My Valentine’s Day card from the the Dodgers.
thank to Lorena for showing me how to take a picture of a tweet! And to her niece Josie for showing me how to this on my iPhone. I need to take class so that I can learn more. Haha. We are on the road to Camelback. we just passed Morongo Casino. The Mafia girls are on their way to Spring Training!
Te traigo esta rosa azul porque no encontre palabras para describir mi amor.
I bring you this blue rose because I could not find words to describe my love.
Love is Blue song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9FYD1dlw4E
Happy Valentines Day to all my boys and to all my friends and family
Love is Truly Blue
Happy Valentines to You
Bleeding blue so true!
are the baseball and hearts icons coming thru? I just see small rectangular and square signs.
February 13, is my fourth blogging anniversary. Yes, it was four years ago, a day before Valentine’s Day that I decided to start a blog. Four years later and 500+ blog posts, I am still here learning and blogging.
I have never tried before to write haikus but I decided to read about them and attempt to write some so here are three
Players report back to camp
Spring sure is coming!
Pitchers and Catchers
A sure sign of Spring Training
Warms my heart alright!
Vin Scully will say
It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!
I can hardly wait
Dodgers reported to Spring Training.
Chad Billingsley looks good!
the kid Kershaw speaking to the media.
Good to see Belisario is already at Camelback Ranch. Here he is with Cochito Luis Cruz.
In addition to Pitchers and Catchers, other players are already in camp like Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford. Happy training boys! See you this coming weekend!
Love is Blue song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9FYD1dlw4E
Happy Pitchers and Catchers! Happy Valentines to all my boys and to all my friends and family
pictures from Camelback Ranch by Jon SooHoo at http://Dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com
Mike Piazza will be signing copies of his new book “Long Shot” at two Barnes and Noble locations in New York, at Norristown, PA and at Vroman’s in Pasadena, CA Here is more information on the locations:
New York Locations:
Monday February 11th at 12:00pm Click Here For More Info Barnes & Noble 555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017 // 212-697-3048
Tuesday February 12th at 7:00pm Click Here For More Info Barnes & Noble 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514, 516-741-9850 Wristbands will be distributed starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday, February 12. The former New York Mets catcher will be at Barnes & Noble Carle Place to sign copies of his autobiography, Long Shot. No memorabilia to be signed at this event.
Norristown, PA Location
The book, available for purchase Feb. 12, is available for preorder on the Towne Book Center WebsiteWristbands will be distributed starting at 9:00 am on Thursday, February 14. No memorabilia to be signed at this event only copies of Long Shot purchased from Barnes & Noble in Carle Place. Four books per person.
Thursday February 14, 2013 7:00 PM
Country Glen Center
91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514, 516-741-9850
Mike Piazza will sign copies of his new book, “Long Shot,” at Towne Book Center in Collegeville on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
The Norristown-born, Phoenixville-bred catcher’s new autobiography tells his story of being selected in the 1988 baseball draft as a 62nd round “courtesy pick,” end eventually becoming the greatest-hitting catcher in the history of baseball.
In the book, Piazza discusses his local upbringing, his 2000 World Series with the Yankees, the steroid controversy, gay rumors, and the thrill of hitting the game-winning homerun on Sept. 21 2001, the first game in New York after Sept. 11, 2001, according to the book description.
The Towne Book Center, located in the Providence Town Center, is asking that customers RSVP by calling 610-454-0640.
Piazza will be available to sign books, but no memorabilia.
Pasadena, CA location (My neck of the wood)
- Event Details: (updated 2/5/13) - This is a signing only. Mike Piazza will not be speaking. - Tickets will be available at the Will Call department at the main store & at the Hastings Ranch location beginning Tuesday, February 12, the release date for the book. - Mike will only sign copies of his new title, Long Shot, no memorabilia. - Each customer can get up to 4 copies of Long Shot signed. - No posed photos, but photos from the line are ok. A Vroman’s employee will be present at the signing table to take unposed photos for customers while getting their book signed.
- Last time I was at a baseball book signing at Vroman’s in Pasadena was for Tommy Lasorda’s book “Is Good to Be Alive” Is on my calendar. I guess I need to drive to work that day so I can head to Pasadena afterwards. It is on my way home. I am glad this bookstore is still open. They have very nice selection of books and magazines. Also other nice merchandise upstairs.
I got excited when I opened Google and saw the google doodle with Jackie’s picture
Happy 94th birthday Mr. Robinson
At Citi Field in 2011. Picture taken by Abby.
Gerry Goran: What Happened to his Jackie Robinson autograph?
Here is a video I recorded of Gerry where he explains what happened to his Jackie Robinson autograph. Jerry, his son James and James kids, Stew and William sit in the Top Deck. You can see a little of James in the video.
Best news ever this morning!! Sandy Koufax is back with the Dodgers!!!
Welcome back Sandy!
I forgot to post this. My friend called me late last night and told me that the Dodgers offered Scott Rolen a one year contract. Scott wants two.
Interesting fact: Scort Rolen and Don Mattingly were both born in the same town of Evansville, Indiana. Here is another interesting fact that my friend told me. Scott Rolen step dad was a freshman at Van Nuys high school while Don Drysdale was a Senior.
Todd of http://cookandsonbats.mlblogs.com/ sent me this tweet and picture:
He twitted this to me:
@crzblue Tim had a baseball clinic today for his little league. See the guy standing in Blue? That’s #ChadBillingsley. pic.twitter.com/3Icu6hhv
Todd also said this: C&S @cookandsonbats
@crzblue FYI, he said this complex is where he does his offseason workouts.
Wish Todd would have asked how his progress is going.
Rest in peace Stan the Man! You were the man Mr. Stan Musial.
He was married to his wife Lillian for nearly 72 years before she passed away in May of 2012.
Rest in peace the Earl of Baltimore, Mr Earl Weaver.
Sad day in baseball with the passing of these two men.
Ray Hathaway Then
|Ray Hathaway||10/13/1916||Grinville, OH||22|
Ray Wilson Hathaway wore uniform #22 like our young Clayton Kershaw.
After three years in the minors and three more with Uncle Sam, Hathaway got his chance in the big leagues in 1945, when many players were still in the service.
“We could get spaghetti for 19 cents, 29 cents with meatballs,” Hathaway said with a smile. “We lived on pasta.”
He pitched two other times in relief before being sent down to Montreal. Of Jackie Robinson, Hathaway said “”He was an outstanding player.” “After I saw him play the first game, I knew he was going to be a star. He fielded well, ran well and hit well. I thought he was ready. I thought he would be up in Brooklyn before the season was over.”
Of himself, he did not foresee a return to the major leagues. “I had already been there, and I had arm trouble. I saw the writing on the wall.” At the end of Spring Training in 1947, he approached Branch Rickey about becoming a manager. “We went to a game in Cuba. Mr. Rickey was there. I asked to speak to him. About the 5th inning, he asked, “What’s on your mind?” I told him I would like to manage. He (Rickey) asked, “How do I know you can manage?” I said “You don’t and neither do I. All I can promise is that we’ll work.” Rickey’s response was “If you are going to manage a team for me, be on my plane. I’m leaving in the morning for Miami.”
Hathaway spent his early seasons as a player/manager for the minor league affiliates of the Brooklyn Dodgers. After 1952, Hathaway took himself out of the rotation to focus primarily on running the ballclub. “The only time I pitched after that (1952) was if the pitching staff was getting their butt beat. I tried to save them.”
Hathaway managed many legends including Hall of Famers Dick Williams, Willie Stargell and Bill Sharman.
Ray Hathaway was the manager of the 1961 Asheville Tourists, champions of the South Atlantic League with an 87-50 record and considered to be the best team in Asheville history. Hathaway’s managerial career started in 1947, when he guided the Santa Barbara Dodgers to the California League Championship Series, losing to the Stockton Ports. He won the Ohio-Indiana League title as skipper of the Zanesville Dodgers in 1948. His other managerial stints include the Pueblo Dodgers in the Western League (1949-50, 1956-57), Asheville Tourists in the Tri-State League (1951, 1953-54), Newport News Dodgers in the Piedmont League (1953), Elmira Pioneers in the Eastern League (1955), Tri-City Braves in the Northwest League (1958), Columbus/Gastonia Pirates in the South Atlantic League (1959), Savannah Pirates in the South Atlantic League (1960), Asheville Tourists in the South Atlantic League (1961-64), Gastonia in the Western Carolinas League (second half of 1964), Raleigh Cardinals in the Carolina League (1965), Lewiston Broncs in the Northwest League (1967), Arkansas Travelers in the Texas League (1969), Savannah Indians in the Southern League (1970), Jacksonville Suns in the Dixie Association (1971), Portland Beavers in the Pacific Coast League (1972) and the Wilson Pennants in the Carolina League (1973). Throughout his 25-year managerial career, Hathaway won 1,441 games.
Hathaway retired as a manager in 1973, settled in Asheville and worked construction.
“I saw a lot, got to do a lot because of baseball,” he said with a wink.
Mr. Hathaway lives in Weaverville. NC
ref: Sportspool.com, citizen-times.com, Baseballhappening.com, Fairviewtowncrier.com, MLB
A friend at work who knows I love everything baseball, emailed me a link from Pinterest on how to make baseball bracelets from a baseball. I loved the idea!
but maybe I should have picked something newer as it was harder to pull apart and the thread shows signs of wear and tear. But I think the two bracelets that I got out of the baseball show ‘character’ I like them! the bracelet comes out twisted but I soaked them in water with a little dish soap because my baseball was old. Afterwards I just kept stretching them.