October 2009

Finally! The Dodgers are the NL West Champions!

I am a little late with this post but..  got to do it. 

Woohoo!  Finally!   The Great Big Dodger in the sky has answered the prayers of the faithfull Dodger fans!!!  

The Dodgers are the NL West Champions!  I think it tasted much sweeeter with all the waiting   

During the 8th inning of Saturday’s game with a confortable lead and while in my seat in the Top Deck, I told my friends and my brother  “I want to go to the field level”   My friend LTD23 just looked a me like saying “No,” but then said  “Ok, Emma, go if they let you.”.  Well, I did make it to the field level! 


 


Thumbnail image for oct 09 003.jpgI watched the final out from there and got a little chocked up watching it.  Andre made the final out

After moving several times, I made it to the seats close enough that I got sprayed with champagne on my face, glasses and on my jacket.  When I looked who was around me, I found friends of mine so we hugged, we high-fived!  It was AWESOME!!!  

 

Here are some pictures from the celebration 

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Players with the NL West Championship shirts!

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 Kershaw who was the moral winner in the NL West clincher.   What a job this kid did.   Shades of Koufax, I kept hearing from my friends.   You can see Kemp to the left.    

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Andre Ethier and his cute baby shown on Dodger Diamond vision.  See part of the retired numbers under the overhang of the left side Pavilion where my friends Erik, Gary, Tony and Jose have season tickets.  

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Matt Kemp celebratin in the clubhouse.  My camera’s batteries went dead so I only took this with my cellphone from the postgame celebration that I watched on tv  when I got home. 

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the Dynamic Duo of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.  Notice how Matt is carrying Andre!

Juan Pierre, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier!

 

I’ve been recharging my body’s batteries to get ready for Wednesday!!!!  

Let’s go Dodgers!!!!  Let’s go!!! 

I am ready for October Baseball!!! 

 

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How the West was Won or Lost: Dodgers vs Rockies Take two!

My Friday evening started very nice with Tommy Lasorda being honored.  Before I went to the field level I ran into Nancy Bea (Dodger organist)  and her husband.  They are so sweet.  I run into them every once in a while in the club level.   I have a picture with her from a while back this time I wanted a picture with both of them. Nancy Bea and Husband.jpg\

 Here is a picture of the Tommy Lasorda plaque giveaway: 

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Isn’t this a nice plaque?  this one is #5271 of 60K. 

The Tommy celebration was wonderful.  Lots of filmage of his manager years.  There was this film of the Phillie Phanatic making fun of Tommy with a look-like Tommy inflatable doll where the Phllie Phanatic starts beating it up  

Dave Raymond

 

Lots of players that played for Tommy in attendance like Steve Sax, Leary, Karros, Monday, Landreaux, Charlie Hugh, etc.  All were wearing their jerseys. 

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As everyone knows, Dodgers are still looking for that illusive win.  They have lost five in a row for the first time.   Manny struck out FOUR TIMES, all with runners in scoring position.   Casey Blake, who returned to the lineup also struck out FOUR TIMES.   

The Dodgers 3-6 hitters were 0-14 with 9 strickouts.  Ouch! 

Here is hoping and praying that  the Dodger bats wake up from their long long slumber zzz.    

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Can they do it? Tomorrow will be the best chance with Clayton Kershaw going for the Dodgers. Can Manny bounce back after a miserable week which has seen him go 0/10 with 8 strikeouts including his last six time at bat.

C’mon Keshaw!  I want to see that public enemy number pitch working!

Go Dodgers!!!

They may be bums, but they are my bums!!  Go Dodgers!!

 

I got a feeling, That tonight is gonna be a good Night..

I got up this morning super excited about tonight!    I started singing Black Eye Peas song “I got the feeling, that tonight is gonna be a good night”  I was singing it in the car and was still singing it when I got to work   One of my co-workers said “Slow down girl.”   I can’t slow down.  I am

Dodgers gonna get it done tonight!  I can feel it!   Randy Wolf is gonna get it done!   We’re ready to party at our Magic Castle that is Dodger Stadium.      

 I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good good night ooh hoo (x4)

Tonight’s the night night
Let’s live it up
I got my money
Let’s spend it up
go out and smash it
like oh my god
Jump off that sofa
Let’s get get crunk

I know that we’ll have a ball
if we get down
and go out
and just loose it all…..

Tonight is also Tommy Lasorda 60th Season day!  

Congratulations Tommy on your 60th anniversary wtih the Dodgers!

The first 50K fans will get a Tommy Lasorda replica Hall of Fame plaque

Also Lasorda’s official Hall of Fame plaque from Cooperstown will be on display in Autograph Alley!

Also the Dodgertown sections will become Tommytown.  Fans in Dodgertown, Italia, will receive Dodgertown, Italia, T-shirts that read “This Is My Town” in Italian, as well as an all-inclusive menu featuring marinated artichokes, Tuscan-style barbecued chicken and grilled Italian sausage, as well as Dodger Dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn and soft drinks.

Wait..there is more…A Lasorda wine tasting will be held in the My Town, Italia, section, as all Lasorda Wine comes from Italy

 

Matchup for tonight:  Jimenez for the Rockies versus Randy Wolf!  

Let’s go Dodgers! 


 

Dodger fans showed up in San Diego but team was MIA.

A lot of us Dodger fans went to San Diego but the Dodgers forgot to show up.   It was great running into lots of friends that I regularly see at Dodger Stadium.   But the team, well, they have lost four in a row. 

They scored one freaking run in two games and the run scored was because of an error!

Too much pre-celebration boys? You played like you still had a hang-over. Fine way to get ready for the playoffs.

I went over to the Big Wrecking Crew forum to see what was being said yesterday in the game thread. Here is some o f the comments:

 

The Dodgers are stinking it up so much their LOB average is shrinking.

To quote Bob Uecker, “One hit? One %$#()# hit!”

How ’bout Russell Martin? Guy is building a case where he will have to give money back at arbitration.

Can someone remind me again the reason we got Thome?

A comedy of errors. Bad news freaking bears.

Ya think the boys just wanna go home? It’s all over the faces and body language. Let’s just get this game done, take a day off.

Isn’t that what they have been doing since they went on this roadie?

I wonder if Ned can talk the Indians into dealing us Santana back for Martin? We may have to sweeten the pot, methinks

Maybe if we let them have Thome too?

….and Torre. I hear they need a manager.

…and Manny? He could finish his career where it started.

Geez, I am so glad the Padres traded Peavy, we would be in deep if we had to face him, next season.

The drama builds. will we be able to get a second hit in this game?????

Andre was 1 for 29 on the road trip? Good gravy.

KEMP WALKS!!!!!!

A RALLY!

What is this rally thing you speak of, Pastor?

Ah, that was fun! Five hits in two games. I hope these clowns enjoy their day off, they freakin’ well need it.

think we need the day off as much, if not more, than they do.

ABSOLUTELY F’ING PATHETIC.

Colorado better lose tomorrow because I can’t see us winning a single game this weekend.

I wonder if McCourt will try to sell the champagne to Colorado?

Dodger fans:  I feel your pain.

Dodger players:  Try not to party as much as you did in San Diego so you can bring your A game to the stadium and clinch the NL West!

Colorado Rockies in town for the weekend starting Friday but first they are playing against Milwaukee today and currently winning  7-1.   

Question:  Does MLB have a players curfew?  

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