Magic Johnson, Dodgers, Vin Scully, Sandy Koufax, & Jackie Robinson Legacy

The LA Times Sport section has an article this morning titled “Icon to Icon”   by Steve Dilbeck.  This brought a smile to my face knowing that Magic Johnson reached out to Vin Scully.  Quoting article “It was interesting,” Scully said.  “When the phone rang and I picked it up, I recognized that voice.  And, as I told him “If  it’s possible, I can hear your smile.”   Johnson tweeted on Thursday “Last night I reached out to Vin Scully & acted like an excited little kid speaking to the LA Icon.”    

Future team president Stan Kasten also called Vin Scully.   The next day Magic also tweeted this “Just spoke to legend & HOF Sandy Koufax.  Thank you so mch fo taking the time to share some of your vast baseball knowledge.”   IF I was part of a team buying the Dodgers, those two would have been on my list to call.  

Look at this cake that Magic Johnson posted on hisWhoSay page  on thursday 3/29/2012  saying “Thank you to AEG, Staples Center & the Lakers for this incredible Dodgers cake they made for me,” Magic Johnson

More good news as reported by Bill Shaikin of the LA Times:

Johnson has reached out to Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson. He has invited her to take an active role with the Dodgers’ new ownership group, a person familiar with the discussions said Friday. The details of how Rachel Robinson — and the Jackie Robinson Foundation — would be involved with the Dodgers remain under discussion, the person said.

This is a quick post as I am getting ready to go to Ventura.  I am meeting with friends  for a Girls night out.  We are staying Saturday night and coming back Sunday.  These are some of my non-baseball friends, well with one of them I used to have a Dodger mini package in the field level for two years.  In fact, after we stopped having the mini package and I started having season tickets, I would always invite her for Opening Day.  Last two years she has not been able to to go.  Anyway, they are understanding that once baseball starts I am not available.  I tell them “look at a Dodger schedule to see if I am available”  Even then, I might be on a road trip.   The last time they invited me to a get together for “Poker night” back in January, it happened to be the Saturday for “National SABR Day”   Looking forward to this trip and then get ready for the road trip to San Diego for the four game series!  

Nomar Garciaparra (5) days till Dodgers Opening Day in San Diego!

Ron Cey(10) days till Opening Day at Dodger Stadium!

 

 

 

7 Comments

I hope you enjoyed your Girls’ weekend, Emma. That sounds like a great time! It’s nice to see Magic diving right in as a Dodgers’ community and tradition uniter. This is the part I figured he’d be best at. Hey, as it turns out, I am going to the Tues Freeway ST game this week in my stylist’s seats above Vin’s head like the last time. Maybe I will see you.
— Kristen

Kristen.
that is great! See you there! emailed me your location or come up! promise we won’t give you a hard time. Season ticket holders now get to roam around the stadium. Not that it stopped before :-)

It sounds like everyone knows and loves you at the stadium. I doubt anyone would tell you no. :) But we’re kind of in your area – we’re in section 2, row B. Right above Vin’s head, as my stylist likes to say. And I remember where your seats are-ish. See you tomorrow.
— Kristen

It’s great to read that Rachel Robinson and the Jackie Robinson foundation is becoming a part of the Dodgers, She’s always been in the family and so happy about this.

See ya there Kirsten. Please go easy this time on my boys! ;-)
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OBF, yes it is great that Rachel’s foundation is part of the Dodgers. I hope she will be there on Opening Day!

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