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6/18/15-Something Current-LAD-1,TEX-0 by Jon SooHoo and Jill Weisleder/LA Dodgers

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I came out in two of the Dodger photos with fan friends Cindy Murphy, Alan Fostet and other Dodger fans. Thanks Jon SooHoo! Thanks Jill Weisleder!! The night of the Balk-Off. Dodgers vs Rangers. Hilarious the picture of Kike Hernandez dancing to Scott Van Slyke! Also in the pictures Norma & Pat. What a game winning it on walk-Off Balk-Off. Had to look at the replay several times to see Kela move his shoulder.

Originally posted on Dodgers Photog Blog:

Justin Turner Visits Cedars Sinal Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015  in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Justin Turner Visits Cedars Sinai Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Justin Turner visits with Ezra Brown and family during visit to  Cedars Sinai Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015  in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Justin Turner visits with Ezra Brown and family during visit to Cedars Sinai Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Justin Turner Visits Cedars Sinal Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015  in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Justin Turner Visits Cedars Sinai Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Justin Turner Visits Cedars Sinal Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015  in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Justin Turner Visits Cedars Sinai Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Justin Turner Visits Cedars Sinal Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015  in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Justin Turner Visits Cedars Sinai Medical Center Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo/ © Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers during game against the Texas Rangers Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Dodger Stadium. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2015 Great Dodger fan poses prior to Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Texas Rangers Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Dodger Stadium. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC…

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Road Trip to San Diego June 2015

I am heading to San Diego soon for my second trip there this year to see the Dodgers.   I am excited to see Kershaw & Greinke pitch Friday and Saturday. The matchups this weekend are: 

Friday:  Kershaw against Despaigne

Saturday:  Greinke against  Kennedy. The game time on MLB says 7:10 & the same says on my ticket. Usually games on Saturday in San Diego start around 5. 

Sunday:  Bolsinger who had been a pleasant surprise fir the Dodgers with a record of 4-1 and an ERA of 2.08 takes the mound. The pitcher for the Padres has not been announced. 

Although there is a June gloom, I see the forecast as fun fun fun at Petco Park. Go Dodgers!! 

Twas The Night Before Dodgers Opening Day 2015

Twas the Night before Opening Day and all through Dodger town

Dodger fans anxiously waited for the final countdown

At the stadium the awnings were hung with much care

in hope that in October they will again be there

The fans all sleepy snuggled in their bed

while visions of World Series danced in their heads

after finishing blogging and loading the MLB at Bat

I went upstairs to take a long nap

when my alarm kept making such a clatter

I sprang out my bed to see what was the matter

Away to Dodger Stadium we left in a dash

drove up I-10  but had to stop for some cash

On the mound, Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw,

Goes against James Shield for the Opening Day  show

On Kershaw, on Adrian, On Uribe, on Puig, on Rollins, on Ellis

Give us a win fellas!

Giddiness!  Opening Day is the reason

Good luck to my Dodgers and to all fans a good season!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward. Spring Training

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Reward.”  I am a baseball junkie. I LOVE Baseball!!  What better reward to a baseball junkie like me  who had a long winter than to watch her Boys in Blue return?  Spring Training is our fix!!imageimage

A reward is watching Clayton Kershaw throw again. A reward is getting an autograph from Dodgers future like shortstop Corey Seager

The Reunion: Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp greet Juan Pierre

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Good luck to JUAN Pierre on his retirement and wonderful career. This is an old post from Spring Training in 2010 I called “The Reunion” with Juan Pierre, Kemp and Ethier

Originally posted on Dodger Blue World:


I actually missed taking the pictures because I went looking for food. Lucky for me my friend LuvtheDodgers23 stayed so she took all these pictures. When I saw them I went “ahhh, how cute!”

The shake:

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Where are you pointing Andre?

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Friends chatting

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Matt Kemp shows up! Here is the bump!

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and here are the three doing the bump:

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The hand shake:

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And another bump before leaving

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A tough week for LA Sports fan this week.

I mentioned this on facebook but not here.Last week we mourn two LA sports figures in Willie Davis and Merlin Olsen.

Willie Davis who still holds the all-time L.A. Dodgers records for the hits, extra-base hits, total bases, plate appearances, triples, and for the longest hitting streak, at 31 games. The last time I saw Willie Davis was at the RBI(Reviving Baseball in Inter-cities) dinner last year.

Merlin Olsen. As a Los Angeles…

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Sixth Blogging Anniversary. Six Days until Pitchers and Catchers Report

On this day February 13, 2009, I decided to start a blog.   It has been a labor of love.  I always remember the day because it was a day before Valentines Day.  So this is my

Video: Scully, Koufax and Hendley honored

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What a great picture and video seeing Sandy Koufax and Bob Hendley together. This year September 9, will be the 50 year anniversary of Sandy Koufax perfect game.

Originally posted on Dodger Insider:

By Jon Weisman

“On a Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, the crafts of pitching and broadcasting came as close to perfection as we’ll ever see,” said Tom Verducci at Saturday’s Baseball Writers Association of America dinner as he introduced the Willie, Mickey & the Duke Award, going to the Cubs’ Bob Hendley and the Dodgers’ Sandy Koufax and Vin Scully in recognizing the historical significance of the September 9, 1965 night that Scully broadcast Koufax’s perfect game beating Hendley’s one-hitter.

“The broadcast of the game, we’ve heard it a lot – at least I have,” Koufax said, “and Vinny was so special, it’s probably more exciting listening to him than it was doing it that night.”

Hendley, who joined Koufax in accepting the award, noted that Saturday was the first time he had actually met Koufax. He also charmingly pointed out that five days after the perfect game, he outdueled Koufax with a four-hitter in…

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Cooperstown Class of 2015

Congratulations to Cooperstown Class of 2015

Peter C. Bjarkman's photo.

Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson.

Randy Johnson.  In 618 appearances (603 starts), he posted a career record of 303-166 with an ERA of 3.29.   He struck out 4,875 batters and averaged 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings.  He won five Cy Young awards — one with the Mariners in 1995 and four straight with the Diamondbacks from 1999 to 2002. He was also named to 10 all-star teams.

Pedro Martinez.  Martinez posted a 219-100 record in 476 career appearances (409 starts) with a 2.98 ERA in 18 big-league seasons. He won three Cy Young awards (two in the AL and one in the NL) and was named to eight all-star teams

John Smoltz.   From 1988 to 1999, he was dominant starter on one of the best rotations in all of baseball. During that time he was 157-113 with 356 starts, including 14 shutouts.He sat out the 2000 season because of elbow surgery and returned in 2001. He made just five starts that season and then moved to the bullpen to serve as the Braves’ closer, notching 10 saves that season.From 2002 to 2009, he pitched as a closer, notching 144 saves, including 55 saves in the 2002 season. He is the only pitcher with more than 200 career wins (213) and 150 career saves (157).

Craig Biggio.  Biggio missed out on induction by 0.2 percentage points last season, getting 74.8 percent of the vote last season (75 percent is needed). He spent his entire career with the Astros, converting from catching prospect to all-star second baseman. He played in 2,850 games and posted a .286/.363/.433 slash line, including 3,060 hits. He was a seven-time all-star who won five Silver Sluggers and four Gold Gloves.

This was the largest induction class in since 1955. Who were inducted in 1955?

Joe DiMaggio

Ted Lyons

Dazzy Vance


Gabby Hartnett

 

ref:  baseballhall.org,  Seattletimes.com

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

crzblue:

Merry Christmas to All!! Feliz Navidad! Happy Holidays!!

Originally posted on Dodger Blue World:

It was a Night before Christmas

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and in every house

All baseball fans were clicking their mouse

They hung all their stockings, decorated their trees

And now it was time to sit down and see what everyone posted on this Christmas Eve.

A nice break to read what friends had posted was just what they needed but they frowned!

When they went to click on the websites, none could be found!

Oh no! we’re afraid everyone is out of town!

Is the internet down the reason we cannot read?

How could this happen in our time of need?

The users all panicked, they shivered in fright,

They pined for their read/write and settled in for the night.

“Did we  misspell the links? Did we hit the wrong key? Did it go to LALA land?” Oh such misery!

And then in a flash, with a stroke of a key, One…

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The Soul of Baseball book Review

I had purchased the book “The Soul of Baseball.  A Road Trip Through Buck O’Neil’s america” some time ago but only recently I started reading it.   I knew about the book from other friends that have read it before so it came highly recommended.

Like so many people, I had seen Buck O’Neil from Ken Burns  Documentary series titled “Baseball.”  Buck O’Neil captivated me there.   I fell in love with  his humanity, his humbleness, his positive attiture, his passion for the game and his devotion supporting the Negro League museum making sure that we did not forget the contribution by the Negro Leagues players.  His voice made me feel that all was OK with the world.

Reading Joe Posnanski’s book traveling for more than a year  with Mr. O’Neil was like taking a ride with them.  It brought me joy, some laughs but also some tears.  Mr. O’Neil was 93 when Joe Posnanski traveled with him.  Buck had a lot of energy.  He was truly an inspiring person.  You can’t help but feel his positive attitude.

Buck O’Neil’s quotes when he did not make it into the HOf:

“Don’t shed any tears. You think about this: Here I am, the grandson of a slave. And here the whole world was excited about whether I was going into the Hall of Fame or not. We’ve come a long ways.”

I regret that I did  get to shake Buck O’Neil’s hand.  I would have worn a red dress in his honor  (mind you, I don’t like to wear red).

In New York, Buck had told Joe  “Son, in this life, you never walk by a red dress.”

Joe Posnanski quote on his interpretation of this quote “I think Buck meant that we should never pass up the  opportunity to live life.  We should not rush by the red dresses, the baseball games, the street musicians, or the sweet smell of dessert.  We should not stifle or smother our craziest dreams.”

Buck O’Neil when he was the starting first baseman of the 1946-47  Almendares  team that swept Habana, Cuba.

 

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