So I just got a call from the Dodgers that my Top Deck row seats are being taken out at Dodger Stadium. They say they will move me to a comparable location. Section 1 or 5. Yeah, I need to go to Select A Seat. I don’t think I can take off time at work for my scheduled appointment on Thursday. Maybe Friday but for sure Saturday. I need to see what my friend Lorena is doing. Is she moving? Who else is moving? They are disrupting our Top Deck family! They are expanding the handicap area so we will see how it looks after. NOTE: I like my seats that are in the shade!
World Series: Giants and Tigers oh My!
I am still excited about the World Series! Yeah, even if the Giants are in it. Of course I am rooting for the Detroit Tigers!! No respecting Dodger fan would root for the Giants. Just like I expect no self respecting Giant fan to root for the Dodgers. Go Tigers!! Beat the Halloween team!
A well rested Justin Verlander takes the mound at San Francisco against Barry Zito.
Dodgers will go to Australia in 2014!?
Wow! I got the message from my friend Rosie that the Dodgers might open 2014 in Australia! Start saving those dollars and vacation days.
Jackie Robinson died 40 years ago today.
It was 40 years ago today that our beloved Jackie Robinson passed away. I was reading in the LA Times everything related to baseball. The only non-baseball article I read was the one from Chris Erskine “Golden moment for Wooden in bronze” The bronze statue will be unveiled on Friday at UCLA. Erskine notes some of the other notable sports statues around Southern California. I noticed the Jackie Robinson at UCLA
and at the Pasadena Civic Center where the sculptures of Mack and Jackie Robinson overlook the City Hall building.
Like Erskine says in the article “It’ll be interesting to see what the new Dodger owners do up the hill, though Vinny and Koufax seem like the surest of things.
Remembering how Jackie Robinson decided to retire instead of going to the Giants! Go TIGERS!!
Weird Saturday without any MLB baseball game. I started my Saturday meeting some train friends at Nick’s in Los Angeles close to Dodger Stadium, a little closer to Chinatown. Nick’s was started by a couple of cops in the 40’s. The place is a hole in the wall but the food is good. I had the huge ham and eggs with a big biscuit that came with homemade jam. It was delicious with the home made salsa.
We were there to see our friend Nora who no longer takes the train as she changed jobs some time ago. She is now pregnant and the baby girl is coming very soon. Nora and her husband Sax are Dodger fans so I need to find some Dodger baby stuff for her.
Afterwards my friend Sonya and I walked to Homegirl cafe. I like the food there so maybe next time we will go there. This time we wanted to check out the store. I ended up buying a top and two loaves of bread. One is a chocolate chip wheat bread. I toasted two slices at home and they were divine oozing with the chocolate that made it seem more homemade. My friend bought some pastries and a nice soup mug.
Whenever you are close to Dodger Stadium, check out these two places.
With no MLB baseball on Saturday, I was switching channels when I ran into a Mexican baseball game between Los Algodoneros de Guasave.
against the Tomateros de Culiacan
I have never been south of the border to watch a game. I saw Marlon Byrd of the Cubbies was playing for the Tomateros.
NLDS Game 6
BUT today is Sunday! The NLDS Game 6 starts at 4:30 PM Pacific Time in San Francisco. Let’s hope the Cardinals can wrap it up today beating the Giants.
The Giants will send Vogelsong and the Cardinals will counter with Carpenter.
Let’s go Cardinals beat SF!
In the meantime the Detroit Tigers are waiting and waiting.
Very sad that we lost another Brooklyn player. That is two already this year. Last year we lost 10. Cliff Dapper was born January 2, 1920. He served our country in World War II.
Dapper was a Los Angeles native who appeared in 18 games with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942. He was best known for being the only ballplayer in history to be traded for a broadcaster. When Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber went on a medical leave during the 1948 season, team president Branch Rickey called Earl Mann, the owner of the minor league Atlanta Crackers, and asked for permission to sign Harwell. Mann wanted compensation for his popular broadcaster and said his team needed a catcher.
Rickey sent Dapper from the Dodgers’ Triple-A Montreal affiliate to the Crackers to complete the deal. Dapper continued his minor league career as a player and manager through 1957. Harwell left the Dodgers after the 1949 season, he was replaced by Fordham University graduate Vin Scully. Harwell became a Hall of Fame broadcaster, primarily with the Detroit Tigers. Despite the famous trade, Harwell and Dapper did not meet for more than a half a century until the dedication ceremonies for Harwell’s statue at Detroit’s Comerica Park in 2002.
Rest in peace Mr. Dapper. Thank you for serving our country. Say hello to Ernie Harwell.
the list of living Brooklyn Dodger Major Leaguers is down to 51.
I don’t like inter-league games but I am glad to see the Tigers for a chance to see Sparky Anderson at the game!
Here is a great picture of Joe Torre, Sparky Anderson and Leyland. pic from Jon Soohoo.
Is too bad the game was part of the game of the week so no Vinny. Maybe Sparky will be back today Sunday when the Dodgers go for the sweep!
You all remember my little broom (size of a pencil_no brooms allowed at Dodger Stadium) that I took to San Diego? Well I am taking to Dodger Stadium today.
Fear the Beard Case Blake had a homerun and so did Matt Kemp. Matt had not hit one out since Ned Colletti’s rant to the media.
Here is Kemp sporting the “In Beard we Trust” tshirt of Casey
Saturday it was Taiwan Day in the “This is My Town” section so it was nice that Hong-Chih Kuo and Fu Te Ni got in the game. The promotion includes Taiwanese food and a t-shirt. The night before it was “Star Wars Day” and it was fun seeing all the characters of Star Wars.
Here is a picture of the section with Taiwanese fans going bonkers seeing Kuo on the mound. Notice the Dodger Stadium Club below which now has outside seating.
In his last four games, he had not given up a walk until Saturday. This kid is not afraid to go after the hitters. He had a shaky first inning Saturday but he settled just fine after that. I wonder why the White Sox included him in the trade with Juan Pierre. Oh and he is also in MLBblog Baseball fantasy team. So another win for the Dodgers and another win for the Locos Azules.
Let’s Go Dodgers!
Going for the sweeep today!
Note: I picked up Edwin Encarnacion after he came back from the DL and he has hit 5 homeruns for me since May 18! WOW! I forgot who dropped him.
Ice Cream Time!
Walter O’Malley had a tradition of treating his staff to ice cream at 2:00 P.M. every day that the Dodgers were in first place. This tradition is still carried over to this day at Dodger Stadium.
Rest in Peace Jose Lima. Sad news of Jose Lima, 37 passing away of a heart attack. I just saw him Friday night at Dodger Stadium. He had started a baseball school here in the LA area. We will never forget “LIMA TIME” Rest in peace Lima.
A free grilled Dodger Dog, hanging out with friends at Dodger Stadium and a Dodger WIN! What could be better!
Dodgers won the opener with the Pirates 6-2!
Magic number is now 14. I always think of a Dodger player when I look at number so here is one of my favorite Dodgers back when:
Today is Blanket night! This is what it looks like
Today is Honduras Independence Day! Some of you might know that I was born in Hondura.s
Today is also Nicaragua Independence Day! Happy Independence to Nicaraguan Vicente Padilla.
Tomorrow is Mexico Indepedence Day! It is also a day game at Dodger Stadium with Manny’s bbh.
Happy Independence to Mexico and to all my Mexican friends and friends that have Mexican heritage.
Happy Independence to Fernando Valenzuela, Pepe Yniquez, Juan Castro and also to Andre Ethier because of his Mexican heritage.
I’ll leave you with this video from Andre Ethier’s Carne Asada day. It has Mexican music and Andre says a few things about his Mexican heritage.
Oh My! there so many cool videos there. Andre! You got me hungry with the one at L.A. Live! That macaroni with trufles and three kind of cheeses sounds outstanding.
Super exited about the 2010 MLB schedule! Dodgers get the Yankees at Dodger Stadium and they get to go to Fenway Park. This is how the interleague schedule looks like
3 vs DET: May 21-23
3 in ANA: June 11-13
3 vs. ANA: June 22-24
3 in BOS: June 18-20
3 vs. NYA: June 25-27
I smelled a road trip to Fenway! I need work to send to New Hampshire during that week in June and then I can stay in Boston for the Dodger series!