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The WordPress photo Challenge for this week that ends today is Escape. For more information on this week’s photo challenge go here http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/photo-challenges/
If you know me, you know that my home away from home is Dodger Stadium so for me the word Escape brings to mind being at Dodger Stadium. Nothing makes me happier than to head to my Blue Heaven on Earth, Dodger Stadium or as I like to call it OLOCR, Our Lady of Chavez Ravine so here are some pictures that means my Escape to a happy place
From Opening Day
I like sitting in my seats, watch game, listen with my headphones and keep score.
My view as I exit the stadium
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is “From Above” http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/#comments A picture taken from above.
With the theme in mind I reviewed some of my pictures. I found this one that I took from above, the last row of the Top Deck (the last level) of Dodger Stadium.
From above to below the field, Matt Kemp at the plate on a Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Note the shadows, the location of the ball as it makes a hole on his shadow, the umpire in position and the catcher ready to catch the ball.
That game was Sunday, September 9, 2012. Dodgers lost the game against the Cardinals in 12 inning with the score of 5-2. Kemp went 1 for 5 with a groundball in the first inning, a strikeout in the 3rd, a double in the 6th, a strikeout in the 8th and in the 10th inning with the bases full and two outs, Kemp flied out out to center field.
Here is a recent panoramic picture I took from my seats in the Top Deck
It is a long way down but I like the view from above. I see the game, I see the mountains, I get a panoramic view of the game.
Today Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Dodgers find themselves way below in last place in their division. They need to crawl out and rise above.
I was looking at my pictures for inspiration to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Change. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/weekly-photo-challenge-change/ When I saw a photo of Jackie Robinson, I said Yes! what better picture for me to represent Change than Jackie Robinson
This picture where Jackie Robinson is agreeing to the terms of then Brooklyn Dodgers president and general Manager Branch Rickey signifies not only a change in Baseball but a change in America.
Branch Rickey had a long conversation with Jackie wanting to know if he would be able to take the racial abuse he was sure to be subjected to without fighting back. “Are you looking for a Negro who is afraid to fight back?” Jackie asked. Rickey replied that he was looking for someone “with guts enough not to fight back.” Jackie agreed and Rickey signed him to a contract for $600 a month.
“There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.” -Jackie Robinson
After his baseball career ended Robinson continued to work as a civil rights activist working tirelessly for equality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that Jackie was “a legend and a symbol in his own time”, and that he “challenged the dark skies of intolerance and frustration.” (Dr. King was still a college student when Jackie took the field on April 15, 1947).
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” -Jackie Robinson
I am a little late posting for this week’s photo challenge http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/my-neighborhood/ but here it is. I decided to do this based on my 45 mile commute to work. It is basically my two neighborhoods traveling from the San Gabriel valley to the other valley, the San Fernando Valley.
All pictures taken with my Iphone and I will start from work to home because in the morning I am always rushing to get to work.
Chatsworth, CA train station. My Metrolink train #118 is arriving on time. Lots of Western movies were filmed in Chatsworth.
Rainbow picture taken from the train thru the window at the Northridge train stop.
Final destination: El Monte station. Note the Lions theme at the top.
El Monte was the home of the Gay’s lion Farm. The infamous MGM lion shown at the beginning of MGM movies made in that era was kept here along with lions in Tarzan movies. Also one of the lions was also in Charlie Chaplin’s movie “The Circus.”
Funny that I have driven past this intersection numerous times and I have never noticed the bronze statue. When I found out about it today I missed again and only saw it on my way back. Thanks to the photo challenge I learned more about my neighborhood.
Baseball related. Tony Malinosky who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers was a resident of El Monte and attended El Monte High School. Also Fred Lynn went to El Monte High School. Both Tony and Fred were born in Illinois.