July 2013

The First Place Dodgers are back in Town after a sweep of Nationals & Blue Jays

I have been so busy lately that I have not updated my blog. I still need to upload the pictures from the Baseball Reliquary Induction Day.  What an AWESOME day that was but first let’s get back to the Dodgers!

WOW!!  They have won six in a row sweeping the Nationals and the Toronto Blue Jays!   They scored 47 runs in those six games while giving up 22 runs.

Crazy Stat:

The Dodgers were 9.5 games back June 22 and in 1st place July 22. Sixth team since 1969 to go from 9.5 back to 1st in 30 days.

They have gone from being in last place on June 22nd to first place by 1.5 games!

In the tradition of Walter O’Malley, Ice Cream for everyone!

The Dodgers arrived at LAX today about 3:45 a.m.  Both Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez were tweeing when they landed at LAX.    Why do they schedule night  games like that on Getaway day when the team has a game the following day?

Tonight the Dodgers  (53-47)  start the homestand with the Cincinnati Reds (58-44)

 

Tonight is also Vin Scully bobblehead night!  Naturally, the game is sold out.

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Since is Throwback Thursday, the Dodgers posted this picture of a young Vin Scully.

Here how the bobblehead for tonight looks like:

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I can’t wait to be back at OLOCR, Our Lady of Chavez Ravine!

The Boys are back in town!  The Boys are back in town!!!!

Go Dodgers!

The matchup:  Latos 9-3 3.53 ERA against Greinke 8-2 3.36 ERA.

 

Baseball Reliquary Induction Day

Tomorrow is the Baseball Reliquary Induction Day so if you don’t have any plans, come to the Pasadena Library!

From the Pasadena Now:

The festivities will start with an Induction Day tradition, the ceremonial bell ringing in honor of the late Brooklyn Dodgers fan Hilda Chester; everyone who attends is encouraged to bring a bell to ring for the occasion.

This will be followed by The National Anthem and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”  performed by Joe Price, Professor of Religious Studies at Whittier College and a longtime Reliquarian.

The musical segment will be followed by the presentation of the 2013 Hilda Award to Emma Amaya .  The Hilda Award, established in memory of legendary Brooklyn Dodgers fan Hilda Chester, recognizes distinguished service to the game by a baseball fan.

The 2013 Tony Salin Memorial Award will be presented to Steve Bandura. The Tony Salin Memorial Award, named in memory of the late baseball historian and author, was established to recognize individuals for their commitment to the preservation of baseball history.

Following the award presentations, the 2013 keynote address will be delivered by Dave Zirin, one of the most original voices to emerge from the field of sports writing in recent years.

The keynote address will be followed by the formal induction of the 2013 class of electees to the Baseball Reliquary.

L-R: Lefty O’Doul, Manny Mota and Eddie Feigner. Photo by The Baseball Reliquary

For more information go to http://www.baseballreliquary.org/ or

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/the-baseball-reliquary-presents-shrine-of-the-eternals-2013-induction-day

Come early!

From the Pasadena Now:

Free parking is available in the University of Phoenix underground parking structure, which is located just north of the Pasadena Central Library on the corner of Garfield Avenue and Corson Street. The entrance to the parking structure is on Garfield.

Although the ceremony does not begin until 2:00 p.m., we encourage attendees to arrive by 1:30 p.m. (when the doors to the auditorium open) as seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you arrive when the library opens at 1:00 p.m., this will allow you ample time to view the Baseball Reliquary’s exhibition, Another Trip in Baseball’s Time Machine: Photography at the Field of Dreams (details below), which is being presented in the display cases in the Business and Humanities Wings, and the Centennial Room.

You can also take the Gold line.  The Pasadena Library is only a few short blocks from there.

 

Ref:

http://www.baseballreliquary.org/

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/the-baseball-reliquary-presents-shrine-of-the-eternals-2013-induction-day

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

I love this Week’s  WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  The Golden Hour.  I immediately knew that I would post a picture or pictures of Dodger Stadium.   For more details on the Weekly Photo challege go to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/the-golden-hour/?utm_content=buffer6a940&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

Photo: No filter Dodgrr Stadium #ladsunset

At Dodger Stadium with the Good Year blimp flying by.

A vendor opening a box of Blue Moon beer with a beautiful backdrop from the Top Deck of Dodger Stadium.

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A panoramic view of Dodger Stadium

In between innings, I like to also see the view from behind the stadium.

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7/14/13-Something Different–Across the Top…..Deck by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

crzblue:

There I am in the Top Deck!! The Picture after the Dodgers Logo! Lady row in a pink top and s blue floppy hat. Haha.

Originally posted on Dodgers Photog Blog:

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Vote Puig to the MLB All-Star Game 2013 Final Vote

It is baseball’s best interest to have Yasiel Puig in the All-Star game.   He is capturing everyone’s attention.  I have non-baseball friends asking me about Puig.   Baseball fans, not just Dodger fans want to see him there.  He is the most exciting player I have seen in a long time.  Just like I wanted to see Harper before, I want to see Puig in the All-Star.  He has legitimate talent.  If he is coming up to bat, I am paying more attention, if the ball gets hit his way, my eyes are on him, if he is on the  , my eyes are glued to see his next move.   Vote for Yasiel Puig! 

I did and got this:

http://atmlb.com/13Gfux5

Thank you! #votePuig

Brooklyn Dodgers. Then and Now: Chris Haughey

Chris Haughey Then

Portrait of Chris Haughey

Chris Haughey was born in Astoria, New York on October 3, 1925.  he was pitching in the Queens CYO League when the Dodgers signed him midway through the 1943 season.

Without throwing a ball in the minors, Haughey made his major league debut on October 3, 1943 against the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field – the last day of the season and Haughey’s 18th birthday. He hurled seven innings in the 6-1 loss but only three of those runs were earned.

Before the start of the next season, on February 15, 1944, Haughey entered military service with the Army.   Here is this from Baseballinwartimes.com:

He was assigned to a Cavalry Replacement Company at Fort Riley, Kansas, but a dispute with a commanding officer ruined his chances of playing with other professional players on the base team. For the next three years, Haughey was a communications instructor, training radio operators.

When he was discharged from the Army in 1946, Haughey was out of practice and his arm was out of shape. He was assigned to Montreal of the International League but released to Asheville of the Tri-State League in May where he was 0-2.

Chris Haughey Now

Haughey later obtained a degree in engineering from FordhamUniversity and worked as an operations manager for a New York oil company. He later spent 20 years as part owner of a men’s clothing store in Salinas, California before moving to Fremont where he continues to live.

I could not find a current picture.
Ref: Baseballinwartime.com, Baseball-fever.com, Baseball Prospectus

Haiku’s from game in Colorado

What a wonderful day yesterday with the Dodgers climbing out of the cellar, homer Bailey pitching a no-hitter against the Giants, and the Giants taking over the basement!

Here are some Haiku’s to commemorate yesterday’s performance:

With the Dodgers win
The Blue climbed out of last place
now Giants are last!

NL West
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
L10
STRK
42
41
.506
-
21-16
21-25
2-8
L5
41
43
.488
1.5
25-20
16-23
4-6
L2
40
44
.476
2.5
25-18
15-26
2-8
L4
39
43
.476
2.5
25-21
14-22
9-1
W3
39
44
.470
3.0
24-15
15-29
2-8
L2

Red’s Homer Bailey
no-hit the slumping Giants
walking only one!

Two & a half out
of first place are the Dodgers
Dodger fans are smiling!

That Kid Yasiel Puig
A triple short of cycle
Puro Party Puig!

Did you see Puig’s catch?
In the warning track foul side?
Made it look easy!

Kid Clayton Kershaw
Threw a four hitter shutout
No less  in Coors Field!

Kid Kershaw walked none
While striking out eight Rockies
for his seventh win

Hanley’s hitting streak
extended to 13 games
We see you Hanley!

El Titan went deep!
for his 11th homerun
with a man on base

So now is game two
With Greinke against Chatswood
Go Dodgers!  Go Blue!

June 28, 2013: Celebrating my birthday at Dodger Stadium

I love it when I can celebrate my birthday at a stadium, especially if it is Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers lost by a large margin on June 28, 2013.   The final score was Phillies 16, Dodgers 1.  The Phillies had 21  hits to the Dodgers 5.  Capuano just plain did not have it.  He had pitched excellent in his last two starts with the prior start on three days rest.

Even with the blowout I had a great time at Dodger Stadium.   So many friends made it special.  It started with Doreen and Cynthia who worked in the dugout and brought me some Red Velvet cake, cupcakes along with napkins, blue planes and forks.  Inside the bag was a beautiful birthday card and they also gave me a Dodger birthday button.

Photo: Thank you Doreen and Cynthia in the dugout for cupcakes, red velvet cake and card. You two e so sweet!

Here is Cynthia in this picture from San Diego.  Payaso and JD also in the picture.

I got to find a picture of Doreen.  I know I have several.

Stan Kasten.   I ran into Stan Kasten the day after my birthday and he said “Happy birthday again”  lol.

Photo: Thank you Stan Kasten!  You are funny!

Greeting sign on the big screen:

I took a few pictures.  Here I am with the Maestro Jaime Jarrin

Lorena gave me this framed pictured of the two of us at the Jackie Robinson & Pee Wee Reese statue located outside the Brooklyn Cyclones ballpark.

Photo: The first Picture my headphone cord came out so 2nd shot   Picture frame gift from Lore

Dodgers posted this on twitter

Photo: Thank you @Dodgers!

It is always a pleasure to ran into Sweet Lou at the stadium.  He was telling us that his wife finally made him and let him eat plenty of corn bread

Photo: Thank you sweet Lou!

Bill Russell was passing by signing for some fans so I asked him for a picture after signing a baseball card for me.

Photo: Thank you Bill Russell!

Jim Hill was also going by so I asked him to pose with me for a picture.  I don’t think Jim Hill has aged since I started watching him on TV when I was a little girl ;-)

Photo: Thank you Jim Hill!

I called the skipper, Kevin Kennedy also to pose for a picture.   The icing on the cake was the skipper wishing me a happy birthday on the air.  Note the Kershaw pillow that I got from Amanda.

Photo: Thank you Skipper!  @kevinkennedymlb

Thank you to everyone that make my birthday at Dodger Stadium extra special.  A special thanks to Lorena.  Thank you kid!

 

In the last seven years, the Dodgers are 4-3 on my birthday.

For the month of June Dodgers went through a stretch of nine losses in twelve games in June,but they finished with a record of 15-13.   They are still in last place but only 3 1/2 games back.

Dodgers start a three game series with Colorado with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. After the three games with Colorado, they will head to San Francisco for three then is on to Arizona.

Go Dodgers!

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