Listening to Dodger Talk last night reminded me that yeah, Steven Fife and Federowicz were the two players that the Dodgers got in the three team trade where the Dodgers sent Trayvon Robinson to Seattle.
In his major league debut he had to face Halladay. He went six inning winning the game 2-1 but the Dodger bullpen gave it away.
He did great but had to be sent back to the minors.
First game at AT&T Park. Steven Fife against Matt Cain
Scott Elbert went on the DL and Steven Fife was callled back again to face another Perfecto pitcher in Matt Cain. No problem, Fife again rose to the occasion. He had no decision but the Dodgers won the game with Hanley Ramirez hitting his first homerun as a Dodger. The two run homerun came in the 10th against Romo.
Final score Dodgers 5, Giants 3. Rookie Tolleson with the win. Fife got his first major league hit, a double off Matt Cain.
High Five Fife!
2nd Game at At&T Park: Billingsley against Zito.
You are the man Billingsley! Like Jaime Jarrin said “Billingsley ha estado pitchando una jolla de juego” “Billingsley is pitching a jewel of a game”.
Cochito Luis Cruz extended his hitting streak to 11. This is the longest hitting streak for a Dodger this year.
The revenge is sweet in Sports. Dodgers win 10 -0 and now are going for
the sweep tomorrow with Clayton Kershaw
ref: pictures froom Jon SooHoo at http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com
Dodgers lost the first game with the Angels 3-2. Isringhausen won it and Kenley Jansen lost it. Kenley is in my baseball fantasy team, Los Locos Azules.
BUT! we know pitchers got to have a short memory. Kenley came back on Tuesday and won the game. Dodgers were trailing on this one but with the score 2-2 (after Ethier tying the game), ex-Angel Juan Rivera went Boom! with a 3-run homerun! We went crazy at the stadium!
It was also Mike Sciocia’s bobblehead night. I don’t think the bobblehead resembles him but I am glad to have it. Scioscia used to be a favorite of mine back when I started attending games. Always had a soft spot for catchers and pitchers.
Not a good day for honorees at the ballpark since Jaime Jarrin who was honored the night before did not get a win for his team. But it was a special night with all the tributes paid to Jaime Jarrin.
After throwing out the first pitch along with his son Jorge Jarrin and his grandson Stefan Jarrin, Jaime went to the mike to say “It’s Time for Dodger Baseball” but first he said it in Spanish “Es La Hora de el Beisbol de los Dodgers”
Monday was also the day the Kings won the Stanley Cup! 50,559 showed up at Dodger Stadium even with the Kings playing at Staple Center.
For tonight Dodger game, the Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles Kings are bringing the Stanley Cup trophy and will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Congratulations Kings! Let’s Go Dodgers! Let’s Go!
Lorena, Rosie and I got back to LAX at 11:30. Lorena had parked near by so she had to take a shuttle there. Rosie and I had taken the Flyaway so I gave her a ride home once I picked up my car at Union Station. My alarm at 5 AM came on way to early!
Shower & coffee were not doing their thing of keeping me awake
But I got in to work with window and Sunroof open to keep me awake. It is all worth it though! I had a great time in Seattle!
After the 1-0 no-hitter on Friday the Dodger bats came alive! They score eight runs on Saturday and another eight runs on Sunday for the scores of 8-2 and 8-3. We were fanatically happy with the results!
Congratulations to the Dodgers on an excellent road trip that saw them go 8-2.
Lots and lots of Dodger fans at Safeco Field. I am in this picture from Jon SooHoo.
And here is my friend Lorena in another of Jon SooHoo’s pictures. Sometimes you never know when he is taking a picture
And here is another picture where friends emailed that I was in it
Here is a picture from Jon SooHoo of some of our friends that made the trip. In it Kevin & Dee
I wanted to include more pictures but I have not had a chance to upload my pictures.
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Angels in town. Richard versus Capuano tonight on Jaime Jarrin’s Day
UPdate: Roster move: Juan Uribe reinstated and Alex Castellanos sent back to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Esta mañana cuando iba manejando a tomar el tren para el trabajo, la estacion de radio El Recuerdo tenia una entrevista con Jaime Jarrin. La mañana estaba nublada y el trafico pesado pero la entrevista alegró mi mañana.
This morning while driving to take the train to work, the radio station “El Recuerdo” was interviewing Jaime Jarrin. The morning was clowdy and the traffic heavy but hearing the interview brighten my morning.
Jaime estaba siendo entrevistado pro Silvia Botello por sus 54 años cubriendo los Dodgers y porque el proximo Lunes, Jaime va a ser homenajeado en Dodger Stadium. En su honor esta camiseta sera dada a las primeras 30,000 aficionados..
Jaime was being interviewed by Silvia Botello for his 54 years covering the Dodgers and because next Monday Jaime is going to honored at Dodger Stadium. In his honor the following t-shirt will be given to the first 30,000 fans
the ball is going going and kiss it goodbye!
Me encanta la camiseta y la usare con orgullo!:.
I love the t-shirt and I will be wearing it with pride!
Despues de escuchar la entrevista y ya en el tren, me fui a la pagina de El Recuerdo para leer la entrevista. Habia mas information alli de lo que escuche.:.
After hearing the interview and already on the train, I went to “El Recuerdo” website to read the interview. There was more there than what I heard.
Lo unico que no me gusto es leer que Jaime piensa retirarse en tres años mas 😦 No quiero pensar en esas fechas cuando se retire Vin Scully y Jaime Jarrin. Para nosotros los oyentes son parte de nuestra familia cuando los dejamos entrar a nuestros hogares, nuestros carros, nuestros trabajos, y a todas partes incluyendo Dodger Stadium donde cargando nuestros radios o nuestros telefonos equipados para escucharlos donde quiera que nos encontremos.
The only thing I did not like reading is that Jaime is thinking of retiring in three more years 😦 I don’t want to think of those days when Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin retire. For us the listeners, they are part of our family when we allow them to come into our homes, our cars, our jobs and everywhere else including Dodger Stadium where we carry our radios or our phones equipped to listen to them wherever we may be.
Pero entre tanto disfrutemos escuchandolos. Aqui les dejo otros dichos de Jaime y mi pobre traduccion
But in the meantime, let’s enjoy them listening to them. I leave you with other Jaime’s sayings along with my poor translation:
Cantado el 3er strike!
Called 3rd strike.
Se quedó con la carabina al hombro ponchándose.
He was left with the rifle on his shoulders striking out.
Las bases llenas, el rancho ardiendo
The bases are full and the Ranch is in flames
Listo el pitcher, lanzamiento! Sooobre el plato!
The pitcher ready, the pitch! Over the plate!
y, le tiiiira y se pooonchaaa!!
The pitch and he strikes out!
se van los Dodgers comiendo de la mano como corderitos.
Dodgers go down one two three like lambs eating out of the hands.
Ya veo las casitas de mi pueblo.
I already see the little houses of my town. When the game is near the end.
Feliciades señor Jaime!!!!
I arrived at the first Dodger FanFest at noon. There were a lot of people there waiting for the gates to open. The first thing I did was have my baseball card made. This is my third baseball card but this one has the Dodger schedule in the back. The next thing I did was the Dodger flip book. Basically you put a glove on and pose for pictures pitching, catching while the camera rolls and they make that into a tiny book.
It was already hot so when I saw sosmeone with a paper fan with half of Matt Kemp’s face, I asked where they got it. It is KCAL CBS sponsored with their broadcast schedule in the back. They gave you three rubber baseballs and if you made it thru the big hole you got the fan. If you made it thru the smaller hole you got Dodger tickets. I wanted the fan but I only came close. Lucky for me my brother Victor was with me. He aimed for the big hole and got me my fan! How do I look?
When Mattingly was on stage, I went to the mike and asked him what Lilly had done to get tossed in Chicago. Also I said on the Mike while wearing my Vote for AJ Ellis button (I took the image from MikeSciosciatragicillness blog and glued it to one of my buttons. Mattingly said “yes, I am voting for AJ.
Here is Matt Kemp on stage being interviewed and taking questions.
The longest Dodger infield was missing the iron man Steve Garvey. He had an emergency so only Russell, Cey and Lopes were there. I thanked them for 1981 which was my first year as a season ticket holder and told Lopes that back in 1981 I had given Bobby Welch a greeting card to make him feel better because he was not doing well. He said something like “you don’t know how much we appreciate that when we are not doing well..” That year in December 1981 I received a postcard from Lopes thanking me for my support. I still have it.
Vin Scully also made it appearance! He talked and we listened only with the “WE Love you Vin!” “No, you are Great!”
Next it was Pepe Yniguez, Fernando Valenzuela & Jaime Jarrin. Pepe funny as usual and even Fernando. Jaime great as always.
Earlier I had gone to the section where the Dodgers had the Tommy Lasorda wine tasting. This section was only for season ticket holders. Later on Tommy was going to walk around talking to fans there posing for picures but I had a conflict since it was the same time Vin Scully was going to be on stage. Anyway, after Pepe, Fernando and Jaime appearace on stage, Tommy followed. He was funny, inspirational and full of Dodger Blue energy. He got the crowd going. I asked him “what kind of food I should have with two bottles of his wine I have at home. He said “Save it!” “And when the Dodgers win the World Series I will drink those bottles of wine with you!” 🙂 Tommy: I got plenty of witnesses!
I left in time to watch some batting practice. Clayton Kershaw pitched a great game. He blanked out the Cardinals 6-0,
10 days till Dodgers Opening Day at Petco Park! Also 10 days till I take vacation! Yes! I will be in San Diego for the four game series. The Dodger schedule works perfect with a four game series, followed by a day off on Monday then Opening Day at Dodger Stadium so Clayton Kershaw gets to pitch both Opening Days!
10 days. Hall of Famers that wore # 10 and they have had their number retired are : Sparky Anderson, Phil Rizzuto, Andre Dawson & Ron Santo.
I was listening to Jaime Jarrin and Pepe Yniguez broadcasting the Dodger game on Sunday. It was odd that there was no English transmission. Anyway, Pepe mentioned that Ron Santo never saw a no hitter. Pepe also mentioned that he has never seen a no-hitter. Neither have I. I have seen them on TV but never in person.
As I was going thru the retired numbers per team, I noticed that Seattle and Colorado are the only teams that have never retired a number. Both teams have numbers out of circulations like #24 Ken Griffey Jr. and #14 Lou Piniella. For The Rockies, no one has worn Larry Walker’s #33, but probably #17 Todd Helton will be the first number retired for the Rockies.
P.S. After a year in hiatus, I am back to playing Fantasy baseball! So my team, Los Locos Azules are back!! I drafted last but I am happy with my team. Here is what I have:
C Carlos Santana, 1B Joey Votto, 2B Howie Kendrick, 3B Aramis Ramirez, SS Dee Gordon, OF Jacoby Ellsbury, OF Emilio Bonifacio, PF Yoenis Cespedes, Util Alex Rios, Util Adam Dunn, BN Ryan Howard, BN Paul Goldschmidt, BN Jason Bay, BN Chase Utley. SP Zach Greinke, SP James Shields, RP Craig Kimbrel , RP Heith Bell, P Brandom Morrow, P Kenley Jansen, P Francisco Liriano, P Brandom McCarthy, BN Jonathan Broxton.
Vin Scully is the Voice of the Dodgers and Jaime Jarrin es la Voz de Los Dodgers. Jaime has been covering the Dodgers for the last 53 years!
Jaime Jarrin was born on December 10th, 1935 in Ecuador. Jaime Jarrin studied philosophy, letters, journalism and broadcasting at Central University of Ecuador in Quito in Ecuador. He had been the announcer for the No. 1 program on HCJB, the ‘Voice of the Andes.’ Jaime recalls leaving for the U.S. in 1955 on a cargo boat loaded with 100,000 bunches of bananas. When he came to Los Angeles on June 24, 1955, he had no job and he did not speak the language. His first job was working putting together chain link fences. He latched on at the only Spanish-language radio station in Los Angeles, KWKW. He worked in a fence factory all day, then broadcasted boxing matches at the Olympic Auditorium at night.
At the time, he had never seen a baseball game but he was intrigued by the game seeing fans watching the World Series on TV and hearing it on the radio that he said ‘This must be a great sport.” So over the next two years, he attended as many Triple-A games as he could, seeing the Los Angeles Angels at old Wrigley Field in South L.A., or the Hollywood Stars at Gilmore Field, on the site of what is now Farmer’s Market and the Grove.
When the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to L.A., KWKW became the team’s Spanish-language station. Jarrin spent a year learning the game, then signed on as the play-by-play announcer in 1959. The Dodgers won the World Series that year and Jarrin has been in the team’s employ ever since. He never missed a game from 1962 to 1984, more than 4,000 in a row, and was the 1998 recipient of the Ford Frick award by the Hall of Fame.
To me, like Vin Scully, Jaime’s voice soothes me . All is well listening to these two gentlemen.
Feliz Cumpleanos a nuestro maestro el senor Jaime Jarrin. Que cumpla muchos pero muchos mas y que Dios nos lo conceda con mucha salud. Muchas gracias por ser tan lindo con todos nosotros los aficionados!
Happy Birthday to our teacher Mr. Jaime Jarrin. May you have many many birthdays and that God grant you plenty of health. Thank you so much for always being so nice to us fans!