Tagged: Memorial Day

Dodger Stadium: Home Sweet Home. Great AJ Ellis video about Kerhsaw. Memorial Day

Chris Capuano must love Dodger Stadium. He i 5-0 at Dodger Stadium. With Sunday’s win he improved his record to 7-1. Mateo Treanor, 36, hit a home run. Is Mateo Treanor Capuano’s personal catcher?

Dodgers improved to a record of 32-15, best record in baseball! Congratulations to Jerry Hairston Jr.,who had a career-high five hits with one double and four singles.

And what about Elian Herrera? He has a nine game hitting streak.

I LOVE LOVE this A.J. Ellis video with Clayton Kershaw

AJ can do it all! Vote for AJ to the All-Star! #AJ2KC

Happy Veterans Day everyone! Thank you all that have served our country!
I posted this two years ago on Memorial day about Poppy flowers and these two Memorial Day poems here http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/2010/05/31/memorial-day-in-flanders-fields-we-shall-keep-the-faith/

I will be wearing a poppy flower to pay tribute to all those that have served our country.

Happy Memorial Day! Thank You to those that have served Our Country

A year ago on Memorial Day I posted this post:   http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/2010/05/31/memorial-day-in-flanders-fields-we-shall-keep-the-faith/.  It contains the two poems “In Flanders Field” by Lieutenant-Colonel John Mc Crae and “We Shall Keep the Faith” from Mona Michael.    They are two powerful poems.     

To all those that have served our country and specially those that paid with their lives, a big thank you!    Like the poem “WeShall Keep the Faith” says “The blood of heores never dies.”  

I found this list of Brooklyn Dodger players in service during WW11:

Rex Barney
Boyd Bartley
Jack Bolling
Bobby Bragan
Les Burge (minor league player on Dodgers roster)
Al Campanis
Hugh Casey
Claude Corbitt
Cliff Dapper
Lloyd “Dutch” Dietz
John Douglas
Red Durrett
Al Falzone (minor league player on Dodgers roster)
Herman Franks
Larry French
Roland Gladu
Jack Graham (minor league player on Dodgers roster)
Ray Hathaway
Joe Hatten (minor league player on Dodgers roster)
Chris Haughey
Ed Head
Billy Herman
Gene Hermanski
Kirby Higbe
Gil Hodges
Chet Kehn
Frank Laga (minor league player on Dodgers roster)
Cookie Lavagetto
Vic Lombardi
Cal McLish
Gene Mauch
Rube Melton
Eddie Miksis
Mickey Owen
Don Padgett
Pee Wee Reese
Pete Reiser
Lew Riggs
Johnny Rizzo 
Stan Rojek
Bill Sayles
Joe Soskovic (minor league player on Dodgers roster)

In addition from the Los Angeles Dodgers, we have Roy Gleason


Roy Gleason at Dodger Stadium during a Camera Day. 

Roy Gleason




Memorial Day: In Flanders Fields. We Shall Keep the Faith

Last year during Memorial Day, Vin Scully recited part of the poem  In Flanders Field and We Shall Keep the faith
War Dead

As we remember our fallen heroes this memorial day, here are these two poems:     


“In Flanders Fields”
– Lieutenant-Colonel John Mc Crae / WWI

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. “

Memorial Day: Blood of heroes never dies

I lost my original post as a result of having trouble with the computer so better late than never.

Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day.  

Thank you to all that have given the ultimate sacrifice and for those that are currently serving in the military.  God bless you all! You are our true heroes !

I was wondering why all the red baseball hats then Vin explained it that all MLB teams were wearing.  Then he recited a poem  written by Moina Michael titled “We Shall Keep the Faith.” that was in reply to the poem “Flanders Fields.”  We love you Vin Scully!

The second of three stanzas of this poem reads:

 We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.
I wonder how you all feel about the red hats. They will wear them again on 7/4 & 9/11.  Dodgers will be in San Diego for 7/4 & in SF for 9/11.   No way would I wear a red hat,   people might think that I am an …Angel fan.  Perish that thought.   I would have preferred a patch or a red white and blue logo. 


Two more days before I fly to Chicago for my first trip to Wrigley!!

 Update on Manny:  He is working out at Dodger Stadium while the team is away.