Brooklyn Dodgers. Where are they now. Lee Pfund

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.

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Lee Pfund then

Name DOB Birthplace Uniform #
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

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.

Dodgers vs Giants Kersh vs Bum

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

Adrianza homers
Dodgers score to tie the game
In the 9th inning!

Colberson doubles
Corey Seager scores!
Dodgers 3, Jints 2

Jansen in the 10th
Saves the game for Hatch
WOO-HOO! Dodgers win!!

Vin Scully Avenue to be dedicated Monday

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.

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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.

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Happy Opening Day 2016

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!

Anticipation
Is making me wild crazy
Want to hear Play Ball!

Scully at the mike
“Is Time for Dodger Baseball!
How sweet that sound is!! 

Dodger Blogger Luncheon 2016

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
Locations: TBD


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!

2/22/16-Something Current-Dodgers Workout and MLB Media Day by Jon SooHoo

Dodgers Photog Blog

Los Angeles Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez and Alex Torre 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 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 Rick Honeycutt 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 Rick Honeycutt 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 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 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

Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig and Dave Roberts 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 Yasiel Puig and Dave Roberts prior to pitchers and catchers workout Monday, February 22, 2016 at…

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