Dodgers for Lunch on Getaway Day at Coors Field. Please do not get swept!
I ‘ve been so busy today that I forgot the game started early on Getaway day. Oh I so hope the Dodgers don’t get swept by the Rockies. You never know what can happen at Coors Field.
The record of the Dodgers sweeping and getting swept stands at:
|Dodgers||Have Swept||Gotten Swept|
|At Dodger Stadium||Pirates, Padres, Rockies, Cardinals, cubs||Brewers, Diamond Backs Giants|
|Away||Phillies, Mets, Giants||Giants, Athletics|
Dodgers lost the first game 10-0 Beckett gave up three runs. Second game Dodgers lost to the Rockes by the score of 8-2.
In this 3rd game, I See You Hanley Ramirez hits a two run blast! Dodgers leading the 3rd game 6-0 !! Dylan Hernandez, LA Times Dodger beat writer, had reported after two innings that Drew Pomeranz had a perfect game thorugh two innings. Thanks Dylan for breaking it! 😉 Blanton is enjoying this bouquet of runs.
LA Times in Sports with Stan Kasten -Event
A big thank you to my friend Lorena for inviting me to this event: Times in Sports with Stan Kasten. The event is at Dodger Stadium today August 29, 2012 at 7:p.m.
The event will feature a live Q & A with new Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten, moderated by Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times, largely driven by questions that were submitted earlier but questions can also be submitted during the Q & A on twitter, using the hashtag #timesinsports.
Stan Kasten with Vin Scully
Reminder: Tomorrow is Vin Scully bobblehead!
Get to Dodger Stadium early!! is going to be a busy day tomorrow with Vin Scully bobblehead.
I leave tomorrow morning for New York! I am excited about my trip! I will be staying with my friend Abby who I met at the SABR41 convention in Long Beach, CA. Abby is a Yankee fan. Yankees are away so what she planned first is to watch a Brooklyn Cyclone game on Thursday evening.
The forecast while I am there is: Isolated thunder storms. Thunder storms is one thing that I am afraid of but I’ll try not to have it bother me *crosses fingers*
Saturday we will be going to Citi Field for a SABR/Baseball Prospectus event. Details here http://sabr.org/node/2339 then watch the Mets against the Brewers. Abby convinced me to go after she so nice to offer for me to stay with her. I don’t know what else she has made plans for but whatever it is I am looking forward to it all!
The Beer Road Trip for my Dodgers and some Dodger fans.
My boys are in Milwaukee until Thursday, then they fly to Colorado for a three game weekend series then is on to ST Louis. I was trying to workout my flight to maybe stop at Milwaukee first or St Louis at the end but too complicated. My friend William (Deuce’s dad) told me “Emma, I got tickets for you if you want to go to St Louis. He is on the road to St Louis. Last time I checked he was in Oklahoma, home of Matt Kemp. Here is Deuce:
I’ve taken a tour of Coors Brewery in Colorado and of Anheuser Bush when I was in St Louis but never been to Milwaukee. Friend Cindy (see her Dodgers tatoo) and her husband are driving to Colorado to see the Dodgers there.
Friend Cynthia who is an usher at Dodger Stadium is also going to Colorado but she is landing there then renting a car to go to Mount Rushmore. I never been there. I might run into her in Denver as I am making a stop there. She might be catching a game on her way back to Colorado. You all have a safe trip and see you all back at Dodger Stadium!
Start spreading the news….New York New York..
Critical games in Colorado for both teams. With the Dodgers leading the NL West by 3 games and the Rockies leading the Wild Card, this is really a penant race. is time for the Dodgers to put more ground between them and the Rockies.
Dodgers get to visit their old manager Jim Tracy. Jim managed the Dodgers from 2001 to 2005 and won a division title in 2004.
Only four current Dodgers played for Tracy — Weaver, Guillermo Mota, Jonathan Broxton and Hong-Chih Kuo. The latter two played for Tracy only in brief callups.
Going to the Rockies website, I found this
The Rockies’ fans’ feelings for the Dodgers certainly are strong. After the Rockies’ improbable 14-inning, 6-4 victory over the Giants — brought home by Ryan Spilborghs’ grand slam — fans broke into a heartfelt “Beat L.A.” chant. The Rockies enter Tuesday’s opener of a three-game showdown trailing the Dodgers by three games in the National League West. The Rockies have a four-game cushion in the Wild Card standings.
What is the obsession of teams emphasizing the other team instead of their own team? I know, I know, everyone wants to beat L.A. I like Oldbrooklynfan (some might remember him from the article written about him making his first trip to Dodger Stadium) from the ITD blog where he changed that to say Beaten by L.A.
Upcoming Game (08/25)
Clayton Kershaw 8-7
Jason Hammel 8-7
The 9-foot, 6-inch tall statue is entitled “The Player.” it was donated by the Rotary club of Denver. It’s the same figure that it awarded, in a much smaller size, to the recipient of the Branch Rickey Award, which honors the Major League player who best exemplifies the Rotary’s motto of “service over self.”
The nominees from each team for 2009 have already been announced. You can check them and also past winners here >>.