castro, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Jonathan Broxton, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

Made the jump this year.


Jeff Weaver, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

Phenomenal shot of Weaver.


Jason Schmidt, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Jason Repko, Los Angeles Dodgers
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James McDonald, Los Angeles Dodgers
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James Loney, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

Looks like this shot is from the 2008 NLDS. Unbelievably clear picture.


Hiroki Kuroda, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)


Guillermo Mota, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Greg Maddux, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

Timeless shot. Best pitcher of his era? You can count me in.


GCRL, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

Yes!!


Eric Milton, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Doug Mientkiewicz, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Delwyn Young, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

Before becoming a Pirate.


Danny Ardoin, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Claudio Vargas, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Chad Billingsley, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Casey Blake, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

He and Russell Branyan are making every attempt to salvage my fantasy baseball team. I had Blake for a while last year too, and he was awesome.

[EDIT] - Breaking news. Just traded Casey Blake + John Smoltz for Dan Uggla. Uggla takes over for Ian Stewart / Martin Prado / Mike Fontenot / Mike Aviles and whatever else I've dug up from the waiver wire gutter. I still have hopes for Stewart in particular (very Uggla-like player, funny enough), but getting the extra AB and track record from Uggla should help stabilize my floundering offense. Russell goes full time at 3B, which I'm not thrilled about beyond all imagination, but let's see how long I can ride that out.


Brad Ausmus, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

TLM (the ladies man)


Blake DeWitt, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)


A.J. Ellis, Los Angeles Dodgers
by Jim (GCRL)

What a shot. Ellis is going all out, then you've got the 2B just standing there disinterested. I figured he'd at least be in motion or something, particularly if this were a bunt play. But wait, maybe this is a botched throw home? You'd still think the 2B would look a little more alive out there. Gotta be a Spring Training shot. Maybe intrasquad?

Again, many thanks to Jim at gcrl. Outstanding work!

2 comments:

  1. I think that there may be a rule for having the sacred "now with" logo on a card that has the new team name at the bottom. I'll have to check on that.

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  2. The Manny Mota, Brad Ausmus, and AJ Ellis cards are our favorites. Great lot!

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