February 13, is my fourth blogging anniversary. Yes, it was four years ago, a day before Valentine’s Day that I decided to start a blog. Four years later and 500+ blog posts, I am still here learning and blogging.
I have never tried before to write haikus but I decided to read about them and attempt to write some so here are three
Players report back to camp
Spring sure is coming!
Pitchers and Catchers
A sure sign of Spring Training
Warms my heart alright!
Vin Scully will say
It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!
I can hardly wait
Dodgers reported to Spring Training.
Chad Billingsley looks good!
the kid Kershaw speaking to the media.
Good to see Belisario is already at Camelback Ranch. Here he is with Cochito Luis Cruz.
In addition to Pitchers and Catchers, other players are already in camp like Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford. Happy training boys! See you this coming weekend!
Love is Blue song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9FYD1dlw4E
Happy Pitchers and Catchers! Happy Valentines to all my boys and to all my friends and family
pictures from Camelback Ranch by Jon SooHoo at http://Dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com
I forgot to post this. My friend called me late last night and told me that the Dodgers offered Scott Rolen a one year contract. Scott wants two.
Interesting fact: Scort Rolen and Don Mattingly were both born in the same town of Evansville, Indiana. Here is another interesting fact that my friend told me. Scott Rolen step dad was a freshman at Van Nuys high school while Don Drysdale was a Senior.
Todd of http://cookandsonbats.mlblogs.com/ sent me this tweet and picture:
He twitted this to me:
@crzblue Tim had a baseball clinic today for his little league. See the guy standing in Blue? That’s #ChadBillingsley. pic.twitter.com/3Icu6hhv
Todd also said this: C&S @cookandsonbats
@crzblue FYI, he said this complex is where he does his offseason workouts.
Wish Todd would have asked how his progress is going.
Rest in peace Stan the Man! You were the man Mr. Stan Musial.
He was married to his wife Lillian for nearly 72 years before she passed away in May of 2012.
Rest in peace the Earl of Baltimore, Mr Earl Weaver.
Sad day in baseball with the passing of these two men.
Listening to Dodger Talk last night reminded me that yeah, Steven Fife and Federowicz were the two players that the Dodgers got in the three team trade where the Dodgers sent Trayvon Robinson to Seattle.
In his major league debut he had to face Halladay. He went six inning winning the game 2-1 but the Dodger bullpen gave it away.
He did great but had to be sent back to the minors.
First game at AT&T Park. Steven Fife against Matt Cain
Scott Elbert went on the DL and Steven Fife was callled back again to face another Perfecto pitcher in Matt Cain. No problem, Fife again rose to the occasion. He had no decision but the Dodgers won the game with Hanley Ramirez hitting his first homerun as a Dodger. The two run homerun came in the 10th against Romo.
Final score Dodgers 5, Giants 3. Rookie Tolleson with the win. Fife got his first major league hit, a double off Matt Cain.
High Five Fife!
2nd Game at At&T Park: Billingsley against Zito.
You are the man Billingsley! Like Jaime Jarrin said “Billingsley ha estado pitchando una jolla de juego” “Billingsley is pitching a jewel of a game”.
Cochito Luis Cruz extended his hitting streak to 11. This is the longest hitting streak for a Dodger this year.
The revenge is sweet in Sports. Dodgers win 10 -0 and now are going for
the sweep tomorrow with Clayton Kershaw
ref: pictures froom Jon SooHoo at http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com
LOST DODGER OFFENSE! IF FOUND, PLEASE RETURN TO @DODGERS BEFORE DODGERS FACE THE ANGELS!!!
Dodgers got swept by the Oakland A’s. Below are the results of the offense during the three game series:
1st game: Athletics 3, Dodgers 0. >> 29 AB, 2 hits, 3 BB, 7 SO
2nd game: Athletics 4, Dodgers 1. >> 31 AB 3 hits, 1 BB, 2 SO
3rd game: Athletics 4, Dodgers 1. >> 28 AB 3 hits, 1 BB, 7 SO
Total: 8 for 88. Average: .091.
Dodger offense = Pathetic, anemic, offensive, raquitica (puny).
Andre Ethier is batting .171 for the month of June. The rest of the offense is in the low low .200’s. Hitters need to work the count. Make those pitchers work. Don’t make them look like future Cy Young winners.
Can the bats come alive tonight against the Angels? I hope so! Here is little baseball shrine with candle for good luck
Here the pitchers for the Dodgers Angels series:
Friday: Billingsley (4-5, 3.75) against Haren (4-7, 3.97) >> 7:05 PT TV: Prime
Saturday: Capuano (8-2, 2.71) againt Santana (4-7, 5.16) >> 4:15 PT TV: Fox
Sunday: Harang (5-4, 3.76) against Richards (2-0, 0.86) >> 1:05 PT TV: FS-W
I hope James Loney is feeling better as pepe Yniguez reported Thursday that Loney was throwing up.
Let’s Go Dodgers! Let’s Go!
ref: LA times.
What a nice thing for Andre to do! I was not sitting there but my friend Lorena got the text along with the picture. Thank you Andre!
Dodgers lost three consecutive games for the first time this year. On top of that, Matt Kemp reinjured his left hamstring scoring from first base on an Andre Ethier’s double. I noticed someone getting mad in the dugout but did not realize it was Matt until afterwards. Kemp is back on the DL. Good luck Matt.
Tonight is the fourth game with Chad Billingsley against Greinke. I will be sitting in the Left Field pavilion tonight. I am told the seat is above the milk sign. Looking forward to seeing Deuce, William, Dee, Joe, Ron, Pete and the rest of the fans that sit there.
The next bobblehead has been unveiled today. It is the Eric Karros bobblehead.
Nice! I like it! It is on my birthday June 28, but I will be out of town. Not to worry, brother Vic will collect for me.
It sure did not look like the Dodgers would defeat Lincecum on Wednesday May 9, with Billinsley's shaky start. But defeat they did. Dodgers trailing 2-0 came back with four runs in the fourth. Lincecum went five innings and Billinsley only four so Jamey Wright picked up the win.
Earlier during batting Deuce was playing catch with Jamey Wright.
Hey Jamey, you should always play catch with Deuce!
This was the day I was meeting Army veteran RJ R.J. Breisasher. The Dodgers had given us two tickets for the game. RJ underestimated the LA traffic so he was running late. We made it to our seats during the first inning. Here was our view from the seats:
There were three triples in the game. One by Dodger catcher AJ Ellis. I love watching triples! AJ also had an infield single! 🙂 What were the odds that a catcher would end up with a triple and an infield single? I love this game!
RJ, on behalf of the Dodgers and myself, thank you for serving our country.
Rachelle: Pleasure meeting you.