Congratulations to Andre on having a 30 game hitting streak. The hitting streak ended on the second game at Citi Field but Andre got back to hitting on Mother’s day when he belted his fourth homerun of the year. Andre also had a single so is nice that Andre is back to hitting. During the 30-game hitting streak, he had the other three homeruns.
The most important thing is that the Dodgers were able to salvage one game with the Mets. Is on to beautiful PNC Park now to play four with the Pirates. I’d like to go back to PNC again as the only time I was there, I was only able to watch one game, stay the night and fly back to LA the following morning. .
I have not been updating my blog as often and not visiting the blogs. We had a dead in the family. My dearest tia (aunt) Nena passed away with Cancer. May she rest in peace. Tia Nena was never a baseball fan. She would ask me how I had become such a fan when noone in my family was a baseball fan before. Another reason I have not updated my blog is I have not been feeling well but I am going to try to get back into the swing of things. I got to get ready for all the exciting upgrades to all the Fan MLB blogs. We have all seen it with the Pro blogs. Now is our turn!
During the last Dodgers homestand, I got to meet Steve Soboroff who is the Vice-Chairman of the Dodgers. . My friend Lorena had invited him to come and talk to season ticket holders in the Top Deck when she read that he was going to be viisting the Pavilions so he showed up with Drew McCourt.
In the picture, Drew, me, Gaby (Lore’s friend),David (we had a good laugh ’cause he snuck in the picture), Steve Soboroff and Lorena.
Steve and Drew asked us for stadium suggestions so we offered some suggestions and since they had to go, they asked us to email them suggestions.
The following day, during batting practice, we noticed a white hair gentleman that Deuce’s dad _William thought it was Tom Schieffer. Currently, Schieffer oversees the operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers on behalf of the Commissioner of Baseball. Sure enough it was him. His security guy was close by. We talked to him briefly and snapped this picture.
I am stunned! I’ve been in meetings at work all day long when I started getting updates in my cellphone about MLB taking over the Dodgers. I know I should not be stunned when Frank McCourt had to take a 30 million loan to pay the payroll last week.
I’ve been super busy that I have not updated my blog since Jackie Robinson Day. I am sad because of the status of the Dodgers, once a proud organization, having to get reduced to this.
Well, heading to the stadium in hopefully 20 minutes.
Lots to talk about at the stadium. The crowds have been small. Lots of cops there and I expect lots of media today.
Tonight matchup: Garland versus Derrek Lowe.
Twas the Night Before Christmas and in every house
All good MLB bloggers and readers were clicking their mouse
They hung all their stockings, decorated their trees
and now it was time to sit down and see
What everyone posted on this Christmas Eve.
A nice break to read a bunch of good bloggers
Was just what they needed, but Oh no! the buggers!
When they went to the MLB site, none could be found.
“Oh no, we’re afraid Mark went out of town
Is the server down the reason we cannot read?
How could he do this in our time of need?
The bloggers all panicked, they shivered in fright,
They pined for their read/write and settled in for the night.
“Could we have misspelled the link? Did we hit the wrong key?
Did it go to LALA land?” Oh such misery!
And then in a flash, with a stroke of a key,
One by one, they discovered their Christmas Eve reads.
Their eyes how they twinkled, they laughed and smiled.
And they settled into the chair to read/write for a while.
Their hearts were delighted, they felt just like kids,
But it’s still such a mystery where the MLB links had hid.
Was it there all the time and they just didn’t see?
Or did Santa step in and do a good deed?
Good baseball fans are on Santa’s list
And good MLB bloggers and readers he vows never to miss.
It’s been a long night, time to climb into bed,
So they shut down their computers and laid down their heads.
But in a quiet of night, before things came to an end,
They heard “Thanks for reading and writing with me,
Its great to read and write with baseball friends!”
I wish you peace and joy!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
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I did not want to blog after the Dodgers lost that heartbreaker in the 9th to the Yankees. We all left the stadium so demoralized
Hey Torre: Did you fall asleep in the 9th?
But we won last night against the hated ones on my birthday!! YEAH!!
Young John Ely goes tonight against Cain. Let’s see what this game brings us. Truebluewill was reminding me of the Dodgers record against the NL West! 19-5! We swept the Padres earlier in the year so yeah let’s play the NL West!
MLB All-Star FanFest Special courtesy of Pepsi!
If you spend $20 in qualifying Pepsi products, you can earn two free tickets to the MLB All-Star FanFest. The tickets cost $30 each so this is a pretty good deal. Thanks Pepsi!
I don’t care for Pepsi, but I bought products made by Pepsi like Gatorade and Aquafina water. If they don’t call me to volunteer for the Fan-Fest, then I already have a voucher for tickets.
Woohoo!! I just got the email that says “Congratulations!’ You have been accepted to the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest Volunteer Team!
Woohoo! the pride of Defiance, Ohio, Chad Billingsley came thru with the first win of the season.
But guys (Padillia, Kershaw, Billingsley) , we do need someone to go beyond 5 1/3 innings! Let’s hope Kuroda can give us at least 7 innings to give the pen some rest.
Belly (Belliard) went 3-5 with four RBIs’ and a Homerun.
Reed Johnson who has an MLB Blog here Reed Between the Lines went 3-4 with two RBIs!
Locos Azules, My MLBlog Fantasy Baseball team
I joined the MLB Baseball fantasy team this year. Thanks Julia! Thanks Chris!
Among the players I have in my team Los Locos Azules are:
Albert Pujols! Yeah!!!
Andre Ethier! Woohoo!
Clayton Kershaw! My baby will come back strong!
Vicente Padilla. Tengo fe Nica! (I have faith in you Nica!)
Jonathan Broxton! Another one of my favorite Dodgers!
Because Kuo is on the DL, I got Monasterios! I am excited about this Dodger rookie!
Four days till Opening Day at Dodger Stadium! In the meantime the Boys in Blue will play the Marlins starting tonight for a three game series!
Lets go Dodgers! Let’s go Locos Azules!
Happy New Season everyone! Pitchers and Catchers have reported!! Woohoo!!!
Now is a new count! 11 day and 20 hours before the first Spring Training game!
Yesterday I was going to go to MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton but I got sick :-(. Southern University (Baton Rouge, La) was playing against my sister college Cal State Northridge. And in the second game Bethune-Cookman University was playing against UCLA. Anyone catch the games on MLB Network?
Rod Carew, Don Newcombe and Frank Robinson threw out the first pitches.
Today it will be
1 p.m.: Cal State Northridge vs. UCLA
2 p.m.: Southern University vs. Bethune-Cookman
Yesterday it was a beautiful day and today is still a beautiful day after rains last night and this morning.
Thank you Jon! You are the best!!
So this transplanted Red Sox fan at work wanted to bet me that Manny will show up late to Spring Training. Guess what? He is already reported so come Monday I will collect on the bet!!
The pitcher that is late reporting is Ron Belisario as he again has trouble with his visa.
Happy P&C Day! Happy Sunday!
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Kudos to Ng! You rock!
Everyone of our arbitration cases have been settled!
Here are the deals:
Andre Ethier – 2 years, $15.25m
Jonathan Broxton – 2 years, $11m
Russell Martin – 1 year, $5.05m
George Sherrill – 1 year, $4.5m
Hong-Chih Kuo – 1 year, $0.95m
I felt like
Ok, next a pitcher!