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When Did You Fall in Love?

One of my favorite Dodger slogans was “When did you fall in love?”  Anyone remember it?  It was in 2008 when the Dodgers were celebrating 50 years of Major League baseball in Los Angeles.

When  you went to Los Angeles Union Station , you could see the walls of the long hallways lined with pictures of Dodger players and the words “When did you fall in love?”

 

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I felt more in love with baseball in the last three games of the 1980 season when Dodgers had to play the last three games of the regular season with the Houston Astros.  Dodgers had to win all three games to force a playoff game.  They won all three games but felt way short on the extra playoff game that Monday.  They broke my heart that Monday but that offseason I went to Dodger Stadium and purchased one season ticket for the 1981 season.

I wonder what the Dodger slogan will be for 2015.

When did you fall in love?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Luck Dee Gordon

Good luck Dee Gordon!  I will miss you with the Dodgers.  I will miss seeing you running the bases, your defense and hitting.   I will miss your smiling face, seeing you in San Diego.

I will never forget the time I saw you in the lobby of the hotel and told you “Dee!  I am so happy for you today!  You did great!”  You hugged me and said “Thank you ma’man!”   Your mom raised you well.  I will miss you kid!   The last time I spoke with you I said “I can’t call you skinny Dee any more”  You showed me your arm muscles then.   Thank you for the memories.  I wish you the best with the Marlins.

Gordon is coming off an All-Star year in which he stole 64 bases and hit 12 triples

In the trade:  Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Marlins for Andrew Heaney, Kike Hernandez, Chris Hatcher and Austin Barnes.   Didn’t Haren say that he would retire if he was not a Dodger?

Welcome to the Dodgers Jimmy Rollins

Welcome to the Dodgers Jimmy rollins!!

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Jimmy Rollins has been traded to the Dodgers. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Rollins, 36, had 2,306 hits in 15 seasons with the Phillies. He has been a member of the organization since June 4, 1996, the day the Phillies selected him with the 46th overall pick

Jimmy Rollins will return to Philadelphia on August 4, when the Dodgers visit Cititzen Bank Park.

Details of the trade are not in yet.

 

ref: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/20141211_Phillies_trade_Jimmy_Rollins_to_Dodgers.html#UMAPEkgbZp47zdRs.99

Dodgers 2015 Promo Schedule

The Dodgers promotional schedule for 2015 is out! WOO-HOO!! I like the 1965 Replica ring with the Old-Timers game on Saturday May 16. Here is the rest of the promo schedule:

APRIL
Wed, Apr 8 vs the Padres
Adult Replica Pullover Jacket

Mon, Apr 13 vs the Mariners
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Don Newcombe

Wed, Apr 15 vs The Mariners
Adult Jackie Robinson Replica Jersey

Fri, Apr 17 vs The Rockies
Friday Night Fireworks

Sun, Apr 19 vs The Rockies
Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, Apr 27 vs The Giants
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Don Drysdale

Wed, Apr 29 vs The Giants
Fleece Blanket

MAY
Fri, May 1 vs D-backs
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, May 2 vs D-backs
Dodgers Reusable Tote Bag

Sun, May 3 vs D-backs
Kids’ Replica Jersey. Viva Los Dodgers

Tue, May 12 vs Marlins
Bobblehead #1

Thu, May 14 vs Rockies
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Sandy Koufax

Fri, May 15 vs Rockies
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, May 16 vs Rockies
1965 World Series Replica Ring. Old-Timers Game

Sun, May 17 vs Rockies
Viva Los Dodgers

Sat, May 23 vs Padres
Bobblehead #2

Sun, May 24 vs Padres
Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, May 25 vs Braves
Garden Gnome

Wed, May 27 vs Braves
Coaster Set

JUNE
Thu, Jun 4 vs Cardinals
Bobblehead #3

Fri, Jun 5 vs Cardinals
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Jun 6 vs Cardinals
Hollywood Stars Game

Sun, Jun 7 vs Cardinals
Kids’ Cereal Bowl. Viva Los Dodgers

Tue, Jun 9 vs D-backs
T-Shirt

Wed, Jun 17 vs Rangers
Beach Bag

Thu, Jun 18 vs Rangers
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Mike Marshall

Fri, Jun 19 vs Giants
Friday Night Fireworks

Sun, Jun 21 vs Giants
Father’s Day BBQ Set. Viva Los Dodgers

JULY
Fri, Jul 3 vs Mets
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Jul 4 vs Mets
4th of July Fireworks

Sun, Jul 5 vs Mets
Photo Day. Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, Jul 6 vs Phillies
Bobblehead #4

Wed, Jul 8 vs Phillies
Hello Kitty Plush

Fri, Jul 10 vs Brewers
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Jul 11 vs Brewers
Bobblehead #5

Sun, Jul 12 vs Brewers
Kids’ Hamper. Viva Los Dodgers

Wed, Jul 29 vs Athletics
Bobblehead #6

Fri, Jul 31 vs Angels
Friday Night Fireworks

AUGUST
Sun, Aug 2 vs Angels
Cap. Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, Aug 10 vs Nationals
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Fernando Valenzuela

Thu, Aug 13 vs Reds
Bobblehead #7

Fri, Aug 14 vs Reds
Friday Night Fireworks

Sun, Aug 16 vs Reds
Spray Bottle with Fan. Viva Los Dodgers

Fri, Aug 28 vs Cubs
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Aug 29 vs Cubs
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Orel Hershiser

Sun, Aug 30 vs Cubs
Headphones

SEPTEMBER
Tue, Sep 1 vs Giants
Bobblehead #8

Mon, Sep 14 vs Rockies
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Eric Gagne

Wed, Sep 16 vs Rockies
Bobblehead #9

Fri, Sep 18 vs Pirates
Friday Night Fireworks

Sun, Sep 20 vs Pirates
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Clayton Kershaw. Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, Sep 21 vs D-backs
Sleeved Blanket

Wed, Sep 23 vs D-backs
Bobblehead #10

OCT
Fri, Oct 2 vs Padres
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Oct 3 vs Padres
La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers

Sun, Oct 4 vs Padres
Fan Appreciation Day

Dodgers Release 2015 Spring Training Schedule

lat-sp-dodgers-clayton-kershaw-20141111Finally the Dodgers release the Spring Training schedule!   I had seen other teams schedules before so I had jogged down the dates they were playing the Dodgers but now we have a complete schedule!

From Ken Gurnick:

opens March 4 with a home game against the White Sox at their shared facility at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.

The schedule of 30 games concludes with a Freeway Series against the Angels on April 2-4 — the games on Thursday and Friday night in Anaheim, the Saturday game at Dodger Stadium — with all game times to be announced.

The club has at least one home game during each of the four Cactus League weekends. There will be four scheduled split-squad doubleheaders.

The Dodgers will play the World Series champion San Francisco Giants on March 9 at Scottsdale and March 27 at Camelback Ranch.

Here is the Dodger 2015 schedule I copied from a calendar version that I can’t copy

Wed  3/4 CWS 1:05 p.m.

Thu 3/5 @CWS.

Fri  3/6 SEA(ss)  1.05 p.m.  @MIL (ss) Maryvale

Sat 3/7 @CLE Goodyear

Sun 3/8 MIL 1.05 p.m.

Mon 3/9 @SF Scottsdale

Tue 3/10 COL 1.05 p.m.

Wed 3/11 @CHI Cubs Park

Thu 3/12 @SD Peoria

Fri 3/13 CIN 7.05 p.m.

Sat 3/14 CLE 1.05 p.m.

Sun 3/15 @SEA Peoria

Mon 3/16 OAK 1.05 p.m.

Tues 3/17 @TEX Surprise

Wed 3/18 CHI 1.05 p.m.

Thu 3/19 LAA 1.05 p.m.

Fri 3/20 @OAK (ss) Hohokam Stadium .   @TEX (ss) at Alamodome in San Antonio

Sat 3/21 @COL(ss)  Salt River Fields.   @TEX (ss) at Alamodome in San Antonio

Sun 3/22 CLE 1.05 p.m.

Mon 3/23 ARI 1.05 p.m.

Tues 3/24 No game

Wed 3/25 SD 1.05 p.m.

Thu 3/26 @CWS

Fri 3/27 SF 7.05 p.m.

Sat 3/28 @LAA Tempe

Sun 3/29 TEX (ss) 1.05 p.m. @SF (ss) Scottsdale

Mon 3/30 @ARI Salt River Fields

Tue 3/31 CWS 1.05 p.m.

Wed 4/1 @KC Surprise

Thu 4/2 @LAA Anaheim  TBD

Fri 4/3 @LAA Anaheim TBD

Sat 4/4 LAA Dodger Stadium TBD

11/12/15 Update:  The Dodgers will play two games in San Antonio, the home of their Double-A team from 1977 -2000.  I always wanted to visit San Antonio.  I hear it is a beautiful city.  The Dodgers will take a split squat team March 20-21 to play the Texas Rangers.  The two games will be played at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio.  Tickets go on sale Friday here http://www.bigleagueweekend.com/buy-tickets.html

 

 

 

Trio #3 A Dark night, Ice Cream and Tears

From WordPress http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/trio-no-three/

Today you can write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your post must mention a dark night, your fridge, and tears (of joy or sadness; your call).

The evening is quickly turning into a dark night

watching game seven of the World Series

It is down to the last out for the Royals with a runner on third

Salvador Perez pops out to third baseman Pablo Sandoval in foul territory

And just like that The Giants are World Champions

I think back to the Dodgers season and what could have been….

I cannot watch the celebration so I turn the TV off  and head to the fridge

Would a bowl of ice cream make me feel any better?

It does while I am eating it but then the sadness takes over.

The baseball season is really over

A knot builds on my throat and I cannot hold back the tears.

I feel like this tree I pass by in the fall missing its leaves

Tree fall

 

 

 

 

 

Brooklyn Royal Giants

I was googling something about a tweet when I ran into this:  Brooklyn Royal Giants.   I did not know this team existed.  Yeah, some might say I just crawled under a rock.  Well, that is where I said I wanted to be when the Giants made it to the World Series.   But Brooklyn Royal Giants sounds perfect for this World Series between the Giants and Royals which I hope the Royals win.

The Brooklyn Royal Gaints were a Negro League team.

 

I further found out that during a game against the Pirates on June 28 (my birthday), the Mets wore throwback uniforms which read ‘Royal Giants’ across the chest as a tribute to the Negro League team Brooklyn Royal Giants.

Who would have thought back in June that the Royals and Giants would be in the World Series.

From http://www.negroleaguebaseball.com

During the 1910s the Royal Giants reigned as one the nation’s most powerful black clubs, winning multiple championships in the East. The team fell into somewhat of a decline during the 1920s while under the ownership of Nat Strong, a white New York City booking agent, and made a dismal showing during its five seasons in the Eastern Colored League (1923-27). While competing in the Eastern Colored League the club played its home games at Dexter Park in Queens.

After returning to independent play in 1928 the team’s roster was rebuilt, but the quality of play never matched that of its early championship seasons. By the mid-1930s the team was of no better than minor league quality, and as the 1940s came around the team had fallen to a semi-professional status. The team disbanded in 1942.

The Mets can play in a Brooklyn Dodger uniform next year.

Go Royals!  World Series game 7 coming later on tonight.

2015 Dodger Schedule. Where will it take me?

The Dodger schedule came out September 8 and I went over it making plans already but I like to have it here in my blog handy for quick reference.   God willing I will continue to go to Spring Training, my usual road trips to San Diego and the annual SABR convention.  This year’s SABR convention is in Chicago and it starts as the Dodgers play in Chicago on Getaway day.  I am working on where else 2015 will take me.

Here is is the preliminary schedule that MLB  released on September 8, 2014:

2015 schedule months

APRIL

April 6 Monday SD

April 7 Tuesday SD

April 8 Wednesday SD

April 10 Friday @ ARI

April 11 Saturday @ ARI

April 12 Sunday @ ARI

April 13 Monday SEA

April 14 Tuesday SEA

April 15 Wednesday SEA

April 17 Friday COL

April 18 Saturday COL

April 19 Sunday COL

April 21 Tuesday @ SF

April 22 Wednesday @ SF

April 23 Thursday @ SF

April 24 Friday @ SD

April 25 Saturday @ SD

April 26 Sunday @ SD

April 27 Monday SF

April 28 Tuesday SF

April 29 Wednesday SF

MAY

May 1 Friday ARI

May 2 Saturday ARI

May 3 Sunday ARI

May 4 Monday @ MIL

May 5 Tuesday @ MIL

May 6 Wednesday @ MIL

May 7 Thursday @ MIL

May 8 Friday @ COL

May 9 Saturday @ COL

May 10 Sunday @ COL

May 11 Monday MIA

May 12 Tuesday MIA

May 13 Wednesday MIA

May 14 Thursday COL

May 15 Friday COL

May 16 Saturday COL

May 17 Sunday COL

May 19 Tuesday @ SF

May 20 Wednesday @ SF

May 21 Thursday @ SF

May 22 Friday SD

May 23 Saturday SD

May 24 Sunday SD

May 25 Monday ATL

May 26 Tuesday ATL

May 27 Wednesday ATL

May 29 Friday @ STL

May 30 Saturday @ STL

May 31 Sunday @ STL

JUNE

June 1 Monday @ COL

June 2 Tuesday @ COL

June 3 Wednesday @ COL

June 4 Thursday STL

June 5 Friday STL

June 6 Saturday STL

June 7 Sunday STL

June 8 Monday ARI

June 9 Tuesday ARI

June 10 Wednesday ARI

June 12 Friday @ SD

June 13 Saturday @ SD

June 14 Sunday @ SD

June 15 Monday @ TEX

June 16 Tuesday @ TEX

June 17 Wednesday TEX

June 18 Thursday TEX

June 19 Friday SF

June 20 Saturday SF

June 21 Sunday SF

June 22 Monday @ CHC

June 23 Tuesday @ CHC

June 24 Wednesday @ CHC

June 25 Thursday @ CHC

June 26 Friday @ MIA

June 27 Saturday @ MIA

June 28 Sunday @ MIA

June 29 Monday @ ARI

June 30 Tuesday @ ARI

JULY

July 1 Wednesday @ ARI

July 3 Friday NYM

July 4 Saturday NYM

July 5 Sunday NYM

July 6 Monday PHI

July 7 Tuesday PHI

July 8 Wednesday PHI

July 9 Thursday PHI

July 10 Friday MIL

July 11 Saturday MIL

July 12 Sunday MIL

July 14 Tuesday ASG @ CIN

July 17 Friday @ WSH

July 18 Saturday @ WSH

July 19 Sunday @ WSH

July 20 Monday @ ATL

July 21 Tuesday @ ATL

July 22 Wednesday @ ATL

July 23 Thursday @ NYM

July 24 Friday @ NYM

July 25 Saturday @ NYM

July 26 Sunday @ NYM

July 28 Tuesday OAK

July 29 Wednesday OAK

July 31 Friday LAA

AUGUST

August 1 Saturday LAA

August 2 Sunday LAA

August 4 Tuesday @ PHI

August 5 Wednesday @ PHI

August 6 Thursday @ PHI

August 7 Friday @ PIT

August 8 Saturday @ PIT

August 9 Sunday @ PIT

August 10 Monday WSH

August 11 Tuesday WSH

August 12 Wednesday WSH

August 13 Thursday CIN

August 14 Friday CIN

August 15 Saturday CIN

August 16 Sunday CIN

August 18 Tuesday @ OAK

August 19 Wednesday @ OAK

August 21 Friday @ HOU

August 22 Saturday @ HOU

August 23 Sunday @ HOU

August 25 Tuesday @ CIN

August 26 Wednesday @ CIN

August 27 Thursday @ CIN

August 28 Friday CHC

August 29 Saturday CHC

August 30 Sunday CHC

August 31 Monday SF

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 1 Tuesday SF

Sept. 2 Wednesday SF

Sept. 3 Thursday @ SD

Sept. 4 Friday @ SD

Sept. 5 Saturday @ SD

Sept. 6 Sunday @ SD

Sept. 7 Monday @ LAA

Sept. 8 Tuesday @ LAA

Sept. 9 Wednesday @ LAA

Sept. 11 Friday @ ARI

Sept. 12 Saturday @ ARI

Sept. 13 Sunday @ ARI

Sept. 14 Monday COL

Sept. 15 Tuesday COL

Sept. 16 Wednesday COL

Sept. 18 Friday PIT

Sept. 19 Saturday PIT

Sept. 20 Sunday PIT

Sept. 21 Monday ARI

Sept. 22 Tuesday ARI

Sept. 23 Wednesday ARI

Sept. 24 Thursday ARI

Sept. 25 Friday @ COL

Sept. 26 Saturday @ COL

Sept. 27 Sunday @ COL

Sept. 28 Monday @ SF

Sept. 29 Tuesday @ SF

Sept. 30 Wednesday @ SF

OCTOBER

Oct. 1 Thursday @ SF

Oct. 2 Friday SD

Oct. 3 Saturday SD

Oct. 4 Sunday SD

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

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.

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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.

Game Tankas 09/02/14 Dodgers 4, Nationals 1

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.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS AT LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Kershaw on the mound
Pederson playing center
Good omen this night
First Major League hit for Joc
A single in the second!

WASHINGTON NATIONALS AT LOS ANGELES DODGERS

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

WASHINGTON NATIONALS AT LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Home-run Uribe!
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
ERA 1.7

 

pictures by Jon SooHoo

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