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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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From Last to First! Meet John Ely

 

Thumbnail image for Frist place.jpgFrom Last to First.    The Dodgers’ win coupled with the San Diego loss took over first place in the National League West for the first time in 2010!   . After losing to Colorado on May 8, the Dodgers were in last place, 6.0 games behind the Padres, and have gone 22-7 since!

Kuroda-san pitched his best game against Carpenter but Kuo got the win and Jonathan Broxton the save.     Final score: Dodgers 1, Cardinals 0.  

 

Last Saturday my friends and I went to see Ely at an assigned signing at the At&T store in Culver City.    We found Ely to be personable and adorable.   Here are some pictures:

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All about Ely

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Ely Signed my scorebook on a scoresheet where he pitched!  He looked at it and said “This is Cool!”   He was impressed with Lorena who asked him who his favorite pitchers were growing up.   I took a picture of Lore and Ely with her camera.   Then after my pic with Ely, we were asked if we wanted one with both of us in the picture.   

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Thank you Ely!  Thank you At&T and thank you KABC for the tickets!   We sat in the Reserved aisle 7 on Sunday, courtesy of KABC.  

Tonight’s game:  Clayton Kershaw against Wainwright.  This time I will be able to watch the whole game.  Yesterday I was working with the Red Cross collecting pledges for the upcoming Annual Blood Drive for Saturday June 19.  

This is an annual competition between the Angels and the Dodgers Booster Club.   If you donate at this annual Blood drive, you get a voucher for your choice of team tickets,  a commemorative t-shirt,  a voucher for fish tacos from Wahoo, and a voucher for the Laugh Factory in Pasadena!   

DONATE BLOOD!   and GO DODGERS!     

Dodgers Sweep: A Balk-Off, A Walk-Off HR and a Walk-Off Single

Dodgers Sweep:  A Balk-Off, A Walk-Off HR and a Walk-Off Single.

Even though the Dodgers swept Arizona, these wins could have gone either way.   The Dodger pitching was there and timely hitting along with some help from the D’Backs.     

5/31/10: The Balk-Off.  Lopez piched well for the D’Backs but the defense let him down when  Kelly Johnson committed two errors in one play that scored two runs.  Then came the Balk from Vasquez causing the balk-off for the bearded one Casey BlakeBillingsley was lights out after the four homeruns he gave up in the first two innings.    Final score:  Dodgers 5, D’backs 4.

The guys in the dugout pointing out to the balk.   

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John Ely.jpg6/2/10.   Ely vs.  Haren.  A great pitching dual that went 10 innings with Matt Kemp having his first walk-off!   Jeff Weaver picked up the win and Gutierrez picked up the loss.  Gutierrez is now 0-4.  Gutierrez has allowed 10 homeruns in 18 1/3 innings.   Final score: Dodgers 1, D’Backs 0.

The fourteen inning stretch! 

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6/3/10.  A business special that started at noon.    This one had ex-Dodger Edwin Jackson going against rule-5 Carlos Monasterios.     It went 14 innings with rookie Travis Schlichting (I love the name!)  pitching 4 scoreless innings and picking up the win!  The kid also had his first MLB at bat.   Valdez took the loss on a walk-off single by Garret Anderson.  Final score:  Dodgers 1, D’backs 0


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So the D’Backs have gone 31 innings without scoring a run.   They lost all nine games on the road and lost 10 straight now.  Ouch!   The D’Backs starters pitched well, the bullpen is another story.  

The red-hot Braves are in town for a four game series.    Braves have won eight in a row, the Dodgers four in row.    Remember April?  These two teams were in last place with an identical record of 9-14. 

 I feel so bad for Armando Galarraga but the guy was classy, he kept his cool.   In our hearts you pitched a perfect game Armando!   I don’t know what did Jim Joyce see in that play but he apologized to Armando.  

 Countdown to trip to Fenway Park:   15 days!  Woohoo!    

Dodgers tied for first with the Padres! Rest in Peace Jose Lima

I don’t like inter-league games but I am glad to see the Tigers for a chance to see Sparky Anderson at the game!   

Here is a great picture of Joe Torre, Sparky Anderson and Leyland.   pic from Jon Soohoo.

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Is too bad the game was part of the game of the week so no Vinny.  Maybe Sparky will be back today Sunday when the Dodgers go for the sweep!  

You all remember my little broom (size of a pencil_no brooms allowed at Dodger Stadium) that I took to San Diego?  Well I am taking to Dodger Stadium today.  

 

Fear the Beard Case Blake had a homerun and so did Matt Kemp.  Matt had not hit one out since Ned Colletti’s rant to the media.  

Here is Kemp sporting the “In Beard we Trust” tshirt of Casey 

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Saturday it was Taiwan Day in the “This is My Town” section so it was nice that Hong-Chih Kuo and Fu Te Ni  got in the game.  The promotion includes  Taiwanese food and a t-shirt.  The night before  it was “Star Wars Day” and it was fun seeing all the characters of Star Wars.    

Here is a picture of the section with Taiwanese fans going bonkers seeing Kuo on the mound.  Notice the Dodger Stadium Club below which now has outside seating. 

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John Ely.

In his last four games, he had not given up a walk until Saturday.  This kid is not afraid to go after the hitters.  He had a shaky first inning Saturday but he settled just fine after that.   I wonder why the White Sox included him in the trade with Juan Pierre.    Oh and he is also in MLBblog Baseball fantasy team.     So another win for the Dodgers and another win for the Locos Azules.

Let’s Go Dodgers!

Going for the sweeep today!      

Note:  I picked up Edwin Encarnacion after he came back from the DL and he has hit 5 homeruns for me since May 18!    WOW!   I forgot who dropped him.  

 

Ice Cream Time!

 

Walter O’Malley had a tradition of treating his staff to ice cream at 2:00 P.M. every day that the Dodgers were in first place.   This tradition is still carried over to this day at Dodger Stadium.  

Rest in Peace Jose Lima.   Sad news of Jose Lima, 37 passing away of a heart attack.  I just saw him Friday night at Dodger Stadium.   He had started a baseball school here in the LA area.   We will never forget “LIMA TIME”  Rest in peace Lima.  

Thank you Ely! Thank you Andre! Happy Birthday Loney!

I am glad I went to the game last night!  After seeing the Dodgers give up 22 runs in two innings, but like my friend Bluetide said “who am I kidding?, I am a junkie!”  

Congratulations to Ely for a great performance.  You deserved the win kid but you know it became a team win. 

Congratulations to Andre for his second grand-slam of the year!   And his second walk-off this year!   

Happy Birthday James Loney!  

Loney turns 26 today!

 

Go Kuroda-san!!

Go Dodgers!!

 

Off to the stadium soon.  Wish my alergies were better.  

 

My latest Rant at Dodger Stadium.

This the hat that i wore for the past couple of years to Viva Los Dodgers and for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.   This picture is from last year’s Viva Los Dodgers event.    

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Last night I was told I could not enter the stadium with the hat.  I said they should have made an announcement that the rules have been changed.  A lot of people take the shuttle to the stadium so they don’t have a car close by.    Since I was there early for BP and had entered thru the field level,  I asked if there was a way that I or they could take it upstairs to the Top Deck security since it was easier to exit there after the game.  They said no.   

Another thing is, they do not let fans  come down to the field level.  You have to walk outside and then go around to come back to the field level.  

After I entered the stadium, I spotted ten  different fans with sombreros so what is up with that?   Not everyone knew the “new rules”?  or what some of my friends and I have noticed lately when arrriving early for BP that there is a new trend having different rules for different fans (a rant for another time)   

I was going to post the pictures of the fans I saw with sombreros but I don’t have the camera cable with me right now.        

But look, even Tommy used to wear a sombrero back in the old days.  Here he is with Fernando.  nice picture ha?   


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So first on Opening Day, head of security in the field level objected to my bag that said “Hilda is Here!”  done to honor the Brooklyn days of Dodger faitfhful Hilda Chester.  And they also objected to my friend Erik’s bag,  who was dressed as the Brooklyn Dodger bum and carried a shoulder bag that said “This IS the Year!”  See post here Emma and Erik dressed as Hilda Chester and the Brooklyn Dodger bum   but here is a picture


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I wanted to go talk to someone from the Fan Services, so I went to where they always have been,  club level close to the escalator.    I was told it was moved to the other side of the club level, the right field side level by the club level restaurant.  so I walked there and was told no, but that they have them at every level this year. 

So up I went to the Reserved,

and walked to the Left field side (I was told aisle 39).  No-one there on that window.  By this time I was already tired and hungry so up I went to my Top Deck seat to eat and prepare my scorebook to watch the game.    

Worst part of the last two days:   The Dodgers have given up 22 RUNS!  22 RUNS!    This was wtih Kershaw on the mound on Tuesday and Billingsley on Wednesday. Can anyone besides Kuroda pitch for this team????   

Let’s see what tonight brings with right-hander John Ely, making his second career start 

It could be Ely’s last start  for some time with reliever Jeff Weaver expected to return from the disabled list before Friday’s game against the Rockies.

 

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