October 2011

World Series Game 6, 2011 & 1981

What a game!  The Redbirds were on oxygen about to expire when they came back alive!   They fought back deficits of  1-0,   3-2  4-3,   7 -4 and 9-7.     This game had everything!   I really thought Texas had won it when the score was 7-4 in the seventh but the Redbirds went on to win it in the 11th with a final score of 10-9!  What a game 6!   Bring on Game 7!  

How about a caption?  

 I was watching the World Series game in Spanish on FOX Deportes with Manny Mota as color analyst.   When the game ended, they switched to Soccer so I switched the channel only to find that ESPN Classics was showing game 6th of the 1981 World Series!  What a treat for me!    I had forgotten that Howard Cosell  broadcasted the game.   The guys in the booth could not make up their mind who the World Series MVP was going to be.  They were saying “Ron Cey” Then they were saying Pedro Guerrero.    Finally they said both Cey & Guerrero.  As we know there were three MVPs with Cey, Guerrero & Yeager.    It was nice and sad to see Steve Howe on the mound.   Steve had a cocaine problem.   He was given so many opportunities by the Dodgers.

Who is that person next to Pedro Guerrero?

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(Cardinal picture: Ezra shaw/getty Images. Pedro Guerrero picture from mblblogsbuzzblogs.files, 1981  MVP’s: Halloffamesports.com

Greg Jezewski Exhibition and the Baseball Reliquary

A Giant fan and a Dodger fan can get along

People ask me all the time “Emma, what do you do when the baseball season is over?” or “What do you now that the Dodgers are not playing?”  I tell them there is still baseball being played in the Fall League and there are baseball related events going on.  For example I went to SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) meeting on Saturday October 1st.  We had Wes Parker as our speaker.   Afterwards a new president was elected and at the end we had a baseball books auction.   

Saturday October 8, 2011, Thanks to the Baseball Reliquary, I found out about Greg Jezewski “High Ball” exhibition in Santa Monica.  Take a look at this piece.  I understand that Lasorda has not seen it

 

You see Greg is a Giant fan.  He was sporting a Seals jersey at his exhibition.   What he doesn’t know is that  God IS a Dodger fan.   Tommy always talks about the BIG Dodger in the sky.  But despise Greg being a Giant fan, he has a nice baseball-themed kinetic sculptures and multi-media paintings at the exhibition in Santa Monica at Frank Pictures Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 

Here is the link to the  gallery website and photos of the work in display http://frankpicturesgallery.com/artists/GregJ/gregj.html  Check it out, is on display until November 10th.    I had a wonderful time there looking at the exhibition and talking to Greg and Terry & Mary Cannon.    Terry is the Executive Director of the Baseball Reliquary.   I had so much fun talking to Terry & Mary.  
 

The next Baseball Reliquary event I am attending  is this coming Saturday October 15, 2011 at the La Pintoresca Branch library, 1355 N. Raymond ave., Pasadena.  The  “Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles,”  book signing and film screening is taking place  from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.  The event is held in conjunction with the 13th Annual Latino Heritage parade and jamaica.  I can’t wait for the event and I can’t wait to finally meet Richard Santillan co-author of the book.   Richard and I have talked to each other on the phone and have emailed each other.   Looking forward to meeting him and his wife.    BTW, Richard is a Dodger fan and a season ticket holder.   I am also looking forward to meeting some of the players from that era like Armando Perez.   Here is a link to the event:

http://www.lib.csusb.edu/SpecialCollections/La_Pintoresca.pdf

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