Ken Burns and more pictures from the day I got Sandy Koufax’s baseball

When I went to the stadium on Tuesday August 3rd, I found out that Kern Burns was throwing out the first pitch!    I was telling ushers and fans about it.   One usher I always talk to from the dugout section (me on the other side of the short wall) was saying “Tell J.D. (another usher), he was just telling me that he was watching his baseball films.”    J.D. and I were both excited to see Ken Burns there. 

Here is Ken Burns waiting to throw out the first pitch

Ken Burns waiting to throw out the first pitch .jpg 

Not a good picture of him throwing out the first pitch


Ken Burns throwing out the first pitch.jpg

Here he is posing with Brad Ausmus

Ken Burns at Dodger Stadium .jpg

OK, so I could not get a picture with him so I said goodbye to friends in the field level and headed to my seat but to my surprise, as I was waiting for the elevator in the club level I ran into him!   I told him how much I love his baseball films and how I felt in love with Buck O’Neill because of him.   He was very nice and thanked me.   

Ken Burns at Dodger Stadium .jpg 



Here are some more pictures from August 4, 2010 with Joe Torre that Lorena sent me.    

August 4 2010 Dodgers Homestand 055.JPG

Afterwards Torre noticed I did not have my on the field pass correctly displayed.   He said “Here let me fix this for you before the picture…”  or something like that.     

August 4 2010 On the field during BP.JPG

Ok, is my pass OK now?   OH, you can’t see it here.    

August 4 2010 Dodgers Homestand 053.JPG


  1. singledaddyof2

    That’s so great that you got to take pictures with Joe Torre and Ken Burns. I really envy you and all the great Dodger outings you’ve experienced. I just went to my first game of the season on Sunday August 8. It was great! If you’d like to read more about it, I wrote about it on my blog. This is the link:

    I’ve also included a couple of cool pictures from that day. Keep up the great work!

    Andy J.

  2. crzblue2

    Thank you somuch! Some fans did not know who Ken Burn is so he was just walking by. Going to checkout you link and see what you had to say about Dodger Stadium. Too bad I missed that game due to being sick.

  3. crzblue2

    I am such a klutz!
    You are the second person that asked me that! You know I never noticed! The first person that asked me was when I was telling her that he was there and when I saw him, I completely forgot. I was too excited to meet him to tell you the truth. But to me his hair looks real.

  4. the_phanatic_addict

    Sorry about tonight!!! No matter what has happened in the past the Dodgers still scare the crap out of me! I was there on Tuesday when they pounded the Phils, it was painful. For your sake I hope they do something good next year when you guys get Manny off the books. Your Blog is great! Ive been checking it out ever since you got the nod for MLBlogs homepage. That was really awesome they they picked you for that. Take care.


  5. raysrenegade

    Even Joe Torre can manage you.
    Great photos, and I am jealous you got to have a few seconds with Burns. I was a Buck O’Neil fan before his film, but he intensified the admiration for me three-fold by the way he projected O’Neil and some of the other “old timers”.
    Another great Azules moment…And we all got to share it.

    Rays Renegade

  6. crzblue2

    Thanks! Last night I started another post but the word “F” was everywhere. I usually don’t curse but last night I was so pissed at the bullpen, at Casey Blake, at AWOL Belisario. Oh the names I was calling him! At Broxton. Our teams can give us such great joy but they rip your heart out too. Ahhhh.. a brand new day. I feel better. I know how the Phillies feel when Lidge has blown a save. I appreciate you stopping by my humble blog. Thanks!
    🙂 thanks for making me smile. I needed that!

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