In this current homestand, the Dodgers are 1-5. Terrible homestand so far. They got swept by the Reds and they were on the verge of being swept by the Astros! Imagine that! The Astros who have the worst record in baseball. They avoided the sweep by winning 1-0 on Sunday. We tried going to play catch on the field after the game but the lines to get to the stadium were huge so we left.
Now Dodgers start inter-league with the Detroit Tigers, then the Angels come to town. I believe Kristen from http://mlblogsblithescribe.wordpress.com/ will come to Dodger Stadium for one of those games. I hope to meet her. I will miss the game on Sunday since my friend LuvtheDodgers23 and I will take the red eye on Saturday night. Saturday is Photo Day at Dodger Stadium.
But first The Tigers are in town. Tonight Bill Slayback will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America. I talked to Bill during one of the SABR www.sabr.com meetings where he was a speaker. He said he was a little nervous to sing at Dodger Stadium and that he might change his mind. I hope he did not. I am looking forward to hearing him sing.
In late 1973, as Hank Aaron was closing in on Babe Ruth’s home run record, Detroit Tigers pitcher Bill Slayback released this tribute to Hammering Hank. Slayback wrote the music and the lyrics were penned by legendary Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell, a one-time Atlantan who, in the 1940s, had announced Atlanta Crackers games on WSB radio.
Wednesday is another Throwback weekday game. Sadly I won’t be making this one. My boss is on vacation so I’ll listen to the game while working. I’ll miss the throwback uniforms that the Tigers will wear but I’ll catch the wonderful pictures that Jon SooHoo or Juan OCampo take at http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com/
So Saturday night we head to Minnesota to watch the Dodgers! Hope they can beat the Twins. We are excited about the trip. I also want to go see the statue from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I want to go there and take a picture while I also toss my hat. I don’t have a hat like in the picture but I’ll toss my Dodger hat or this blue hat that LuvtheDodgers23 got me! I know…a lot of fans of that show have done that but I want to do it too!
I just learned that the type of hat that Mary Tyler Moore used is called a Tam or a Tammy. From wikipedia:A Tam o’ Shanter (often abbreviated Tam or TOS) is a Scottish style hat originally worn by men. The hat is named after a character in a poem written by Robert Burns in 1790.
I hope to meet Randy from http://heirloom.mlblogs.com/ in Minnesota.
Let’s go Dodgers! Let’s Go!!!
Now I got that theme song from the Mary Tyler Moore show in my head “Who can turn the world on with her smile?…..