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My thoughts and prayers go to Giant fan Bryan Stow who is fighting for his life in a coma after he was beaten at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day.
At the moment we cannot post pictures since the MLB blog is under construction so here is the link of the sketch of the two guys that assaulted Bryan Stow. The suspects are believed to be between 18 to 25 years.
update: Picture is working now.
I hope they find the two criminals that did this to this poor guy.
At this time, the reward is up to 50,000. Dodgers Spokesman Josh Rawitch said Monday the team will contribute $25,000. Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said the team will pledge $10,000.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich previously offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to arrests in the beating case.
American Medical Response, the paramedic company Stow worked for, is also offering a $5,000 reward.
Last year before we got into Dodger Stadium, we went around Echo Park seeing all the festivities around the park. We did not cover the whole area but you can see by the video we took of all the celebration taking place outside of Dodger Stadium.
Happy Opening Day everyone! The Dodgers Opening Day is Thursday at 5.P.M.
Camelback Ranch or Bust
Spring Training here we come! We drive Saturday night from the LA area bound to Glendale, AZ or Bust! We’ll see if we get stopped because we are Hispanics J We’ll report from Arizona. Countdown: Five days!
37 days till Opening Day
When I first heard that ESPN wanted to broadcast Opening Day for The Dodgers against the Giants, I was not happy. My first thought was “Oh NO!” No Vin Scully!” That is sacrilegious! Vin is entering his 62nd season as voice of the Dodgers and this will be his 54th home opener in Los Angeles
But serenity has been restored! It has been announced that Vin will be covering the game on the radio doing innings one to three and seven to nine. Ah! I feel much better. Listening to Vin Scully makes TV unnessary but I’ll be at the game!
Opening Day was supposed to be Friday April 1‘st but because of ESPN, it will be Thursday March 31st at 5.P.M Pacific Time. Unlike some, I was able to change my vacation day. BTW, I argued with my boss that it should be a holiday since I call Dodger Stadium, Our Lady of Chavez Ravine but he would not buy it.
ref: MLB.com, Baseball-fever.
Woohoo! the pride of Defiance, Ohio, Chad Billingsley came thru with the first win of the season.
But guys (Padillia, Kershaw, Billingsley) , we do need someone to go beyond 5 1/3 innings! Let’s hope Kuroda can give us at least 7 innings to give the pen some rest.
Belly (Belliard) went 3-5 with four RBIs’ and a Homerun.
Reed Johnson who has an MLB Blog here Reed Between the Lines went 3-4 with two RBIs!
Locos Azules, My MLBlog Fantasy Baseball team
I joined the MLB Baseball fantasy team this year. Thanks Julia! Thanks Chris!
Among the players I have in my team Los Locos Azules are:
Albert Pujols! Yeah!!!
Andre Ethier! Woohoo!
Clayton Kershaw! My baby will come back strong!
Vicente Padilla. Tengo fe Nica! (I have faith in you Nica!)
Jonathan Broxton! Another one of my favorite Dodgers!
Because Kuo is on the DL, I got Monasterios! I am excited about this Dodger rookie!
Four days till Opening Day at Dodger Stadium! In the meantime the Boys in Blue will play the Marlins starting tonight for a three game series!
Lets go Dodgers! Let’s go Locos Azules!
I have a special guest writing this entry. This is my good friend Erik. I have mentioned him on numerous occasions. Here is a picture when we went to the premiere of the Bluetopia movie: ::sniff:: thank you my friend!
Metro Bus #4, Next Stop, Opening Day 2010
On July 26, 2006, after a game, I was waiting for Metro Bus #4, and I ended-up at Dodgers Opening Day 2010. Yeah, I went that far, but not before stopping at the 2009 NLDS and NLCS, several stops in Arizona, Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, and the telephone booth in Frisco (AT&T Park, I love calling it Frisco ’cause I know they hate it). That day I was waiting for the bus, I met LuvtheDodgers23. It’s really funny how she and I met, we started talking and she recognized me from the Dodgers Forum based on things I said to hear about one of my favorite players, Andre Ethier. Later in the next season, waiting at the same bus stop, I met CrzBlue and her brother, Brother Vic. It turned out that CrzBlue and Brother Vic know Luvthe Dodgers23, as they each have season seats in the Top Deck. I’m glad I take the bus because it’s an experience that’s allowed me meet 3 really special people, and with them, I’ve been on many an adventure.
The first road-trip I ever went on with CrzBlue was to see the Dodgers on September 8 in Frisco. CrzBlue, Brother Vic, and I took Mega Bus, we left L.A. at 11:30pm on Friday and got to Frisco at about 5:30am on Saturday. I don’t think we slept more than 15 minutes the whole way. David Wells pitched for the Dodgers, he pushed a perfect game through 5 1/3 innings. Way to shut those jints down Boomer! His performance and the Dodgers’ win had me and CrzBlue singing “I Love L.A.” at the phone booth–T’was great. It was exciting, it was uncomfortable, it is unforgettable!
CrzBlue, LuvtheDodgers23, and me zooming down I-10 at 95 MPH–is there anything more natural than that? There was one trip to Az when it wasn’t just the three of us. At the end of August 2008, when it looked like the Dodgers’ playoff hopes were dwindling, CrzBlue, LuvtheDodgers23, Brother Vic and I decided to make the trip to Az and take the Dodgers some of our good luck. That was such an amazing trip, with 3 amazing people, to see an amazing team. Sure enough, the Dodgers went on a surge once we got there. I’m glad LuvtheDodgers23 didn’t run over Brother Vic in front of my house.
And then there’s me and CrzBlue in Colorado. Best road-trip ever! Lost luggage, freezing cold, no jackets, hot chocolate, more hot chocolate, singing to Loney, and, of course, saying I love you to that special man…And yes, CrzBlue brought a towel.
I have been unemployed since June 15, 2009. When the playoffs rolled around this last October, I never would’ve imagined I’d get to the games, but I did, many thanks to LuvtheDodgers23 for that. I’ve been a Season Ticket Holder since July 2006, but this year, being without a job, I haven’t been able to renew. Thanks to CrzBlue, I get to go to Opening Day 2010, and, oh boy, with G-d’s will, CrzBlue and I are going to have fun!
You know, these are 3 really special people in my life, I hope you have special people in your life, too. In addition to what I’ve mentioned, we’ve done many other fun things together…Dodgers 2008 Caravan at Panda Inn (Let’s go Dodgers! I got a shower & couldn’t eat my food), RBI Dinner 2008 (Don’t look at us like that!), Anaheim 2008 (We don’t pay $8 for parking, we pay $10. Come on, we are Dodgers fans!), and AZ Trip #1 (We’re still waiting for Monday.)
There’s been too many adventures to count, so I’ll just count on them and the Dodgers to make the 2010 Season memorable. They say that L.A. public transportation is very unreliable, but, in my case, I found something very reliable–friendship. If my story/post has a message, it has to be as follows: Ride the bus, make some friends, go places, and for Gawd’s sake, LOVE THE DODGERS.
“If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” -Ecclesiates 4:10
Entry by Erik
Oh I just can’t wait for Dodger Stadium to open so that we can start the Home Opener!
Gates open at 10:40 a.m., ceremonies begin at 12:35 p.m., and the game begins at 1:10 p.m.
Mr. Vin Scully will do the honors of throwing the ceremonial first pitch!!!
Click on the link below and Vote for VIN!
This is Vin’s 60th years with the Dodgers! That means he started in
1949! in 1950! Thanks Malleycat for the correction.
In Honor of Jackie Robinson:
The 1949 All-Star Game at Ebbets Field marked the first appearance of black players including Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe and Larry Doby. Here is the All-Star pin from that year.
Like Vin says ‘IS TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL!!!!
The Starting lineup for your 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers!
SS Rafael Furcal ___ His speed is superv, his arm like a rifle!
2B Orlando Hudson __He brings his gold glove, Vin Scully loves to say Oooo-Dog!!
LF Manny Ramirez __ His bat is electric, I love his work’s ethics!
1B James Loney ___ Soon to be a gold glover and developing Homerun power!
C Russell Martin ___In Martin we trust, our young pitching staff!
RF Andre Ethier ____Hitters beware! He is in right field everyday!
CF Matt Kemp_____ The sky is the limit for his arm, power and speed!
3B Casey Blake____As a hitter he is solid and he guards the hot corner!
P Chad Billingsley__ Billz will be dealing! A star in the making!
I was remembering the first Opening Day I attended. It was 1981 and I had become a season ticket holder for the first time. Before that I would go to quite a few weekend games.
The final games of 1980 where the Dodgers tied with Houston to force an extra game that they lost left me desolated but with hunger for more baseball. That November of 1980 I made the decision to be a season ticket holder so I showed up at Dodger Stadium where a young guy showed this then shy young woman a seat in the Loge level. Aisle 103 row N seat 3 became my seat. I would get to my seat early, watch the game enthusiastically and go home right after the game ended.
Because I was going by myself I thought myself how to keep score by following the program examples, something that I still do to this day. Another thing that I did back then and continue to do is carry a radio.
Opening Day Thursday April 9, 1981, Jerry Reuss was supposed to be the starter but he had a strained calf muscle. Burt Hooton was sidelined with an ingrown toe nail. Bobby Welch was out with bone spurs in his elbow and Dave Goltz had a pulled groin. Tommy Lasorda turned to Fernando who at age 20 was simply sensational in his Opening Day start!
Fernando tossed a complete game, five-hit shutout as Los Angeles beat the Houston Astros, 2-0, before a crowd of 50,510 plus this fan who was there for this electrifying Opening Day and the start of Fernandomania.
Here is a photo of my ticket from Opening Day 1981 Thursday april 9. Game time 1.05 PM. I placed the ticket with a giveway picture that Union 76 used to give out. I would only go to Union 76 gas stations so that I could get the pictures.
Here is Pepe Yniguez, me & Fernando at Camelback Ranch Sunday 3/29/09. Pepe is a great person! Thank you Pepe! Thank you Fernando! Pepe along with HOF Jaime Jarrin and Fernando are the Spanish broadcasters for the Dodgers. They do a great job! Thank you guys!
P.S. Alyson: My prayers are with you today during your surgery. I hope to see you soon back at Dodger Stadium!
To follow the tradition of other bloggers, I dedicate my #34 ranking to Fernando Valenzuela! Fernando brings back so many memories when I first became a season ticket holder. What a year 1981 was from Fernando taking over on Opening Day for an injured Jerry Reuss to the Dodgers winning the World Series against the Yankees! How sweeeet that was!
I remember watching Fernando playing with a baseball but using it as a soccer ball. He was very playfull.
This is my favorite picture of Fernando.
At the peak of Fernandomania there was a song sang at the then Dodger flag station which again became the Dodger station last year. It went like this
Fernando the great Valenzuela
Supreme matador of them all .
………………………………………….. (this line I forgot )
But by throwing a little baseball.
Don’t know why I still remember that portion and not the other.
Another song that brings so many memories is Abba’s song “Fernando”
There was something in the air that night Fernando…..the stars were bright Fernando…Though we tthought we never lose, there is no regrets….
Abba’s songs reminds me of my first boyfriend.
I can still hear Vin Scully say “If you have a sombrero, throw it into the sky!”
Que viva el toro!! OLE!!! Ahua!!!
Thank you all that contribute to my rankings! xoxoxo