Here are some other links from the past week …
- Two from Josh Wilker: a Cardboard Gods remembrance of Terry Forster, and a Baseball Prospectus remembrance of bullpen carts.
- In this piece on the history of baseball chapel services, Kevin Baxter of the Times notes the key role former Dodger broadcaster Red Barber played.
- Didn’t want to let this one get away from me … Sons of Steve Garvey jotted down a great Vin Scully story about coaching boxes.
- How Tommy Lasorda almost became an NBA referee instead of a Dodger coach and manager – Evan Bladh Sr. has the story at Opinion of Kingman’s Performance.
- Steven Goldman writes at Baseball Prospectus of how MLB commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis had to intervene in the Dodger ownership crisis of more than 80 years ago.
- Farewell to two great writers: Kevin Jarre of “Glory” and Madelyn Pugh Davis of “I Love Lucy.” One thing I learned from the Times’ obituary on Jarre is that he played the “Give ‘em hell, 54th” role in the movie.