OK, so I have a confession to make.
Back when Rosie and Lorena were texting me asking me If was going to the Hoedown, I did not know what a hoedown was. I was thinking “I know a hoe is some gardening tool and I know a hoe is a slang for ….you know… . ” Then they started talking about BBQ and Lore said something about a cowgirl outfit and cute cowboy boots. That is when I realized this hoedown must be a cowboy BBQ event with country dancing.
Back then, I had not seen the flyer that Kershaw was hosting this Hoedown for charity. I have since blogged about the event. You can find the flyer in a prior post.
Hope the boys are not thinking of no hoedown. They lost three out of four from the Cardinals. Did I ask before why do the Dodgers always play four against the Cardinals?
So far the Dodger road trip record is 4-3. Now they are in San Francisco where they have their work cuout facing Cain. Dodgers are sending rookie Fife who is starting his second game (0-0 1.50) *checking MLB At Bat* Good! scoreless game bottom of the 2nd inning.
I have not been to San Francisco in forever. Maybe I will make it the weekend in September. I miss my boys and I miss our Blue Heaven on Earth. But the boys will be back to Dodger Stadium on Monday 7/30. In the meantime try your hardest to beat the Giants.
Giant fan Greg Jezewski and I shaking hands. See? A Dodger fan and a Giant fan can get along.
I saw Greg at the Shrine of the Eternals. This was a great event. Afterwards about 20 of us went out to dinner. I was out numbered at the restaurant as there were quite a few Giant fans there. They were all very nice fans including Arnold Hano (A Day in the Bleachers) who got the Hilda Chester award. I am behind posting pictures but they are coming.
Let’s Go Dodgers!
People ask me all the time “Emma, what do you do when the baseball season is over?” or “What do you now that the Dodgers are not playing?” I tell them there is still baseball being played in the Fall League and there are baseball related events going on. For example I went to SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) meeting on Saturday October 1st. We had Wes Parker as our speaker. Afterwards a new president was elected and at the end we had a baseball books auction.
Saturday October 8, 2011, Thanks to the Baseball Reliquary, I found out about Greg Jezewski “High Ball” exhibition in Santa Monica. Take a look at this piece. I understand that Lasorda has not seen it
You see Greg is a Giant fan. He was sporting a Seals jersey at his exhibition. What he doesn’t know is that God IS a Dodger fan. Tommy always talks about the BIG Dodger in the sky. But despise Greg being a Giant fan, he has a nice baseball-themed kinetic sculptures and multi-media paintings at the exhibition in Santa Monica at Frank Pictures Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica.
The next Baseball Reliquary event I am attending is this coming Saturday October 15, 2011 at the La Pintoresca Branch library, 1355 N. Raymond ave., Pasadena. The “Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles,” book signing and film screening is taking place from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The event is held in conjunction with the 13th Annual Latino Heritage parade and jamaica. I can’t wait for the event and I can’t wait to finally meet Richard Santillan co-author of the book. Richard and I have talked to each other on the phone and have emailed each other. Looking forward to meeting him and his wife. BTW, Richard is a Dodger fan and a season ticket holder. I am also looking forward to meeting some of the players from that era like Armando Perez. Here is a link to the event: