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The Last Three Videos from the Baseball Prospectus event at Dodger Stadium

I divided the video recording into three four videos so here are the final three.  

This one is 5.59 minutes

This one is 2:30 minutes.   This is the one where Pensando Azul asks Vinny “what ring is he wearing”.  He was wearing 1988 and he said it has been a long time. 

And this is the last one.  Here is where I asked Vinny if he is going to New York.  It is more like I blurted it out.  

Vin is right (he is always right) that the Dodgers playing in New York the night before and then the following night in San Diego is …well a little rough.  Why is the schedule that way where the Dodgers play Tuesday and Wednesday at Yankee Stadium (why only two games?) and then Thursday thru Sunday at San Diego.   Why not a day off on Thursday.   I do hope something is changed where Vin can make the game but I understand if he does not.   

WE LOVE YOU VIN!!

Cochito Cruuuuuuuz saves the day! Vin Scully at Baseball Prospectus event

Thank you Baseball Gods for Cochito Cruuuuuuuuuuz !    Dodger Stadium went crazy when Cruuuuuuuuuz sent the three run homerun deep into the Dodger bullpen.   The chant started again “CRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZ” and an exuberant Cruz came out of the Dodger dugout to acknowledge the fans.  

The night started with Andre Ethier hitting a two run homerun.   After the game was over I was able to wish “good night” to Vin Scully who answered me back with a “Good Night” :-)   

The fireworks were extra special with the win and the music set to Mexican music.  Lorena and I were singing along.  

Saturday:  Baseball Prospectus event with Vin Scully!

I am heading to the stadium for this special event!

Today September 15, is Honduras Independence!  Felicidades la patria que me vio nacer!   Yes, I was born in Honduras.

Feliz Dia de El Locutor. Jaime Jarrin’s Anniversary and I will see Vin Scully on Saturday

Dodgers lost to the Cardinals.  It was another frustrating night at Dodger Stadium with the team lack of hitting.  

The highlight of the game  on Thursday:   the Cool-A-Coo!  It hit the spot and brought back so many memories back when I used to watch Fernando pitch, back when Scioscia was behind home plate, back when the team was known as “The Big Blue Wrecking Crew”  

Another highlight last night:  Hanging out with  friends especially Lore and little Rachel

Thank you Rachel for my drawing!  I love it! 

Here is Rachel again.  She is a cutie.  She and her sister Elizabeth and her parents are season ticket holders.  I’ve been seeing since they were babies.    

Jaime Jarrin’s Hollywood Star Anniversary. 

On this day, September 14, 1998 – Jaime Jarrin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

You can find the star on the north side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard.  Happy anniversary sr. Jaime!

Feliz Dia de El Locutor

Hoy Septiember 14, es  El Dia de El Locutor en Mexico.   Today is Day of the Broadcaster in Mexico.

Felicidades a Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yniguez y a Fernando Valenzuela!   Ojala que celebren con una victoria de los Dodgers.  Let’s hope you celebrate with a Dodger victory.   Feliciadades muchachos!

Baseball Prospectus event at Dodger Stadium

Saturday I am looking forward to attending the  Baseball Prospectus event at Dodger Stadium.   In addition to  meeting   many of Baseball Prospectus personalities​, Vin Scully will also make a special appearance!  

​There will also be a question and answer session with industry guests including Los Angeles Dodgers Assistant GM, Amateur and International Scouting Logan White.

The private event is sold out so I am glad that I signed up!

So I was remembering reading about the time Hilda Chester colored her hair red to change the Dodgers luck.  They went on to win that day.

Dodgers and Cards battle it out at Dodger Stadium for Four

I have not had time to post here and after the Dodgers performance, I was a little frustrated.  

 Dodgers lost the two game series with the Diamond Backs at Arizona.  Now they are back at Dodger Stadium but they have not played well at home!   Well, they have not play well on the road either but the home record is worst.  

Something got to give since The Cardinals have not done well either.  They got swept by the Padres!   The Padres are playing very well.   

Somebody got to score starting tonight!   I was telling a friend at work “The Dodgers can’t score even with  pockets  full of bills in a whorehouse”   haha can I say that here? 

I love my Cardinal fan friends but I hope your team goes down tonight! DFW 003.jpg

I wonder if Cardinal girl is going to any of the games. 

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Let’s Go Dodgers Let’s Go!

*clap clap*

I am heading to the stadium soon!  It is Blanket night although is hot here in the Southland. 

Josh Becket faces Lynn. 

EXTRA EXTRA!   The Cool -A Coo’s are back at Dodger Stadium!   That can cool me off!

Cool-A-Coo picture from  LA Times . 

p.s.  I am excited about the Baseball Prospectus event at Dodger Stadium on Saturday!

Dodgers Win on a Walk-off on Labor Day

Labor Day!  What better place to spend the day than at Dodger Stadium!   My friend Lorena was back after being sick for a couple of days!  She brought her two nieces.  Victor and I met them there for early batting practice.   Rosie and her sister Blanca were also there early, as well as Renee and Desiree so we sat there watching batting practice and talking.  

See what a beautiful day it was on Labor Day!

Cochito’s first hit of the game.   He would go on to collect four.   

I keep seeing some search hits in my blog asking “what does Cochito means?”   It means little pig.     The actual name for little pig is “cochinito” but I guess that is a shorter name, Cochito. 

Hanley Ramirez after he hit his homerun on a fly ball to center field on the first pitch.  Note he is on his way to do the “I See You!” 

Remember when Ethier had his walk-off walk on April 13, 2012?  No walk up this time but he did tie the game in the 9th with a solo homerun!

 The players applauding Cochito Luis Cruz getting another hit!  and the fans chanting cruuuuuuuuuz!

Cochito gets the 4th hit of the night!

I asked Pepe Yniguez thru twitter if he could ask Cochito when is his dad going to come from Mexico to see him play.  Pepe answered that Luis Crus will bring his dad as soon as he gets his dad’s passport in order.  It could be before the month ends. 

With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, the score tied 3-3 and Ethier and Cochito on base, A.J. Ellis came to bat

A.J. Ellis gets a walk-off single to right field  to score Ethier!

I like this picture  with Andre and Adrian.  They look like they are dancing. 

Final score:

And for the second day in a row we have a Walk-off and Steve Lyons getting soaked with whoever is being interviewed.  The night before it was Adrian Gonzalez.  Labor Day it was A.J. Ellis.

So happy to keep on singing “I LOVE LA!” 

Thank you Lorena for taking pictures for me!

Dodgers schedule for 2013:

The Red Sox are tentatively scheduled to play three games at Dodger Stadium in August and the Yankees for two games in July.  The Dodgers are scheduled to play at Yankee Stadium in June!   Let it not be the same days as the SABR convention please!

Adrian Gonzales Walk-off Double and now Padres are in Town

What a great win on Sunday!   Adrian Gonzales had struck out twice against the Diamond Backs.  He got lucky in the 7th inning when the baseball gods smiled when Young lost the ball in the sun.  BUT in the 9th inning he came thru with a clean double scoring Mark Ellis and Shane Victorino!

Belisario got the win!   Today Padres sent Werner and the Dodgers will send Blanton. 

I ended the night by meeting up with Natalie and Charlie who are visiting from Chicago.  They have been here since Vin Scully night.  Natalie is a long time Dodger fan while her husband Charlie is a Cubs fans.  

I finally got to meet Andrew.  He sang “The Boys of Summer”   Natalie did a great job too singing.   Have a nice trip Natalie & Charlie.  See you in Cincinnati! 

Happy Labor Day!   $1 Dodger dogs at Dodger Stadium today!  Game at 5:10 p.m.

Stan Kasten Q&A with LA Times Bill Dwyre video. Vin Scully Day!

Last night I went to the Q&A with Stan Kasten moderated by Bill Dwyre.  I had tape recorded the whole event but my brother Vic erased it by mistake.  But here is a little video.   I should have been standing to record  it as I did not have a good view from where I was sitting.

 

Thank you Stan Kasten, LA Times, Bill Dwyre! Thank you Lorena for inviting me!

Vin Scully Day!
Today is finally Vin Scully Day! It is extra special because Vin Scully will come down from the Vin Scully Press Box and throw out the first pitch!

Clayton Kershaw is pitching for the Dodgers against Ian Kennedy of the Diamond Backs.
The lineup for the Dodgers:
Punto 2B
Victorino CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Ethier RF
Luis Cochito Cruuuuuz 3B
Rivera LF
AJ Ellis C
Kershaw P

Let’s win for Vin! Let’s go Dodgers!

Vin Scully we love you!

Adrian Gonzales debut as a Dodger, Vin Scully will be back next year! Yankees & Red Sox in 2013

Adrian Gonzalez Debut as a Dodger

“Looks like a another perfect day!  I love LA!”   That is how Saturday 8/25/2012 turned out to be!   Adrian Gonzalez was at the game in time to be in the lineup.  Adrian comes to his  first at bat as a Dodger with Mark Ellis and El Cochito Luis Cruz on.  Next thing you know Adrian goes

A three run homerun!   Welcome to Hollywood!  Welcome to LA Adrian! 

 

There were four BOOMS at the stadium:    Giancarlo Stanton for the Marlins.  Adrian Gonzalez, Mark Ellis and Andre Ethier for the Dodgers.  

Andre Ethier breaks record of Consecutive Hits  with 10 STRAIGHT HITS

Andre tied the LA record for Consecutive Hits of  nine set by Ron Cey.  Andre then broke that record with his 10 consecutive hit in the seventh inning.  He tied a Dodger record set in 1919 by first baseman Ed Konetchy.   In addition, Andre also was a triple short of a cycle.  Mark Ellis also was short of a cycle. 

KERSHAW gets win #12

Kershaw pitched a three hitter giving up two runs and striking out eight for his 12th win.  Final score:  Dodgers 8, Marlins 2. 

VIN SCULLY WE LOVE YOU!  WE LOVE YOU MORE FOR COMING BACK NEXT YEAR!

Could Saturday night get any better?   Well yes!   Vin Scully announced that he is coming back in 2013! 

It is Vin Scully Bobblehead Thursday August 30th when the Dodgers face the Arizona D’Backs. 

And come 2013, the Dodgers finally will go to Yankee Stadium!   The Red Sox will be coming to Dodger Stadium in August of 2013.

Koufax found wondering in the parking lot

Getting to the stadium early for batting practice you meet a lot of fans.   Last night on Sandy Koufax bobblehead night,  after the 7th inning stretch we noticed Michael who we usually see during BP, was standing behind us.  He was asking “Who did I miss during BP?   We told him “Maury Wills was signing”   He has gotten Maury Wills autograph before.  We also told him Sandy Koufax did not appear to be at the stadium that night.  He then started telling us why he was late.   Here is his story:  

“I got to the stadium early today (8/7) because it was not just a bobble head game, but the Sandy Koufax bobble head game. The most popular bobble head, right up there with the upcoming Vin Scully bobble head.

I was able to park on Stadium Way in front of the Barlow Hospital, and around 4:40pm, walked over to wait with the other fans at the Elysian Park entrance, where we would be let in at 5:10pm.

I saw three boys petting and playing with a young kitten who was just laying on the sidewalk just inside the Dodger Stadium parking gate. I asked if it was their kitten and they said no, they had just found it there. One of the boys was able to pick the kitten up and it seemed pretty tame. I picked the kitten up, and it appeared to be a boy and about eight weeks old. I went to the front of the line with the kitten and told the security guard about it. I said I wanted to take the kitten home, but wondered if someone at Dodger Stadium could keep it somewhere until the end of the game. The security officer said probably not, and pointed me to the main parking hut, where the security guards let people into the stadium. I told them my story, and they said they couldn’t help, but did offer me some water for the kitten.

My options seemed to be to have security call animal services and pick up the kitten, or leave the kitten in my car until the game was over some five or six hours later.

Neither opinion seemed reasonable, as I didn’t want the kitten taken to the pound, nor did I want to leave it in a car for hours when it was about 90 degrees out. I also didn’t think leaving the kitten where it was found was very safe, as it was next to the 10 lanes of traffic where people drive in and out of Dodger Stadium.

While my daughter Dianna kept the kitten company in the car, I went to the Barlow Hospital but they couldn’t help either. I called the Dodger Fan Assistance line and they also could not help me.

I ended up calling my wife Donna, and she drove from Sherman Oaks, while I drove to back to Griffith Park, so we could meet half way at the zoo parking lot, and I passed the kitten over to her so she could take him home.

We ended up making it back to the game and getting our bobble heads, but missed batting practice and the chance to get autographs. A small price to pay for saving a life. The kitten is doing fine. We’re going to call him “Koufax.”

Meet Koufax

Thanks Michael for sharing the story and the pictures of your kitty Koufax.   Thank you for giving  little Koufax a home.

The video where I got to say “It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!” at Dodger Stadium

Las year during Social Septiember I was watching batting practice when William read a twitter that said “The first person that goes upstairs by the Vin Scully Press box will get to do be on the field to say “It’s Time for Dodger Baseball” He thought it was too late to go upstairs, but I told him if you don’t want to go check I’ll check so I rushed up the stairs. Sure enought I was the first one! so I got to say what Vin Scully says at the beginning of each Dodger game, “It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!”

I had not gotten the video until recently so I uploaded it. :-)

Thank you to the Dodgers and to William! I love you William :-)

Here are two pictures from that day that I got thanks to Jon SooHoo. Thank you Jon!

The White Sox with Robin Ventura are at Dodger Stadium starting tomorrow. Kershaw goes to the mound against Sale. Let’s Go Dodgers! It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!

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