Usually I dish out distractions in the morning. Unfortunately before noon today I was way too distracted by the guy (or gal) who gave a Hall of Fame vote to Aaron Sele.
The Dodgers Dream Foundation, in partnership with the LA84 Foundation and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, announced that they will dedicate a new Dodgers Dreamfield in Reseda Park Saturday. The field is located at 18411 Victory Blvd, Los Angeles and the dedication will begin at 10 a.m. Dodgers prospects Joc Pederson, Onelki Garcia and Matt Magill will be there, along with team president Stan Kasten, broadcaster Charley Steiner and alumni Al “The Bull” Ferrara, Lee Lacy, Ramon Martinez, Fernando Valenzuela and Steve Yeager.
This will be the 24th “Dreamfield” the team has dedicated since 1998.
On to the links …
• Dude buys a photo album at a garage sale in Maine. The photo album contains a baseball card from 1865. Card to go to auction; dude to become rich.
• Major-league dugouts and bullpens are going wireless.
• One more Hall of Fame item: Craig Calcaterra does a good job with these factoids about today’s balloting results, but I have to disagree with something in his last bullet point. The “PED stuff” isn’t going to “settle down” in “a couple of years.” I think it’s going to be something fans and voters wrestle with this time of year, every year, for at least a decade.
• Kavinsky’s “Nightcall” may be my favorite song to listen to while driving in Los Angeles, ever. Funny thing you learn while watching the director’s commentary on “Drive”: Nicolas Winding Refn was inspired to do a movie about a guy who drives around listening to 80’s music after driving around with Ryan Gosling listening to 80’s music. Nightcall isn’t even an 80’s song. It just sounds like one: