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Jaime Jarrin Recipient of the Art Gilmore Achievement Award

Thank you Brian for inviting me to the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasting Luncheon! I had a wonderful time!

El Maestro Jaime Jarrin received the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award. Congratulations Sr. Jaime!
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Pacific Pioneer Broadcasting Salutes Jaime Jarrin
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The program and the ticket.  Among the speakers were PPB President Chuck Street, Entertainment Chair Jeanne DeVivier Brown, Laura Diaz, Jorge Jarrin, Larry King, Michael Young and Vin Scully who presented PPB’s Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award to Jaime Jarrin.
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Mr. Vin Scully
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Mr. Jaime Jarrin
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The handsome award.
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Thank you Brian for inviting me!
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Jaime Jarrin’s wife Blanca.  Thank you Mrs. Jarrin for sharing your husband with all of his many faithful fans. Mauricio Jarrin, Jaime’s son also in the picture.
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Fernando Valenzuela & Jaime.  Pepe Yniguez was hiding.

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I have some videos but I have not downloaded yet.

Dodger Stadium: The Happiest Place on Earth, The Magic Castle

Vin Scully has called Dodger Stadium, the Magic Castle. That is what it was on Wednesday, The Magic Castle, The happiest place on Earth.

Greinke loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs but for some reason, I was not nervous. Greinke got out of it with no runs scored by the Cardinals. Greinke ended up giving up two runs in the third but that was all in his seven innings of game 5 of the NLCS. The bearded one, Brian Wilson was lights out in his 8th. Kenley Jansen in the 9th gave ME palpitations. The Cardinals scored two more runs but Kenley got out of it. Dodgers had four homeruns in the game: Adrian Gonzales off Kelly, Crawford off Kelly, A.J. Ellis off Mojica and Adrian with his second one off Oxford. Final score: Dodgers 6, Cardinals 4.

After game 3 on Monday, Waingwright said that Adrian’s celebratory gestures were Mickey Mouse. I wore my Dodgers Mickey Mouse ears for game 4 and 5. I lost track of how many fans asked me “Where did you get the Mickey Mouse ears?” They wore selling them back in 2010 at Disneyland when the MLB All-Star game was in Anaheim. My friend Greg and Linda who have yearly passes wore able to get them for me back then.

After Adrian’s first homer-run he did this:

Adrian was asked about it afterwards and he said he was just having fun.  when he hit his 2nd home-run, he was all business.   Adrian likes Mikey Mouse!  Anyone remember when he came from Boston to the Dodgers? He was wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt.

Adrian Gonzalez with his Mickey Mouse t-shirt when he came to the Dodgers from Boston.  In the picture, HOF Jaime Jarrin and Pepe Yniguez, Spanish broadcasters for the Dodgers.

We were all having fun with Waingwright’s comment  and that is the reason I wore my Mickey Mouse ears.

My friend Greg also wore his for Tuesday’s game

Photo: They've both been offered big bucks for the ears.

Ok, enough Mickey Mouse stuff.  haha.  OK, one more picture that Hector Becerra of the LA Times took when he snuck in behind me.

Several people at work approached the following day “Were you wearing Mickey Mouse ears at the game?”   “I saw you on TV”

Yep that is me!  It is a good thing I asked for a day vacation instead of “calling in sick”  As it was I was in a little trouble at work for forgetting about a meeting on Wednesday but hey!  my vacation day got approved.

OK so the Dodgers are back in St Louis for game 6.  Clayton Kershaw against Michael Macha.  Game time at 5:30  Let’s go Dodgers!

Let’s give Kershaw some run support

Baseball Dreams: What I am waiting for

It has been a while since I have updated my blog.  I got the Hilda award from the Baseball Reliquary since then.  I still got to post about that and then there was the trip to the SABR convention in Philadelphia.  That was so much fun that I am ready for the next convention in Houston.

I was telling myself “I should post today before I return to Dodger Stadium” when I received email of Mark Newman’s latest blog post http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com/2013/08/09/what-are-you-waiting-for/  He titled it  “Baseball Dreams: One fan’s ultimate wish list”   He listed all he is waiting for then asked us ‘What are we waiting for?”

Apparently I was waiting for Mark so here goes.

On this Friday, after the Dodgers last road trip of 7-1, I am waiting for their return!  I am waiting to see my boys against the Rays!  I am waiting to see Dodger Stadium again, my home away from home.  I am waiting to applaud my beloved Dodgers for a job well done on road.

I am waiting to hear Nancy Bea at the organ.  I am waiting to hear el locuaz Pepe Yniguez,  Fernando Valenzuela and el Maestro Jaime Jarrin who will be a grand marshal at the Ecuadorian parade on Sunday that will end at Olvera Street.

I am waiting for the clock to say 4 p.m. so that I can leave work and head to Dodger Stadium.

I am waiting to see Tony Jackson return today to cover the Dodgers.  He no longer has the long hair.

I am waiting to see the ushers like Burnie, Cynthia, Raissa, JD, Margarita, Ernest, Leonard, Valerie and so many more.   I am waiting to see Loui to see if we are still going to go see Howie sing Jazzsinatra songs next Friday night.

I am waiting to see my friends at OLOCR (Our Lady of Chavez Ravine)  I am waiting to see my friend Lorena!.   I am waiting to meet Tom Jackson who is making a trip to Dodger Stadium with his teenage daughters and his girlfriend.

I am waiting to see Jon SooHoo, Jill, Juan, Jessica, Polo.  I am waiting to see my other boys in Blue that no longer play the game but still work for the Dodgers.

I am waiting to hear Adrian’s Gonzalez’s at bat song “El Mariachi Loco” so that Alan, Marta and any other friends around us can dance along.  We believe it helps Adrian bat better ;-)

I am waiting to see more sunsets at Dodger Stadium.

I am waiting to see Vin Scully and wish him a good night.  I am waiting for him to waive back and say in that so familiar tone “Good night”

I am waiting for the Think Cure weekend at Dodger Stadium and see what they have on the auction to help this great cause for the research of Cancer at City of Hope.

I am waiting for another road trip, this time to San Diego for the last Dodger games.  It is always a lot of fun to go see the Dodgers in San Diego.  I am waiting to see Ryu and Puig in their rookie hazing outfits.

I am waiting for October and playoffs.  It has been a while since we have seen the Dodgers in playoff games.  It has been longer (25 years) since we have seen them in a World Series.

It is a great time for Baseball for a lot of us fans with the Pirates playing well and in first place.  The Tigers and the Braves with a 10 game winning streak.  The Dodgers 8-2 in the last 10 games.  The Rangers 9-1 in the last 10 and going neck in neck with the Oakland A’s.

I am waiting for a fun October!

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.

Photo: The first Picture my headphone cord came out so 2nd shot   Picture frame gift from Lore

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!

Dodgers Opening Day Haikus

It feels like Christmas
Opening Day the reason
Let’s Hear it “Play Ball!”

Kershaw for LA
Matt Cain for San Francisco
Love Opening Day!

Dodger Stadium
So stunning before
More beautiful now!

Fans so excited
Opening Day is Today
Gates open at 10

Nino de Oro
Is our golden boy Kershaw
Watch out for the Curve!

Total giddiness
Countdown to Baseball season
only hours to go

Vin Scully will say
It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!
I can hardly wait!

Jaime Jarrin too
Y se canta el Play Ball
Con sus sequaces

Heading to the stadium soon!

With Lorena and Amanda in the Reserved section

With Lorena and el maestro Jaime Jarrin

Vin Scully will be on Twitter on Monday December 3, 2012

I can’t wait till Monday at 9:30 a.m. PST when Vin Scully takes over the @Dodgers twitter account  for 30 minutes to answer questions from fans.   You must use the hashtag #AskVin to post questions.  

Mr. Scully celebrated his 85th birthday on Thursday. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times checked in on Scully to see what he was doing for the occasion, to which Scully replied: “It’s quiet and peaceful, and I’m reading a good book — ‘Unbroken,’ by Laura Hillenbrand — on this soft day”.  

When I read that quote above from Vin, I could hear him in my mind saying it.  

Here is a favorite picture of Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin taken by Jon SooHoo.     Mr. Scully has covered the Dodgers for the last 63 years.   Senor Jaime has covered the Dodgers for last 54 years.   We are truly blessed  listening to these two treasures.

 Now what can I ask Vin?    I did ask a question when Vin  was a guest at the Baseball Prospectus Dodger Stadium event.    

Here are some of the questions that have been submitted to @Dodgers #AskVin :

What is your favorite Fernando Valenzuela moment? And what baseball book would you recommend?

How many hours of prep work do u do before a game & do u prefer to work alone in the booth or with a color commentator?

From my friend Arturo: “Which Dodger Championship team would be your most memorable one?  

In Field of Dreams did you have a script or ad-lib?

As an aspiring broadcaster what can I do to make it big time?  I’d like to just like you and do play by play my whole life.

Should questionable players from the steroid era be voted into Cooperstown? 

I am sure that by tomorrow there will be plenty of more questions submitted, mines included.  

 

 

Let’s  see if we can get Vin Scully trending tomorrow.

Dodgers FanFest & SABR Day is Saturday January 26, 2013

I knew that the Annual SABR Day is scheduled for January 26, 2013.  Now I am finding out that the Dodgers will have their first Winter FanFest on the same Saturday!

My first reaction was “Awe shucks!”  but then I started thinking  “Why not have SABR at Dodger Stadium?”   It would be a great opportunity to pass the word around and see if more people want to sign up to be a member of SABR.

I was told at the last meeting that the location had not been determined.   Last year it was at the LA Habra library.     It was a great event with Del Crandall in attendance and High School coach Eddie Alvarez.  Daryl Gribsby talked about his book “Celebrating Ourserves:  African-Americans and the Promise of Baseball”.

Last year the Dodgers were having Open House at Dodger Stadium.  I went a day before so I would not miss SABR Day.   Last year I said the same thing “Why not have SABR DAY at Dodger Stadium.

From the SABR website at  http://sabr.org, this is what i says:

SABR Day is an annual event that brings together SABR members and friends on the same day, regardless of where they live. The fourth annual SABR Day will be held on January 26, 2013. Check back on this page soon as we update our calendar with SABR Day events in your area!

Regional SABR meetings are open to all baseball fans — though we encourage you to join SABR if you like what you find — and are usually free to attend. Guest speakers often include current and former baseball players, managers, umpires, executives, scouts, writers and authors.

This will be the Dodgers first Fanrfest in the Winter.  In the past two years we had events where we can volunteer along the players at places like  cleanup the ocean and the La River and donating time at the La Food Bank.

I hope that they will still have events like these in addition to the FanFest.   Look for more information to the Dodgers FanFest at http://dodgers.com

Update:  Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin will also be at the FanFest!!  Also lots of food trucks.

Dodger Promotional Schedule for 2013

I know everyone will have the list but I like to have it handy here so I know where to find it.

The Dodgers Promotional Schedule for 2013 has been released!   I am loving the Old Timers  Game! and that Jaime Jarrin will finally get a bobblehead!    I love the t-shirt last year too with his iconic homerun saying “La Pelota se va se va y despidala con un beso”  “The ball is going going and you can kiss it goodbye!”

Sandy koufax & Vin Scully will get another bobblehead!   I just hope this time Sandy Koufax will acknowledge the fans at least from the Vin Scully Press Box if not the field throwing out the first pitch.

I see we will also get a Magic Johnson bobblehead and a t-shirt.

Here is the list:

April

Date▲ Opponent▲ Promotion
Mon, Apr 1 TBD Giants
Wed, Apr 3 TBD Giants
Fri, Apr 5 TBD Pirates
Sun, Apr 7 TBD Pirates
Mon, Apr 15 TBD Padres
Wed, Apr 17 TBD Padres
Fri, Apr 26 TBD Brewers
Sat, Apr 27 TBD Brewers
Sun, Apr 28 TBD Brewers
Tue, Apr 30 TBD Rockies

May

Date▲ Opponent▲ Promotion
Tue, May 7 TBD D-backs
Fri, May 10 TBD Marlins
Sat, May 11 TBD Marlins
Sun, May 12 TBD Marlins
Tue, May 14 TBD Nationals
Fri, May 24 TBD Cardinals
Sat, May 25 TBD Cardinals
Sun, May 26 TBD Cardinals
Mon, May 27 TBD Angels
Tue, May 28 TBD Angels

June

Date▲ Opponent▲ Promotion
Tue, Jun 4 TBD Padres
Thu, Jun 6 TBD Braves
Fri, Jun 7 TBD Braves
Sat, Jun 8 TBD Braves
Sun, Jun 9 TBD Braves
Tue, Jun 11 TBD D-backs
Tue, Jun 25 TBD Giants
Thu, Jun 27 TBD Phillies
Fri, Jun 28 TBD Phillies
Sat, Jun 29 TBD Phillies
Sun, Jun 30 TBD Phillies

July

Date▲ Opponent▲ Promotion
Thu, Jul 11 TBD Rockies
Fri, Jul 12 TBD Rockies
Sun, Jul 14 TBD Rockies
Thu, Jul 25 TBD Reds
Fri, Jul 26 TBD Reds
Sun, Jul 28 TBD Reds

August

Date▲ Opponent▲ Promotion
Sat, Aug 10 TBD Rays
Tue, Aug 13 TBD Mets
Fri, Aug 23 TBD Red Sox
Tue, Aug 27 TBD Cubs
Fri, Aug 30 TBD Padres
Sat, Aug 31 TBD Padres

September

Date▲ Opponent▲ Promotion
Mon, Sep 9 TBD D-backs
Thu, Sep 12 TBD Giants
Fri, Sep 13 TBD Giants
Sat, Sep 14 TBD Giants
Sun, Sep 15 TBD Giants
Fri, Sep 27 TBD Rockies
Sat, Sep 28 TBD Rockies
Sun, Sep 29 TBD Rockies
* All giveaways and event dates are subject to change

MLB Postseason: Another Quadruple Header

Sunday I was planning on going to the San Clemente Seafest but after seeing that there was going to be an MLB Postseason  quadruple header on TV, I decided to stay home.   I am glad I did stay home to watch most of the four game series.   Yeah, I vegetated  but in between I did get some cooking done..  I’ll take the train ride to San Clemente another weekend.

Today there is another quadruple header!   I am at work but I will work with my headphones on while I listen to some of the local announcers on MLB At Bat.  I tend to switch between the home and away team announcers.   I have found them a little too homers.  That is something that you don’t find with Vin Scully, Jaime Jarrin and Pepe Yniguez.

When I find myself on the road and my MLB At Bat fails me at the stadium, I turn to my radio and listen to the local announcers.   In addition to enjoying the game, I like to listen to the local commercials to see who their local sponsors are.   I found the milk commercials at Minnesota …wholesome :-).  By the way, avocados from Mexico  commercials in the MLB Postseason?   Cool!   It did make me want some avocado .  Talking about avocados, last weekend was the Avocado festival in Carpinteria, CA.

this reminds me of the avocado trees back home in Honduras.  It also reminded me of Duke Snider who had an avocado farm in Fallbrook, CA.

The quadruple header for today:

St Louis at WAS 10 AM PT (1 PM ET)  on MLBNetwork.  Carpenter against Edwin Jackson.

SF at  CIN  1 PM PT (4 PM ET)  on TBS  Barry  Zito against Mike Leake

BAL at NY  4:30 PM PT (7:30 PM ET)  on TBS on ESPN radio   Miguel Gonzalez against Kuroda-san.

DET at OAK   6:30 PM PT (9:30 PM ET)  on TNT  Mike Scherzer against AJ Griffin

 

Ex-Dodgers in the postseason:  Kuroda-san, Jonathan Broxton, Guilleromo Mota, Edwin Jackson, Derek Lowe,  Jayson Werth, Russell Martin, Jim Thome, Jim Johnson, Xavier Paul, Dioner Navarro and David Ross (Braves)

photo of San Clemente: California-Blog.com.  Vin and Jaime from my calendar, third photo: : Bob Carey, Los Angeles Times, Avocado pic from coop.foodnotes.com

p.s.  Jaime Jarrin twitted this  “commendable drive of Clayton Kershaw to intensify the collection of funds to help kids in Zambia.  He will have a golf tournament on November 12th in Los Angeles.

I like the quotes once you publish your post here at the MLB Blogs.  This is from today:

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. — Gustave Flaubert

La Gran Fiesta: Viva Los Dodgers and A Tribute to Manny Mota

Today is like Jaime Jarrin says “La mamacita de las fiestas”  The mother of all the Viva Los Dodgers fiestas.   Gates open at 1:30.  There are lots of autograph opportunities at La Gran Fiesta.   The autograph will start at 2 p.m. with Adrian Gonzalez, Luis Cruz and Hanley Ramirez.   I am aiming to be there at 1:30.  Hopefully I get to talk to El Cochito

Photo: Heyyyyy, Emma! Jon SooHoo seemed to have caught you in a great shot!!! Go Blue!

Fernando Valenzuela, Pepe Yniguez and Jaime Jarrin will also be signing  I hope Fernando signs something for me like maybe my ticket from Opening Day in 1981 or this picture

Manny Mota being honored for his 50 years in MLB

 

Manny Mota began his career with the Giants in 1957 out of his native Dominican Republic, and made his major league debut with the Giants in 1962.  Before joining the Dodgers, he played for Pittsburgh and Montreal.  

In june, 1969, Dodger Vice President Al Campanis pulled of of his greatest deals when he traded for Manny Mota and Maury Wills, giving up Ron Fairly and Paul Popovich in exchange.  In late July of that year, Mota delivered his fist pinch hit in a Dodger uniform.

Felicidades Sr. Manuel Jeronimo Mota  por sus 50 años en MLB! 

From the Cactus League book above.  Manny Mota, a rookie with the Houston Colt 45s, poses in front of Geronimo Park in Apache Junction.  Looking forward to the Gran Fiesta and Manny Mota being honored!

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