Tagged: Ethier

Dodgers get some Gold and the McCourts are Out of Here! Woohoo!

What a great day in Los Angeles for us Dodger Fans!  First we get the news that Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier win  Gold Gloves!  Congratulations guys!

The next news I received yesterday was that Frank McCourt agreed to sell the Dodgers! 

 Dodger fans are celebrating everywhere!

I am off to the SABR AFL conference in Arizona early tomorrow morning!  details here http://sabr.org/latest/exciting-schedule-deck-sabr-arizona-fall-league-conference  I am excited about attending and also to see Dustin Pedroia there.  Maybe Ethier will also be there….

Love what John Thorn has to say about SABR here http://sabr.org/content/john-thorn-why-im-sabr-member  That is the way I felt when I attended my first SABR convention this year.  John just says so well.  I was thrilled to meet him this year.  Take a look at this  baseball card from John Thorn.  I got the set of Major League Writers from Terry Cannon of the Baseball Reliquary:

28 game hitting streak for Andre Ethier!

Congratulations Andre on your 28 game hitting streak! Ethier is three games away from the Dodgers franchise record of 31 games,set by Willie Davis in 1969. If you are a Dodger fan or a baseball fan you are following the streak on TV, radio, online or by being at Dodger Stadium.
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I am heading to the stadium now and tomorrow I am off to go to the 2nd Throwback day for the Dodgers.

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Go Dodgers! Beat the Cubs!

25 game hitting streak for Andre Ethier

Dodgers came home to the Ravine for a six game home series against the Padres and Cubs after going .500 on the road. They came back with a record of 13 wins and 13 losses for the year and it would have been a loss had Tony Gwynn Jr not saved Broxton’s bacon with a fantastic catch in the outfield.

Where Broxton has been frustrating the fans, Andre has been a hitting machine with his 25 game hitting streak. Thought the hardest would have been last night’s Padre lefty pitcher Richards. Congratulations Andre! We’ll be at the Ravine cheering on your streak!

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Hey I noticed the middle sign has changed from Trader Joes to Universal Studios. Here you can see it better with Pau Gasol giving us the Dodgers Code of Conduct.
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From the last homestand of the throwback game with the Braves, the sign had Trader Joes in the middle.
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Another throwback game coming up Wednesday with the Cubs. Curious to see the Cubs throwback uniform. In the meantime, is Kuroda on the mound tonight. Go Dodgers! Go Andre!

Dodgers let one get away at Wrigley

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

Kemp’s Walk-Off HR Beats Braves In 12

Friends on Facebook told me they saw this picture in the LA Times sport section online. I am taking a picture of Deuce with Jerry Sands.
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Here is the picture I took:
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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!

Snow expected in the LA Area? One more day to head to the Ranch

Is raining here in the LA area and the news are full of snow forecast at 1000 feet.   With the Academy Awards coming Sunday, they are talking that there might be snow at the Hollywood sign which is 899 feet.   So tonight is the biggie IF it happens.   My Droid is showing 45/34 for Saturday with a picture of light snow. 

What I am might miss in LA on Sunday is not the Academy Awards (On TV) but this event:

Vin Scully to be honored at Beverly Hills Wine Fest    I would much prefer to hear Vin Scully than any speech from the Academy Awards.  

 Looking at the weather here in the LA area and in Arizona with thunderstorms, I am thinking of the song “Riders On the Storm”  which made me think of “LA Woman”    Three LA women will be heading on the road early Saturday morning, hopefully no snow on the road but most likely rain.  

 Remember Camelback Ranch Grand Opening in 2009?   I had taken the Southern California Auto club magazine Westways with me.   They have a section in the magazine titled “Picture This”  where they feature travelers showing the magazine at their vacation destination.  That year I took the magazine, submitted the picture and it made the magazine in 2009.   

 

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Dodgers Flashback Uniform.  

Fans were given an option to vote for their favorite Brooklyn Uniforn out of three so that the winner uniform could be worn at the Dodgers Flashback days.    The votes were counted and the winner is …..  

 
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My choice was the 1911 jersey, but the guys (Andre Either, Clayton Kershaw & Matt Kemp) make any uniform look good!   I like the 1940’s uniforms!    The uniforms will be worn for six midweek games with half price food & drinks.   Also there will be half price tickets.        

 

Flashback uniform picture from Jon SooHoo.   

2011 Dodger Caravan and Spring Training plans

Spring is in the air!    Check out the flowers outside where I work.  They are  called Magnolia Alexandria. 

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 The Dodgers Caravan will be February 14th to the 15th!   This year is full of community work where the fans get to join in!. 

My friend Lorena, Erik and I are thrilled that we were able to signed up for both days.  February 14th it will be Cleanup our LA river and February 15th, cleanup the Bay (Santa Monica).   I can’t wait!  

The Dodger current and past players along with Dodger announcers will also visit hospitals and schools as part of giving back to the community.    I think getting the fans involved is a great idea.  Details   here  

Dodgers will also be at the Lopez Tonight show in Burbank on Valentines Day but I could not get tickets to that.   Can anyone get us at the Warner Bros studios on that day?   I used to know someone that used to get me VIP tickets but that person moved out of state.    

My friend Lorena and started talking Spring Training games when we met at the Laker game last night.  Yeah, Lakers lost to the Spurs but we had a good time.  

We along with friend Margie decided on  the first two games at Camelback Ranch.  The first game is Sunday February 27th against the Angels and Monday against the White Sox.   We might get there on Saturday or early Sunday.   I can’t wait!   

February is looking pretty good!  that is Andre Ethier jumping up with Joaquin

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 from the adoption site at www.heartgalleryla.org

PLEASE click on the link above, then the video of the Dodgers salute to the Heart Gallery of Los Angeles in their pursuit to find homes for children.   

In the video you can see Russell Martin, Andre Ethier and James Loney with children from the Heart Gallery of Los Angeles,   

This is the second year the Dodgers team up with the Heart Gallery of Los Angeles doing the Calendar.   According to Josh Rawitch, Dodgers Vice President of Communications, the Gallery has had a high rate of success since the kids have been featured on the Team calendar.      

  
  

Two out of Three from the Rockies. Here come the Reds!

Dodgers took two out of three from the Rockies losing the one where Octavio Dotel was so wild in the 10th inning that he had three wild pitches.  Pirate fans:  Has Dotel always been this wild?  

Ted Lilly on the hand pitched a complete two hit shutout game on Thursday giving the bullpen much needed rest and us fans a relief. 

 I took this picture at the end of the game.    

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Tonight is 90’s night with an Andre Ethier poster night giveaway.   Tonight is also “Take the jersey off their back” night and player baskets will also be auctioned!    

Homer Bailey is on the mound against Monasterios.   Don’t you just love the name Homer Bailey?    Originally Padilla was supposed to be on the mound but he is going on the injured list.   I was looking forward to seeing the “Soap Bubble” pitch or like Padilla calls it “Curvita Suave.”   Que te mejores Vicente! 

Here are some pictures from Dodger Stadium taken by me or brother Vic.

It was Matt Kemp’s bobblehead on Tuesday.   OK, so I went a little beyond centerfield when I tried to position Kemp’s bbh.  .  Just think like he is jumping the fence to catch the ball.  

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 I took a picture of Loney’s bbh too.  Now, I did positioned him right on first base! 

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The Deuce is Loose dancing before the 9th inning!

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the view of the sunset from the Top Deck:

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The birthday girl on Wednesday.  Too bad the Dodgers did not give her a win but she’ll take two out of three.  

 
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A view of downtown from one corner of the Top Deck

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Here is season ticket holder Gilbert surounded by four FIVE of his little neighbors that he brought to the game on Wednesday.   Every once in a while he brings them.    They are very nice kids! 

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