Tagged: Clayton Kershaw

Haikus for Kershaw and a great Kershaw link article

This is a great article on Clayton Kershaw:

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9253247/clayton-kershaw-best-pitcher-league-blasphemy-compare-sandy-koufax

So in honor of the article and Kershaw pitching tonight here are some more haikus for today:

Kershaw and Ryu
Then what do the Dodgers do?
I don’t know, do you?

Nino de Oro
he reminds us of Koufax
and of El Toro

The basement is cold
The losing streak is at six
but Kershaw is gold!

13 and 19
The Dodgers current record
Let’s get to 14!

attendance last night
was only 33K
with shirt giveaway

My bet for tonigh
attendance will be higher
With Kershaw all right!

Let’s go Dodgers!  Let’s start a winning streak tonight!

Happy birthday to El Titan Adrian Gonzalez!  He turns 31 tonight!  @Dodgers, Make sure you play “El Mariachi Loco” for all his at bats!  We like to dance to his at bat song.

Dodger news:  Justin Sellers has been sent down and Tim Federowicz has been called up!

Dodgers Opening Day Haikus

It feels like Christmas
Opening Day the reason
Let’s Hear it “Play Ball!”

Kershaw for LA
Matt Cain for San Francisco
Love Opening Day!

Dodger Stadium
So stunning before
More beautiful now!

Fans so excited
Opening Day is Today
Gates open at 10

Nino de Oro
Is our golden boy Kershaw
Watch out for the Curve!

Total giddiness
Countdown to Baseball season
only hours to go

Vin Scully will say
It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!
I can hardly wait!

Jaime Jarrin too
Y se canta el Play Ball
Con sus sequaces

Heading to the stadium soon!

With Lorena and Amanda in the Reserved section

With Lorena and el maestro Jaime Jarrin

Clayton Kershaw on the cover of Sport Illustrated

Clayton Kershaw is on the cover of Sport Illustrated! Good thing the local newstand had the correct cover 🙂

Our Niño de Oro” Golden Boy, Clayton Kershaw will be on the mound for the Dodger Opener on Monday!  I can’t wait for that but in the meantime the Freeway Series will continue tonight at Dodger Stadium.   Dodgers won the first game at Anaheim 3-0. Excited to see all the changes at Dodger Stadium. Let’s Go Dodgers! Let’s Go!!

 

Top 100 MLB Blogs for 2012. #22 Dedicated to Kershaw

Here is the 2012

Top 100 MLB.com Blogs.

Top 100 MLB.com Blogs

I came in at #22 in the 2012 Top 100 MLB Blogs in the Fan category!   I dedicate the number to  #22 Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and to his organization http://www.kershawschallenge.com/

Behind a great guy is a great woman:  Ellen Kershaw

ClaytonEllen

Kershaw hard at work:

Clayton

From Kershawschallenge.com:

Give $100 to Kershaw’s Challenge & receive a signed 8×10 Photograph – Plus a Dodger blue, Kershaw shirt to wear to games this season

Thank you to Mark and all from the MLB Blogs for doing the Top 100 MLB Blogs every year.  Thank you to commenters, readers and anyone else that stumbles on my blog!   Thank you to Clayton & Ellen Kershaw for their wonderful work giving back to the community.   Is no wonder that Clayton Kershaw was the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award winner.

p.s. lost my original post here so I had to redo this.  No problem, learned something.

MLB Postseason: Another Quadruple Header

Sunday I was planning on going to the San Clemente Seafest but after seeing that there was going to be an MLB Postseason  quadruple header on TV, I decided to stay home.   I am glad I did stay home to watch most of the four game series.   Yeah, I vegetated  but in between I did get some cooking done..  I’ll take the train ride to San Clemente another weekend.

Today there is another quadruple header!   I am at work but I will work with my headphones on while I listen to some of the local announcers on MLB At Bat.  I tend to switch between the home and away team announcers.   I have found them a little too homers.  That is something that you don’t find with Vin Scully, Jaime Jarrin and Pepe Yniguez.

When I find myself on the road and my MLB At Bat fails me at the stadium, I turn to my radio and listen to the local announcers.   In addition to enjoying the game, I like to listen to the local commercials to see who their local sponsors are.   I found the milk commercials at Minnesota …wholesome :-).  By the way, avocados from Mexico  commercials in the MLB Postseason?   Cool!   It did make me want some avocado .  Talking about avocados, last weekend was the Avocado festival in Carpinteria, CA.

this reminds me of the avocado trees back home in Honduras.  It also reminded me of Duke Snider who had an avocado farm in Fallbrook, CA.

The quadruple header for today:

St Louis at WAS 10 AM PT (1 PM ET)  on MLBNetwork.  Carpenter against Edwin Jackson.

SF at  CIN  1 PM PT (4 PM ET)  on TBS  Barry  Zito against Mike Leake

BAL at NY  4:30 PM PT (7:30 PM ET)  on TBS on ESPN radio   Miguel Gonzalez against Kuroda-san.

DET at OAK   6:30 PM PT (9:30 PM ET)  on TNT  Mike Scherzer against AJ Griffin

 

Ex-Dodgers in the postseason:  Kuroda-san, Jonathan Broxton, Guilleromo Mota, Edwin Jackson, Derek Lowe,  Jayson Werth, Russell Martin, Jim Thome, Jim Johnson, Xavier Paul, Dioner Navarro and David Ross (Braves)

photo of San Clemente: California-Blog.com.  Vin and Jaime from my calendar, third photo: : Bob Carey, Los Angeles Times, Avocado pic from coop.foodnotes.com

p.s.  Jaime Jarrin twitted this  “commendable drive of Clayton Kershaw to intensify the collection of funds to help kids in Zambia.  He will have a golf tournament on November 12th in Los Angeles.

I like the quotes once you publish your post here at the MLB Blogs.  This is from today:

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. — Gustave Flaubert

Dodger Rubber game at San Pancho. Happy Perfecto Anniversary Sandy Koufax. Crisis! Kershaw scratched

Happy 47th  Perfecto Anniversary to Sandy Koufax!

Today September 9, 2012 is the 47th anniversary of Sandy Koufax Perfect game at Dodger Stadium against the Cubs. 

Happy anniversary to Sandy and the Dodgers!

Dodger Rubber game at San Pancho

Great win and much needed by the boys in Blue yesterday.    I go thru so many emotions with this team from frustration to relief  that they tied the series.    I called San Francisco Pancho because that is one of the nicknames for the name Francisco.  Another nickname is Chico, that is what they used to call my grandfather on my mother’s side.  Chico Giants sounds like an oximoron as chico means small.  So Rubber game at San Pancho.

 Two lefties to the mound:  Clayton Kershaw (12-8 2.79)  against Barry Zito (10-8, 4.51)  I hope Kershaw gets better run support. 

OH NO!   PANIC!   CRISIS!  Clayton Kershaw has been scratched!   

  Does that baseball Rubber ducky stress reliever work????

Good luck Kerhsaw

And good luck Joe Blanton! May the Dodgers give you some runs

OK, like my friend Rosie said, at least is not Kershaw’s arm.  Dylan Hernandez just posted that Kershaw is scheduled to pitch at Arizona.  I feel a little better.  

Let’s Go Blanton!  Let’s go Dodgers!  

Dodgers Five Game Winning Streak in the Cards

Chad Billingley got the W yesterday extending the Dodgers winning streak to

Blue Handprint

Let’s make it Six boys in Blue!

Picture of Number Six - Free Pictures - FreeFoto.com

The kid, Mr: Sunshine Clayton Kershaw goes on the mound facing Adam Wainwright. 

When Kershaw returns to Dodger Stadium, he will be hosting a Texas BBQ Hoedown on August 2nd.  

Let’s go Dodgers!