Tommy Lasorda (2) days till Dodgers Opening Day at Petco Park

Tommy Lasorda (2) days till Dodgers Opening Day at Petco Park!  

One of the topics last month for our monthly company  meeting in the cafeteria was talking about the company 2012 season tickets.  They started with:   

Our Meeting with Tommy

First we told Tommy we wanted free tickets

Then Tommy countered with $$

Finally we sent our chief negotiator and got them down to $$

They were only looking for pictures of Tommy but the guy doing that part of the presentation was surprised to find a picture of Tommy with me.  He decided to use it.   There are about 500 employees here so I had a few stop me asking me “So you know Tommy?”   lol.  

Charlie Dressen (7) days till Dodgers Opening Day at Dodger Stadium

Charlie Dressen was a Brooklyn Dodgers  coach from 1939 – 1946.  He took over as manager in 1951.  After leading the Dodgers to a World Sereis in 1952 and 1953 -but losing both times to the Yankees, he demanded a three-year contract from team principals  Walter O’Malley and buzzie Bavasi.  Instead, O’Malley fired him and replaced with Walter Alson, a man who would go on to manager the club for more than two decades, always on a one-year contract. 

 

Freeway Series. 

Is  the Freeway Series with the Anaheim Angels.  Dodgers lost the first game last night at Anaheim by the score of 12-3.  Ugh. 

I am going to tonight’s game but I can’t get there for batting practice.  Kristen of http://blithescribe.mlblogs.com/ will be there.  I’ll will try to go see her after I say hi to a lot of people at the stadium.   I am excited to see Our Lady of Chavez Ravine again.

4 Comments

Hope you had a good time at the game! Hopefully Albert’s ego didn’t block your view of the action ;-)
–Jeff

LOL Jeff. That is funny! Yes, I had a great time at the game.
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I watched the game from the field level and did no want to miss anything so I did not not go up to see Kristen. The lines for food were also too long. Maybe next time I’ll see Kristen. Hopefully she will also go to one of the Baseball Reliquary events. There is a great one coming up in May at the Arcadia library which is close to both of us.

I know it’s hard for some of you to believe but I remember when Dressen asked for that muti-year contract and they hired Alston instead.

OBF,
That is one of the many reason why we love to hear from you! I love hearing about the old days!

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