I love this old interview! Long time Spanish broadcaster Rene Cardenas interviews Mike Scioscia in Spanish. I love hearing Mike talk in Spanish. Mike Scioscia used to be one of my favorite players. I loved how he blocked the plate. I used to sit behind homeplate in the Loge level. There was an older lady sitting behind me that like me, used to go to the games by herself. Whenever she was not at the game because she also had tickets to the Lakers, I used to buy her ticket so that I could take one of my little cousins to the game.
I did not know how well Mike speaks Spanish. Unlike now, back then I only used to listen to the games in English.
Here is the interview:
I was surprised that again I came in at #14 for the month of February in the latest MLBBlog latest leaders.
Great! Thank you those that visit my blog and those that found it while searching something I had here!
Last month when I came in at #14 for the month of January I dedicated the post to Gil Hodges.
This time I will dedicate it to #14 Mike Scioscia!
A skinny Mike Scioscia with a skinny Tommy Lasorda
I got this signed by Mike prior to a game.
Mike was the best blocking home plate! I sat behind home plate in the Loge level for two years (1981 & 1982) watching him play.
Here ist to you Mike! Wish you were still with the Blue!
I am missing my lemonade from Camelback Ranch
Again, thank you everyone that stops by here. Thank you Mark for doing the Latest Leaders list.
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!
>><Tim Welke missed that call at Coor's Field by a mile, well at least by four feet. Take a look:
Congratulations Matt Kemp! April National League Player of the Month!
Prior to Jered Weaver pitching a no-hitter, I was thinking “what a bad day for pitchers” when Kershaw went 7/ 1/3 innings and gave up 5 earned runs. Halladay went 5 1/3 and gave up 8 earned runs. Harrison went 3 1/3 and gave up 8 runs & AJ Burnett went 2 2/3 innings and gave up 12 earned runs! WOW!
Congratulations Jered Weaver on your no-hitter. Jered is a local boy that grew up a Dodger fan and he was a Long Beach DirtBag.
Vin Scully said during yesterday’s Dodger new owners conference that the kids might describe yesterday’s weather as “yucky” but the Irish would say “Is a soft day” To me, t was a glorious day!
New Dodgers owners, the Guggenheim Baseball Management group, Left to right are Bobby Patton, Stan Kasten, Mark Walter, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Peter Guber and Todd Boehly
After work, I went home to watch the Dodgers owner conference that I DVRed then after I finished, I switched to the no-hitter when someone on Twitter alerted me, then I watched “Before the Bigs” with Mike Scioscia. I had started this blog post on 5/2 but did not finish it until today 5/3. So much happened in between. Watching Mike Scioscia in Before the Bigs, he had some great catchers to guide him in Roy Campanella, Roseboro & Del Crandall. He credits Del Crandall in pushing him to become a manager.
Dodgers are off today then start a series with the Cubs. Monday is back to Dodger Stadium to play with the Giants for the first time. I can’t wait! During the conference it was announced that parking went down from $15 to $10. Also to welcome communication with the fans, fan suggestions could be emailed to a new address, firstname.lastname@example.org. Next in my agenda: send a couple of emails. Go Dodgers!
pic ref: InsideSouthercal, scpr.org, fangraphs, Detroitnew, LATimes
We got notice that the Dodger Equipment truck has arrived! And look at this! Matt Kemp is at Camelback Ranch!
I did not know Mitch Poole, the Dodgers Clubhouse manager is a Clipper fan.
5 Days till Dodgers Pitchers and Catchers report.
17 Days Till Spring Training.
48 Days till Opening Day in San Diego!
53 Days till Opening Day at Dodger Stadium.!
Dodger Stadium is celebrating 50 years!
Tonight is Dodger Pride Night at the King’s game. I am meeting friends Lorena and Rosie for dinner prior to the hockey game!
Oh no! Now I am sad. Just read that Gary Carter passed away. Rest in peace Gary. Dodger photographer Jon SooHoo posted this old picture a few days ago.
When we went in the boys were exercising
I ran into Jose Mota of the Angels talking to his dad Manny Mota of the Dodgers. Jose was on the outside of the fence.
Camelback Ranch Scoreboard advertising the Dodgers against the Angels
Emma, Margie, Lorena & Roberto of VinScullyismyhomeboy prior to the game
I spotted Mike Scioscia signing autographs so I headed to the visitor’s dugout. He signed my Union 76 giveaway pictures from back in his playing days.
Jason: It was great that you got to serve as the bat boy!
As bat boy Jason was getting back to the dugout after giving the umpire some baseballs we yelled “LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BAT BOY!” Jason turned around and waived. Some fans behind the Dodger dugout turned to see who was yelling that.
“Lemonade, lemonade, just like grandma used to make!” Yum yum! Also try the Island noodles with vegetables and Teriyaki Chicken.
Dodgers defeated the Angels 5-0. We spotted Efrain with this t-shirt. Here is the front
Here is the back of Efrain’s shirt:
We had a great first day.
next post: Spring Training 2011 Pictures, Part Two
First of all, Congratulations to the Phillies and Yankees on advancing. Reds and Twins just look like innocent bystanders. Is a shame, because I wanted to see closer series.
Did you all catch the Simpsons episode Sunday night titled “Moneybart”? I thought it was funny. Bill James voice says “I made baseball as fun as doing your taxes” Mike Scioscia’s voice is also in the show. He is riding a roller coaster with Bart when he shows him his three World Series rings, he loses one and says “that is OK, I’ll get another one.”
Lisa has taken the added responsibiliy of managing “The Isototes” to get extra curricular actitiy. Bart doubts his sister can manage. Lisa anticipating that says “There have been plenty of females managers in baseball: Connie Mack, Sandy Alomar, Terry Francona, Pinky Higgins.”
This reminded me of John, a friend that used to sit in front of me in the Top Deck at Dodger Stadium. He told me once “Didn’t the Dodgers used to have a woman that broadcasted Dodger games in Brooklyn?.” I told him no. Then he said “yes they did, her name was Connie Desmond.” Linda(BBE) and I started laughing so hard when John said that.
Yeah, Sandy alomar never managed in the big leagues.
Here is a link of the episode if you have not seen it.