Rene Cardenas interviews Dodger Catcher Mike Scioscia in Spanish

I love this old  interview!  Long time Spanish broadcaster Rene Cardenas interviews Mike Scioscia in Spanish.   I love hearing Mike talk in Spanish.   Mike Scioscia used to be one of my favorite players.  I loved how he blocked the plate.   I used to sit behind homeplate in the Loge level.   There was an older lady sitting behind me that like me, used to go to the games by herself.   Whenever she was not at the game because she also had tickets to the Lakers, I used to buy her ticket so that I could take one of my little cousins to the game.  

 

I did not know how well Mike speaks Spanish.   Unlike now, back then I only used to listen to the games in English.

Here is the interview:

Pictures of the No-Hitters Pins

I got pictures of the no-Hitters Pins. Usher and friend Cynthia had them on to promote the games
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Monday 9/1, Labor Day josh Beckett no-hitter pin will be given out.  The Washington Nationals will be in town.  The  no-hitter was 5/25 against the Phillies at Philadelphia.

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Josh Beckett no-hitter pin

Monday September 22 against the Giants we will get the Clayton Kershaw no-hitter pin. The no-hitter was at Dodger Stadium June 13 against the Rockies. Yes! I was at the stadium.

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Clayton Kershaw no-hitter pin

Post done on my iphone from Dodger Stadium.  It is not too easy to do that on your phone.  Maybe with practice I can get better doing this on my phone.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhoutte

Getting back to posting about the Weekly Photo Chalkenge. A nice way to get me back to the routine of posting in my blog that I have neglected. Hopefully after this post I will get back to posting more often

This week’s challenge Silhoutte   made me think of a picture I took at … Where else? Dodger Stadium.  Here the link to this week’s photo Challenge

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/silhouette-2014/

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I like how you can see the kid with his baseball hat

 

 

Baseball Reliquary 2014 Induction Day pictures

If you are a baseball fan, I highly recommend you to join the Baseball Reliquary.   The annual fees are $25.  Go to http://www.baseballreliquary.org for more information.

Like many Baseball Reliquarian members I look forward to the yearly Induction Day.   Here are some of the pictures I took Sunday 7/20/14:

Reliquary executive director Terry Cannon getting things started.  Too bad I missed taking a picture with the annual cowbells ringing.  everyone is encouraged to bring a cowbell to join  the ringing.

First award:  The Hilda Award

Jerry Pritikin, also known as Bleacher preacher, the 2014 Recipient of the Hilda Award.

 

The Tony Salin award is giving to individuals for their commitment to the preservation of baseball history.  Jerry Cohen founded Ebbets Field Flannels received the award.

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the keynote address was  delivered by Joseph L. Price, a professor of religious studies at Whittier College whom  has taught courses and published numerous essays on the subject of sports and  religion.

Joseph L. Price sings the national anthem at Louisville Slugger Field

John SchulianDizzy Dean

Writer and historian John Schulian did a wonderful presentation of Dizzy Dean. Nephew Sandy Dean could not attend due to a good baseball reason so Terry Cannon accepted the award.

Dodger Historian waiting his turn to talk about Don Zimmer and present the award to Jean “Zoot” Zimmer.

Mark Langill shared some stories about Don Zimmer from 1958 at the Coliseum.  He also found in Don Zimmer an invitation to Don and Zoot Simmer when they got married during a minor league game.  The “invitation” was provided you had a ticket to the game

 

Zoot Zimmer.

Peter Dreier, the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental College, introduced the induction of Rachel Robinson, which was accepted by her sister-in-law, Delano Robinson.

From Dr. Peter Dreier “Rachel was a real pioneer. In 1940, only five percent of all women – and less than two percent of black women – earned a college degree. But Rachel wasn’t about to let those odds get in her way.”

After earning her master’s degree, Rachel worked as a nurse-therapist and researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Delano Robinson, sister-in-law of Jackie Robinson. wife of Olympian Mack Robinson accepting the award for Rachel Robinson.

From Peter Dreier speech:  “

Rachel was hired as a riveter at the Lockheed Aircraft factory in LA, where they made airplanes for the war effort. She worked the night shift, drove to UCLA at dawn, changed clothes in the parking lot, and then went to class.

To encourage women to take factory jobs during the war, the federal government created an iconic figure – “Rosie the Riveter” – whose image adorned this famous poster.

But if America hadn’t been such a racist and segregated society back then, perhaps the government would have selected another woman to represent the nation’s female workers – “Rachel the Riveter”.”

 

Afterwards a large group of us went to dinner.

 

The 2014 and 2013 Recipients of the Hilda Award.

Like every year I had a wonderful time at the Baseball Reliquary Induction Day.  Looking forward to next year Induction Day but before that to receiving our ballot in the mail

Baseball Reliquary: Induction Day 2014

Today is the day of the Baseball Reliquary Hope of the Eternals Induction Day!  I am heading that way soon!

“Bleacher Preacher” Jerry Pritikin who is flying from Chicago will receive the Hilda Award

Pritikin on Harry Caray's 10th Inning show, 1985.Jerry Pritikin has said that "the everyday fan here in Chicago has turned into an endangered species! For 25 years, I became part of the lore of the fabled fans in the cheap seats of the bleachers at the 'Friendly Confines.' However, there are no more cheap seats. In 1991, I boycotted Wrigley when they raised the price of a bleacher seat from 4 to 6 bucks. Today you almost have to file for bankruptcy at the price printed on the ticket ($75 for a kid or adult on a Saturday)."

Bleacher Preacher

Jerry Cohen, recipient of the 2014 Tony Salin Memorial Award, presented annually by the Baseball Reliquary.

The recipient of the 2014 Salin Award is Jerry Cohen, who founded Ebbets Field Flannels in 1988, a Seattle, Washington-based company which manufactures historically-inspired athletic apparel, ranging from handmade reproductions of vintage flannel baseball jerseys to T-shirts, baseball caps, and even grounds crew jackets and sweatshirts, all made with a high level of craftsmanship and respect for authenticity.

John Schulian

Dizzy Dean

Our talented  John Schulian will usher in Dizzy Dean into the Baseball Reliquary Shiren of the Eternals.

Rachel Robinson’s induction will be accepted by her sister-in-law Delano Robinson

Don Zimmer’s induction into the Shrine of the Eternals will be accepted by his wife “Zoot”

 

7/1/14-Someone Awesome-Photo Tribute to Bobby Castillo-Photography by Jon SooHoo,Juan Ocampo and Larry Goren/LA Dodgers

crzblue:

Wonderful photo tribute by Jon SooHoo, Juan & Larry. Sniff. Rest in peace Babo.

Originally posted on Dodgers Photog Blog:

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Yesterday the Los Angeles Dodgers mourned the loss of one of their favorites…Bobby Castillo..Here is my photo tribute to Bobby from all of the many events we did together. Rest in Peace my friend…

LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS COLORADO ROCKIES 2012LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS COLORADO ROCKIES Throwing out the first pitch in 2012LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS COLORADO ROCKIES w/ KTDODGERS HAM GIVEAWAY Fighting the elements to hand out hams to local familiesDODGERS HAM GIVEAWAY with Tommy and Matt LukeLOS ANGELES DODGERS HAM GIVEAWAY w/ Rudy Law and pumpkin pieDODGERS CARAVAN TO BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF LOS ANGELES at Boys and Girls Club near the ballpark in 201009 on Dodgers Caravan in 201210 breaking bread at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton in early 201211 helping out Habitat for Humanity with Fernando12Los Angeles Dodgers Caravan-Day One-River Clean-up getting in deep cleaning and the LA River in 2011Los Angeles Dodgers Caravan-Day One-River Clean-upLos Angeles Dodgers Caravan-Day One-LACER at my middle school Thomas Star King Jr High in 2011Los Angeles Dodgers Caravan-Day One-LACERDodgers Dream Foundation Charity Golf Invitational and of course golfing at the Dodgers Golf Tournament at Trump National in Palos Verdes in 2011Dodgers Dream Foundation Charity Golf InvitationalDodgers Dream Foundation Charity Golf InvitationalMANNY MOTA GOLF TOURNAMENT w/ KT and Manny At Manny Mota’s golf tournament in 2006MANNY MOTA GOLF TOURNAMENT w/Maury Wills…

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Rest in Peace Bobby Castillo

How sad that we have lost another Dodger.   Bobby (Babo) Castillo was a Dodger pitcher who taught Fernando how to throw the screwball.

I heard the news on Twitter from el senor Jaime Jarrin.  El Maestro Jaime said that Babo Castillo was the first of 35 baseball players signed by Mike Brito that reached Major league Baseball.

Here is Bobby with Mike Brito

I was remembering back in 2009 when the Dodgers used to host WIN (Women Initiative Network) Baseball clinics and Bobby Castillo was part of our instructors for that day.   He was in the Dodger bullpen and Lorena and I stood in line so that we could throw and he could catch us.  Well, he never got to us.  We told him and he said “I’ll make it up to you two”   Well, he never did.   Rest in peace “Babo”  Our deepest condolences to your family and friends.

Ref:  Jon SooHoo pictures.

 

 

Dodger Homestand with the Cardinals

Josh Beckett and Adam Wainwright put on a show last night here at Chavez Ravine.

Brian Wilson on his Bobblehead night picked up his first win and Kenley Jensen picking up his 24th save.  Final score 1-0.

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Second game Hyun-jin Ryu against Carlos Martinez who got his first hit  tonight

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Currently Dodgers losing the game 3-1 at the bottom of the 5th, but In the meantime the Giants are losing 5-0 against the Reds with Cueto against Bumgarner going to the 6th

Let me get back to the game

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go Dodgers!!  Orale!!!!

 

Baseball Players are Soccer Fans Too

I love this! Alanna Rizzo tweeted this:

Then Yasiel Puig posted this on IG:
PUIG Y ADRIAN SOCCER

I love these two guys!

On Saturday  when we saw Yasiel Puig as he was going one way and us another, I called his name, Yasiel turned around and recognized me.  He came over to give me a hug then I told him this time Rosie was with us (If you read the post from Viva Los Dodgers he asked “where is the 3rd one?” :-)) .  He said he looked for us.  he then asked us if we had eaten _We had just had a big breakfast so we told him we did and that we were on our way to a church. He said “I can’t pray on an empty stomach” lol.

Yesterday after the game we went to say goodbye to the players as they boarded the bus that took them to the airport.  Some fans got Adrian’s attention that they had a Mexican flag in support of Mexico playing on Monday in the World Cup.  Adrian opened his backpack showing us that he was carrying his Mexico jersey.

 

Mexico won 3-1.  Now Boys in Blue go take care of the Royals!

Greinke on the mound against Guthrie at Kauffman Stadium.

Clayton Kershaw First No-hitter: June 18, 2014

Tuesday night after the game I was telling my brother Victor “I need to go to the hair salon.  Not sure if I want to go Wednesday afer work or Thursday after work.  One of those two days I need to do laundry since I am heading to San Diego for the weekend to see the Dodgers”   He said “Do the laundry Thursday night.  Kershaw is pitching Wednesday.  Who knows!  He might throw a no-hitter”

I did leave the laundry for Thursday night.  I am so glad I Did!  Wednesday night after the hair salon I headed to Dodger Stadium.   I was glad my friend Lorena who has not been feeling well, went to the game.  I am sorry that my brother Victor missed the game.  He gave me the advice to go but skipped the game.

What a great night!  congratulations to our  NIÑO DE ORO Clayton Kershaw!  pitching his first no-hitter!

The bubble machine at Dodger Stadium was going in full blast celebrating Kershaw’s no-hitter.

From mlb.si.com:

Clayton Kershaw didn’t just throw a no-hitter Wednesday night; he turned in one of the most dominant pitching performances in major league history. Calling his performance a no-hitter merely puts it on a list with 276 other games in which a pitcher didn’t allow a hit over nine or more innings. What Kershaw did by retiring 27 of 28 batters, the exception coming on a Hanley Ramirez throwing error, and striking out 15 of them belongs on a much shorter list.

To begin with, using Game Score, a method of evaluating starting pitching performances created by Bill James in 1988, Kershaw’s outing was the second-best nine-inning pitching performance of the last 100 years. Here’s the all-time* top five:

Pitcher Game Score Date IP H R ER BB K
Kerry Wood 105 May 6, 1998 9 1 0 0 0 20
Clayton Kershaw 102 June 18, 2014 9 0 0 0 0 15
Matt Cain 101 June 13, 2012 9 0 0 0 0 14
Nolan Ryan 101 May 1, 1991 9 0 0 0 2 16
Sandy Koufax 101 Sept. 9, 1965 9 0 0 0 0 14

*game data, and thus comprehensive game scores, only goes back to 1914

Congratulations kid on your first no-hitter!

 

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