Washington DC, The Dodgers and an Event I Attended.
Can you believe that the Dodgers record at Nationals Park is 1-4??? I still remember getting swept there last year. Around that time, my two traveling friends and I were talking about going to Arizona where the team was heading next to get them out of their funk. We steered the team in the right direction as the team started winning there :-)
Dodgers lost in ugly fashion last night 5-4 but the loss was encouraging in that Billingsley pitched well taking a no hitter into the 6th inning until he had that costly hanging chad
that Zimmerman took into the Dodger bullpen. The score was tied in the 9th inning and lost by James McDonnalds. JMac has struggled this year. I don’t think he will be making the playoff roster.
Vicente Padilla takes the mound against J.D. Martin
Magic Number is
Joe Torre’s number
Let’s bring down that number!
The Dodger Giant Rivalry Event sponsored by the Baseball Reliquary
I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the event sponsored by the Baseball Reliquary. (did not know this organization existed!). It featured Arnold Hano representing the JINTs and Ross Porter representing the Dodgers. It was moderated by Jean Hastings Ardell.
Here is the not so good picture I took of Arnold Hano, Jean Ardell and Ross Porter
I got there a little early and was browsing the list of baseball books they had on display I was telling my friend Erik that my friend Linda had said that “The Echoeing Green” was an excellent read when this man overheard me and said that he wa discussing the book with vin Scully. I was like “who is this man?” Later on I realized that it was the author Arnold Hano.
Mr. Hano is 87 years old and he along with Ross Porter took their turns talking about each team and poking fun at the other team. We were treated to stories of the old days and at the end took questions from a crowded audience. I regretted that I did not have any cash on me to buy Hano’s book “A day in the Bleachers.”. I took pictures of the exhibition and went home wanting to read Mr Hano’s book. Here are two additional pics I took. The rest did not come out too well. .
I love what it says about Drysdale. “Don Drysdale is in charge of all clubhouse pets such as dogs, cats, white mice and hamsters. He was selected because he is very kind to animals and never hits them–only people (especially when they are in Giant uniforms).