Dodgers in Chi-town, Manny’sTemporary Housing & Westways Magazine

Dodgers are in Chi-Town playing the White Sox.  Finally one of our starters was able to keep the pitch count low and go deep into the game!   Thanks Kuroda-san!  I am sure the bullpen also thanked you. 

 The Dodgers lost the second game with El Lobo on the mound.   El Lobo lasted only 3 1/3 innings and sorrounded 3 homeruns. Corey Wade, who has not been as effective as last year,followed and gave up two more dingers.  J-Mac  gave up the last one.  that was 6 homeruns given up by the Dodgers.  

But the good thing is they fought back and made it close,  final score: 10-7.  I am surprised the White Sox had any fireworks left for the end of the game.   Oh well, we’ll get them tomorrow in the rubber game with Billz on the mound. 

Manny’s temporary home is Albuquerque, NM where the Isotopes play.  When I used to hear the name “Isotopes”, I thought it was some kind of lizard.  It shows you how very little I know.  Anyway I learned that

 Isotopes Atoms of the same element can have different numbers of neutrons; the different possible versions of each element are called isotopes. For example, the most common isotope of hydrogen has no neutrons at all; there’s also a hydrogen isotope called deuterium, with one neutron, and another, tritium, with two neutrons.

Deuterium Tritium






The Dodgers Tripe-A team used to play in Las Vegas where they were known as the 51’s after that area in Nevada called “Area 51”.  The mascot was “Cosmo”  Now the mascot for the Tope’s is Orbit so is stil extra terrestial.  


The Isotopes were named after the Springfield Isotopes, the fictional minor league team in “The Simpsons.” One of the co-creators of the nickname is Ken Levine. Ken who is is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer, is also one of the hosts of DodgerTalk!


Next temporary housing for Manny:  San Bernardino, CA where the Single A 66r’s play.  The IE66’rs are advertising that there are limited number of tickets when the 66r’s return home on Sunday June 28th.  BTW, June 28th is my birthday! 

Anyone here get the Auto Club of Southern California magazine “Westways“?  My picture is on the July issue in the section “Picture This.”  the idea is to take the magazine with your and have yourself be photographed with it.  I took it to Camelback Ranch on Opening Day but did not submitted the picture until May. 


  1. crzblue2

    How is Manny supposed to be ready to come back to the Majors? He needs to see live pitching. Even with the rain during the game at Albuquerque, Manny said he had to play/ “I have to get used to the speed of games,” he said. “I didn’t play for a long time.”
    I think is great that the minor league facilities are getting this kind of exposure .

  2. crzblue2

    Taken from the LATimes:

    “When negotiating the drug policy three years ago, baseball officials felt they had to allow for minor league rehab assignments in order to get union agreement on a 50-game suspension total. The union was claiming that, otherwise, with the player needing to get back in shape, the suspensions actually would amount to more than 60 games.”

  3. rrrt

    I’ve always loved the unique names minor league teams have. Hopefully someday I’ll get to New Mexico to see the Isotopes. I realize I could just buy a cap or something online, but I won’t buy something from a team unless I’ve actually seen them in person.
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  4. crzblue2

    You right Sue,
    Is nice getting a hat and remembering the stadium where you got it from. I am glad that I have my Vero Beach Dodger hat and t-shirt. Wish I had the old Albuquerque Dukes hat/t-shirt.
    Gee. tough day with Fawcet & Michael Jackson dying today.

  5. crzblue2

    Thanks Brian! After I turned off the computer, I remembered I did not search for the video. I was going to do it this morning. Thanks! Looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the ITD group that is making the trip! I wonder if we should have name tags.

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