May 2013

Haikus for Matt Kemp & Video of Giveaway Gifts to Cancer striken Dodger Fan

By now everyone has seen the video of Matt Kemp giveaway gifts to a cancer striken young Dodger fan.  I have seen it many times since yesterday.    If you have not here it is

So in honor of Matt Kemp here are some humbling haikus

Swept by the Giants
Kemp comes up big with a kid
He Hit a Grand Slam

Cancer striken kid
Received jersey, ball and cleats
from goodwill Matt Kemp

Kemp could have walked out
After Dodgers lost series
But Kemp made us proud!

Stripped of self-pity
“Life is bigger than Baseball”
Said Kemp afterwards

We love you Matty!

At Kershaw Cy Young Award press conference, Kemp taking the time to pose with me.

Here is Kemp with Alyssa, a beautiful little girl that passed away with Cancer.  Since that happened, Kemp updated his twitter profile picture with a picture with Alyssa.

Kemp stopped by to take a picture with me at the Bluetopia movie premier in 2008.

Here is Kemp again posing with me one day I was on the field prior to a game.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FROM ABOVE

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is “From Above” http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/#comments    A picture taken from above.

With the theme in mind I reviewed some of my pictures.  I found this one that I took from above, the  last row of the Top Deck (the last level) of Dodger Stadium.

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From above to below the field, Matt Kemp at the plate on a Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.  Note the  shadows, the location of the ball as it makes a hole on his shadow, the umpire in position and the catcher ready to catch the ball.

That game was Sunday,  September 9, 2012.  Dodgers lost the game against the Cardinals in 12 inning with the score of 5-2.  Kemp went 1 for 5 with a groundball in the first inning, a strikeout in the 3rd, a double in the 6th, a strikeout in the 8th and in the 10th inning with the bases full and two outs, Kemp flied out out to center field.

Here is a recent panoramic picture I took from my seats in the Top Deck

It is a long way down but I like the view from above.  I see the game, I see the mountains, I get a panoramic view of the game.

Today Tuesday,  May 7, 2013,  the Dodgers find themselves way below in last place in their division.  They need to crawl out and rise above.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

I am late to the party like always!  But I still wanted to do the Weekly Photo Challenge on Culture. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/photo-challenge-culture/

I like the diversity of cultures in Los Angeles so with that in mind I am posting these pictures:

At one of the Viva Los Dodgers festivals at Dodger Stadium.

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Korean pop star Psy performing at Dodger Stadium.

(Photo:sports.sina.com.cn)

Hello Kitty

Our friend James with his two sons

With amigos at Dodger Stadium all decked out in our Dodgers ponchos.

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