I love it when I can celebrate my birthday at a stadium, especially if it is Dodger Stadium.
Dodgers lost by a large margin on June 28, 2013. The final score was Phillies 16, Dodgers 1. The Phillies had 21 hits to the Dodgers 5. Capuano just plain did not have it. He had pitched excellent in his last two starts with the prior start on three days rest.
Even with the blowout I had a great time at Dodger Stadium. So many friends made it special. It started with Doreen and Cynthia who worked in the dugout and brought me some Red Velvet cake, cupcakes along with napkins, blue planes and forks. Inside the bag was a beautiful birthday card and they also gave me a Dodger birthday button.
Here is Cynthia in this picture from San Diego. Payaso and JD also in the picture.
I got to find a picture of Doreen. I know I have several.
Stan Kasten. I ran into Stan Kasten the day after my birthday and he said “Happy birthday again” lol.
Greeting sign on the big screen:
I took a few pictures. Here I am with the Maestro Jaime Jarrin
Lorena gave me this framed pictured of the two of us at the Jackie Robinson & Pee Wee Reese statue located outside the Brooklyn Cyclones ballpark.
Dodgers posted this on twitter
It is always a pleasure to ran into Sweet Lou at the stadium. He was telling us that his wife finally made him and let him eat plenty of corn bread
Bill Russell was passing by signing for some fans so I asked him for a picture after signing a baseball card for me.
Jim Hill was also going by so I asked him to pose with me for a picture. I don’t think Jim Hill has aged since I started watching him on TV when I was a little girl 😉
I called the skipper, Kevin Kennedy also to pose for a picture. The icing on the cake was the skipper wishing me a happy birthday on the air. Note the Kershaw pillow that I got from Amanda.
Thank you to everyone that make my birthday at Dodger Stadium extra special. A special thanks to Lorena. Thank you kid!
In the last seven years, the Dodgers are 4-3 on my birthday.
For the month of June Dodgers went through a stretch of nine losses in twelve games in June,but they finished with a record of 15-13. They are still in last place but only 3 1/2 games back.
Dodgers start a three game series with Colorado with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. After the three games with Colorado, they will head to San Francisco for three then is on to Arizona.
Last night I went to the Q&A with Stan Kasten moderated by Bill Dwyre. I had tape recorded the whole event but my brother Vic erased it by mistake. But here is a little video. I should have been standing to record it as I did not have a good view from where I was sitting.
Thank you Stan Kasten, LA Times, Bill Dwyre! Thank you Lorena for inviting me!
Vin Scully Day!
Today is finally Vin Scully Day! It is extra special because Vin Scully will come down from the Vin Scully Press Box and throw out the first pitch!
Clayton Kershaw is pitching for the Dodgers against Ian Kennedy of the Diamond Backs.
The lineup for the Dodgers:
Luis Cochito Cruuuuuz 3B
AJ Ellis C
Let’s win for Vin! Let’s go Dodgers!
Vin Scully we love you!
Dodgers for Lunch on Getaway Day at Coors Field. Please do not get swept!
I ‘ve been so busy today that I forgot the game started early on Getaway day. Oh I so hope the Dodgers don’t get swept by the Rockies. You never know what can happen at Coors Field.
The record of the Dodgers sweeping and getting swept stands at:
|Dodgers||Have Swept||Gotten Swept|
|At Dodger Stadium||Pirates, Padres, Rockies, Cardinals, cubs||Brewers, Diamond Backs Giants|
|Away||Phillies, Mets, Giants||Giants, Athletics|
Dodgers lost the first game 10-0 Beckett gave up three runs. Second game Dodgers lost to the Rockes by the score of 8-2.
In this 3rd game, I See You Hanley Ramirez hits a two run blast! Dodgers leading the 3rd game 6-0 !! Dylan Hernandez, LA Times Dodger beat writer, had reported after two innings that Drew Pomeranz had a perfect game thorugh two innings. Thanks Dylan for breaking it! 😉 Blanton is enjoying this bouquet of runs.
LA Times in Sports with Stan Kasten -Event
A big thank you to my friend Lorena for inviting me to this event: Times in Sports with Stan Kasten. The event is at Dodger Stadium today August 29, 2012 at 7:p.m.
The event will feature a live Q & A with new Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten, moderated by Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times, largely driven by questions that were submitted earlier but questions can also be submitted during the Q & A on twitter, using the hashtag #timesinsports.
Stan Kasten with Vin Scully
Reminder: Tomorrow is Vin Scully bobblehead!
Get to Dodger Stadium early!! is going to be a busy day tomorrow with Vin Scully bobblehead.
>><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
The LA Times Sport section has an article this morning titled “Icon to Icon” by Steve Dilbeck. This brought a smile to my face knowing that Magic Johnson reached out to Vin Scully. Quoting article “It was interesting,” Scully said. “When the phone rang and I picked it up, I recognized that voice. And, as I told him “If it’s possible, I can hear your smile.” Johnson tweeted on Thursday “Last night I reached out to Vin Scully & acted like an excited little kid speaking to the LA Icon.”
Future team president Stan Kasten also called Vin Scully. The next day Magic also tweeted this “Just spoke to legend & HOF Sandy Koufax. Thank you so mch fo taking the time to share some of your vast baseball knowledge.” IF I was part of a team buying the Dodgers, those two would have been on my list to call.
Look at this cake that Magic Johnson posted on hisWhoSay page on thursday 3/29/2012 saying “Thank you to AEG, Staples Center & the Lakers for this incredible Dodgers cake they made for me,”
More good news as reported by Bill Shaikin of the LA Times:
Johnson has reached out to Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson. He has invited her to take an active role with the Dodgers’ new ownership group, a person familiar with the discussions said Friday. The details of how Rachel Robinson — and the Jackie Robinson Foundation — would be involved with the Dodgers remain under discussion, the person said.
This is a quick post as I am getting ready to go to Ventura. I am meeting with friends for a Girls night out. We are staying Saturday night and coming back Sunday. These are some of my non-baseball friends, well with one of them I used to have a Dodger mini package in the field level for two years. In fact, after we stopped having the mini package and I started having season tickets, I would always invite her for Opening Day. Last two years she has not been able to to go. Anyway, they are understanding that once baseball starts I am not available. I tell them “look at a Dodger schedule to see if I am available” Even then, I might be on a road trip. The last time they invited me to a get together for “Poker night” back in January, it happened to be the Saturday for “National SABR Day” Looking forward to this trip and then get ready for the road trip to San Diego for the four game series!
Nomar Garciaparra (5) days till Dodgers Opening Day in San Diego!
Ron Cey(10) days till Opening Day at Dodger Stadium!