Billingsley will close off the four game series with Atlanta. How odd that the fourth game is on a Monday and that the game will be played at the regular time of 7:10 ET time. By the time the Dodgers get back it will early Tuesday morning.
Tuesday it will be Matt Kemp’s bobblehead night. with the Colorado Rockies in town.
Is Lorena’s birthday!
Andre Ethier will visit the Union rescue Mission from 11:30 am – 1 pm to serve food and Dodger Dogs to the homeless. Dodger partner Farmer John’s tailgate truck will provide 500 Dodger Dogs for the people that th mission serves on a daily basis. This will be Ethier’s third visit to the mission.
Taking public transportation thru downtown LA, I have noticed the increase in homeless people. I am glad that Andre, the Dodgers and Farmer John are part of this.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Los Angeles native Warren Moon will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Ryan Theriot will take kids on a back-to-school shopping spree at the Staples store in El Monte from 11:20 am – 100 pm courtesy of the Dodgers Dream Foundation and Staples.
With the Reds in town, Friday is 90’s night. The first 20,000 fans will receive Andre Ethier posters in honor of the 90’s
Friday is the annual Shirts off Their Backs auction. All of the Dodgerss’ game-worn, autographed jerseys from the team’s victory over the Yankees on Saturday, June 26 will be auctioned off on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box from 5:10 – 8:45 p.m. Goodie baskets made by Dodger wives that include their husband’s favorite things will also be up for bid. I’ve bid on a couple of baskets in the past. Is always very interesting what is included in the baskets. One of the most elaborate baskets was Grady Little that included a ride on his motorcycle. Broxton has included a nice handmade wooden box. Inside the baskets you can find candy, a glove, batting gloves, shirts, movies, certificates, popcorn, spikes, a bat, etc.
The first “Bark in the Park at Dodger Stadium” will take place on Saturday presented by Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Fans that purchase an AYCE (All You Can Eat) ticket in the right field pavillion for $25 per human can bring their dog. I’ve never been to one of these events at other parks but why are the Dogers charging $25 per dog?
Sunday is the usual Viva Los Dodgers Sunday.
God willing, I’ll try to make it to all the games. Go Blue!
photo from the Union Rescue mission.
First of all, I’ve been on the DL for about three days with food poisoning. I am feeling better now but my stomach muscles are still sore. I think I lost five pounds but I rather take the pounds back than to go thru that. Is a good thing this did not happen the night before I got my Sandy Koufax baseball.
So my friend Lore and I met Jeff Kliewer, the Director of Development of Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation by the main office. We were scheduled to meet him at 4:30 so we could go down the field and watch batting practice standing on the field! We both were very excited for that opportunity!
When we got there Joe Torre was having his daily meeting wiht the media where they gather around with their mikes and notebooks around the dugout.
We set to checkout BP and all the view from there.
Afterwards Joe Torre came over and hand me my baseball!
Joe said that is one of the best signatures he’d seen on a baseball.
Chatting with the skipper.
Afterwards Joe said he needed go get back to work so he headed to the cage.
I got a picture with Andre:
Next I got a picture with Matt Kemp and he signed the picture I have with him from the Bluetopia movie premier.
Jorge Bahaia who was there to throw out the first pitch, came from El Salvador wtih 50 of his family and friends. Jorge and his wife Elsy have been attending a homestand since 1945 and have never missed a World Series at home or on the road. WOW! and impressive record. I had thought I had taped an interview with him but I was very sorry that it did work. I did not know that they were attending a whole homestand until I read it afterwards in Jon Weisman’s blog.
if when you come back to Dodger Stadium, I would love to talk to you more about the old Dodgers that you got see play!
Jorge Bahaia showing the ceremonial baseball he was going to throw. It reads “Los Angeles Dodgers Ceremonial First Pitch Dodger Stadium 2010.”
The shirt that the family and friends of the Jorge and Elsy Bahaia were sporting:
Here is part of the Bahaia family:
James Loney was signing for the Bahaia family when I told him I had something to show him.
James said “OH wow!” “You should get him to sign it.” “Here let me sign it first.” It is a picture of his dad and I at Fenway Park this year when I happen to see Mr. Loney before he crossed the street to get into Fenway. Lore happen to capture this picture.
Here is Jeff of the Safe At Home Foundation
Here is Lore enjoying being on field. She has more pictures that she took.
Here is my pass to watch BP on the field.
Well, it was time now to leave and go to our seats.
We ended up sitting in the family section in the Loge area.
Here is Mr. Jorge Bahaia throwing out the first pitch:
I was excited because Padilla had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning.
A friend of mine that knows I keep score had texted me that if it happened, he wanted a copy of my scoresheet. I told him “Absolutely” We did not mention what it was so we did not jinxed it.
Padilla pitched a great game giving out two hits, striking out nine and getting two hits! I love watching the “soap bubble” like Vin Scully calls that slow pitch Padilla throws.
August 4, 2010 was a very special day for me, one that I would never forget! Thank you Joe Torre, Thank you Jeff Kleiwer, thank you Safe At Home Foundation and thank you Sandy Koufax!
Dodgers, Mariners(but likes the Dodgers), Linda a Phillie and Dodger fan, Dodger fan (me!), Dodger fan and Angel fan at the end. Way to represent Dodger fans!
That is the only time you would catch me wearing red.
Linda and I are designated hitters so we waited where they would take us.
Our group was given the assignment to stuff the welcome bags in the back and to be a greeter handing out the bags. I was going to greet but when I went to the back room, I noticed they needed help stuffing so there I sat stuffing and stuffing and stuffing..
I had fun with the ladies but I had enough of stuffing.
I took a little break and stopped by to see Rollie Fingers
I put back my volunteer shirt when I spotted this cutout of Andre Ethier!
Then I was back to stufing bags.
At 5, I headed back on the 5 freeway to Blue Heaven on Earth! I got there 30 minutes before game time. The Dodgers rewarded me with a win. It should not have been that close but the score was Dodgers 9, Cubs 7.
Checkout Deuce! The famous “bailarin” little dancer at Dodger Stadium. Deuce is a riot! Here he is doing his dance routine. Everyone knows deuce, including the players.
Busy day today with photo day, game and then a softball charity game that I am thinking of attending at Pepperdine. It is being hosted by Steve Garvey. Lots of players and celebrities will be there.
Hey Ernie Banks was at Dodger Stadium yesterday! I missed taking a picture of him. Maybe he will be back today!
OK I barely had time today to post the pictures from the 70’s night at Dodger Stadium. Lots of pictures for lots of laughs.
Brady Bunch actor Barry Williams. He said “That looks like my hair in the 70’s.
The famous Roberto of Vinscullyismyhomeboy took this picture. Jon Soo Hoo had asked me to pose with his poster. I did not noticed I had buttoned the shirt wrong until an usher in the club level pointed it out to me!
Woohoo! the pride of Defiance, Ohio, Chad Billingsley came thru with the first win of the season.
But guys (Padillia, Kershaw, Billingsley) , we do need someone to go beyond 5 1/3 innings! Let’s hope Kuroda can give us at least 7 innings to give the pen some rest.
Belly (Belliard) went 3-5 with four RBIs’ and a Homerun.
Reed Johnson who has an MLB Blog here Reed Between the Lines went 3-4 with two RBIs!
Locos Azules, My MLBlog Fantasy Baseball team
I joined the MLB Baseball fantasy team this year. Thanks Julia! Thanks Chris!
Among the players I have in my team Los Locos Azules are:
Albert Pujols! Yeah!!!
Andre Ethier! Woohoo!
Clayton Kershaw! My baby will come back strong!
Vicente Padilla. Tengo fe Nica! (I have faith in you Nica!)
Jonathan Broxton! Another one of my favorite Dodgers!
Because Kuo is on the DL, I got Monasterios! I am excited about this Dodger rookie!
Four days till Opening Day at Dodger Stadium! In the meantime the Boys in Blue will play the Marlins starting tonight for a three game series!
Lets go Dodgers! Let’s go Locos Azules!
I hear from several fans that they will stop going to games because of status of the Dodgers concerning the ownership but for me…
I am not willing to miss seeing Kemp, Ethier, Loney, Kershaw, Billz, Broxton and Russell, my favorites! Nope, I am not going to miss hearing Vin Scully at the games.
There is no better sound than when I walk inside Dodger Stadium and I listen to Nancy Bea in the background while I walk over to the bullpen area and I hear the sound the ball is making as it hit the mitt. The boys in Blue on the field hitting BP and the pitchers in the outfield catching some baseballs.
Vin already made my day last Sunday by smiling and waiving at my friend Erik and I when we greeted him and wished him to have a happy Easter.
Nope, no matter what, I will be at the stadium, day in and day out. Is is my happy home, it is my home away from home.
There is Sandy Koufax on this picture walking to the field. He is also on the big screen.
When I am at Dodger Stadium and I look to the field and then take the rest of the view from there with the mountains in the background, all is right with the world.
Yeah, there will be some games that I will be cursing under my breath, but they will others that will be exhilarating and no better way to share those moments than with my friends at the stadium.
Let the second game begin in Pittsburgh! We got 22-year old Clayton Kershaw going this evening.
For those giving Joe Torre a hard time for starting Padilla for the Opener on the road, I say to them, did you hear what Vin Scully said ? If you did not, here it is:
“In Showbiz you would say you are opening a big musical and you would say “Padilla, you are singing the lead in Hartford, Connecticut. And you would say “Kershaw, you are singing the lead on Broadway.” “
I love my Dodgers!
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Everyone of our arbitration cases have been settled!
Here are the deals:
Andre Ethier – 2 years, $15.25m
Jonathan Broxton – 2 years, $11m
Russell Martin – 1 year, $5.05m
George Sherrill – 1 year, $4.5m
Hong-Chih Kuo – 1 year, $0.95m
I felt like
Ok, next a pitcher!