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By now everyone has seen the video of Matt Kemp giveaway gifts to a cancer striken young Dodger fan. I have seen it many times since yesterday. If you have not here it is
So in honor of Matt Kemp here are some humbling haikus
Swept by the Giants
Kemp comes up big with a kid
He Hit a Grand Slam
Cancer striken kid
Received jersey, ball and cleats
from goodwill Matt Kemp
Kemp could have walked out
After Dodgers lost series
But Kemp made us proud!
Stripped of self-pity
“Life is bigger than Baseball”
Said Kemp afterwards
We love you Matty!
At Kershaw Cy Young Award press conference, Kemp taking the time to pose with me.
Here is Kemp with Alyssa, a beautiful little girl that passed away with Cancer. Since that happened, Kemp updated his twitter profile picture with a picture with Alyssa.
Kemp stopped by to take a picture with me at the Bluetopia movie premier in 2008.
Here is Kemp again posing with me one day I was on the field prior to a game.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is “From Above” http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/#comments A picture taken from above.
With the theme in mind I reviewed some of my pictures. I found this one that I took from above, the last row of the Top Deck (the last level) of Dodger Stadium.
From above to below the field, Matt Kemp at the plate on a Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Note the shadows, the location of the ball as it makes a hole on his shadow, the umpire in position and the catcher ready to catch the ball.
That game was Sunday, September 9, 2012. Dodgers lost the game against the Cardinals in 12 inning with the score of 5-2. Kemp went 1 for 5 with a groundball in the first inning, a strikeout in the 3rd, a double in the 6th, a strikeout in the 8th and in the 10th inning with the bases full and two outs, Kemp flied out out to center field.
Here is a recent panoramic picture I took from my seats in the Top Deck
It is a long way down but I like the view from above. I see the game, I see the mountains, I get a panoramic view of the game.
Today Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Dodgers find themselves way below in last place in their division. They need to crawl out and rise above.
I have been so busy that I have not updated my blog in a long time. I had part of this short review of the movie “42″ in draft so I finally had a chance to finish it
A group of us (Lorena, Amanda Rosie, Josie, Elisa, my brother Vic and I) went to see the movie “42″ on Saturday April 13. We went to a theater in Pasadena . I loved the movie but I was left with “is that the end?” It could have been longer as far as I was concern. It was too short.
Harrison Ford does an excellent job of portraying Branch Rickey. Ben Chapman got under my skin so he was doing his part acting. Chadwick Boseman portrays a quiet dignity like his character, Jackie while at the same time showing that he is controlling his anger. Nicole Behaire was delightful as Rachel Robinson. Boseman and Behaire played a cute on-screen couple.
If the movie makes you read more about this era, about Jackie Robinson who died so young, about Baseball pioneer, Branch Rickey then is doing its job. I for one, pulled two books I had purchased from libraries that were marked “discarded” They are “Opening Day the story of Jackie Robinson first season”
and “The Story of Branch Rickey”
Another book is
from Branch Rickey’s Little Blue Book:
Luck Is the Residue of Design – Branch Rickey.
I took my brother to see the plaque in front where Jackie Robinson’s mom moved with her kids in Pasadena. The house is no longer there but there is a plaque there.
I also took my brother to see the sculptures in front of the Pasadena City Hall of Jackie and his brother.
Jackie Robinson sculpture in front of the Pasadena City Hall. You can see Mack Robinson sculpture in the picture too. Mack is facing the City Hall, while Jackie is facing Brooklyn.
I hope that you too went out to the library or bookstore to read more about Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey and about this era in Baseball history.
It all went down hill for the Dodgers after the Home Opener. They lost 2 out of three to the hated Giants. Here are a few sudokus I came up with after the loss.
walks seven Dodgers in five
just two unearned runs
One for 14 Ugh!
worst: two for 27
in series with RISP
Bases loaded Yes!
3-4-5 hitters no outs
scored only one run
Seven double plays
by the Giants, Did Blue win?
no, Tim was lucky
Dodgers lose again
Only win game with Kershaw
of three game series
Leaving stadium late
Listening to Dodger Talk
on the long drive home
Today is day off
Dodgers reflect on mistakes
be sharp for weekend!
Yasiel Puig will make debut
Lookouts for the kid
ref: photo by Jon SooHoo at http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com/
Last year I went to Camelback Ranch for the St Patrick’s weekend with friends Lorena and Elisa.
This year the three of us headed that way again. Lore and I talked that we should make it a tradition to spend St Patrick’s Day watching the Dodgers every year.
After we ran into Pat and Norma. I seem like I always ran into them on the road.
We ran into Cochito! haha, a different cochito
After we ran into Pat and Norma. I seem like I always ran into them on the road.
Looking for a pic of the birthday girl Margie but I could not find one. Also of Randy from Let’s Talk Dodgers and Mary and Art from our Top Deck family.
Relaxing at the game
Elisa’s beautiful panoramic pictures. She showed me how to take them too. That is me walking with my Trayvon Robinson green jersey and my floppy hat
I like this picture with Lore and I walking
Elisa titled this picture “the person behind the hat, Crzblue” Yeah, me and my floppy hats. I forgot the blue one that I purchased a year ago on St Patrick’s Day so I took that one that I purchased a month before when we were in Arizona for the Dodgers workouts.
Speaking of traditions, I was disappointed that Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yniguez & Fernando Valenzuela were not broadcasting the game in Spanish for St Patrick’s Day. Our Irish poet Vin Scully was there so why not our Spanish poet Jaime? I asked Mr. Jarrin when was the last time he missed a St Patrick’s game. He said:
@crzblue Emmita: nunca perdí un S.Patricio desde 59 hasta el 2008. En ùltimos 6 años he perdido uno en camelback Ranch. Abrazos.
ref; Dee’s picture, Elisa’s panoramic pictures, Lorena’s pictures and mines.
As I was looking for a hotel at Camelback Ranch I saw this
You Could Win a Trip to LA for the 42 Premiere Screening!
And step up to the plate every day for a chance to win tickets to 42!
naturally I entered the contest.
Afterwards I saw the preview of the movie.
Man! I am going to need some kleenex when I go see the movie!
We can never thank Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey enough.
Go Dodgers! Heading to Camelback Ranch this weekend.
I started reviewing my pictures to see what I could use for this week’s Photo Challenge: Lost in the Detail http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/weekly-photo-challenge-lost-in-the-details/
I found these pictures when I took a road trip to Seattle with friends Lorena & Rosie to see the Dodgers last year.
We were taking pictures of the Chihuly Garden and glass
I am afraid of bees but I stayed there taking the picture.
I also took this picture aiming low at the reflection of Lorena and I taking pictures.
These are Dodgers minor leaguers running during Spring Training. I like this picture because it depicts the minor leaguers fighting to make it to the Majors.
Like Cristina Saralegui says in that Cuban expression “Pa’lante, pa’lante, pa’tras ni pa’ coger impulso” which means “Forward, don’t step back, not even to gain momentum (coud also be understood as “to get a running start”.)
That is my advice to the minor leaguers. Pa’lante muchachos! Spring forward!
First Spring Training game for the Dodgers today! Baseball is back! Pa’lante todos mis muchachos! Good luck to all the guys new ones, old ones and those struggling to make the team! Pa’lante!
My first time participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge with a theme. This week’s challenge is a picture that says FORWARD
photo by Jon SooHoo, Dodgers great photographer
When the Dodgers posted the first picture of Sandy Koufax suit up in Dodger Blue, I got excited! I had seen him Sunday at Camelback Ranch with a white long sleeve t-shirt and jogging pants. Unfortunately we had to leave Sunday so we did not get to see him Monday all dressed in Dodger Blue. But that is OK, just seeing the pictures, I got super excited. I could not wipe a big smile off my face while I work on President’s Day.
The pictures below are from Dodger photographer Jon SooHoo who does an excellent job. check out all the photos here:
Sandy Koufax working with Josh Beckett
Sandy Koufax greeted with applauses in the clubhouse at Camelback Ranch
Matt Kemp, Sandy Koufax and Stan Kasten
Sandy Koufax and Tommy Lasorda
Sandy Koufax and Traveling Secretary Scott Akasaki
Shimada, the ever young Jim Hill and Sandy Koufax having a good laugh. This last picture is my favorite because Sandy looks happy.
We are smiling and laughing with joy seeing Sandy back wearing Dodger Blue.
ref: Jon SooHoo pictures from htpt://Dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com
Rosie, Lorena and I had a great time at Arizona. Thank ladies! Thank you Lore for driving!
Here are some pictures!
Cochito Luiz Cruz
Andre Ethier looking happy
Clayton Kershaw! Javy Guerra!
Niño De Oro
Cuidado con su curva
Es Clayton Kershaw
Tommy Lasorda in uniform
Me taking a picture of the reflection with the Mafia girls in the back.
Broke up when Koufax showed up
At Camelback Ranch!
Sandy Koufax. Came close to getting his autograph. Lots of pushing and shoving.
At Summit Mountain
The Mafia ladies
Update: Se me olvido la foto de Summit Mountain. I had forgotten the picture from Summit Mountain. The sunset from there is beautiful.