Sad to hear that former pitcher Lee Pfund died Thursday June 2, 2016. My condolences to his family and friends. Wrote this in 2013, honoring Mr. pfund. Rest in peace sir.
Lee Pfund then
|Lee Pfund||10/10/1919||Oak Park, IL||14|
His full name is Le Roy Herbert Pfund.
1939 – 1941 Signed by the St. Louis Cardinal and sent to the Columbus, Ohio and Mobile, Alabama farm teams. Played in the minor leagues for three seasons while teaching junior high and coaching during the off season.
1941 Broke into professional baseball in the Georgia/Florida League
1942 – 1943 During off season taught math at Longfellow Junior High School and coached grade school baseball teams
On November 1, 1944 he was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1944 rule 5 draft, and played for the Dodgers in 1945.
Pfund made his debut against the New York Giants. Playing for Leo Durocher he had a very successful first season. While with the Dodgers, Lee chose not to play on Sundays, citing…
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Twas the Night before Opening Day and all through Dodger town
Dodger fans anxiously waited for the final countdown
At the stadium the awnings were hung with much care
in hope that in October they will again be there
The fans all sleepy snuggled in their bed
while visions of World Series danced in their heads
after finishing blogging and checking the MLB at Bat
I went upstairs to take a long nap
when my alarm kept making such a clatter
I sprang out my bed to see what was the matter
Away to Dodger Stadium we left in a dash
drove up I-10 but had to stop for some cash
On the mound, Maeda-san
against Corbin is the Opening Day plan
On Kenta, on Adrian, On Seager, on Puig, on Joc, on Ellis
Give us a win fellas!
Giddiness! Opening Day is the reason
Good luck to my Dodgers and to all fans a good season!
PS. I might cry tomorrow being as it will be Vin Scully’s last Opening Day.
I was looking forward to this matchup Kershaw versus Bumgarner. Another classic Dodger Giant game battling each other out and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Here are some haikus from Saturday’s Dodger win over the Giants:
Bum homers off Kersh
Hit by a pitch ties the game
With bases loaded
Dodgers score to tie the game
In the 9th inning!
Corey Seager scores!
Dodgers 3, Jints 2
Jansen in the 10th
Saves the game for Hatch
WOO-HOO! Dodgers win!!
Yes! I plan to attend! I remember a long time ago I took a day off to go to Hollywood when Vin Scully got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Somewhere I have the pictures I took.
By Jon Weisman
Vin Scully Avenue will be officially dedicated Monday at 11:15 a.m. with a ceremony at the corner of Stadium Way and the street formerly known as Elysian Park Avenue.
The Los Angeles City Council approved the renaming of the street January 29, and following a couple of months of neighborhood processes and street beautification, the council today formalized the ordinance.
Members of the public who wish to attend should park in Lots 13/14 on Stadium Way (located just east/downhill of the main entrance to Dodger Stadium) and proceed to the entrance.
Happy Opening Day everybody! Here are some Haikus for this glorious Day!
Is that time again
Dodger fans flock to Petco
For Opening Day!
Kershaw on the mound
Dave Roberts at the helm
Go Kid K! Go Doc!
Is making me wild crazy
Want to hear Play Ball!
Scully at the mike
“Is Time for Dodger Baseball!
How sweet that sound is!!
I was so looking forward to this event! The Dodgers Bloggers luncheon! Thank you Dodgers for inviting me! I had a blast!
It was another beautiful day at Dodger Stadium! It was windy but that only made the day better clearing all the smog so you could see a dust of snow in the San Gabriel mountains.
Beautiful Dodger Stadium.
What was in the lunch menu are six items that will be added to the food available for 2016.
King’s Hawaiian Dog
All beef quarter pound dog topped off with a pineapple salsa, served on King’s Hawaiian bread.
Locations: Extreme Loaded Dogs: 248, 421, 736
Gouda Kobe Burger
1/3 lb premium wagyu (“Kobe” beef) topped off with caramelized onions, pickles and special dressing (1000 island)
Locations: Elysian Park Grill: 222, 223, 422, 747, 748
Chicken Verde Sandwich
Grill marked chicken breast on telera bread with jalapeno aoili, lettuce, tomato and tomatillo verde sauce
Locations: Healthy Cart: P420, P738, AMPM: 201; Marketplace: 205; Tony’s Stand: 420
Shock Top Bratwurst
Spicy pork bratwurst link infused with Shock Top beer served on a buttered and grilled lobster roll with caramelized onions and spicy brown mustard
Locations: Think Blue BBQ: 251 (grill Area Only)
Specialty Nachos Verde
Crispy tortilla chips with tomatillo verde sauce, pickled jalapeños and queso Cotija fresco
Smoked BBQ Wings Bundle
15 smoked chicken wings tossed in a BBQ sauce served with fries and veggie sticks with two soft drinks
Locations: Think Blue BBQ: 251
Favorite: the Gouda Kobe burger. Loved the potato bread too. Also, anything with Cotija cheese I like but I miss the sweet corn on the nachos. But everything was good. More BBQ sauce on the wings and fries please! Loved all the bread.
Some of giveaways:
Not pictured that I want: the Boxer shorts on Father’s Day.
Thank you to all the Dodgers that helped put this especially David Siegel, Chef Jason Tingley, Janet Marie, Yvonne Carrasco and Jon who gave us a terrific tour. Go Dodgers!
Los Angeles Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez and Alex Torres prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016
Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts and Jose De Leon in the team meeting prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016
Los Angeles Dodgers Yasmani Grandal (L) with the question of the day prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016
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