Dodgers are on the road on a 10 day road trip. They split the first two games in Colorado. Today the game is at 12:10. Nathan Eovaldi goes against Alex White. Then is on to Philadelphia for a four game series. They finish the road trip with a three day weekend in Seattle and that is where I will be with Lorena & Rosie. We leave Thursday morning.
Here is Lorena & Rosie from our trip to San Diego. We are cheering on the nice Dodger start at Petco Park. See you at the airport ladies!
I will also be going to the SABR convention in Minneapolis June 27 to June 30. I will be rooming with my friend Abby who I met last year at the SABR convention in Long Beach. After meeting Abby who is a Yankee fan and Kent who is a Red Sox fan, the three of us hang around together for the rest of the conference. Looking forward to seeing Abby, Kent and the rest of the SABR members attending.
I went last year to Minneapolis during the same days when the Dodgers played there. I spent my birthday there with Lorena, This year Abby and I will be celebrating our birthdays there.
I contacted SABR member Emily who I met last last year at the SABR convention in Long Beach. I also saw her at the SABR Fall League conference. She is a Mariner fan so I am hoping to see her at Safefo Field. Emily is the one with a soda drink. Her mom next to her. The lady in back has a teenage daughter that is so much into baseball & SABR.
I miss my boys in Blue. The last game at Dodger Stadium with the Brewers, I spent it in the Left Field Pavilion. I had a blast there with friends. Thanks Ernest for the ticket! Here is a picture that Jon SooHoo took a few days ago. Here is Deuce, brother Vic to the right of me and Ernest in the back. Deuce & Ernest sit in the LF pavilion.
Maybe in between Seattle & Minnesota I can sneak a quick trip to Oakland. Dodgers play there in the middle of the week middle of June.
In the meantime It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!
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.
Here is a short video I shot of Tommy Lasorda dressed in his batting practice jersey giving instructions to the minor leaguers on how to hit. 🙂 “You got an ax in your hand” “you are chopping the tree down” “como esta la republica?”
Tommy is so funny
Some pictures from my second trip to Camelback Ranch:
Kershaw signing autographs! Javy Guerra! Truck with Dodger licence, Margie and Fam, Lorena & Margie,
Margie and Fam, Lorena & Margie. Deuce & I enjoying a lemonade!
Lore, Margie, Elisa.
We love running into our Dodger friends. Here is Dee, Deuce and William. Also Jon SooHoo.
and we love our boys in Blue. Here is Andre Ethier, James Loney and Matt Kemp. These pics taken by Elisa.
I really thought the Dodgers had this Saturday game wrapped when the score was Dodgers 8, Cubs 5 but the bullpen let it get away when the Cubs scored five runs in the 8th. Final score: Cubs 10, Dodgers 8. LP: Guerier. WP: Jeff Samardzija (had to look how to spell that!)
Dodgers are now at 500 with 11 wins, 11 losses. Dodgers faired the same in the last homestand with 4 wins and 4 losses when they met with the Cardinals and Braves in a four game series with both teams. They lost the series with the Cardinals and won it against the Braves.
The last homestand saw the arrival of Jerry Sands, the minor league player of the year in 2010. Jerry got his first major league hit in his first game. We were all chanting “Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry!” a la Jerry Springfield everytime he was coming to bat or he was recording an out at Left Fied. Jerry also got his first major league beanball (he ducked) off Tim Hudson.
I was one of the many Dodger fans that got interviewed at Dodger Stadium to give our opinion about Bug Selig taking over over seeing the Dodgers: Here is a link to the interview from KCAL channel 9 which is owned by CBS. You have to click on one of videos about fans being interviewed at the stadium
Rubber game on this Easter Sunday is so far Dodgers 6, Cubs 2. No lead is enough with our bullpen so Go Kuroda-san! Go Dodgers! 21 game hitting streak for Andre Either!
Happy Easter Sunday!
It was Dodger Pride Night at the LA Kings game at the Staple Center last night. No, I could not go, I had a doctor’s appointment at 6:p.m. but plenty of my friends went.
That is Dee at the end. She is the one that has Vin Scully’s picture tattoo. Way to represent guys!
Deuce was honorary team captain!!
What an awesome day for you Deuce!
Our rookie manager waves to the crowd prior to
throwing dropping the ceremonial baseball puck
Sorry I missed it. After the doctor’s office I decided to go to Nordstrom Rack and you wont guess what happened to me. I was looking at the endless racks of shoes (they had a sale). Anyway, one of the ones I tried on, I walked with it, walked some more to see if I really liked it. I took it off then noticed I did not have my own shoe and I had forgotten where I left my black Ann Klein loafer. I looked and looked then I asked the sales lady that was arranging the shoes. She helped me look for it but neither of us could find it and it was closing time.
Let’s see if they call me tomorrow telling me they found my shoe.
On other news, I renewed my Dodger season tickets today. Today is the last day you could renew without the Dodgers releasing your seats.
pictures from Jon Soo Hoo and Deuce from his dad.
I miss my Dodger fan friends! See you soon at Dodger Stadium!
My Spring and Summer home is officially closed for the season but I’ll stop by a couple of times during the off-season to keep an eye on it.
Joe Torre and Brad Ausmus. Good luck to two classy guys!
last pic by Jon Soo Hoo.
Friday and Saturday’s game Kirk Gibson was so nice signing alot of autographs. I got my baseball signed by him. I hope he is back as the D’Backs manager if not back in Dodger Blue! I can dream…
I’ll miss alot of people from the stadium including the batting practice group that includes Deuce, William (Deuce’s dad), Syliva, Dee, Cari, Kristin, Gordon, Pat, Norma, Rosa, Ronnie and of course my Top Deck Friends! that includes you Erik!
Deuce also signed my Dodger program where he was featured
And here is Deuce and Devon Ethier who was drafted by the Dodgers
good luck to everyone in the postseason. I am looking forward to watching some good baseball. Let’s go D.Lowe! Beat those Jints!
Let me know if anyone wants a Dodger Calendar. I have a couple of extras.