Results tagged ‘ Belisario ’

Nice chat with Yasiel Puig

Greetings from San Diego!  My beisbolera friends and I  made the trip to San Diego for the Opening Series in San Diego.   We lost the Opener on Sunday.   Monday, a day off we went for a late breakfast close to Petco Park.  We happen to be seated at the table next to where Yasiel Puig, his cousin and Paco Rodriguez were sitting.    Yasiel was pointing at something in the  USA Today special baseball section that appeared on  Monday 3/31/14.    The section has salaries for the 856 major league players on Opening-day rosters and disabled.

We could hear what they were talking and they could hear us but we did not bother them, my back was facing Paco’s back and Rosie’s back was facing Yasiel.  Lorena was facing their back.   When I heard Yasiel say “Todas las mujeres son iguales..”  “All the women are alike..”  I just had to turn around.  He looked at me and said “Perdone senora.. but it is true..”  “I I heard you talking in Spanish so you understood me..”  From there we started talking.   I introduced myself saying I was from Honduras.  He said “oh, Hondurena..”   I said “Lorena is a teacher..”  He said “Oh you can teach me English.”   I asked him how did he liked Australia.  He said very pretty but the flight was too long even though he had a comfortable bed.   then I don’t know how we were talking about water but he said “I don’t like to be near the ocean, I had enough of ocean when I came to the U.S.  

Yasiel Puig

We found Yasiel Puig very nice, personable, friendly, funny and witty.   He introduced himself, then he said this is Paco and this is my cousin Federico.  He laughed then saying that “we just call him Federico, you know for Federowicz,…”  I said “oh yeah, Fed-Ex.   They were glancing at the tv telling me a lot of teams are playing today their Opener.  I said yes, and showed him the MLB At Bat scores where at the time they were a lot of ties.   He said they were enjoying the day off and they needed it after the long flight to Australia.   I said “You will face Ian Kennedy tomorrow”  He touched his face and said “Don’t hit my face because he is going to make me ugly..”  “Hit my ribs instead…”   Then Lorena said “Did you see Chapman”   He said “Oh yeah, he texted me in Australia saying “even getting hit, you are still uglier than me..”    It was funny.  

When he mentioned Fed-Ex, I said, yeah and Javy Guerra went to the White Sox.   Yasiel said “yeah, Belisario is there.”  I said “Oh yeah, the ugliest one from the team left.”   Puig laughed and said to Paco and his cousin  “Did you hear that?  LOL”   

Afterwards Yasiel was saying we should take some kids to the game. then he got up and extended his hand to me then to Rosie and Lorena.   Yasiel walked to a table  where they was a kid dressed in Dodger Blue.  He said hi to the kid and family then took a picture with the kid.  

Like I said, we found him to be very friendly, personable, funny and witty.  We did not bother him asking him for a picture.  We thought it was not appropriate but we loved the chat.    Oh yeah, I forgot to say when he was talking about stadiums, he said to me “No me gusta Dodger Stadium.”   He sounded serious but when I looked at him with a sad face he laughed and I knew he was joking. He said he couldn’t wait to be home playing for the home crowd, “his gente”.   I mentioned other stadiums I like like the view from Pittsburgh.  He said well we don’t see the view, we look at the field but still I said “You should look at Dodger Stadium from the Top Deck, look at the natural beauty, the mountains in front and the downtown in the back.  Rosie mentioned you could see the Hollywood sign from there.    I said “go after all the fans have gone home.”  He said “I could go when I first get there.”  

It was a great day.   We like Yasiel Puig even more now. 

 picture from Lorena

Adrian Gonzales Walk-off Double and now Padres are in Town

What a great win on Sunday!   Adrian Gonzales had struck out twice against the Diamond Backs.  He got lucky in the 7th inning when the baseball gods smiled when Young lost the ball in the sun.  BUT in the 9th inning he came thru with a clean double scoring Mark Ellis and Shane Victorino!

Belisario got the win!   Today Padres sent Werner and the Dodgers will send Blanton. 

I ended the night by meeting up with Natalie and Charlie who are visiting from Chicago.  They have been here since Vin Scully night.  Natalie is a long time Dodger fan while her husband Charlie is a Cubs fans.  

I finally got to meet Andrew.  He sang “The Boys of Summer”   Natalie did a great job too singing.   Have a nice trip Natalie & Charlie.  See you in Cincinnati! 

Happy Labor Day!   $1 Dodger dogs at Dodger Stadium today!  Game at 5:10 p.m.

It’s The Worst Frickin Loss Of The Year

August 12, 2010 has to be the worst Dodger loss of the year.  

 

Here is my feable attempt at butchering the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”   much like Kershaw’s game got butchered last night.  

 

It’s the worst frickin loss of the year

With the bullpen eight run giving

And everyone telling you to leave Kuo in

It’s the worst frickin loss of the year

It’s the sick-sickest season of all

With those trip to the mound and crappiest meetings

When Torre signals a call

Is the sick-sickest season of all

 

There will be wakes for hosting

Coaches for roasting

And b-itching out in the blogs

There will be scary Dodger stories

And tales of the meltdown

To tell for a long, long time ago.

 

Is the worst frickin loss of the year

There is so much cursing

And heartburns from the blowing

Of the win that was so, so near

Is the worst frickin loss of the year

 

There was Bellisario sucking

Blake with an error

And Broxton blowing another good save

There will be scary Dodger stories

And tales of the meltdown

To tell for a long, long time ago

 

Is the worst frickin loss of the year

There is so much cursing

And hearburns from the blowing

Of the win that was so so near

Is the worst frickin loss

Is the worst frickin loss

Is the worst frickin loss

Is the worst frickin loss of the year     

 

 

Independence Day Fireworks at Dodger Stadium

John Ely did not have a good night.  He could not get out of the 3rd inning.  The good news was the bullpen.  Jeff Weaver and Belisario pitched scoreless innings.  The Dodgers made it close with Rafael Furcal extending his hitting streak by belting a two run homerun.   Final score Marlins 6, Dodgers 5. 

Here are some pictures from the game:

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I like this picture of father and son.  He is wearing a Bobby Welch jersey and the kid a Jackie Robinson.  

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My friend James with his kids,  wish his dad was sitting here too to get alll three generations.   

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fans on the field to watch the fireworks.  I prefer to watch them from above

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fireworks at Dodger Stadium.  

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After the fireworks, Victor and I stopped at the Music Center to see the Dodger Mickey.  i wanted Victor to see how beautiful it is. 

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I love our Dodger Mickey Mouse!   Is is beautiful!

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Part of the Game Thread from April 21, 2010

I can’t watch or listen to early games since I am at work and by the time I get home is over but I love reading the game threads from the BIg Blue Wrecking Crew forum (I have a linkie to the right) Here is part of the game thread:

 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CAN’T ANYBODY PITCH ON THIS DAMNED TEAM?!?

Runs come fast and furious in Cincinnati … let’s give Kuroda a chance to settle down before we declare the season over.

can anyone pitch or play d?!?!? WTF

Argue Joe! Do something! Does the man have any passion at all?! We just got screwed. That’s a judgement call, they can’t just arbitrarily assume where to place the runners.

Nice recovery by Kuroda. Still steamed that Torre can’t go out and argue with the umpires. Lasagna would have burst a carotid artery over that call.

It doesn’t matter much anyway. The way things are going, we’ll need about 12 runs to win this thing.

im thinkin more like 15

manny!!!!! 5-4 good guys

Manny is absolute nails!

Loney isn’t

Well, at least Joe can get emotional about his freaking horse… Nice to know he has passion about something

Career RBI #1800 for Manram!

ANDRE WITH THE CANNON FOR AN ARM!!!

AWOL is warming up.(Bellisario_who’s VISA problem because of a DUI last year caused him to miss Spring Training)

raffy with an rbi triple….. holy crap hes on fire

KEMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 RUN HOMER!!!!!!!!!!

Joe says that’s one of the few things he still gets emotional about. Dammit, I’m pretty emotional about how placidly he manages my team. He acts like he doesn’t give a ****, and manages like the outcome is of no consequence. Meanwhile he’s misting up watching his nag run around in circles.

I’m confused. Is Torre speaking of his pony or his wife? SamAdams, you said he was watching his nag run…! Most guys would be happy to get their nagging wife to run…! Be glad to be so fortunate, Joe…!

Apparently tonight, the discussion has gone from Torre’s pony to beating a dead horse.

AWOL on the mound.

KEMP = MVP…! The only thing that may prevent it is Andre…! Nice problem to have…

I hope you are right and think there’s a reasonable chance but it is hard to forget about Puljos.

I really can’t believe this is the Dodgers. Over the years they’ve usually been a terrific pitching, weak hitting team. I feel like the world is upside down. Kemp is an absolute ANIMAL.

AWOL is still inducing the grounders. The Bowler is back!

Say goodbye to first place Gnats. The Madres just swept ‘em.

23 runs in 2 days but only one win. Oh well, we’ll take it.

According to the Dodgers site, Weaver tweaked his back. Torre denied Stoner’s “workload” had any bearing on the injury.

Yeah, I believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Great Pumpkin. Let’s face it, Torre has zero clue on how to handle a bullpen, do a double switch or spell cat. I hope Donny is taking notes and learning what not to do as a manager.

I’ll buy that Weaver’s injury may not be directly related to workload, but what I can’t get over was how stupid it was to bring him into the game. It’s a 7 run lead in the 8th inning, and Monasterios hadn’t pitched in 4 days. I get that he’s a Rule 5 guy, but he’s shown that he’s at least usable (he did get through the last 2 innings with no issue, after Weaver left). Why bring in a guy you count on like Weaver, when it’s a perfect situation to let your Rule 5 guy soak up some innings? Killed me.

Thanks Big Blue Wrecking Crew!

Thank you Dodgers!!

Final score Dodgers 14, Reds 6.

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