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Congratulations Dodgers! 2013 NL League West Champions

I was following the game while I worked using the handy MLB At Bat.   Working on the computer and listening to the game on my phone, my hand would go up doing a soft “YAY!” “WOO-HOO!”   every time the Dodgers would score.    In the 3rd inning when  Hanley Ramirez hit the three-run homerun I said “OK, they are going to wrap it up in AZ”, but the D’Bakcs came back with six in the bottom of the 3rd.   At this time I am saying “OK, they will wrap it up in San Diego.”   But the fighting Dodgers kept pecking away.  Hanley Ramirez hit his second homerun of the game in the 7th tying the game at 6-6.  In the 8th inning, A.J. Ellis put the team in front with a solo homerun making the final score Dodgers 7, D’Backs 6.  Tears of joy ran down my face listening to the final score and reading some Dodger tweets.  

On my way to take the train, no one could wipe the smile off my face.   I talked about the game with another regular train rider.  We talked about the Dodgers running to use the D’backs pool.   I told Wayne, the D’Backs never said anything about not using the pool.   

When I got home I watched the game that my brother Victor had taped.  It was funny watching Adrian Gonzalez running to the pool.   He is the slowest Dodger.  Afterwards it was funny how Paco was helping Ryu jump over the fence to get to the pool.  Dodger photographer, Jon SooHoo was going here and there to get the best pictures.  Jon already had his gogles and a protector for his camera.  

Seeing Jon Soo Hoo’s pictures http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com/, It was nice to see that all the Dodger bat boys were invited to go to Arizona.   Some of the Dodger staff was invited by Matt Kemp

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I recognize some of the Dodger bat boys. 

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Also looking at this picture of Hanley Ramirez all taped up, I just got to say “what a guy!” Get well Hanley!  The team needs you!  Que te recuperes pront.  

LOS ANGELES DODGERS AT ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Congratulations Dodgers!  I want that shirt “WE Own the West”

Road Trip!

Lorena, Rosie,Margie and I will head to San Diego later on today. 

Here a picture during Spring Training 2011 with Lorena , Margie and Roberto Baly is at the end. 

Here is Lorena and Rosie.   Cheers Ladies!  We will celebrate in San Diego!  Go Dodgers!

Great Dodger History: September 18, 2006

I did not have my blog back in 2006 but I had a draft email that I think I sent to a friend back then. What a great Dodger day September 18, 2006 was! Here is what I wrote back then:

I was at the game on 9/18/06 and no freaking way I am using my tickets to get Hooter’s hot wings! I already wrote on my tix what happened and put it away. I am saving my blankets that we got to commemorate that day! I stayed for the entire game on Saturday so there was no way I was leaving until the last out on Monday. Many people in our top deck section also stayed but there were those that gave up and left. Two of those guys came back to watch the 10th innings! they were in their car listening and hurried back in. It as so sweeeet. some of us were going down the aisle hugging and hi-fiving!

I always keep score and at the end of the 9th inning when the score was 9 -5, after I recorded the last out of the Padres I put a #$%@%$ in the next square down out of frustration. I wanted to curse but there was this 3 year old cute girl that comes with her parents. She loves to hi-five! Anyway, I moved to the last row where my friend Lorena sits and there were these three Padre fans standing in the back. They were saying that probably they were going to miss their train back to SD, but that now that Hoffman was coming to the game, it was over. I turned around and told them “remember what happened in the All-Star game” They reminded me of what Hoffman has done against the Dodgers. They could not freaking believe what happened afterwards! When I was Hi-fiving everyone I was also doing it to them and they went along. They also said they had not seen anything like that.

When Nomar came to bat, they were saying “here comes the rally killer, is over now.” I was yelling “C’mon Nomah…. I believe in you!! “Hit one out for the Ravines (My baseball fantasy team)! It was unbelievable the atmosphere! I along with other fans were going down the aisles hi-fiving and hugging those that I see day in and day out! We stayed and watch all the highlights! When I walked out of the stadium, everyone was going crazy honking their horns everywhere! having their windows down and yelling! Unbelievable!

Oh, yeah while I was walking to my car, I noticed Linda (SDDodger) had left me a message. I called her back and left her a message and let her listen to all the noise, the honks, the noise people were making as they were heading out of the park. I got home and watched the entire replay and taped it. I dozed off during Russell’s Homerun but that is OK, I watched the highlights this morning on ESPN. Did not get many hours of sleep but I’ll be at the stadium again tonight.

Go Dodgers!!! Oh yeah,,,, for those that might want to chat with Nomah, he will be on-line at 2PM today. Got a meeting at that time, but I’ll read later on what he and others had to say. Now, better get some work done.

Another thing, what was up with Peavy!? Was he yelling at Piazza? something about “that was a fastball” IF that is so, you don’t disrespect your catcher. punk. Don’t know what was up with him and Mariano also but I like the way the boys in blue came out ready to rumble!

Happy birthday to my Padre fan friend Mike Egan! Have a wonderful day! I love that this anniversary of 9/18/2006 happened on your birthday! Thanks for being a great friend and see you in San Diego this weekend!Iphone 1322

Dodgers Magic Number is Six. How to Calculate Magic Number

Dodgers magic number is Six! Will the Dodgers clinch at home? I checked the D’Backs schedule and they are off on Thursday. for the Dodgers, Thursday is the start of a four game series with the Giants. The D’Backs return home to receive the Colorado Rockies.

I had to explain to a friend how the magic number gets calculated so I decided to put it here.

The short method:
(# of games yet to be played + 1) – (# of games ahead in the loss column of the standings from the closest opponent)
Dodgers example as of 9/11/13:
(18+ 1) – (13) = 6
OR
(# of games in a season +1) – (team in 1st place Wins) – (losses by 2nd place team)
Dodgers example as of 9/11/13:
163 – 85 – 72 = 6

Let’s hope the number goes down again tonight. I am in a pool to guess when the Dodgers will clinch but I don’t think I will win. I ended up with 9/17 and hopefully it will be before.

From Lefty O’Doul
To this year Jerry Hairston
All wore number six

Joe Medwick, Hal Peck
Charlie Dressen, Sam Leslie
Carl Furillo SKOON!

Iron man Garvey
Represented number six
So did Ron Fairly

Go Dodgers!

Dodgers and the Dream Center

Saturday August 31, I went to the Dream Center in Los Angeles. The Dream Center is a Pentecostal Christian Church mission located at 2301 Bellevue Avenue in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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The Founders are Pastor Tommy Barnett, Pastor Matthew Barnett & Pastor Caroline Barnett

From the Dreamcenter.org website:

Founded in 1994, The Dream Center is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 50,000 individuals and families each month.

We do this through mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for teens and adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills counseling, basic education, Bible studies and more. We work to meet people where they are at, to bring them hope and a way off the streets.

We’re also equipping others to serve. The Dream Center’s record of success has attracted urban missionaries and Christian leaders from across the U.S. and the world. As they volunteer with us, they gain insight and skills that they can take back to their own communities.

In this way, more than 100 independent Dream Centers have been launched nationally, as well as internationally. Many more churches and ministries have become more effective as we teach those who give their time and talent to do what we do. Many who once needed our services also go on to help others.
– See more at: http://www.dreamcenter.org/about-us/#sthash.yLfuDfKC.dpuf

My friend Amanda who volunteers for the Dream Center has invited me several times,    She started going back when Josh Lindblom was with the Dodgers.   This time she told me that  there was going to be a private kids baseball clinic conducted by some Dodgers.   I went with my brother Victor and we stayed in the background taking some pictures.

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Clayton Kershaw, Shumaker, Andre Ethier, Nick Punto & Mark Ellis.  .  On the left corner is Jonathan who Amanda introduced me to.  Jonah has a lot of energy and it shows that he loves working for the Dream Center. Pastor Matthew Barnett is on the right side.   Later on J.P. Howell joined the group.

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Clayton Kershaw,

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Andre Ethier showing the kids how to hit.

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Mark Ellis

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J. P. Howell talking also about his foundation “Discover Your Path”

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Pastor Matthew Barnett talking to J.P. Howell

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A beautiful day while a little girl is swinging for the fences with Andre Ethier checking her swing

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Another kid about to swing under Ethier’s watchful eye

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Clayton Kershaw catching for the kids

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Here I am looking looking at Andre work with one of the kids.

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Kershaw and Shumaker

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This last picture is for Amanda.  Thanks Amanda.  The Dreamcenter is a great cause.  Go to the website and www.dreamcenter.org and check it out.  Check out Pastor Matthew Barnett blog and check out his new book http://zachkeller.net/godsdream/index.html

Dodgers Magic Number 12. Greinke August NL Pitcher of the Month

The Dodgers Magic Number is

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Rosie, Lorena and I wearing my #12 jersey. pic by Rosie.

Magic equals 12
Dodgers with 83 wins
55 losses

13 and a half
Dodgers are in front of pack
Kershaw Ryu and Zack

Dodgers won 7 to 4
with Nolasco on the mound
Punto with four hits

Tonight is Volquez
Dodgers going for the sweep
Facing DLR

Congrats to Greinke!
NL Pitcher of the Month!
5 wins in August

In 5 starts Greinke
Had 123 ERA
Striking Out 30

Back to Back awards
For Kershaw and Zack
Kershaw won July

1975
Last time we had back to back
Pitcher of the month

Dodger fans are smug
We have waited a long time
soaking every game

 

 

 

Dodgers Reel in the Marlins

Dodgers reel in the Marlins with Clayton Kershaw on the mound today on an early game on Getaway day.  I am so glad that for a change the Dodgers played early today as the schedule has not been nice to them on getaway days.

Kershaw pitched eight scoreless innings striking out six.  Kershaw improved his record to 13-7 and lowered his ERA to 1.72!  Kershaw also lined a single to left field to bring in Yasiel Puig for the first run.

El barbudo de Brian Wilson made his Dodger debut in the ninth inning.

Funny picture from Mike Scioscia Tragic Illness blog.     I like the barba Azul.

With the Dodgers win and the D’Backs loss, the Dodgers magic number is

Among the Dodgers that have worn #27 are Pete Reiser, Clyde King, Carl Furillo, Gene Mauch, Tommy Lasorda, Bob Borkoswki, Don Demeter, Jim Gentile, Mike Sharperson, Kevin Brown, Jose Lima, James Loney, Matt Kemp.

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The boys should be getting home later on tonight to start the three game series with the Red Sox.  The Red Sox did not play today.  Tomorrow’s matchup is Lackey against Ricky Nolasko.

Here’s to you Dodgers!  See you at OLOCR (Our Lady of Chavez Ravine)!!!

Reggie Smith will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Friday.

The First Place Dodgers are back in Town after a sweep of Nationals & Blue Jays

I have been so busy lately that I have not updated my blog. I still need to upload the pictures from the Baseball Reliquary Induction Day.  What an AWESOME day that was but first let’s get back to the Dodgers!

WOW!!  They have won six in a row sweeping the Nationals and the Toronto Blue Jays!   They scored 47 runs in those six games while giving up 22 runs.

Crazy Stat:

The Dodgers were 9.5 games back June 22 and in 1st place July 22. Sixth team since 1969 to go from 9.5 back to 1st in 30 days.

They have gone from being in last place on June 22nd to first place by 1.5 games!

In the tradition of Walter O’Malley, Ice Cream for everyone!

The Dodgers arrived at LAX today about 3:45 a.m.  Both Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez were tweeing when they landed at LAX.    Why do they schedule night  games like that on Getaway day when the team has a game the following day?

Tonight the Dodgers  (53-47)  start the homestand with the Cincinnati Reds (58-44)

 

Tonight is also Vin Scully bobblehead night!  Naturally, the game is sold out.

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Since is Throwback Thursday, the Dodgers posted this picture of a young Vin Scully.

Here how the bobblehead for tonight looks like:

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I can’t wait to be back at OLOCR, Our Lady of Chavez Ravine!

The Boys are back in town!  The Boys are back in town!!!!

Go Dodgers!

The matchup:  Latos 9-3 3.53 ERA against Greinke 8-2 3.36 ERA.

 

Haiku’s from game in Colorado

What a wonderful day yesterday with the Dodgers climbing out of the cellar, homer Bailey pitching a no-hitter against the Giants, and the Giants taking over the basement!

Here are some Haiku’s to commemorate yesterday’s performance:

With the Dodgers win
The Blue climbed out of last place
now Giants are last!

NL West
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
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STRK
42
41
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21-16
21-25
2-8
L5
41
43
.488
1.5
25-20
16-23
4-6
L2
40
44
.476
2.5
25-18
15-26
2-8
L4
39
43
.476
2.5
25-21
14-22
9-1
W3
39
44
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3.0
24-15
15-29
2-8
L2

Red’s Homer Bailey
no-hit the slumping Giants
walking only one!

Two & a half out
of first place are the Dodgers
Dodger fans are smiling!

That Kid Yasiel Puig
A triple short of cycle
Puro Party Puig!

Did you see Puig’s catch?
In the warning track foul side?
Made it look easy!

Kid Clayton Kershaw
Threw a four hitter shutout
No less  in Coors Field!

Kid Kershaw walked none
While striking out eight Rockies
for his seventh win

Hanley’s hitting streak
extended to 13 games
We see you Hanley!

El Titan went deep!
for his 11th homerun
with a man on base

So now is game two
With Greinke against Chatswood
Go Dodgers!  Go Blue!

June 28, 2013: Celebrating my birthday at Dodger Stadium

I love it when I can celebrate my birthday at a stadium, especially if it is Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers lost by a large margin on June 28, 2013.   The final score was Phillies 16, Dodgers 1.  The Phillies had 21  hits to the Dodgers 5.  Capuano just plain did not have it.  He had pitched excellent in his last two starts with the prior start on three days rest.

Even with the blowout I had a great time at Dodger Stadium.   So many friends made it special.  It started with Doreen and Cynthia who worked in the dugout and brought me some Red Velvet cake, cupcakes along with napkins, blue planes and forks.  Inside the bag was a beautiful birthday card and they also gave me a Dodger birthday button.

Photo: Thank you Doreen and Cynthia in the dugout for cupcakes, red velvet cake and card. You two e so sweet!

Here is Cynthia in this picture from San Diego.  Payaso and JD also in the picture.

I got to find a picture of Doreen.  I know I have several.

Stan Kasten.   I ran into Stan Kasten the day after my birthday and he said “Happy birthday again”  lol.

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Greeting sign on the big screen:

I took a few pictures.  Here I am with the Maestro Jaime Jarrin

Lorena gave me this framed pictured of the two of us at the Jackie Robinson & Pee Wee Reese statue located outside the Brooklyn Cyclones ballpark.

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Dodgers posted this on twitter

Photo: Thank you @Dodgers!

It is always a pleasure to ran into Sweet Lou at the stadium.  He was telling us that his wife finally made him and let him eat plenty of corn bread

Photo: Thank you sweet Lou!

Bill Russell was passing by signing for some fans so I asked him for a picture after signing a baseball card for me.

Photo: Thank you Bill Russell!

Jim Hill was also going by so I asked him to pose with me for a picture.  I don’t think Jim Hill has aged since I started watching him on TV when I was a little girl ;-)

Photo: Thank you Jim Hill!

I called the skipper, Kevin Kennedy also to pose for a picture.   The icing on the cake was the skipper wishing me a happy birthday on the air.  Note the Kershaw pillow that I got from Amanda.

Photo: Thank you Skipper!  @kevinkennedymlb

Thank you to everyone that make my birthday at Dodger Stadium extra special.  A special thanks to Lorena.  Thank you kid!

 

In the last seven years, the Dodgers are 4-3 on my birthday.

For the month of June Dodgers went through a stretch of nine losses in twelve games in June,but they finished with a record of 15-13.   They are still in last place but only 3 1/2 games back.

Dodgers start a three game series with Colorado with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. After the three games with Colorado, they will head to San Francisco for three then is on to Arizona.

Go Dodgers!

Pictures from New York

I had a wonderful time in New York in our Baseball trip.  There was five of us in our group, four women and a guy.  At Yankee Stadium we ran into friends

Here in the picture, George, Rosie, Lorena & me.  Natalie that we run into her in New York and Trinidad. 

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Everywhere we go, Yankee fans were saying how much they love Mattingly. 

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I love this picture taken by Jon SooHoo of Mattingly and Mariano Rivera.

Joe from Brooklyn in the white Dodgers shirt with his Brooklyn hat and his umbrella.  Also in the picture Turtledip & her boyfriend,  Bob Bacon, Serena and her dad Joe, Lorena.  If you know anyone else, please ID.  We saw Dodger fans walking by and we asked them to be in the picture like the guy with the sombrero. 

We visited Jackie Robinson’s grave.   At the entrance we met Mr. T who when we asked him where Jackie Robinson’s grave he said “Is a long way up there…I can give you a ride there so we squeeze the five of us plus Mr. T in his Jeep Cherokee. 

We lid a candle for the Dodgers at the Cathedral of St Patrick.  I bought a St. Christopher’s medallion and a chain for me plus some other souvenirs.  I looked for St. Rita’s medallion but they did not have it. 

We visited the statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese at the site where the Brooklyn Cyclones play

We went to visit the former site of Ebbets Field.

I had to take a picture with Hilda Chester, the original Dodger fan. 

Met  a Giant fan that wanted for us to take a picture putting up our dukes.

I became a member of the Hall of Fame museum so I got my ticket free after paying $40 for membership, a $10 discount offered while we there.

We visited Citi Field where the Mets were playing the Cubs.
In the picture is Miss Puiggy who is traveling with me now.  She has visited Citi Field, Yankee Stadium and now Petco Park and of course Dodger Stadium is her home stadium. 

I was going to include the pictures of San Diego but I’ll wait for more pictures from Sunday and besides I forgot my camera at home but I do have my i-phone.  Lorena will share some pictures.

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