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.
Greetings from San Diego!
We got two games for the price of one! the Friday suspended game, a 2-2 tie, picked up from the 9th inning with Matt Kemp on base and no outs. Final score: Dodgers 4, Padres 2 in the 11th. W: Hawksworth (1-0) L: Frieri (0-1) SV: Broxton (4)
Spotted this Dodger fan with this sign that says: We come in Peace. Go LA Dodgers.
Happy birthday to Andre Ethier who turns 29 today!
Ethier and Kemp
There is more, but got to check out of the hotel, move the car and head to the game! Go Dodgers! Go Ely! going for the sweep!
This morning as I was hurrying to take my train from Union Station, a lady was coming the opposite side and asked me “where is the train to San Diego?” I pointed her in the right direction but Ughhh! I wanted to hop on that train! I thought about it briefly “I can go the way I am right now..No, I need to go to work…I’ll get updates from there :-(.
I hope Padilla gets better support from the offense. Our offense has been so anemic that they need one of these.
Dodgers acquired Podsednik for Class A RHP Elisaul Pimentel and Catcher Lucas May. Not happy that Oswald went to the Phillies. Dodgers have not even faced the Phillies yet. The Wild Card just got a little harder and wilder. Will the Dodgers be buyers or sellers by the Trade deadline?
When I was at the FanFest, we got in line to get our baseball cards. They had different jerseys you could put on to pose for the picture. Brother Vic posed with a Rays jersey. He is a Rays fan in addition to being a Dodger fan. We teased him afterwards that we had traded him to Tampa for Evan Longoria.
I had taken my picture with a Dodger uni and as a hitter
but when I saw my brother as a pitcher, I wanted one too so I put on the NL uni
You know the first youtube video I recorded of Kenley Jansen that I put in my prior post? Well, last night I noticed that it has over 5,000 views! Unbelievable!
Let’s go Padilla!
Let’s go Dodgers!
Oh, I just got an email from Matt from http://pittpeas.mlblog.com that I am being featured in the MLB blog front page! Wow! Thank you Matt for alerting me! And thank you MLBlogs!!
Dodgers Booster Club and the Annual Blood Drive
I went to the Dodgers Booster club last night. I try to attend their monthly meetings but sometimes it interferes with a game at the stadium.
A rep from The Red Cross was there to talk about the annual Blood drive in June where the Dodgers and Angels Booster Club team up to collect blood.
The Blood drive will be Saturday June 19. For those participating, you will get a t-shirt and a voucher for two tickets to your choice of team. Donate blood and Think Blue!
Unfortunately I will not participate as I will be in Boston for the Dodgers/Red Sox games but today we had our blood drive at work.
Another thing that went on at the Booster club meeting, in addition to the raffle of wonderful gifts like a Dodger gnome (I wanted that!), Dodger t-shirts and other Dodger merchandise was a chance to be on the field June 4th for the 1st Pitch. First name picked from the raffle got a choice of being the Pitcher, Catcher, Manager or Umpire. My raffle number was not called but it did get called to be one of the alternates, should someone not be able to make it.
Dodgers on The Road
In the meantime, my Bums are in Arizona for a three-game series. They won the first game. After a day off on Thursday, they will go to San Diego. I will be there for Saturday and Sunday’s game. I will be part of a group of 60. The Dodger Booster club also is having another group there of about 150. Lots and lots of Dodger fans make the short trip to San Diego, especially if the Dodgers play there on a weekend.
Saturday the Padres are giving out “Beat LA” t-shirts. Last year it was “Beat LA” towels. Look for Dodger fans to “alter” the wording.
And since Sue of http://rrrt.mlblogs.com/ asked to see a picture of me with my red wig, here it is. Cari is also in the pic. .
Here is also the picture I took of the KABC Dodger Talk announcement.
Update on our trip to San Diego
I just heard from Linda in San Diego that the Padres are not letting her use the word “Dodgers” on our group when is announced on the big screen. This is BS! She made the suggestion to call it “Vin Scully Fan club” I think is a great but I still do not like that we cannot use the word “Dodgers” as part of our group when they flash it on the big screen.
Back in LA after watching all four games in San Diego against my Bums! Bad loss Thursday! Corey Wade lost the game but it was a loss by the whole team. Too many runners left stranded. The team can drive us nuts sometimes with some tough losses but there we are back again watching them and feeding our addiction.
As my friend and I were watching our boys in Blue boarding the bus on their way to the airport to head to Arizona we were saying that if we would have planned it well, we could have taken off to Arizona! Is that insane?
James McDonalds did not fair well on his major league debut in Arizona. He left after 2 1/3 innings. Kuroda has been placed in the 15 day DL with a strained left oblique muscle. Erik Stults has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to start Saturday. Oy Vey!
Monday will be the home opener! I can’t wait to be back at OLOCR (Our Lady of). The team drive us nuts sometimes with some losses but there we are back again watching them and feeding our addiction.
Between the four different weekends at Camelback Ranch and the 4 days in San Diego, I have been living out of a suitcase. I was reminded at work that I need to make a business trip back East. Maybe if I am lucky, I can combine it with a road trip.
Woohoo! I have been invited to the premiere of the Dodger movie “Bluetopia” on Saturday 4/18. Information about the movie Bluetopia here Bluetopia I met Tim Marx last year while he was filming at Dodger Stadium and also on road games. I can say that he sure was working hard making this film. I am sure it is going to be great!. I can’t wait to watch it!
For the Ethierholics!
For Doguie’s fans:
Rest in peace Nick Adenhart….
It was a beautiful day in San Diego at Petco Park. My friend and I drove here, checked into our hotel and then headed to the stadium. I love Opening Days! They are so special, Is like Christmas for adults! The Padres are celebrating 40 years of being into existence. We got a padre hat at the entrance which I’ll save it to give it to the first person that want it.
Dodgers beat Peavy! We beat Peavy! You have to understand that Peavy has always been a Dodger killer. I was hoping for this game to get his pitch count and try to beat the bullpen.
I am using my friend’s pc as I was having problems with mine so this is a short post. Our tickets yesterday were between third base and left field so I was hearing Padre fans picking on Manny. Today our tickets are behind the Dodger dugout! Game time is 7:10. We only had tickets and hotel stay for two nights but we are staying an extra night so we will catch the Wednesday night game which they are predicting rain. Thursday’s game is a day game so we might make that one and then drive back to L.A. We have a beautiful view of the the ocean from our hotel. Everyone have a great day!