February 2014

22 Days – Clayton Kershaw

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Clayton Kershaw’s days till Opening Day! This wants me want to dance in the rain!

Originally posted on Grand Openings:

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw is now likely to make a fourth consecutive Opening Day start for the Dodgers on March 22, three days after his 26th birthday, against Arizona in the first game of Major League Baseball’s Opening Series in Sydney, Australia. That became highly probable when Zack Greinke left his exhibition start after four pitches Thursday with a mild right calf strain.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw watches the flight of his first career home run, starting the scoring in his own 4-0 shutout of the Giants last Opening Day.

If it becomes official, then all Kershaw has to do is maintain his pace and he could be known one day as the greatest Opening Day pitcher.

In his three Opening Day starts over the last three years, the left-hander has thrown 19 scoreless innings and the Dodgers are 3-0. That included seven innings (9 strikeouts) in a 2-1 home win over the Giants…

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It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!!

It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!!

Ahhh.  I’ve been waiting for this day!   The first Dodger Spring Training game!  So

like the apron says “The Heck with housework!   Let’s see the Dodgers Play!”

Yesterday was also the launch of the Dodgers new TV Network: SportNetLA

When I got home from work, I spent all the evening watching  SportNetLA until past midnight.  While watching the station.

I also renewed my subscription to MLB at Bat so that I can listen to the game  while I work, at Dodger Stadium and on the road.

Today is 24 days till the Dodgers Opening Day in Australia.  When I think of #24, I think of

Walter Alston went on to manage the Dodgers on one-year contracts for 23 seasons (1954-1976).

Walter Alston, Baseball, Brooklyn Dodgers

Welcome back Baseball!  I missed you!!

Lunch and Baseball!   Baseball and food, my two favorite things!

Sandy Koufax drilled by line drive is OK.

What a scare we all got this morning when news got around that Sandy Koufax  got hit in the forehead by a line drive.

The line drive was hit by Andre Either.  Oh, we know Andre feels terrible.  He was quoted by Dylan Hernandez saying “Your heart kind of leaps out of your body right there for a second.”

Ken Gurnick reported that Sandy Koufax stopped by the Press Box to reassure them that he was OK.  Sandy underwent a CT scan and everything is fine.

The always funny @DodgerzGM said: “Andre Ethier apologized to Koufax for hitting him in the head with a line drive. Said he was aiming for one of the other three outfielders. ”   LOL

My friend Kent Whittaker twitted me “I thought Andre can’t hit lefties.”   Funny one Kent.

Dylan Hernandez reported that Koufax jokingly said he might test the new protective cap for pitchers tomorrow.     Good idea Sandy.  I hope you do wear one.

Glad you are feeling better Sandy.   We hope to see you with the protective cap tomorrow.

32 Days – Sandy Koufax

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This makes me want to dance!! WOO-HOO!!!! 💃💃💃💃

Originally posted on Grand Openings:

Sandy Koufax

April 14 will mark the 50th anniversary of Sandy Koufax‘s only Opening Day start in a Hall of Fame career, and today we celebrate No. 32 as the countdown continues to Dodgers vs. D-backs on March 22 in Sydney, Australia.

Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax poses for a portrait in 1962. (Photo by Louis Requena/MLB Photos)

Don Drysdale had generally handled the Opening Day assignment for the Dodgers in that era of their 1-2 domination on the mound following the club’s move from Brooklyn. The big right-hander started on Opening Day in 1958-61, ’63 and ’65. Johnny Podres had started it in ’62, the first game at Dodger Stadium. For Koufax, ’64 was his turn and his time.

Koufax had been named Most Valuable Player of the 1963 World Series, leading the Dodgers to a sweep of the Yankees and then receiving a unanimous Cy Young Award as well as National League…

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2/15/14-Something Current-Los Angeles Dodgers Workout by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

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Thanks for the picture Jon SooHoo! With Lorena & Rosie. Also Mancha fam. Deuce & Levi looking so cute!!

Originally posted on Dodgers Photog Blog:

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Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World turns 5

February 13, 2009, I decided to start my blog.  I picked the day before Valentine’s Day to pay tribute to my beloved Dodgers.  Yes, today is my

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So here is a look at pictures from the last five years.  These are only pictures that are saved in the blog.

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The Vin Scully 65th Anniversary Microphone

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Said :-( I will be out of town for this game, but since I have season tickets, I will make sure my brother gets me the microphones.

Originally posted on Dodger Insider:

Vin Scully Microphone MOCK

By Josh Tucker

The Dodgers 2014 promotional calendar launched with a Vin Scully 65th Anniversary Commemorative Item. Today, the item officially becomes the Vin Scully 65th Anniversary Microphone.

We only have the initial sketch, but this immediately becomes one of the most unique and meaningful Dodgers promotional items in recent memory. The microphone will include a voice chip for fans to press a button and hear Vin. We have a feeling those words will be, “It’s time for Dodger baseball!” The Hall of Fame broadcaster will have his name inscribed on the base.

Get tickets to Vin Scully 65th Anniversary Microphone giveaway night. For the entire 2014 promotional calendar, click here.

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Traveling Exhibit of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Lorena told me about the Traveling Exhibit of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Gardena.   We both went on Sunday.   Too bad I did not hear about it before or I could have gone before when Maury Wills was there on February 1st.    Here are some pictures I took:

Jackie Robinson.

Buck O’Neil

These were the books in the exhbit but there were some others ones like “42” for sale.

A very young Don Newcombe

Roy Campanella

I love the exhibition!  Here is a picture of the three women that played baseball in the Negro Leagues.  In the middle is Toni Stone, to the right is Connie Morgan, to the left is Mamie (Peanuts) Johnson, the only one that is alive.  She is on the Baseball Reliquary list as one that we can vote for to be enshrined into the Hope of the Eternals.   I am voting for her among others on the list.

Here is the Negro League Baseball Museum hat I bought with six team patches.

I am glad I got to go see this traveling exhibit and glad to be posting about it especially during Black History month

The exhibition in Gardena is there until Thursday February 13.  The address is Nakaoka Community Center.  1670 W. 162nd Street. Admission is free.

The Negro League Baseball museum link is http://www.nlbm.com/  I went there and bought me the poster “The Beauty of the Game”  The poster of the three women playing baseball.

The Baseball Reliquary link is http://www.baseballreliquary.org/ if you want to join.

Dodger Baseball is Back!

Seeing all the pictures from Spring training at Camelback Ranch

Los Angeles Dodgers first workout for pitchers and catchers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale

Los Angeles Dodgers first workout for pitchers and catchers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale

brings a BIG SMILE to my face

I can’t wait to be there Saturday!!

Los Angeles Dodgers first workout for pitchers and catchers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale

hearing that beautiful  sound of the ball going by and hitting the glove.

Los Angeles Dodgers first workout for pitchers and catchers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale

Looking at those crispy Dodger Blue and White uniforms.

Los Angeles Dodgers first workout for pitchers and catchers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale

Even Don Mattingly looks slim.  I wish I too can report to Spring Training all skinny.

Los Angeles Dodgers first workout for pitchers and catchers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale

Fans turn into kids.  Watching the morning workouts.  Across chain link fence.

See you this weekend Dodgers!

photos by Jon SooHoo.

50 years ago: Ladies and gentlemen … the Beatles giveaway at Dodger Stadium

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It would be wonderful to have these pictures and tickets to along with them! Imagine!  Here is a picture of a ticket that Howard Cole, Director at Internet Baseball Writers Association of America and Writer at LA Weekly, posted:Photo: As a complement to the pic below, check Mark Langill Dodgers Insider blog here. http://dodgers.mlblogs.com/2014/02/09/beatles-dodgers-john-paul-george-ringo-nicholas-volpe-1964-dodger-stadium/

 

Originally posted on Dodger Insider:

beatles pixBy Mark Langill

The Beatles made their United States debut 50 years ago on this date in 1964 on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” By September, the Fab Four were appearing at Dodger Stadium in a promotion straight out of left field.

Stumbling in the 1964 standings and on their way to a sixth-place finish in the National League, the defending World Champions decided to jump on the Beatles bandwagon. To boost late-season box office interest, the team offered 12″ x 18″ portraits of the British singers by artist Nicholas Volpe, whose Union 76-sponsored illustrations of various Dodgers since 1959 had proved popular with Dodger fans and collectors.

The Beatles portraits were separated into four games – John Lennon (September 12), Paul McCartney (September 15), George Harrison (September 29) and Ringo Starr (October 3) – and distributed to “children through the ages of high school.” The Beatles would later perform their…

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