Originally James Loney was supposed to be part of the Caravan but he was a late scratch.
The Dodgers that attended on Wednesday were: Matt Kemp, Fernando Valenzuela, James McDonalds, Ramon Troncoso, Jim Campanis and Steve Yeager and Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrin, the voice of the Dodgers in Spanish!.
It was great to meet up with my friends Erik, Lorena and her niece Elisa.
Matt Kemp is adorable!
Guess who crashed the party at Roscoes Chicken and Wafles?
That is Barry Bond! My friend Lore was able to take this picture. Someone was saying that while we were waiting to get in that Lady Gaga was inside Roscoes.
Here is Lore with Matt Kemp. I love this picture!
My complain about Roscoes Chicken and Wafles was that once the fans finished eating they were waiting for the players to come around. It was taking a little longer but the waiters/waitresses were telling them they needed the tables! That was not right! They did not tell us anything but just in case we ordered a slice of sweet potatoe pie that was delicious
Meet Jon Soo Hoo, the Dodgers great photographer!
The boys are playing games at Best Buys. Matt Kemp said to us: “Hey you guys are here too “. He also greeted us at Olvera Street.
the 2010 Dodgers Caravan bus. :
At the Plaza of Olvera Street in Downtown L.A. The lines were huge when we got there but we had already talked to the guys at Roscoes so it was OK with us. We justed wanted to be there to support our Boys in Blue!
From Left to right, Jim Campanis, James McDonals, Ramon Troncoso (Tron), Matt Kemp, Steve Yeager, Jaime Jarrin and Fernando.
Ran into Josh Rawitch there! When I yelled his name he came over and gave me a hug. I suggested Philippes for next year’s luncheon. He said “that is a good idea, Emma.”
We watched all the boys sign and took more pictures. Ran into Pat,Jo, Roberto, Jack and other Dodger fans there.
Afterwards we went to El Paseo for dinner. Pat, Jo and a friend of them came in later and had the table next to us. Since Pat had told me at Olvera Street that it was her birthday, I called the trio that was singing there and had them sing “Las Mananitas” to her. Las Mananitas is the tipical song sang on your birthday, right after singing it they went into the Happy Birthday song.
After dinner, Erik and I walked Lore and her niece Elisa to their car. Mine was across the street but both Erik and I were craving a cup of coffee so we walked across to Philippe’s. Philippes has been around for 102 years! http://www.philippes.com/ The coffee tasted so good! and the price, can you believe it costs 10 cents !
I had a wonderful time at the Dodgers Caravan and I put a post in the ITD blog to let Josh Rawich know. Everyone from the current to the past Dodger players in attendance to Jaime Jarrin to the Dodger workers that were there helping the event were wonderful. They had a long day since their day started with a trip in the morning to the Children’s hospital and it did not end until very late at night at Olvera Street. You could see the fatigue on some of their faces from the long day but they were being troopers still smiling. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL !!!!!!
A big THANK YOU also to my friends Erik, LTD23(Lore) and Elisa! I miss you all during the offeseason so it was great seeing you again! This is the third year we do this! Let’s do it again next year!