Here is the Bobblehead. To me the actual Bobblehead looks like Chan Ho Park. Here is also a picture of Chsm Ho Psrk & Ryu.
This picture fron Billingsley is from yesterday. He was in the bullpen when I got to the stadium as soon as the gates were open.
Initiated for the first time on April 15, 2004, Jackie Robinson Day is celebrated each year on that day. In 2004, The Dodgers were playing in San Diego. but starting in 2005, the Dodgers have been celebrating Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium. That tradition has been broken as the Dodgers will be in San Francisco on April 15, 2014.
I had taken it for granted that the Dodgers would always play at Dodger Stadium on April 15. Needless to say I am disappointed at the people who create the schedule and at the Dodgers that they did not push for this day to always be played at Dodger Stadium.
Just like many other Dodger fans, we will miss celebrating at Dodger Stadium. On that day, through Dodger Stadium, you could see fans sporting their Jackie Robison jerseys or t-shirts. One year I spotted the guy below wearing a Pasadena College jersey with Jackie’s number in the back. I also spotted a similar jersey from UCLA
We are very proud that Jackie Robinson went to Pasadena College and that he went to UCLA. Also that he broke the color barrier wearing a Brooklyn Dodger uniform.
I will wear my Jackie Robinson jersey at work since I won’t be going to San Francisco.
As a member of the Baseball Reliquary, I am proud that I voted for Dr. Frank Jobe in 2012. He was elected to the Baseball Reliquary Shrine of the Eternals that year on July 15, 2012. The day before, Dr. Frank Jobe was at Dodger Stadium with Tommy John throwing out the first pitch
pictures at Dodger Stadium taken by me.
At the Baseball Reliquary Induction Day July 15, 2012
Mudcat Grant was also inducted into the Baseball Reliquary Shrine of the Eternals.
Tommy John introduced Dr. Frank Jobe.
Rest in peace Dr. Frank Jobe. I think The Hall of Fame should have done something for Dr Jobe a long time ago. Dr. Jobe was the greatest man of Sport medicine. Nobody else has contributed as much to the sport as he has. Thank you Dr. Jobe.
Who remembers when Trader Joe’s and the Dodgers had the “Fearless Fan of the Day” At Dodger stadium? I remember that day during batting practice I was walking with a Trader Joe’s bag in the field level when a lady stopped me and asked me if I wanted to be the “Fearless fan of the day”. she said “you get to go on the field, but you have to wear this”. The this was a Dodger Hawaiian shirt. She had me at “you get to go on the field”. What I can’t remember is what year that was.
Here is the video from that day;
One early morning on my way to the Glendale train station to catch up with my train, I noticed this mural that included Dodger Stadium. I did not have a chance to stop but the next time that I took the train there, I made sure to stop and take pictures.
It is located at the LAPD Northeast division on San Fernando Boulevard. It shows Dodger Stadium, the Police Academy that is next door to Dodger Stadium. In this picture too is the Los Angeles Zoo.
Here is another part of the mural
And here is another part of this long beautiful mural that measures 21’X16′. The mural was designed and painted by more than a dozen young artists.
I just read this week’s Workpress Photo Challenge https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/photo-challenge-juxtaposition/comment-page-4/#comment-300964 and right away I thought of the pictures I took today at Dodger Stadium. The juxtaposition of the elements at Dodger Stadium with tonight’s hockey game.
Hockey game at a Baseball Stadium? Yes! LA The Kings will meet the Anaheim Ducks. The San Gabriel mountains in the background.
pictures taken by me in the Top Deck of Dodger Stadium. My Dodger purse showing
Hockey sticks and other merchandise are being sold at Dodger Stadium to commemorate this historical hockey game.
I saw this on the Metrolink website at http://www.metrolinktrains.com/news/promotions_detail/title/stadium_series_2014
from the website:
Stadium Series – Kings vs. Ducks
Ride Metrolink from Orange County to Dodger Stadium
The National Hockey League is hosting a special Stadium Series hockey game between the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium. Metrolink is promoting the use of either Amtrak or Metrolink from Orange County to LA Union Station to attend the game. For Metrolink schedules, click here.
Metro will operate the Stadium Express shuttle with pick up on the Patsaouras Bus Plaza adjacent to the east portal of Union Station. The bus will continue to Dodger Stadium via Sunset Blvd. and Cesar Chavez Avenue. Service will be provided starting 90 minutes before the beginning of the game and will end 45 minutes after the end of the game.
The return trip back to Orange County is only available on Amtrak 796 departing from L.A. Union Station at 10:10 p.m.. For this game only, Amtrak will hold the train up to 45 minutes in the event the game goes into overtime. If you ride Metrolink to L.A. Union Station, you must purchase a separate Amtrak ticket one-way for the return trip from the ticket vending machine. One-way Amtrak tickets start from $12. Visit amtrak.com for more information.
NOTE: Amtrak does not stop at the Metrolink Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs, Buena Park, Orange, Tustin, Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo or San Clemente stations.
Dodger Stadium Express
Metrolink riders can board the Dodger Stadium Express at Bay 3 of the Patsaouras Transit Plaza at Union Station.
- Service leaves L.A. Union Station every 10 minutes, starting 90 minutes before game and operating every 30 minutes during the game.
- You’ll be dropped off inside Dodger Stadium behind Center Field.
- Return service on the Dodger Stadium Express runs until 45 minutes after the final period. For details, click here.
For those fans who want to experience a pre-game dinner near Union Station, here is a list of restaurants within a 10-minute walking distance of the station.
Here are more pictures from my visit to the Los Angeles Sport museum where the SABR local chapter had a meeting:
1981 World Series Tri-MVP’s Ron Cey, Steve Yeager & Pedro Guerrero
Fernando Valenzuela with a mustache. Jijiji.
Who remembers when we used to get a TV guide in the newspaper? This from the Los Angeles Daily News in 1981.
movie poster Whistling in Brooklyn.
I never knew these records existed from Union 76.
Sandy Koufax, Fernando Valenzuela & Orel Hershiser
Orel Hershiser memorabilia
Dodgers Mini World Series trophies.
I love this picture. the fan’s shirt says “LA Fan Support”
Union 76 pins. I used to collect these. Other Dodger memorabilia.
Duke Snider wall.
Ebbets Field ticket prices. bench made of bats.
Another view of Brooklyn Dodger memorabilia & Jackie.
I love this scorecard. The Dodgers used to sell individual scorecards. Now they don’t but see them at other stadiums. I wish they would bring this back.
Dodger Stadium and the retired Dodger numbers. Oops! sorry Drysdale, I cut out part of your 53 number.
Isn;t this Dodger apron great? It says “The Heck with Housework. Let’s see the Dodgers Play!” Yep, that is what I say…;-)
Dodger Stadium replica. A Red Sox jacket to the right.
I love this picture. On top it says “The proverbial Brideman”
Dodgers band Sym-Phony. Jackie Robinson signing his contract. Leo Durocher in the picture.
Dodgers Take me Out to the Ballgame.
The Dodger collection wall going up the stairs.
The other side of the above Dodger collection wall.
Joe’s final uni and the Babe pointing
Jay Johnston SABR speaker that Saturday.
Jay Johnston speaking with a Yankees memorabilia in the background.
It was a great event. Jay Johnstone made us laugh. He had his book signed available for $20 including a picture of him signed and authenticated. Funds went to a charity . I already had his book but I bought another copy.
Andy McCue had a great presentation that day on the history of the Angels and Dodgers when the Angels were the Dodgers tenants at Dodger Stadium.
Rick followed with a presentation of his top baseball movies and also Barry’s top 10. Also a comparison of actors and the baseball players they were portraying on how close they resembled the players. After both presentation we only had an additional 30 minutes to view the museum. I had a great time that day. I only wished I had more time to spend at the museum. If you have chance, check it out but it is a private museum. For more info go to http://www.sportsmuseumla.com/ For more information on SABR go to http://sabr.org/
What a great game by the Dodgers at the Ravine! What a brilliant performance by rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu! Ryu shutout the Cardinals 3-0. He scattered three hits in the seven innings he pitched.
The game started with the unveiling of the flag on the field
the 30 home run team of Steve Garvey, Reggie Smith, Dusty Baker and Ron Cey threw out the first pitch
Super fan Rachel and my brother Victor after the victory
Don Mattingly was all smiles
Hanley was all smiles too! I love Hanley Ramirez! I love the Dodgers and I love LA!
I am dressed and ready to head to OLOCR (Our Lady of Chavez Ravine) I got my Mission October shirt, my Sandy Koufax jersey and I will take my Dodger poncho to wear later. I can’t wait to be there!
Julio Teheran goes for the Braves,
Dodgers sent rookie Hyun-jin Ryu. Game
Fernando Valenzuela will be thrown out the first pitch and Sandy Koufax is scheduled to be there tonight and tomorrow night.
The calm before the storm at Dodger Stadium
Take a look at Stephen Seemayer’s painting for today
We brandish our torches! Ilumina los valientes!… (Let blue balls fly.)
For more paintings, go to www.labluebum.com