Dodgers are breaking our hearts and our season ticket family my removing the last two rows (R& P) of the Top Deck. I felt like they served me an eviction noticed when I got the call on Wednesday
I think instead of a call the day before they opened Select A Seat meetings for Season ticket holders, we should have been notified way before. The Dodgers said that they were holding rows O & N for the displaced fans yet when I went yesterday the only open seats in my section (3) on what will now be the last row (O) were three seats.
I will miss having my season ticket family together. I will miss having my friend Lorena next to me watching the game while we make plans for our road games. I will miss Ray and Ray Junior asking them “what happened in that play” since they also keep score.
I will miss Steve & Rhonda and their two little girls. Rhonda emailed me wondering what everyone is doing about the seats. She tells me “The girls will miss their best friends!!” Rachel likes to sit with Lorena and I and dance with us during Adrian Gonzales att Bat music. She also likes to sing with us Take me out to the Ball Game and “God Bless America”
I will miss Martha & her husband and kid. I will miss Todd and wife and their two sons. I will miss Chuck and Robin. I will miss Mary & Art. I will miss Joe and his girlfriend. Where is our Candy Man James with his dad and his two kids going to sit? Sad day for the displaced season ticket holders in the last two rows of the Top Deck. How far apart are all of us going to end up?
I was told that the removal of the seats is to expand the handicap area but that the sections with the wall will be Standing Room only. I feel like the casual fans that will take the “Standing Room only” are more important than the faithful season ticket holders. Another reason that I liked my last row is that is in the shade and I can watch the game standing up if I like without anyone in back of me.
Other season ticket holders are also moving because now instead of only the first row having a higher price, rows A thru H will have a higher price. Between those season ticket holders moving beyond H and the ones from the last two rows there are not many choices left.
I ended up with seats in section 3, the new last row. Ray ended up in Section 5. Rene in section 2. Margie in section 2 but moving to the handicap when those are built. Lore has an appointment on Monday, the earliest she can meet them. Jeanine and two other friends moved from row B in section 3 to row L. I have not heard from the rest.
ref: cartoon from funny or die.
speaking of patron.. (I heard a fan call Jaime, Patron, out of respect. Patron means “the boss.” “Un Patron para el patron.”
Happy belated birthday Jaime Jarrin!
Jaime Jarrin has been the Spanish voice of the Dodgers for 50 years! He turned 74 December 10th. I remembered but have not been posting lately, but I have been reading you all!
Jaime was born in Quito, Ecuador. Jaime began work as a broadcaster in Ecuador when he was 16. He went on to become the announcer for the National Congress of Ecuador. He came to the U.S. in June of 1955. At that time he had never seen a baseball game!
When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958, KWKW, where Jarrin was the news and sports director, picked up the Spanish language rights for the games and the rest is history.
Here is a pic of the two Hall of Famers, Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin. the picture is from 2009 giveaway calendar.
Gentlemen: You look marvelous!!
Dodger Christmas Gift for Season Ticket Holders!
So Saturday I get this box and I knew it was my Dodger Christmas gift for season ticket holders! The year before we had gotten a Christmas globe and the year before that a mini repplica of Dodger Stadium. This year is a replica of our seats!
My friend Erik got his in the form of a bench since he sits in the pavilion. Here is a picture
Here is my friend LTD23’s pic
Aren’t they adorable! I love them!!!
Until I saw these pictures, I realized that I don’t have the letters and numbers for mine. I must have dropped it when I openned the box.
Here is a pic of mine but along some other Dodger memorabillia and some my baseball books.
Did I say that the seats are adorable!?!!
Next to the box snowman is my Dodger Stadium replica, my Dodger seats from this year, and the Dodger Xmas globe. You can see part of the baseball books. There is Miss Piggy in a Dodger uniform, a Dodger Dog, Jackie Robinson statue and Sandy Koufax statue.
Everyone have a wonderful, safe and healthy merry Christmas!