MLB Fan Blog ranking at 28th! Howl At The Moon!!

Thank you all that visit my blog and comment!!  I made #28 in the Fan ranking!!   Thank you so much!!  28 is also the day I was born.  

I dedicate the #28 ranking to Wes Parker!

I had a chance to talk to Wes Parker last year at the 60’s luncheon. I talked to him about his cycle and who he thought had a better chance to accomplish that since at that time he was the last Dodger player to hit for cycle. Wes Parker has also participated in the WIN (Women Initiative Network) baseball clinics. What a thrill for us fans it was to be on the field learning from such greats as Jeff Kent and Wes Parker.

Wes Parker 2008

What a great opportunity the 60’s luncheon was to talk to the Boys of Summer of the 60’s!!.

West Parker ruled first base from 1964 to 1972.  In the process he won six gold gloves for fielding excellence.  He retired early at age 32.

After leaving the Dodgers, Parker played in Japan for a year, was a TV commentator for several years for the USA Network, became an actor and did lots of commercials.  Then he took a job with the Dodgers as a speaker, which he still does today.  In addition, he donates one day a week working for the Braille Institute.  “I talk to them about sports, about whatever sport is in season at the time.” he says.  

Wes Parker acting debut was on the now classic TV comedy “The Brady Bunch” in 1970.  He plays himself in an episode called “The Undergraduate” in which “Greg” is failing math because he has a crush on his math teacher.  Wes Parker shows up at the end of the show as the teacher’s fiance and gives Greg who is a baseball fan, an autograph and tells him if he gets an A in math he’ll give him two tickets to Opening Day. 

Wes Parker who grew up a Dodger fan said:

When the Dodgers first moved out here my father had season tickets right behind first base and we would watch Gil Hodges and my dad would say “just think, maybe you’ll be out there one day’, “reminisced Parker. “I said  no way, those guys are too good.  but I begged the Dodgers for a chance to play. spend one year in the minor leagues and the next year I was right where my father said I would be- playing first base where Gil Hodges had been two years before. It was really an amazing story.”  

 

Howl at the Moon!!   

Randy Wolf will be on the mound tonight on a full moon!   This is rematch of last’s week matchup with Derek Lowe.   Good luck Lobo!  I hope you howl to the moon victoriously!

 

credit: http://www.addictsports.com/baseball/archive/index.php/t-2819.html 

10 Comments

Nice story about Wes Parker. How cool that you got to meet him and talk about the cycle, among other things. Seems like a good guy to participate in all those clinics. Congrats on your ranking too!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Thanks Jane!
I love the part about his dad being a season ticket holder and watching Gil Hodges and telling him “”just think, maybe you’ll be out there one day’, ” that is such a great story.

Great dedication blog! C0ngrats!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

EMMA
Great post and congratulations on your #28 ranking….and love the picture of you and Parker. Peace!
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ETHIER our Heroe of the night…..how many walk-offs does Ethier have….wow…he is just very impressive. Congratualtions to ETHIER, I believe it is his #24 HR. WOLF was not doing all that great….maybe the full moon did not help him out. Dodgers have atleast walked-in runs about 4 times. 2 by Kersh, 1 by Wolf & 1 by Schmidt…..Are they trying to break that record too.

Congrats. I ranked #27 for the first time on the list. Not bad.
-Dillon
http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

Emma, you have proven once again that you are definitely in the IN crowd. Congrats on the ranking; keep up the good work!
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

Thanks Julia. Congratulations on your #4 ranking.
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Rosie,
Peace to you too! lol. I was trying to go for a 60’s look with the 60’s luncheon but then it got cold in the Loge level so I went to the car and put on my poncho.
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Ethier has 5 Walk-offs! 3 are Homeruns. He is amazzzing! That was his #23 HR. He might pass my estimate of 32.
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Dillon!
Contratulations on being #27! and this is your first time! wow!
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Jeff,
Thanks! The 60’s luncheon was one event I was not going to miss. You guys have a great blog. congrats on #2! I don’t always comment but I go check it out.

Great dedication entry! & Congrats on being #28 (:
http://tribechick.mlblogs.com/ -TC

Emma: Wow! Congrats on being #28! You totally deserve it! Your blog is awesome, and you are awesome. Keep up the good work, I love reading your blog! -Virginia
http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

thanks TC! You know is so weird to see Victor Martinez in another uni.
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Thanks Virginia! You are totally awesssome!! Did you watch Andre’s Walk-off!? We went crazy at the stadium.

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