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Jim Bouton Ball Four or a Dodger game?

Can I split myself in two?   See I want to be at two different locations on Saturday September 18th.     

The first one is here. 


Jim Bouton

From the article:

The groundbreaking book written by the then-major league pitcher remains so popular that the Pasadena-based Baseball Reliquary will mark its 40th anniversary Saturday at the Burbank Central Library with two panel discussions featuring the author.


From the Baseball Reliquary:

“Ball Four” Turns Forty, a special day-long celebration of Jim Bouton’s book, Ball Four, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its publication. The festivities will include two panel discussions featuring Jim Bouton; the world premiere screening of the documentary, The Seattle Pilots: Short Flight Into History; and a book signing with Jim Bouton. Burbank Central Library Auditorium, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA. Free admission. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (818) 238-5600.

I have a confession to make.  I have never read Jim Bouton book “Ball Four”  A friend keeps recomending it to me but with all the other books, baseball and non-baseball, I just keep putting it off.  i have read a few pages from the latest release at the bookstore but I put it back telling myself “next time.”   I do want a copy and read it and what better opportunity than to go to this event and have him sign the book too.    

The second one is the Dodgers are in town playing the Rockies.  Normally a Saturday game is at 7:10 but is a national Fox game so the game will start at 1:10.   

 I am leaning toward going to Burbank library.   the only reason why I have missed a Dodger game in the last five years has been because I had to be out of town or I have been very sick.  

Happy birthday to Orel Hershiser!  Orel turns 52 today September 16th.  

Independence and Hispanic Heritage Month.

the five Central American countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador,Nicaragua and Costa Rica) celebrate their independence on September 15th.   I still remember as a kid marching in Honduras on Independence Day.   

Mexico is celebrating 200 years since their independence September 16th and Chile’s independence is  September 18th.  

Felicidades a todas estas naciones!  




Independence Day Fireworks at Dodger Stadium

John Ely did not have a good night.  He could not get out of the 3rd inning.  The good news was the bullpen.  Jeff Weaver and Belisario pitched scoreless innings.  The Dodgers made it close with Rafael Furcal extending his hitting streak by belting a two run homerun.   Final score Marlins 6, Dodgers 5. 

Here are some pictures from the game:

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I like this picture of father and son.  He is wearing a Bobby Welch jersey and the kid a Jackie Robinson.  

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My friend James with his kids,  wish his dad was sitting here too to get alll three generations.   

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fans on the field to watch the fireworks.  I prefer to watch them from above

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fireworks at Dodger Stadium.  

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After the fireworks, Victor and I stopped at the Music Center to see the Dodger Mickey.  i wanted Victor to see how beautiful it is. 

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I love our Dodger Mickey Mouse!   Is is beautiful!

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