First of all I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to all that participated in the Dodger Caravan and to all those that helped put the event together and those that worked the long hours from the morning event at the Children’s hospital event, to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles luncheon, to Best Buys to play video games with the fans and sign autographs to going to Olvera Street in the evening! I could see how tired some of you look so THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your hard work!
Ok, on to some more pictures!
El Senor Jaime Jarrin, the voice of the Dodgers in Spanish! He is just a class act! This will be his 51st year with the Dodgers!
Matt Kemp at Best Buys playing games with a young fan. We made quite an impression on Matt Kemp that he said at Best Buys “”Hey, you guys made it here too!”. We had an unforgettable day!
Jaime Jarrin taking the mike en la Plaza de Olvera Street.
Dylan Hernandez, Dodgers Beat writer for the LA Times
I asked Dylan if he wanted to ring the Bell at Olvera Street
Update: I did not know the significance of the Bell but I found this (Thanks Greg!)
Bell of Dolores
Text from plaque:
This replica of the “Bell of Dolores” was presented to the City of Los Angeles by the Republic of Mexico in 1968. This cherished relic of Mexican history represents not only Mexico’s bid for freedom, but also the beginning of democracy here in California. This bid for freedom began not in Mexico City, but in the little village of Dolores. And it was here that Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was assigned as parish priest, where he became active in politics and sided with the less fortunate of Mexican society. On the night of September 15, 1810, at 11 p.m., Father Hidalgo rang the parish church bell, now known as the “Bell of Dolores” to summon patriots to fight for their independence from Spain. Every year on September 15, the President of Mexico tolls the original “Bell of Dolores” now hung at the National Palace in Mexico City, and cries out “Viva la independencia…Viva America…”, Father Hidalgo’s call to arms beginning the Mexican War of Independence
Matt Kemp at the tables signing autographs. Notice the 55 since ’55 patch. All of the players were sporting the patch on their jersey
Here is the patch
That is all folks!
Football prediction on this Super Sunday:
Everyone have a wonderful Sunday. I am heading to the hospital to visit tia Marina for her birthday celebration with a Mexican trio singing to her in the lobby.
Thank you to my friends Erik, Lore (LTD23) and Elisa for contributing to a great day!