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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

Dodgers Streaks and Sweeps. Orel Hershiser Bobblehead Night

I was at the stadium last night and I was asking “Why the low attendance with the Dodgers in first place with the best record in baseball and Kershaw on the mound?” Well, I had forgotten the Lakers were playing. I kept getting quite a few tweets “Laker’s in playoffs” But Magic Johnson showed up at Dodger Stadium! I had my scorebook signed! I had him signed it on the sheet of the first game the new ownership took over. Stan Kasten had signed a few days earlier.

photo by Jon SooHoo.

Dodgers have a five-game winning streak going. Also they had four sweeps this year. Is only a two game series with the D-Backs so will tonight be five sweeps? I will be ready with my little broom. The people sitting in my section look for my broom. They look back and ask me “Where is the broom?’

I forgot it once time so I had to improvise and make one out of paper napkins.

Is Orel Hershiser’s Bobblehead tonight!

MikeSciosciatragicillness got a campaing going to vote for AJ Ellis to the Allstar! Great idea! Here is the buttom they created and the hashtag #AJ2KC.

Dodgers series with the Giants

Dodgers had to wait a month to face the Giants. Dodgers won the first game on Monday. It was such an electric day there with the new owners and Magic Johnson there.

Dodgers new owners
Here are the new owners:


Lots of media there. Here is Rachel Robinson at the game:

Magi Johnson, Don Newcombe & Matt Kemp.  May2012
Don Newcombe threw out the first pitch.

Short post. Heading to the stadium. Will meet R.J. Breisasher. If you see him at the stadium say hi to him. Here is a picture of at Citi Field with Tommy Lasorda:

Dodgers sent Billingsley (2-2) against Lincecum (2-2) Go Dodgers!

Tim Welke missed call, Matt Kemp NLPM, Weaver No-hitter, Dodgers New Owners

>><Tim Welke missed that call at Coor's Field by a mile, well at least by four feet. Take a look:

Congratulations Matt Kemp! April National League Player of the Month!

Prior to Jered Weaver pitching a no-hitter, I was thinking “what a bad day for pitchers” when Kershaw went 7/ 1/3 innings and gave up 5 earned runs. Halladay went 5 1/3 and gave up 8 earned runs. Harrison went 3 1/3 and gave up 8 runs & AJ Burnett went 2 2/3 innings and gave up 12 earned runs! WOW!

Congratulations Jered Weaver on your no-hitter. Jered is a local boy that grew up a Dodger fan and he was a Long Beach DirtBag.

Vin Scully said during yesterday’s Dodger new owners conference that the kids might describe yesterday’s weather as “yucky” but the Irish would say “Is a soft day” To me, t was a glorious day!


New Dodgers owners, the Guggenheim Baseball Management group, Left to right are Bobby Patton, Stan Kasten, Mark Walter, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Peter Guber and Todd Boehly

After work, I went home to watch the Dodgers owner conference that I DVRed then after I finished, I switched to the no-hitter when someone on Twitter alerted me, then I watched “Before the Bigs” with Mike Scioscia. I had started this blog post on 5/2 but did not finish it until today 5/3. So much happened in between. Watching Mike Scioscia in Before the Bigs, he had some great catchers to guide him in Roy Campanella, Roseboro & Del Crandall. He credits Del Crandall in pushing him to become a manager.

Dodgers are off today then start a series with the Cubs. Monday is back to Dodger Stadium to play with the Giants for the first time. I can’t wait! During the conference it was announced that parking went down from $15 to $10. Also to welcome communication with the fans, fan suggestions could be emailed to a new address, fanbox@ladodgers.com. Next in my agenda: send a couple of emails. Go Dodgers!

pic ref: InsideSouthercal, scpr.org, fangraphs, Detroitnew, LATimes

Dodgers take 3 out of 4 in San Diego starting with Opening Day!

Jake Ross of  Gaslampball.com took this picture.

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Apr 7 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers fan Emma Amaya wears a shirt in honor of former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Magic Johnson before a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

I kept getting texts that I was on TV. 

 My cousin Edgar’s wife Jeannie tagged me on this picture that she took of the TV screen

 

Magic was at Opening Day in San Diego along with Frank McCourt & his GF.  This picture taken by my friend Lorena (LuvtheDodgers23).   Notice Frank’s GF eyeing Matt Kemp

I was having a hard time with my camera.  Jon SooHoo of Dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com told me I bounced the camera too many times.  Actually it started working better after I had him look at it.   Still, I did not take good pictures from afar but luckly my friend Lorena  did so I am sharing  her pictures:

Opening Day at Petco.  Second time Lorena and I go to Petco Park Opening Day against the Dodgers.  First time was in 2009. 

SkinnySwag!   Dee Gordon.  I saw him after the game and I told him I have him in my fantasy Baseball team.  He said “I am not doing too well”   I said that is OK, to early.  Lorena pointed to her heart and said “We Love you!”   The following day I saw him again after the game and he had done so good that I stopped him and excitedly I told  him “You did great today Dee!”  He in turned gave me a hug and told me “Thank you ma’am”   that so cute of him. 

Clayton Kershaw was fighting the stomach flu but he insisted to Mattingly that he still wanted to pitch on Opening Day.  He could only go three innings because of the stomach flu.    He also collected the first hit for the Dodgers with a double.   his ERA:  0.00 and his batting average:  1.000. 

Because of the day off today, Kershaw is starting the Home Openner tomorrow afternoon.  

Josh Lindblom came in after Kershaw and collected the win.  Javy Guerra got the save.  Thanks Lorena for the pictures. 

 

This picture from Jon Soohoo of Dodger fans making the trip from LA to Petco Park.  This is before Friday’s game. 

Lorena and I.  ‘yeah, I did not noticed before that I closed my eyes. 

Reaction of Dodger fans after @skinnyswag Dee Gordon terrories the Padres.  

Having a good time in San Having a good time in San Diego with friends.  From Top to bottom;  Blanca, Lorena, Emma, Rosie and Amanda.

Happy Opening Day Eve!  Happy Opening Day Eve!  Happy Opening Day Eve!   Can’t wait to be at Dodger Stadium tomorrow!

Magic Johnson, Dodgers, Vin Scully, Sandy Koufax, & Jackie Robinson Legacy

The LA Times Sport section has an article this morning titled “Icon to Icon”   by Steve Dilbeck.  This brought a smile to my face knowing that Magic Johnson reached out to Vin Scully.  Quoting article “It was interesting,” Scully said.  “When the phone rang and I picked it up, I recognized that voice.  And, as I told him “If  it’s possible, I can hear your smile.”   Johnson tweeted on Thursday “Last night I reached out to Vin Scully & acted like an excited little kid speaking to the LA Icon.”    

Future team president Stan Kasten also called Vin Scully.   The next day Magic also tweeted this “Just spoke to legend & HOF Sandy Koufax.  Thank you so mch fo taking the time to share some of your vast baseball knowledge.”   IF I was part of a team buying the Dodgers, those two would have been on my list to call.  

Look at this cake that Magic Johnson posted on hisWhoSay page  on thursday 3/29/2012  saying “Thank you to AEG, Staples Center & the Lakers for this incredible Dodgers cake they made for me,” Magic Johnson

More good news as reported by Bill Shaikin of the LA Times:

Johnson has reached out to Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson. He has invited her to take an active role with the Dodgers’ new ownership group, a person familiar with the discussions said Friday. The details of how Rachel Robinson — and the Jackie Robinson Foundation — would be involved with the Dodgers remain under discussion, the person said.

This is a quick post as I am getting ready to go to Ventura.  I am meeting with friends  for a Girls night out.  We are staying Saturday night and coming back Sunday.  These are some of my non-baseball friends, well with one of them I used to have a Dodger mini package in the field level for two years.  In fact, after we stopped having the mini package and I started having season tickets, I would always invite her for Opening Day.  Last two years she has not been able to to go.  Anyway, they are understanding that once baseball starts I am not available.  I tell them “look at a Dodger schedule to see if I am available”  Even then, I might be on a road trip.   The last time they invited me to a get together for “Poker night” back in January, it happened to be the Saturday for “National SABR Day”   Looking forward to this trip and then get ready for the road trip to San Diego for the four game series!  

Nomar Garciaparra (5) days till Dodgers Opening Day in San Diego!

Ron Cey(10) days till Opening Day at Dodger Stadium!

 

 

 

The Magic Castle that is Dodger Stadium just got some extra magic

I heard Vin Scully refer to Dodger Stadium as the Magic Castle!  Well, the Magic Castle just got some extra magic!  Is Magic Time at our beloved OLOCR _Our Lady of Chavez Ravine!  

 The official notice from the Dodgers was titled “The Los Angeles Dodgers and Frank McCourt Announce Agreement with Guggenheim Baseball Management”    

As reported by http://mikesciosciastragicillness.com/ ” Mark Walter, CEO of Guggenheim Partners, is the new controlling owner, and the group includes film producer Peter Guber, baseball Stan Kasten, and Bobby Patton & Todd Boehly of Guggenheim. Magic’s the public face, Kasten’s the baseball guy, and Walter is the controlling interest. It may not seem like an important distinction, but it is, though it’s fair to note that Walter is not expected to be a hands-on owner in the Steinbrenner or Cuban tradition.”

Earvin “Magic” Johnson stated, “I am thrilled to be part of the historic Dodger franchise and intend to build on the fantastic foundation laid by Frank McCourt as we drive the Dodgers back to the front page of the sports section in our wonderful community of Los Angeles.”

We are thrilled to have you be part of the Dodgers,  Magic!   All I can say is

Jeanie Buss tweet to Magic Johnson:  Congratulations Magic-sign me up for season tickets! 

Just wish Frank McCourt was complete gone.

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