This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Endurance. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/endurance/
I started scanning the pictures in my iphone to see what I could use. I came across a picture and a little video I took of an oldtimer Dodger fan with a very old Dodger baseball cap. I heard him talking with an usher about his hat so I asked if I could take a picture.
His name is Paul. I caught him just before the elevator in the Top Deck of Dodger Stadium came. I knew I had a short window to do a quick little video.
Dave got the hat on August 31, 1959. This is the second year the Dodgers played at the Coliseum. He says in the Video that Sandy Koufax piched that day against the Giants. He had gone with his future father in law. At that time, the lady with him was his girlfriend. They were to marry the following week.
Dave could not remember who pitched for the Giants but I looked it up. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/LAN/LAN195908310.shtml
Jack Sanford pitched for the Giants. The Dodgers with Sandy Koufax on the mound won the game 5-2.
Dave did remember that Wally Moon hit one of his famous moonshots. Dave also remembers Willie McCovey hitting a homerun off Koufax.
Some endurance that LA Dodgers hat has withstood!The hat is 55 years old and he still wears to Dodger Stadium.
Dave’s hat, marraige and his his love lasting 55 years years and still going.
This week’s Photo Challenge is Humanity. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/humanity/
We are asked to share a photo.
Photos that comes to mind is when I went to Hiccups Payaso’s monthly Pizza Project to feed the Homeless in Lols Angeles Skid Row area. The exact location is 6th and Gladys. Visit Hiccups Payaso facebook page for more information.
Here is a picture of a homeless woman
We don’t aks but you wonder what is her story. Here she is with her slice of pizza and other goodies that are brought by voluntees like bottle of water, a cup cake and anything else that Hiccups is collecting for the month.
Here is another picture at another Pizza project. Here she is with Hiccups.
Yes, Hiccups is a Dodger fan. Many Dodger fans volunteer at the monthly pizza projects and we wear our Blue, Dodger Blue.
Shootout at the SF Corral! Wish I Was there! But I will watch the games at Home. I cant wait!
Dodgers Giants games! It does not get any better than that this weekend!
Friday: Ryu 14-6 3.16 ERA goes against Bumgarner 17-9 3.02 ERA.
Saturday: Greinke 14-8 2.73 against Hudson 9-10 3.12
Sunday: Cy Young Clayton Kershaw 18.3 1.67 ERA against Petit 5.3 3.62 ERA
It is going to he a wild ride!!
In the field level section 52 row 8. That was Kemp’s 18th homerun this season. The homerun came inthe 3rd inning off Nuno. Haren won his 12th game. Credit Jansen with his 40th save, a good thing after Kenley had blown away the save on Wednesday day game.
Congratulations Javier! Hope Matt signs the baseball.
I have done haikus in the past but did not know about Tankas. Haikus are a three-line poem of 5/7/5 syllables. Tankas have two additional lines of 7 syllables so they are 5/7/5/7/7. I was reading the WordPress Monday writing challenge for this week to write a tanka or a set of tankas https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/full-tanka/
Here it is what I came up with during Clayton Kershaw masterpiece performance yesterday at Dodger Dodger Stadium.
Kershaw on the mound
Pederson playing center
Good omen this night
First Major League hit for Joc
A single in the second!
The crowd is roaring
Kershaw wheeling and dealing
Cy Young performance
reached 200 K’s tonight
5th straight time in his career
Kershaw can hit too
With a single in the fifth
Daring base running
after a single by Dee
broke open the scoreless game
With Crawford on base Woo-Hoo!
score four to zero
but in the fifth Bryce homered
Only run Kershaw allowed
Kershaw 8 innings
3 hits, 1 earned run allowed
2 walks, 8 strikeouts
Kershaw wins his 17
pictures by Jon SooHoo
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
I like how you can see the kid with his baseball hat
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.
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
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
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
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
The recipient of the 2014 Salin Award is Jerry Cohen, who founded Ebbets Field Flannels in 1988, a Seattle, Washingt…on-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.
Our talented John Schulian will usher in Dizzy Dean into the Baseball Reliquary Shiren of the Eternals.
Don Zimmer’s induction into the Shrine of the Eternals will be accepted by his wife “Zoot”