I have not been able to post here in Cincinnati. The connection at the hotel and at the ballpark has been horrible.
We saw lots of cochitos here
Too bad we did not get to say hi to Cochito Cruz, maybe when we get back to Dodger Stadium. I have yet to meet him.
We wont be at Sunday’s game because of the ESPN time change 😦 There was an Octoberfest festival across from the hotel.
Weather here was very cold.
We won one game and we lost one. We saw The Reds clinch here with their win. Next year it will be our turn!
Congratulations to Dusty Baker and the Reds! Good luck in the postseason.
Get Well Dusty!
Good luck Jonathan Broxton in the playoff
HAPPY BITHDAY MATT KEMP!!
July 31 brings many emotions to baseball fans. Anticipations abound along with frustrations, happiness & some sadness. July 31_the Trade Deadline Is a time to say goodbye to some players and to welcome new ones.
For the Dodgers the trades started on Tuesday night July 24, when the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez & Randy choate.
The next trade happened Monday night July 30, when the Dodgers got Brandom League from the Mariners for outfielder Leon Landry and right-hander Logan Bawcom. Dodgers will use League in the seventh & eight inning.
Here is a tweet from @BrandomLeague43: “Excited to join Dodgers!! Can’t wait to meet new teammates, have my OLD throwing partner back, and call LA my home!”
Welcome Brandom League!
Dodgers got Shane Victorino back from the Phillies in exchange for Major League relief pitcher Josh Lindblom, starting pitching prospect Ethan Martin and a player to be named later or cash considerations. Victorino returns to the Dodgers eight years later after he was lost to the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft.
I can’t call Victorino “The Crying Hawaiian” any longer. We Dodger fans go from love/hate back to love relationship.
Jon SooHoo dug out this picture of Shane Victorino from 2004 back at Vero Beach. Thanks Jon!
Jon also ran into other pictures like this of Jonathan Broxton who went to the Reds. Good luck Broxton.
@JoshLindblom made me cry with his tweets.
We will miss you Josh on the Dodger team and your community work in Los Angeles. Thank you, your wife and your Josh Lindblom foundation for your work with the Dream Center.
Good luck to the Dodgers going to other teams and a welcome to all the new Dodgers
So to Recap:
Welcome Good Luck
Hanley Ramirez Lindblom
Randy Choate Eovaldi
Brandom League McGough
Shane Victorino Landry
pics from Jon Soo Hoo website http:dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com
I had a great time at SABR42 and I am looking forward to next year for SABR43 at Philadelphia. Also the next location for 2014 was announced. It will be in Houston. I have never been to either park.
The Mary Tyler Moore statue was within a block from the hotel so Abby and I had to get a picture there.
There was a Farmers market so I am carrying some cherries in the bag. I also tried Cheese curds in one of the stands.
Keynote speaker MLB Historian John Thorn
Check out John Thorn MLB blog at http://ourgame.mlblogs.com his keynote speech is there.
Back outside we spotted this bar on wheels.
Local boy Mike Moustakas from Chatsworth High doing well with the Kansas City Royals
Bert Blyleven! look who his hero was!
A familiar face. Jonathan Broxton making it interesting recording his 22nd save
Abby, Kent, Norm from Canada.
this picture on the Twins’ screen reads “Former SABR member Ted Williams ….”
Twins Mickey Mouse from the All-Star game at Anaheim
So with that it was time to say goodbye to Minneapolis. Thanks for hosting SABR42! Thank you the local SABR chapter!
Come to a SABR convention! Here is a list of past HOF speakers as compiled by SABR member Max Kates.
Hall of Famers to speak at SABR conventions
- 1979:Cool Papa Bell (SABR 9, St. Louis)
- 1982:Sparky Anderson (SABR 12, Baltimore)
- 1989:Phil Rizzuto (SABR 19, Albany)
- 1990:Bob Feller, Bob Lemon (SABR 20, Cleveland)
- 1992:Stan Musial, Red Schoendienst (SABR 22, St. Louis)
- 1993:Bobby Doerr, Dick Williams, (SABR 23, San Diego)
- 1994:Robin Roberts, Nolan Ryan (SABR 24, Arlington)
- 1995:Bill Mazeroski (SABR 25, Pittsburgh)
- 1996:Bob Feller, second appearance (SABR 26, Kansas City)
- 1997:Jim Bunning, Pee Wee Reese (SABR 27, Louisville)
- 1998:Orlando Cepeda (SABR 28, San Mateo)
- 2000:Monte Irvin, Tony Perez (SABR 30, West Palm Beach)
- 2003:Pat Gillick (SABR 33, Denver)
- 2008:Bob Feller, third appearance (SABR 38, Cleveland)
- 2010: Phil Niekro (SABR 40, Atlanta)
How I wish I would have joined earlier and gone to the conventions from the first year I joined.
I left with my luggage a little heavier with more reading material from the convention plus a few more books that I bought.