To follow the tradition of other bloggers, I dedicate my #34 ranking to Fernando Valenzuela! Fernando brings back so many memories when I first became a season ticket holder. What a year 1981 was from Fernando taking over on Opening Day for an injured Jerry Reuss to the Dodgers winning the World Series against the Yankees! How sweeeet that was!
I remember watching Fernando playing with a baseball but using it as a soccer ball. He was very playfull.
This is my favorite picture of Fernando.
At the peak of Fernandomania there was a song sang at the then Dodger flag station which again became the Dodger station last year. It went like this
Fernando the great Valenzuela
Supreme matador of them all .
………………………………………….. (this line I forgot )
But by throwing a little baseball.
Don’t know why I still remember that portion and not the other.
Another song that brings so many memories is Abba’s song “Fernando”
There was something in the air that night Fernando…..the stars were bright Fernando…Though we tthought we never lose, there is no regrets….
Abba’s songs reminds me of my first boyfriend.
I can still hear Vin Scully say “If you have a sombrero, throw it into the sky!”
Que viva el toro!! OLE!!! Ahua!!!
Thank you all that contribute to my rankings! xoxoxo