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Spring Training 2010: More Pictures

Congratulations to Andre Ethier who had his number (#14) retired by his alma mater, Saint Mary’s High School, Wednesday at Phoenix.   Tommy Lasorda was there in addition to Rick Monday who emceed the event.  

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 My friend took this picture of me with my Andre shirt.  

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Too many people here, let’s walk to the Dodgers Minor league area:

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Here is Elisa and I walking where the minor leaguers practice.

And no Bailey!  I am not willing to trade Ethier from my baseball fantasy team “Locos Azules”!     

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I love my Shape-up shoes!    

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Game underway and Kemp little fans waiting to see if they can get a baseball

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Maybe this guy drove all night to get to Camelback Ranch.  We nicknamed him Sleeping Beauty.  People kept coming by taking pictures with him or thowing peanuts aming for his mouth. 

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But Sleeping Beauty was wide awake the following day with this sign, except he was blocking our view. I yelled “Hey!  you are blocking home plate”   “Go back to sleep instead”  to which the fans around laughed and applauded.   Everyone remember the guy from the day before.  

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Speaking of signs, here is the familiar sign Dodgers see at other ballparks
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I like this sign better and I love the rainbow!  Sign reads “is not about how you start.  It is about how you finish.”  picture taken while we were driving.   

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Here is another picture of the rainbow taken over the window of the car.  There was a double rainbow but is hard to see here. 

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Padilla has been named the starter for the Opener at Pittsburgh and Kershaw the Opener at Dodger Stadium!   Congratulations guys!  I can’t wait to watch you pitch! 

I laughed when I saw a poster posted this comment in mikesciosciatragicillness blog when Padilla was announced as the Opening Day starter. 

jay_jaffe    Why, did he shoot Kershaw and Billingsley?

 

Gold, Silver and Dodger Blue!

Ahhh, the awards are coming in!   Gold gloves for Matt Kemp and O’Dog!   Congratulations to both gentlemen!   

 

but wait!  there is more!    The dynamic duo of Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp get Silver Slugger awards!!!  Congratulations guys!  

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I’ve been in N.H. this week.  We brought the nice sunny weather from Southern Cal!!  It has been in the 50’s here but the rain will start Saturday when we leave :-))  I was supposed to be in N.H. the prior week BUT I had to leave that week open in the event that my Doyers were going to the World Series.  Oh well,    The only thing I regreat that I missed this week back home was that Vin Scully was going to be at the HRTS (Hollywood Radio & Television Society) luncheon on Tuesday 11/10/09.   Had I been in L.A. I would have gone to the luncheon to hear Vin Scully’s stories.  

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The good news is that Vin Scully said Tuesday he will continue in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers through the 2010 season, then decide whether he will walk away :-(.  I know the day is coming, I just want the last year of Vin to be a memorable one.  

“When the team takes the field and the crowd roars, it triggers something in me,” he told the audience at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. “Forget about where they are in the standings, I think that’s the secret. You just do the game and enjoy the game.”

Vin, who turns 82 on Nov. 29, and his wife Sandy celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary Tuesday.   Congratulations Mr and Mrs Scully!    

Finally! The Dodgers are the NL West Champions!

I am a little late with this post but..  got to do it. 

Woohoo!  Finally!   The Great Big Dodger in the sky has answered the prayers of the faithfull Dodger fans!!!  

The Dodgers are the NL West Champions!  I think it tasted much sweeeter with all the waiting   

During the 8th inning of Saturday’s game with a confortable lead and while in my seat in the Top Deck, I told my friends and my brother  “I want to go to the field level”   My friend LTD23 just looked a me like saying “No,” but then said  “Ok, Emma, go if they let you.”.  Well, I did make it to the field level! 


 


Thumbnail image for oct 09 003.jpgI watched the final out from there and got a little chocked up watching it.  Andre made the final out

After moving several times, I made it to the seats close enough that I got sprayed with champagne on my face, glasses and on my jacket.  When I looked who was around me, I found friends of mine so we hugged, we high-fived!  It was AWESOME!!!  

 

Here are some pictures from the celebration 

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Players with the NL West Championship shirts!

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 Kershaw who was the moral winner in the NL West clincher.   What a job this kid did.   Shades of Koufax, I kept hearing from my friends.   You can see Kemp to the left.    

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Andre Ethier and his cute baby shown on Dodger Diamond vision.  See part of the retired numbers under the overhang of the left side Pavilion where my friends Erik, Gary, Tony and Jose have season tickets.  

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Matt Kemp celebratin in the clubhouse.  My camera’s batteries went dead so I only took this with my cellphone from the postgame celebration that I watched on tv  when I got home. 

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the Dynamic Duo of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.  Notice how Matt is carrying Andre!

Juan Pierre, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier!

 

I’ve been recharging my body’s batteries to get ready for Wednesday!!!!  

Let’s go Dodgers!!!!  Let’s go!!! 

I am ready for October Baseball!!! 

 

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