Dodgers Web musings: Shot still heard 'round the world
So you’ve heard/read about it a zillion times, there’s a great retelling of the infamous -– at least in Dodgers’ lore -– playoff home run by Bobby Thomson against the Brooklyn Dodgers that sent the New York Giants into the World Series.
Where you should always mention, the Giants fell, 4-2, to the Yankees.
But the historic ninth-inning blast in the final playoff game against the Dodgers is caught in terrific detail by Michael Bohn for the Boston Herald. Saturday was the 60thanniversary of Thomson’s blast off Ralph Branca.
Also on the Web:
-- Tony Jackson at ESPN/LA is asking you to be the GM and vote on retaining each individual Dodger, plus management. Jackson offers his own thoughts on each.
-- Brandon Lennox at TrueBlueLA offers a preview of this year’s crop of Dodgers who will be participating in the Arizona Fall League. Last year’s cast included Javy Guerra, Jerry Sands and Scott Elbert.
-- The Daily Breeze’s Joe Haakenson offers a postseason report card of the Dodgers at each position.
-- ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson writes it’s looking grim for Frank McCourt’s never-ending battle against MLB.
-- The Dodgers have nominated Matt Kemp for the 2011 Hank Aaron Award that goes to best offensive player in each league. This one he should get.
-- The Times’ Bill Plaschke thinks the Dodgers should pony up big time and sign Kemp to a long-term deal this winter.
-- The Dodgers have made it official and announced a three-year contract with KLAC-AM (570) as their primary radio home starting next season.
-- [Update: TrueBlueLA's Eric Stephen has the contract status of each layer on the Dodgers' 40-man roster.]
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Ralph Branca, left, and Bobby Thomson in 2000. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times