The first Dodger game in the US has been changed from Monday March 31, to Sunday March 30. I am so glad that my hotel reservations start on Sunday. Details of the changes from Jon Weisman here http://dodgers.mlblogs.com/2014/01/09/dodgers-first-u-s-game-of-2014-season-march-30-in-san-diego/
From the link:
So to clarify the schedule:
- March 16 (1:05 p.m.) — final Cactus League game vs. Rockies at Camelback Ranch
- March 17-21 — off
- March 22 (1 a.m. in Los Angeles, 7 p.m. in Sydney) — opening game vs. Diamondbacks in Sydney
- March 22 (7 p.m. in Los Angeles, 1 p.m. March 23 in Sydney)—game two vs. Diamondbacks in Sydney
- March 23-26—off
- March 27 (7:10 p.m.) — exhibition game vs. Angels at Dodger Stadium
- March 28 (7:10 p.m.) — exhibition game vs. Angels at Dodger Stadium
- March 29 (6:05 p.m.) — exhibition game vs. Angels at Anaheim
- March 30 (5:05 p.m.) — regular season game vs. Padres at San Diego
- March 31 — off
- April 1 (TBD) — regular-season game vs. Padres at San Diego
- April 2 (7:10 p.m.) — regular-season game vs. Padres at San Diego
- April 3 — off
- April 4 (1:10 p.m.) — home opener vs. Giants at Dodger Stadium
I like that ESPN is showing some love for the Dodgers. The only thing is we won’t have Vin Scully on the call but since I have the best of both worlds listening to the best Dodger Broadcaster in English, Vin Scully and the best in Spanish with el maestro Jaime Jarrin and the loquacious Pepe Yniguez. Fernando Valenzuela does some analysis.
No, I am not going to Sydney but I will be listening starting at 1. a.m. on Saturday March 22 and at 7:p.m. Sounds weird saying that.
Lorena and I in San Diego for Opening Day with the Dodgers. San Diego is always fun and we get to see our good friend, the big Padre fan, Mike.
Tommy Lasorda (2) days till Dodgers Opening Day at Petco Park!
One of the topics last month for our monthly company meeting in the cafeteria was talking about the company 2012 season tickets. They started with:
Our Meeting with Tommy
They were only looking for pictures of Tommy but the guy doing that part of the presentation was surprised to find a picture of Tommy with me. He decided to use it. There are about 500 employees here so I had a few stop me asking me “So you know Tommy?” lol.
Charlie Dressen (7) days till Dodgers Opening Day at Dodger Stadium.
Charlie Dressen was a Brooklyn Dodgers coach from 1939 – 1946. He took over as manager in 1951. After leading the Dodgers to a World Sereis in 1952 and 1953 -but losing both times to the Yankees, he demanded a three-year contract from team principals Walter O’Malley and buzzie Bavasi. Instead, O’Malley fired him and replaced with Walter Alson, a man who would go on to manager the club for more than two decades, always on a one-year contract.
Is the Freeway Series with the Anaheim Angels. Dodgers lost the first game last night at Anaheim by the score of 12-3. Ugh.
I am going to tonight’s game but I can’t get there for batting practice. Kristen of http://blithescribe.mlblogs.com/ will be there. I’ll will try to go see her after I say hi to a lot of people at the stadium. I am excited to see Our Lady of Chavez Ravine again.
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.
The scores for the Dodgers Padres games were:
Friday: 4-3, Win: Jeff Weaver, Save: Broxton
Saturday: 4-1. Win: Kershaw, Save: Broxton.
Sunday: 1-0 Win: Billingsley, Save: Broxton.
And that was a win and THREE saves for my fantasy baseball the Locos Azules. I beat out Rays’ Renegades’s team this week! Woohoo!
Ok, here are some pics from SD. This is from the hotel:
Friend Linda altered her Beat LA t-shirt. She moved the LA and SD so it became “LA Beat SD”. I love it Linda!
Here is Dee showing her “Beat LA” towel altered saying “Can’t Beat LA”
Here is this lady with a sign for the Loney song:
And here is Loney at bat:
Jack: I don’t like you no more. I am glad you got charged $20 for popcorn at the movie!
Saw this picture when watching the replay of the game. Here is Elisa, Lorena and I on Sunday while Adrian Gonzales is walking back after striking out. We are infront of the the two Dodger fans walking.
Here is the little broom I took Sunday. Is really smaller than it looks in the pic from my phone.
Andre Update: Andre Ethier had a splint placed on his broken right little finger Sunday. Ethier broke Saturday night in batting practice. Ethier explained that the finger “contorted” under the knob of the bat during a swing and the pressure of the bat cracked the first knuckle. Get well Andre!