From Clif of http://Raysrenegage.mlblogs.com I found this:
I recently heard Zimmer had been absent from his customary seat in the Trop. since right after the first home series against the New York Yankees, I became nervous and anxious. I have come to find out Zimmer has been has been hospitalized in the last week with a kidney condition and will soon begin the dialysis process. I came to find out “The Zim” has been hospitalized 3 times in the last 5 weeks for diabetic related ailments,
Zimmer’s son Tom offered a nugget of future hope today when talking about Zim again taking his rightful spot again in Tropicana Field. “Once his Father gets comfortable with the dialysis schedule and routine he should be back with the Rays”.
Get well Zim. You got all of baseball rooting for you.
Here is a picture Jon SooHoo posted in his blog http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com from 1990. Don Zimmer, Tommy Lasorda & Harry Caray.
Is been so long since I’ve seen a “skinny” Lasorda. Do some of you remember when he was on that Slim Fast diet?
Dodgers lost the first game in Chicago. Tomorrow’s game at 10:05 Pacific Time.
Dodgers come back Monday to play the Giants. I will be a “Tour Guide” for a returning soldier that is making his dream a reality to travel to all 30 stadiums. He should be at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. I will tell you more about later. His blog is at http://baseballdreamin.blogspot.com/2012/02/trip.html
It was so cold when I got to Chicago on Wednesday that I bought me a coat. Guess what color? Dodger blue baby! We went to Numero Uno for dinner. Good pizza! We felt guilty after having the pizza so we went to work on the threadmill while watching our Lakers win!
Thursday, after having lunch at the hotel we went to John Hancock observatory. Wow 96th floor! My ears were popping! Beautiful view from there and I loved all the history.
We got to the friendly confines, Wrigley Field in time for BP. Before going in we walked around the park. Take a look at this picture from a local bar:
Too funny using Manny’s name! Z has been suspended for 6 games.
Entering this series, the Cubs and Dodgers franchises have split their 2,024 games against each other!
Two Randy’s on the mound for the first game: lefty Randy Wolf against righty Randy Wells.
I was on the edge on my seat in the 9th inning when the baby bears had the bases loaded with one out. Our closer was not on the mound as he had thrown 36 pitches the day before so Troncoso was on the mound. Tron pitched the 8 & the 9th. Dodgers win 2-1! El Lobo picked the win!
We met Dodger fans from Whittier, CA; The San Fernando valley; and ran into two Dodger Lady fans from the Booster Club! They recognized me from the meetings. I kept score but 😦 I lost my program and not only that, I lost one of my Dodger earrings :-(( but we won the first game!!! :-).
Friday’s matchup: Lefty Ted Lilly against our righty Chad Billinsgley.