I love it when I can celebrate my birthday at a stadium, especially if it is Dodger Stadium.
Dodgers lost by a large margin on June 28, 2013. The final score was Phillies 16, Dodgers 1. The Phillies had 21 hits to the Dodgers 5. Capuano just plain did not have it. He had pitched excellent in his last two starts with the prior start on three days rest.
Even with the blowout I had a great time at Dodger Stadium. So many friends made it special. It started with Doreen and Cynthia who worked in the dugout and brought me some Red Velvet cake, cupcakes along with napkins, blue planes and forks. Inside the bag was a beautiful birthday card and they also gave me a Dodger birthday button.
Here is Cynthia in this picture from San Diego. Payaso and JD also in the picture.
I got to find a picture of Doreen. I know I have several.
Stan Kasten. I ran into Stan Kasten the day after my birthday and he said “Happy birthday again” lol.
Greeting sign on the big screen:
I took a few pictures. Here I am with the Maestro Jaime Jarrin
Lorena gave me this framed pictured of the two of us at the Jackie Robinson & Pee Wee Reese statue located outside the Brooklyn Cyclones ballpark.
Dodgers posted this on twitter
It is always a pleasure to ran into Sweet Lou at the stadium. He was telling us that his wife finally made him and let him eat plenty of corn bread
Bill Russell was passing by signing for some fans so I asked him for a picture after signing a baseball card for me.
Jim Hill was also going by so I asked him to pose with me for a picture. I don’t think Jim Hill has aged since I started watching him on TV when I was a little girl 😉
I called the skipper, Kevin Kennedy also to pose for a picture. The icing on the cake was the skipper wishing me a happy birthday on the air. Note the Kershaw pillow that I got from Amanda.
Thank you to everyone that make my birthday at Dodger Stadium extra special. A special thanks to Lorena. Thank you kid!
In the last seven years, the Dodgers are 4-3 on my birthday.
For the month of June Dodgers went through a stretch of nine losses in twelve games in June,but they finished with a record of 15-13. They are still in last place but only 3 1/2 games back.
Dodgers start a three game series with Colorado with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. After the three games with Colorado, they will head to San Francisco for three then is on to Arizona.
Pepe Yñiguez is part of the Dodgers Spanish broadcasters. He is entering his 14th year with the Dodgers. He has also hosted “Central Deportiva”, a werkly sports talk show on KWKW. He has also broadcasted many events for Fox Sports International including the 1997-2005 World Series. He has also broadcasted the 1997 MLB All Star Game and the Caribeean Series. In addition, from 1993-1995 he also served as the Spanish radio broadcaster for the Los Angeles Raiders.
Recently Pepe Yñiguez was telecasting Dodger games in Spanish along with Manny Mota on cable. Because of the increase in Spanish telecasts this year, Jaime Jarrin’s son, Jorge will be covering those games with Manny Mota.
Yñiguez will continue to broadcast games on the radio KTNQ with Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrin and commentator Fernando Valenzuela.
Pepe is very knowledgeable in the game of baseball. In Pepe’s voice you can hear the passion that he has for the game. His golden voice captures the audience. Recently during Spring Training, my friend Lorena and I spent some time talking baseball with Pepe. As is often the case when I get together with Terry Cannon of the Baseball Reliquary & Steve Seemayer, we lost track of time talking our favorite subjects: Baseball & The Dodgers.
Que tengas un bonito dia Pepe. Que tengas una gran temporada. Que pronto se te conceda transmitir un no-hitter y que tambien Los Dodgers ganen pronto una Serie Mundial para que te des el gusto de transmitir esos partidasos. Compartes tu cumpleanos con Cy Young.
May you have a beautiful day Pepe. May you have a great season. May you soon get a chance to transmit a no-hitter and also may the Dodgers soon win a World Series so that you would have the pleasure of transmitting such great games. You share a birthday with Cy Young
1st Photo: Jose Lima, Fernando & Pepe, photo by Jon SooHoo. 2nd photo: 2005 Road trip to St Louis, ph0to taken by Sandi. 3rd phto: June 28, 2011 at Minnesota. Road trip. Photo taken by Lorena.
Today February 15th is Ron Cey’s 64th birthday. I was looking for a picture of the Penguin and I but I could not find any. I’ve taken pictures of him with other players but not of him by himself and I could not find one with me. I know somewhere I do have some. I need to organize my pictures.
Here is a picture of Ron Cey with his kids.
And here he is two years ago with Vin Scully and Tommy Lasorda:
Here is a picture I took July 2010 at the Steve Garvey Celebrity Softball game. I was invited by Mike who also has season tickets in my section.
a while ago here http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/2010/11/11/third-base-has-been-very-very-cold-to-the-dodgers/ I wrote a post saying that Ron Cey never won a gold glove, not because he did not deserve one but he played during Mike Schmidt tenure. So here is a glove for you Ron! Is not gold but is chocolate!
Happy Birthday Penguin!
note: MLB TV announced they will televise for the first time, two Urban League baseball games this Saturday.
Happy 84th birthday Mr. Vin Scully! Thank you for continuing to broadcast Dodger games! I can’t to wait to hear you say “Is Time for Dodger Baseball!” and “Hi everybody & a very pleasant good evening (or good afternoon) to you where ever you may be…”
Love this quote from Bloggingaboutbaseball.com :
“Scully doesn’t announce, he paints. Announcers sway, announcers yell, announcers do play-by-play. Scully uses smooth strokes to create a picture of a game that is unfolding before your eyes. Everything flows seemlessly, and if it won’t, Scully’s not afraid to be silent for a moment.”
Back in 2006 a thread was started in the Dodger forum titled ” Vin Scully’isms”
Here are some of those Vin Scully’isms:
As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody’s day. Vin Scully (one of my favorites!)
Good is not good when better is expected.
Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.
It’s a mere moment in a man’s life between the All-Star Game and an old timer’s game.
Football is to baseball as blackjack is to bridge. One is the quick jolt. The other the deliberate, slow-paced game of skill, but never was a sport more ideally suited to television than baseball.
The Dodgers are such a .500 team that if there was a way to split a three-game series, they’d find it.
Aaron Cook coming out of the game; the Dodgers hit him with four jabs, two to the left and two to the right side.
Jason takes his lead off second base, Sele’s pitch is a ground ball to Saenz. He looks the runner back. I guess you could say that’s keeping him at Bay. [Player was Jason Bay, of course]
The weather today is so humid that your roll-on would roll off.
That’s the kind of breaking ball you can throw around a corner. Whoa!
Earlier in the year, he had everybody talking. Now that he’s not hitting, he’s talking to himself.
Lugo is so thin that when he wears a black suit he looks like twelve o’clock.
Repko came by way of Pasadena and can’t make the play.
Matt Holiday takes a curve ball and straightens it out…you could’ve watched a movie on that flight.
Six innings are in the books, and so far Greg Maddux is the author.
It’s pretty hard to hit when a pitch looks like a Polaris missile coming up out of the ground.
The amazing Livan [Hernandez], throwing soap bubbles and he gets away with it.
They’re going to have to put an ad in the paper to get a run.
It was a change like a balloon, and Ethier hit it where the string broke.
Prince Fielder has two long home runs, but chop them up and they’re about 90 singles.
Andre Ethier draws the Dodgers even, and calling to the bullpen is Sweet Lou, who is bordering on the vinegar.
Chien-Ming Wang, who was the winning pitcher for the Yankees, was a high school buddy of Hong-Chih Kuo. Hong-Chih Kuo grew up playing with Chin-Hui Tsao, who’s on the D.L. Chin-Hui Tsao became the third player from Taiwan to appear in a game for the Dodgers, joining Hong-Chih Kuo and outfielder Chin-Feng Chen. But don’t ask me to read all that again. I can’t handle it.”
Bud Black is out to argue and to calm down his pitcher. The Dodgers have already stolen his wallet and are working on his watch.
That thing died of exhaustion on the way to short. I mean, you could lose a poodle in that stuff.
Juan Pierre is going steady with the left field pole.
Rowand fought the wall, and the wall won.
To oldtimers during the 2008 Opening Day ceremony: “There are three stages in life — youth, maturity, and ‘you-look-wonderful.’ Gentlemen, may I just say, you look wonderful.
Slow curve– I’m not sure if they had a speed gun or an egg timer on that one.
[Playoffs in 09] “Eighth inning, a 1-1 tie, 56,000 fans on their feet, and the deuces are as wild as they ever will be!
This is a heck of a time for me to be reading this one. The Dodgers invite you to hit, throw, run and swing for the fences–in other words, all the things the Dodgers are not doing tonight.
A while back when the Dodgers got Uribe, I posted a question on Ozzie Guillen’s blog. He responded! Thanks Ozzie!
Q: Since the Dodgers have Juan Uribe and he played for the White Sox, what can you tell us about him?
A: Uribe is awesome. He may look like a little Buddha, but he is an amazing baseball player. I think he is so good because he is not afraid of the moment. He really is fearless, maybe because he has no idea how big the moments actually are! (haha) I only kid with him because that’s my boy, and he will be great for the Dodgers.
As I always say, keep the questions coming!
Until next time …
Haha. Ozzie is funny. If you want to sent Ozzie any question, go to his blog at http://ozzie.mlblogs.com/
Happy Birthday Sandy Koufax! Our Sandy turns 75 today December 30th?
I have a friend who is a big Cardinal fan in town so I’ve been busy.
Tuesday: We went to Portos in Burbank, Dodger Stadium, The San Antonio Winery, Philippes, Olvera Street, Union Station.
Wednesday: The Equestrian Fest in Burbank, lunch at a Honduran restaurant (Lempiras) and the Griffith Observatory.
Thursday: We are going to Santa Barbara with another Cardinal fan who has a blog here then coming back to Woodland Hills to go to Jeff Suppan’s restaurant “Soup’s Grill”
Friday: ???? Sandi: What are we doing Friday? Maybe help decorate a float and then ???
Saturday: The Rose Parade.
Vin Scully! We love you! Have a wonderful 83rd birthday! I can’t wait till I hear you again saying “Is time for Dodger Baseball!”
God bless you Vin and thank you so much for all that you have given us Dodger and Baseball fans.
Here is Erik and I wishing Vin Scully a good night on a cold night at Dodger Stadium.
Happy Birthday also to Ross Porter who shares a birthday with Vin. Ross broadcasted with Vin Scully for 28 years.
Yesterday November 29th, our baseball poet laureate turned 82!
We love you Vin! Happy birthday!!
Here is a Vin Scully short video that you will love from the California Sports Hall of Fame org: LOL. I love what Vin tells Tommy at the end!
Is too bad that this year we will not have the Christmas event for Dodgers season ticket holders. Last year, my friend LTD23, Erik and I had a ball at Dodger Stadium. An extra bonus was that Vin Scully showed up. Here is a pic I took last year!
It was an overcast day but we had a wonderful time!
After Erik and I yelled our customary greeting to Vin with “Vin Scully, we love you!” Vin looked at us and smiled. He talked about how the stadium is like a person with open arms, about the sky with some clouds but that us fans were brighten up the day :-). At the end he took notice of this little girl in the front with wings on telling her and other kids “you better watch out, you better not cry, Santa is coming to town….” Afterwards Tommy Claus waddled to that area. It was a great event for both kids and adults.
Here I am at the pitcher’s mound while the line to visit Tommy Claus was getting longer. Meanwhile at the batter’s box, they are taking pictures of fans and putting the message “Season Greatings from <insert name>”
Yes, Vin, it was a day filled with clouds, but YOU brighten the day by being there! May you continue to enjoy broadcasting games and brightening our days!
Here is Vin throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park. That was the last time the Dodgers were at Fenway! I hope Vin does goes again next year!
What have I been up to lately? Well for me, is the busiest time at work from November till February so I am thankful that it is during the baseball off-season. I have also been in a reading binge. My last three books? Well, one had zombies, and the last two? Vampires and werewolves.
The magic number for the Dodgers is now 8! When I think of #8, I think of John Roseboro.
In 1958 Roseboro became the team’s regular catcher after Roy Campanella was paralyzed in an auto accident. He played on three Dodgers teams that won the World Series and was an All-Star three times with the Dodgers..
But he was known most of all for one of the most shocking incidents in baseball history.
It came during a Dodgers-Giants game at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park on Sunday, Aug. 22, 1965.
It started in the top of the third inning. Juan Marichal, who’d surrendered runs in each of the first two innings, knocked down first Maury Wills and then clean-up hitter Ron Fairly with inside pitches. Marichal stepped up to the plate in the home third to pitch Dodgers’ pitcher Sandy Koufax, who didn’t retaliate, so Roseboro took matters into his own hands. Two times on his return throws to Koufax, he deliberately threw the ball close to Marichal’s head.
Marichal turned on Roseboro the second time and struck him on the head with his bat. Marichal struck the catcher three times and opened a gash on his head that required 14 stitches to close. It also naturally ignited a brawl on the field.
Koufax, who otherwise was overwhelming during his eight innings of work in which he yielded only four hits and had eight strikeouts, momentarily lost his composure when play resumed, as he walked Jim Davenport and McCovey with two outs and then, uncharacteristically, hung a curveball to Willie Mays.
The great Giants center fielder would slam it over the left-field fence to give his team a 4-2 edge that would be enough, as the Giants emerged with a 4-3 victory.
But, oh, was it a bittersweet victory for the Giants.
Marichal would be suspended for eight days, meaning he missed two starts in an era when pitchers worked every fourth day.
His absence might have deprived San Francisco of the pennant.
The Dodgers (97-65) wound up winning it by two games over the Giants (95-67).
Today is Tommy’s 82nd Birthday!
May you have many, many more healthy happy years!
CHAT LIVE WITH TOMMY LASORDA
Join Dodgers’ Special Advisor to the Chairman, former manager and all-around team legend Tommy Lasorda in a LIVE web chat today, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. PT on dodgers.com.
Be part of the conversation with Lasorda who celebrates his birthday today along with having his portrait unveiled at the National Gallery in the Smithsonian.