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Photo Challenge: Lost in the Detail

I started reviewing my pictures to see what I could use for this week’s Photo Challenge: Lost in the Detail http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/weekly-photo-challenge-lost-in-the-details/ 

I found these pictures when I took a road trip to Seattle with friends Lorena & Rosie to see the Dodgers last year. 

We were taking pictures of the Chihuly Garden and glass

2012  Seatle Trip ! 015

At the Chihuly Garden and Glass when I spotted a bee.   2012  Seatle Trip ! 016

 I am afraid of bees but I stayed there taking the picture.

2012  Seatle Trip ! 023

I also took this picture aiming low at the reflection of Lorena and I taking pictures.   

 

Trade Deadline: Welcoming new Dodgers & saying Goodbye to others

July 31 brings many emotions to baseball fans.   Anticipations abound along with frustrations, happiness & some sadness.  July 31_the Trade Deadline Is a time to say goodbye to some players and to welcome new ones. 

For the Dodgers the trades started on Tuesday night July 24, when the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez  & Randy choate.

Hanley Ramirez

Randy choate

The next trade happened Monday night July 30, when the Dodgers got Brandom League from the Mariners  for  outfielder Leon Landry and right-hander Logan Bawcom.  Dodgers will use League in the seventh & eight  inning. 

 Brandom League

Here is a tweet from @BrandomLeague43:  “Excited to join Dodgers!!  Can’t wait to meet new teammates, have my OLD throwing partner back, and call LA my home!”    

Welcome Brandom League!

Dodgers got Shane Victorino back from the Phillies in exchange for Major League relief pitcher Josh Lindblom, starting pitching prospect Ethan Martin and a player to be named later or cash considerations.   Victorino returns to the Dodgers eight years later after he was lost to the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft.

 I can’t call Victorino “The Crying Hawaiian”  any longer.  We Dodger fans go from love/hate back to love relationship.

Jon SooHoo dug out this picture of Shane Victorino from 2004 back at Vero Beach.  Thanks Jon! 

Jon also ran into other pictures like this of Jonathan Broxton who went to the Reds.  Good luck Broxton. 

 @JoshLindblom made me cry with his tweets. 

We will miss you Josh on the Dodger team and your community work in Los Angeles.   Thank you, your wife and your Josh Lindblom foundation for your work with the Dream Center. 

Good luck to the Dodgers going to other teams and a welcome to all the new Dodgers

So to Recap:

Welcome                                           Good Luck

Hanley Ramirez                                 Lindblom

Randy Choate                                    Eovaldi

Brandom League                              McGough

Shane Victorino                               Landry

                                                                Bowcom

                                                               Ethan Martin

 pics from Jon Soo Hoo website http:dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com

Dodgers get No-Hit by a Six Pack of Mariners

I can say it took six pitchers to no hit the Dodgers or I can say that no matter who the Mariners send out there, the Dodgers were not going to get a hit. It reminded me of Tommy Lasorda talking about Bert Bevacqua f***ing Bevacqua, who couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a f***ing boat.” Well it applies to the Dodgers, they could not hit water if they fell out of a sinking boat.

So on June 8, 2012 Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relief pitchers tossed a no hitter. The no-hitter witnessed by my friends and I at Safeco Field, tied the major league record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter.

Can you imagine that after the game I found another ticket a “fan” dropped and found several paper tickets on the floor. It could have looked for more. Here is my ticket:

The last time the Dodgers went hitless in nine innings was against the Atlanta Braves’ Kent Mercker at Dodger Stadium on April 8, 1994.

Dodgers also went hitless in 8 innings at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2008 against the Angels but the Dodgers won the game 1-0 at Dodger Stadium. I remember watching that game at Dodger Stadium. It also happen to fall on my birthday. But this is the first time I watch a nine inning no-hitter.

We will be back today Saturday when Kershaw goes to the mound. It is a FOX game of the week. I hope the Boys in Blue hit.

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