April 2010

Let’s Get the W with Kershaw on the Mound!

I hear from several fans that they will stop going to games because of status of the Dodgers concerning the ownership but for me…

I am not willing to miss seeing Kemp, Ethier, Loney, Kershaw, Billz, Broxton and Russell, my favorites! Nope, I am not going to miss hearing Vin Scully at the games.

There is no better sound than when I walk inside Dodger Stadium and I listen to Nancy Bea in the background while I walk over to the bullpen area and I hear the sound the ball is making as it hit the mitt. The boys in Blue on the field hitting BP and the pitchers in the outfield catching some baseballs.

Vin already made my day last Sunday by smiling and waiving at my friend Erik and I when we greeted him and wished him to have a happy Easter.

Nope, no matter what, I will be at the stadium, day in and day out. Is is my happy home, it is my home away from home.

There is Sandy Koufax on this picture walking to the field. He is also on the big screen.



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When I am at Dodger Stadium and I look to the field and then take the rest of the view from there with the mountains in the background, all is right with the world.

Yeah, there will be some games that I will be cursing under my breath, but they will others that will be exhilarating and no better way to share those moments than with my friends at the stadium.

Let the second game begin in Pittsburgh! We got 22-year old Clayton Kershaw going this evening.



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For those giving Joe Torre a hard time for starting Padilla for the Opener on the road, I say to them, did you hear what Vin Scully said ? If you did not, here it is:

“In Showbiz you would say you are opening a big musical and you would say “Padilla, you are singing the lead in Hartford, Connecticut.  And you would say “Kershaw, you are singing the lead on Broadway.” “

Play Ball!

I love my Dodgers!

Happy Easter. Happy Opening Day

I was like a kid awaiting the games at Dodger Stadium.   We have a new shuttle bus that takes us from Union Station to our happy place that is Our Lady of Chavez Ravine, Dodger Stadium!   I found out from Josh Rawitch, Dodger Vice President of Communication that indeed the shuttle bus started on Thursday when the Dodgers met the Indians in the first exhibition game.  

Here are my friends Oscar and Jesse (Azul4life) posing infront of one of the busses.   So good to see you guys again this year!

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It was great greeting security guards, ushers and just everyone that works at Dodger stadium and of course my fellow Dodger fan friends!

Thursday night, Matt Kemp signed my copy of Maple Street Press Dodgers 2010 Annual!  I highly recomend the magazine!

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The second game was at Angel Stadium Friday night so I just watched it on TV.  Took this picture from the TV

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Saturday’s game was back at Dodger Stadium at 1:p.m.  Here is Tony Jackson who used to be the Dodger beat writer for the Daily News.  He now works for ESPN Los Angeles!  I am so glad you are back covering the Dodgers Tony!

Here is Josh Rawitch, Dodgers VP of Communications.  April 2010 Josh Rawitch.jpg

Here is Ken Levine, the other part of the duo of Dodger Talk. 

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And here I am with the Chipmunks!  

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We lost the exhibition games, but we had fun!   Erik and I greeted Vin Scully! 

During the game, my friend Erik asked me if I wanted to go to the LA Cathedral for Easter Vigil so after the game, I dropped him and one hour later went to pick him up. 

While we were wating for the Easter Vigil to start and while enjoying a cup of coffee, we scanned donors names here.   Notice you can see the freeway below and that building across is a high school.  

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We ran into Sandra and Vin Scully as part of the names of donors!

See the name before Vin? Eli Broad was in the running to buy the Dodgers when the McCourts were buying the team. 

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Here is also Mr. & Mrs. Peter O’Malley. 

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Did you know that Gregory Peck final resting place is the Los Angeles Cathedral Mausoleum?

 

The lighting of the Easter candle and the blessing of the fire at the Easter fire hearth on Cathedral Plaza.

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The oldest one being baptized was this 83 year old man.   

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Although I am Catholic, that was the first time I attended an Easter Vigil.   It is a wonderful ceremony that I hope to attend every year.  

Happy Easter everyone!

Happy Opening Day!

I am super excited to start another season!   Now is for reals!  Let the games begin! 

Let’s go Dodgers!

Let’s go Vicente Padilla! 

 

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