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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.

Photo: Thank you Stan Kasten!  You are funny!

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. 

LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS NEW YORK YANKEES

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

LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS NEW YORK YANKEES

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.

Dodger Road Trip! Cooperstown then Dodgers and Yankee Series

I arrived at 7 a.m. in the Big Apple. I have done plenty of walking and with lack of sleep I just waiting for Lorena to show up so that I can go to the room and rest.   Oh, I also forgot the laptop power adapter.  I was able to find one at Staples.   I do need it as although I am on vacation, I am also on call and will be doing some work from here.

I ran into one of the MLB Big Apples statues for the upcoming MLB All-Star game here in New York.   Funny that it happened to be the Red Sox apple I ran into.   It is located at the Party City store.  I forget exactly where, 33rd street?

Boston Red Sox 2013 All-Star Game Apple Figurine - MLB.com Shop

Now I want to see where the Dodger apple is located.

Here is a picture I found online of the Dodger apple

Pretty, pretty, pretty.

Tomorrow:  Cooperstown.  We stay a night and then is back to New York City.

I am waiting waiting  for Lorena and Maria who arrived yesterday morning and headed  to Atlantic City.  Tonight Rosie and her brother George arrive.    Yay! Lorena and Maria are here!   Bye!

Brooklyn Dodger Players Alive. Updated List with new data

Thankfully the list of Brooklyn players alive is still the same number as when I updated the list as of January 2013. The only thing is that I updated the list to include the years the players played for the Dodgers. I got a comment asking me if I knew who of the Dodger players that are alive played with Jackie Robinson in 1947. Robert knew Ralph Branca did, but he wanted to know who else. The other two are Don Lund and Marv Rackley.

So here is the updated list with what years each of these players played for the Dodgers.
Clike on the following link to open the worksheet.
Brooklyn players Alive as of Jan 2013 New.xls

the list was not lining up correctly here so I added the link but if anyone can’t open the above link, here is the way is showing up here:
Name Birthplace. Born Uni# Played for Dodgers
Mike Sandlock Old Greenwich, CT. 10/17/1915 1,4 1945 – 1946
Ray Hathaway Grinville, OH. 10/13/1916 22 1945
Lee Pfund Oak Park ILL. 10/10/1919 14 1945
Luis Olmo Puerto Rico. 10/11/1919 21 1943-1945.1949
Jean-Pierre Roy Canada. 6/26/1920 34 1946
Pat McGlothin Coalfield, TN. 10/20/1920 23 1949-1950
Andy Pafko Boiceville, IL. 2/25/1921 22,48 1951-1952
Marv Rackley Seneca, SC. 7/25/1921 35 1947-1949
Chuck Kress Philadelphia. 12/9/1921 5 1954
Eddie Basinksi Buffalo, NY. 11/4/1922 3 1944-1945
Don Lund Detroit, Mi. 5/18/1923 40 1945,1947-1948
Tim Thompson Coalport, PA. 3/1/1924 21 1954
George Shuba Youngstown, OH. 12/13/1924 8 1948-1950,1952-1955
Johnny Rutherford Ontario, CN. 5/5/1925 15 1952
Wayne Terwilliger Clare, Mi. 6/27/1925 34 1951
Chris Haughey Astoria, NY. 10/3/1925 14 1943
Ralph Branca Mount Vernon, NY. 1/6/1926 13,20,28 1944-1953, 1956
Bob Borkowski Dayton, OH. 1/27/1926 27 1955
Randy Jackson Little Rock, AR. 2/10/1926 2 1956-1958
Dick Teed Springfield, MA. 3/8/1926 37 1953 One At Bat
Don Newcombe Madison, NJ. 6/14/1926 36 1949-1951, 1954-1958
Bobby Morgan Oklahoma city. 6/29/1926 2 1950, 1952-1953
Charlie Osgood Sommerville, MA 11/23/1926 20 1944
Carl Erskine Anderson, IN. 12/13/1926 17 1948-1959
Preston Ward Columbia, MO. 7/24/1927 36 1948
Rocky Bridges Refugio, TX. 8/7/1927 9 1951-1952
Tommy Lasorda Norristown, PA. 9/22/1927 2,27,29 1954-1955
Tommy Brown Brooklyn, NY. 12/6/1927 9 1944-1945. 1947- 1951
Joe Landrum Columbia, SC. 12/13/1928 19 1950, 1952
Joe Pignatano Brooklyn, NY. 8/4/1929 58 1957-1960
Roger Craig Durham, NC. 2/17/1930 38 1955-1961
Ron Negray Akron, OH. 2/26/1930 38 1952, 1958
Glenn Mickens Wilman, CA 7/26/1930 46 1953
Don Zimmer Cincinnati, OH. 1/17/1931 23 1954-1959, 1963
Ed Roebuck East Millboro, PA 7/3/1931 37 1956-1958, 1960-1963
Fred Kipp Iqua, KS. 10/1/1931 26 1957-1959
Chico Fernandez Cuba. SS. 3/2/1932 3 1956
Jim Gentile San Francisco, CA 6/3/1934 38 1957-1958
Don Demeter Oklahoma City. OK 6/25/1935 2 1956, 1958-1961
Sandy Koufax Brooklyn, NY. 12/30/1935 32 1955-1966
Bob Aspromonte Brooklyn, NY. 6/19/1938 28, 34 1956, 1960-1961
Rod Miller Portland, OR. 1/16/1940 50 1957 One at Bat

P.S. The next Brooklyn Dodger from this list that I will post about is Wayne Terwilliger.

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