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”
7/1/14-Someone Awesome-Photo Tribute to Bobby Castillo-Photography by Jon SooHoo,Juan Ocampo and Larry Goren/LA Dodgers
Wonderful photo tribute by Jon SooHoo, Juan & Larry. Sniff. Rest in peace Babo.
Originally posted on Dodgers Photog Blog:
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…
2012 Throwing out the first pitch in 2012 w/ KT Fighting the elements to hand out hams to local families with Tommy and Matt Luke w/ Rudy Law and pumpkin pie at Boys and Girls Club near the ballpark in 2010 on Dodgers Caravan in 2012 breaking bread at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton in early 2012 helping out Habitat for Humanity with Fernando getting in deep cleaning and the LA River in 2011 at my middle school Thomas Star King Jr High in 2011 and of course golfing at the Dodgers Golf Tournament at Trump National in Palos Verdes in 2011 w/ KT and Manny At Manny Mota’s golf tournament in 2006 w/Maury Wills…
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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.
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.
Second game Hyun-jin Ryu against Carlos Martinez who got his first hit tonight
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
go Dodgers!! Orale!!!!
I love this! Alanna Rizzo tweeted this:
Baseball players are soccer fans too! CRO vs MEX. Gonzalez in his Mexico jersey. pic.twitter.com/8bqZhr6SXr
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) June 23, 2014
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.