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MLB NL Player of the Week in his first week: Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig had an unbelievable week! In his first week in the Majors, he batted .464 (13 for 28), hit four homeruns which included a grand slam, and got 10 RBI in the leadoff spot. Oh and what can we say of that cannon of an arm? It is just incredible! We don’t expect him to do that every week but what a joy to watch this 22 year old Cuban!

Yasiel Puig’s 13 hits through his first seven games are the most for any Dodger player since 1916. Even in the 8-1 Dodger loss to the Braves on Sunday he managed to go 3 for 5 and make another rocket throw from the outfield. I was at the stadium just saying “WOW!” “Amazing!”

The minute the Puig shirts were in the Dodger stores, people were buying them and you could see them everywhere at the stadium. The Puig jersey hit the store on Sunday or at least is when I saw them in the club level store. Puigmania is in full force at Dodger Stadium.

The prior MLB players of the week for both the American League and National League are

National LeagueApril 1-7
Clayton Kershaw, LA
April 8-14
Matt Harvey, NYM
April 15-21
Carlos Gomez, MIL
April 22-28
Russell Martin, PIT
April 29-May 5
Tim Hudson, ATL
May 6-12
Jean Segura, MIL
May 13-19
Joey Votto, CIN
May 20-26
Domonic Brown, PHI
May 27-June 2
Domonic Brown, PHI

American LeagueApril 1-7
Chris Davis, BAL
April 8-14
Prince Fielder, DET
April 15-21
Andrew Bailey, Mike Napoli, BOS
April 22-28
Josh Donaldson, OAK
April 29-May 5
Ryan Raburn, CLE
May 6-12
Evan Longoria, TB
May 13-19
Justin Masterson, CLE
May 20-26
Jason Castro, HOU
May 27-June 2
Chris Davis, BAL

And this week of June 3 to June 9 is Yasiel Puig!!!

WOO-HOO!! Congratulations Yasiel!

pictures by the great Jon Soo Hoo.

Ross Porter back at Dodger Stadium and Dodgers at Colorado

Ross Porter will be at Dodger Stadium this weekend! I read it on Tom Hoffard column here: http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_23359256/tom-hoffarth-media-ross-porter-returns-dodger-stadium

From the article:

The 74-year-old has stayed busy on various broadcasting projects and finds himself returning to the stadium today as an employee of Fox Sports West. Executive producer Tom Feuer hired him to call today’s CIF Southern Section Division III title game between Mira Costa and Serra (2 p.m.) as well as the Division II championship between Cypress and Temecula Valley (5 p.m.), both of which will stream on the FoxSportsWest.com Prep Zone online platform

Ross Porter, Vin Scully and Gerry Doggett

I would love it if he would return working for the Dodgers.

In the meantime, the Dodgers are in Colorado after dropping the two games at Anaheim Stadium. I made the trip to Anaheim for the two games. I drove for the first game and took the Metrolink special train the second night. I do recommend taking the train. It is $7 round trip. The train back from the stadium leaves 30 minutes after the last out.

Tonight is El Niño de Oro Clayton Kershaw against Garland. Game at 5:40 p.m. Pacific Time.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ESCAPE

The WordPress photo Challenge for this week that ends today is Escape.  For more information on this week’s photo challenge go here http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/photo-challenges/

If you know me, you know that my home away from home is Dodger Stadium so for me the word Escape brings to mind being at Dodger Stadium.   Nothing makes me happier than to head to my Blue Heaven on Earth, Dodger Stadium or as I like to call it OLOCR, Our Lady of Chavez Ravine so here are some pictures that means my Escape to a happy place

From Opening Day

I like sitting in my seats, watch game, listen with my headphones and keep score.

My view as I exit the stadium

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

This week’s Photo Challenge is Pattern http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/photo-challenges/ I was looking around Dodger Stadium to see what I could use for the subject “Pattern”  Reviewing the Dodger photographer’s photos I came upon what I could use so before the game I took some pictures with my Iphone.

By the clubhouse entrance there are many Dodger yearbooks and Dodger programs framed forming a nice pattern.   I could have taken just one picture of the whole thing but it would have been too small so I took seeveral.

Here is the collection:

I wish I had some of those programs

Dodgers Haikus for Good Luck.

Dodgers losing streak
is at gulp… seven, really??
Let’s stop it tonight!

Are the Dodgers cursed?
If so let’s reverse
and work toward first

Marlins are in town
their record 10-25
Time to beat them down

Magill on the mound
Fernandez for the Marlins
Bums don’t make us frown

Dodgers we beg you
Please start your winnings tonight
We are feeling Blue

I want to hear cheers
Want to hear I LOVE LA
Want to celebrate

tonight be the night
to stop Dodgers losing streak
and start winning feast

But really, is there some kind of curse on the Dodgers? Did it start when Manny Mota stopped being part of the coaching staff? no matter, I hope it stops tonight!

Go Dodgers!

Herrera has been optioned back to the minors and Van Slyke is back!  Van Slyke was crushing the Pacific Coast League with a .397 batting average, 9 Homeruns.

Dodgers lineup:

Crawford, LF
Punto 3B
Gonzalez, I B   YAY!  He is back!
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ellis C
Schumaker 2B
Gordon SS
Magill P

Marlins lineup:
Pierre LF
Hechavarria Ss
Polanco 3B
Ruggiano CF
Dobbs 1
Ozuna RF
Dietrich 2B
Brantly C
Fernandez P

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.

Kemp on 9162012

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.

Dodgers bats are cold against the Giants. More Haikus

It all went down hill for the Dodgers after the Home Opener.  They lost 2 out of three to the hated Giants.   Here are a few sudokus I came up with after the loss.

Lincecum pitching
walks seven Dodgers in five
just two unearned runs :-(

One for 14 Ugh!
worst: two for 27
in series with RISP :-(

Bases loaded Yes!
3-4-5 hitters no outs
scored only one run :-(

Seven double plays
by the Giants, Did Blue win?
no, Tim was lucky

Dodgers lose again
Only win game with Kershaw
of three game series

Leaving stadium late
Listening to Dodger Talk
on the long drive home

Today is day off
Dodgers reflect on mistakes
be sharp for weekend!

In Chattanooga
Yasiel Puig will make debut
Lookouts for the kid

www.lookouts.comPittsburgh comes to town
Dodgers need to beat Pirates
so wake up those bats!

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

ref:  photo by Jon SooHoo at http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com/

From Koufax to Kershaw: What an Opening Day at Dodger Stadium

What an Opening Day at Dodger Stadium!  All Opening Days are special.  We await them with so much anticipation.  What an Opening act with Sandy Koufax throwing out the first pitch and Orel Hershiser catching him.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Magic walks to the mound to throw out the first pitch

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

But wait!  Here comes Mattingly to lift Magic for Sandy Koufax

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Sandy koufax

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

A beautiful view of Sandy on the mound

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Orel Hershiser said on Twitter:  “What a day!  To have Sandy throw the first pitch.  To catch it and Thank him for all he taught me, was a moment I will never forget”

Sandy into his windup, here is the pitch….

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Got to say Vin Scully still enjoys baseball.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Standing room only

El nino de oro after rounding the bases

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

El nino de Oro taking a curtain call after his Major League Home run in the 8th to take the lead 1-0.   Kershaw hit the first pitch of reliever George Kontos.

Final score Dodgers 4, Giants 0.  Kerhsaw with a complete game.

We went into Dodger Stadium with big smiles.  We came out still smiling after that incredible Opening game.   I did not even mind the long wait for the shuttle after the game.

Icing on the cake:   I have Clayton Kershaw in my Baseball Fantasy team :-)   Los Locos Azules play in the TwitterMaffiaLeague.

Ref: pictures from Jon SooHoo.  check out his blog at http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com

Dodgers Opening Day Haikus

It feels like Christmas
Opening Day the reason
Let’s Hear it “Play Ball!”

Kershaw for LA
Matt Cain for San Francisco
Love Opening Day!

Dodger Stadium
So stunning before
More beautiful now!

Fans so excited
Opening Day is Today
Gates open at 10

Nino de Oro
Is our golden boy Kershaw
Watch out for the Curve!

Total giddiness
Countdown to Baseball season
only hours to go

Vin Scully will say
It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!
I can hardly wait!

Jaime Jarrin too
Y se canta el Play Ball
Con sus sequaces

Heading to the stadium soon!

With Lorena and Amanda in the Reserved section

With Lorena and el maestro Jaime Jarrin

Clayton Kershaw on the cover of Sport Illustrated

Clayton Kershaw is on the cover of Sport Illustrated! Good thing the local newstand had the correct cover :-)

Our Niño de Oro” Golden Boy, Clayton Kershaw will be on the mound for the Dodger Opener on Monday!  I can’t wait for that but in the meantime the Freeway Series will continue tonight at Dodger Stadium.   Dodgers won the first game at Anaheim 3-0. Excited to see all the changes at Dodger Stadium. Let’s Go Dodgers! Let’s Go!!

 

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