Dodgers Caravan 2010 2nd part.


First of all I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to all that participated in the Dodger Caravan and to all those that helped put the event together and those that worked the long hours from the morning event at the Children’s hospital event, to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles luncheon, to Best Buys to play video games with the fans and sign autographs to going to Olvera Street in the evening!  I could see how tired some of you look so THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your hard work!   

Ok, on to some more pictures!

El Senor Jaime Jarrin, the voice of the Dodgers in Spanish!   He is just a class act! This will be his 51st year with the Dodgers!  

Dodger Caravan 2010 Jaime Jarrin.jpg

Matt Kemp at Best Buys playing games with a young fan.  We made quite an impression on Matt Kemp that he said at Best Buys “”Hey, you guys made it here  too!”.  We had an unforgettable day!    

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Jaime Jarrin taking the mike en la Plaza de Olvera Street. 

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Dylan Hernandez, Dodgers Beat writer for the LA Times

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I asked Dylan if he wanted to ring the Bell at Olvera Street

Update:  I did not know the significance of the Bell but I found this (Thanks Greg!)

Bell of Dolores

Text from plaque:

This replica of the “Bell of Dolores” was presented to the City of Los Angeles by the Republic of Mexico in 1968. This cherished relic of Mexican history represents not only Mexico’s bid for freedom, but also the beginning of democracy here in California. This bid for freedom began not in Mexico City, but in the little village of Dolores. And it was here that Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was assigned as parish priest, where he became active in politics and sided with the less fortunate of Mexican society. On the night of September 15, 1810, at 11 p.m., Father Hidalgo rang the parish church bell, now known as the “Bell of Dolores” to summon patriots to fight for their independence from Spain. Every year on September 15, the President of Mexico tolls the original “Bell of Dolores” now hung at the National Palace in Mexico City, and cries out “Viva la independencia…Viva America…”, Father Hidalgo’s call to arms beginning the Mexican War of Independence

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Matt Kemp at the tables signing autographs.  Notice the 55 since ’55 patch.  All of the players were sporting the patch on their jersey 

Dodger Caravan 2010  Matt Kemp at Olvera Street.jpg 

Here is the patch

55 since '55 patch.jpg  

That is all folks!

Football prediction on this Super Sunday:

Colts 31

Saints 28.

Everyone have a wonderful Sunday.  I am heading to the hospital to visit tia Marina for her birthday celebration with a Mexican trio singing to her in the lobby. 

Thank you to my friends Erik, Lore (LTD23) and Elisa for contributing to a great day!     

13 Comments

I WANT THAT PATCH!!!!!! : O
“Damas y Caballeros, los Dodgers de Brooklyn son los Campeones del Mundo”….Senor Vin Sculley. : )
mike

..and Happy Birthday Month to your blog…I love it!
Dinner was spectacular!!!…AND on the HOUSE!!! It was so embarrassing. John said he’s laminating the post and hanging it it in his basement. Joe wants to link it to his website for the steakhouse. Emma…it was fabulous!

Mike,
I’ll get you the patch once I find it.
That is great that your had a fabulous birthday dinner. I want to read all about it!

Emma: What a cool day. Matty Kemp seems like a sweet guy. Cute, too ;)
My Grandma bet on the Super Bowl. I wonder whose numbers will be right…
-Virginia
http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com
http://fanhuddle.com/newyorkyankees

Virginia,
Kemp was super nice at the Caravan. There was this girl about 10 that started crying because she was excited to meet him. He put her at ease.
Hope your gradma won! Glad I did not bet.

Sorry your Super Bowl prediction was off the mark, but the caravan must have been fantastic. Your pics are great. I wish the Yankees caravan would roll through Santa Barbara right this minute!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Just saw the Robinson and other black history parts. Very good! I think Wills’ number should be retired, too. He was my favorite as a kid. I played short and wore #30.

Jane,
That is OK, like I said, I am not much of a football fans these days. There is only room for my Dodgers in my heart!
You are going to Spring Training soon so is just around the corner!
.
Thanks Knouff!
Did not know you played shortstop and wore #30! Very cool!!
My next part on Black History will be on our very own Sweet Lou! Sweet Lou Johnson! I have not started but sometime this week it will be ready.

Looks like a great time! As for the football game, I know what you mean…pales in comparison to baseball!

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

Jenn,
Give me Baseball or don’t give me anything at all!
Pitchers and Catchers report in 11 days for us! Woohoo!

Emma, cool photo of you and Jarrin! But who moved the Liberty Bell from Philly to Olvera Street? ;) (I kid, of course!) I heard Jarrin a couple times when I was in LA–I enjoyed listening to his Spanish broadcasts! !Luego! :)

You know Greg,
I am ashamed to admit that I did not know anything about the bell until you mentioned it and I started looking for info. Thanks!
Hey did you know that Jaime has a degree in Philosophy?

No, I did not, Emma, but I believe it! Good for Jarrin–and for 50+ years with the Dodgers (kinda like Vin)!

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