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Great Dodger History: September 18, 2006

I did not have my blog back in 2006 but I had a draft email that I think I sent to a friend back then. What a great Dodger day September 18, 2006 was! Here is what I wrote back then:

I was at the game on 9/18/06 and no freaking way I am using my tickets to get Hooter’s hot wings! I already wrote on my tix what happened and put it away. I am saving my blankets that we got to commemorate that day! I stayed for the entire game on Saturday so there was no way I was leaving until the last out on Monday. Many people in our top deck section also stayed but there were those that gave up and left. Two of those guys came back to watch the 10th innings! they were in their car listening and hurried back in. It as so sweeeet. some of us were going down the aisle hugging and hi-fiving!

I always keep score and at the end of the 9th inning when the score was 9 -5, after I recorded the last out of the Padres I put a #$%@%$ in the next square down out of frustration. I wanted to curse but there was this 3 year old cute girl that comes with her parents. She loves to hi-five! Anyway, I moved to the last row where my friend Lorena sits and there were these three Padre fans standing in the back. They were saying that probably they were going to miss their train back to SD, but that now that Hoffman was coming to the game, it was over. I turned around and told them “remember what happened in the All-Star game” They reminded me of what Hoffman has done against the Dodgers. They could not freaking believe what happened afterwards! When I was Hi-fiving everyone I was also doing it to them and they went along. They also said they had not seen anything like that.

When Nomar came to bat, they were saying “here comes the rally killer, is over now.” I was yelling “C’mon Nomah…. I believe in you!! “Hit one out for the Ravines (My baseball fantasy team)! It was unbelievable the atmosphere! I along with other fans were going down the aisles hi-fiving and hugging those that I see day in and day out! We stayed and watch all the highlights! When I walked out of the stadium, everyone was going crazy honking their horns everywhere! having their windows down and yelling! Unbelievable!

Oh, yeah while I was walking to my car, I noticed Linda (SDDodger) had left me a message. I called her back and left her a message and let her listen to all the noise, the honks, the noise people were making as they were heading out of the park. I got home and watched the entire replay and taped it. I dozed off during Russell’s Homerun but that is OK, I watched the highlights this morning on ESPN. Did not get many hours of sleep but I’ll be at the stadium again tonight.

Go Dodgers!!! Oh yeah,,,, for those that might want to chat with Nomah, he will be on-line at 2PM today. Got a meeting at that time, but I’ll read later on what he and others had to say. Now, better get some work done.

Another thing, what was up with Peavy!? Was he yelling at Piazza? something about “that was a fastball” IF that is so, you don’t disrespect your catcher. punk. Don’t know what was up with him and Mariano also but I like the way the boys in blue came out ready to rumble!

Happy birthday to my Padre fan friend Mike Egan! Have a wonderful day! I love that this anniversary of 9/18/2006 happened on your birthday! Thanks for being a great friend and see you in San Diego this weekend!Iphone 1322

Historical 2013. No Player Selected into HOF since 1996

Were you surprised that NO ONE made it into the Hall of Fame this year?  I was afraid this would happen.  And who was the one that voted fro Aaron Sele?  I saw Aaron Sele trending on Twitter and I was like “what happened?”  Then I noticed that someone had one vote for him.   There were two votes for Shawn Green and four for Steve Finley.  I guess some writers were out there to make a statement.  I feel bad for the Cooperstown merchants that look forward to the crowds.  I feel bad for the guys that get dropped after this

Here is the list from

http://bbwaa.com/13-hof-ballots/ and a quote:

Voters are not required to make their Hall of Fame ballots public, but this is an aggregation of BBWAA members who chose to share their ballots here. Some include links to pieces they wrote explaining their decisions. The list is sortable and searchable.

Name Affiliation Ballot
Peter Abraham The Boston Globe Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Trammell
Jeff Horrigan Honorary Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Morris, Palmeiro, Piazza, Schilling, Sosa
Bruce Miles Daily Herald Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Smith, Trammell
Gerry Fraley Dallas Morning News Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Morris, Murphy, Piazza, Raines, Trammell
Bill Christine Honorary Bagwell, Martinez, Mattingly, Piazza
Ray Ratto CSN BayArea Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Piazza, Raines, Schilling
Michael Martinez Honorary (FoxSports.com) Biggio, Mattingly
Jesus Ortiz Houston Chronicle Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Morris, Murphy, Piazza, Raines, Smith, Sosa
Frank Clines Honorary Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Palmeiro, Piazza, Smith, Sosa, Trammell
Rob Maaddi The Associated Press Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Murphy, Palmeiro, Piazza, Schilling, Smith, Sosa
Ken Fidlin Toronto Sun Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Morris, Piazza, Raines, L.Walker
Steve Wilstein Associated Press Bonds, Clemens, Morris, Piazza, Schilling, Sosa
John Perrotto Baseball Prospectus Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Palmeiro, Piazza, Schilling, Trammell, L.Walker
Paul Doyle Hartford Courant Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, McGwire, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Trammell
Jeff Fletcher Orange County Register Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Piazza, Raines, Schilling
Bill Madden New York Daily News Biggio, McGriff, Morris, Schilling
Steve Aschburner Honorary Biggio, Morris, Raines, Smith, Trammell
Mike Dyer Honorary Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Palmeiro, Piazza, Raines, Sosa, T.Walker
Tom Haudricourt Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Smith, Sosa
Lynn Henning Detroit News Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Piazza, Raines, Trammell
Joe Henderson Tampa Bay Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, McGriff, Piazza
Dave Cunningham Honorary Bonds, Clemens, Mattingly, Piazza, Trammell
Ken Gurnick MLB.com Morris
Michael Silverman Boston Herald Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, McGwire, Piazza, Raines, Schilling
Peter Botte NY Daily News Bagwell, Martinez, McGriff, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling
Jim Hawkins Honorary Biggio, Martinez, Morris, Raines, Schilling, Trammell
Bob Kuenster Baseball Digest Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, Morris, Raines, Schilling
Mike Imrem Daily Herald Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens, Lofton, McGwire, Morris, Piazza, Schilling, Smith, Sosa
Steve Buckley Boston Herald Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, McGriff, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling
Ken Davidoff New York Post Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Lofton, Martinez, Raines, Schilling, Trammell, L.Walker
Richard Griffin Toronto Star Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, L.Walker
Tracy Ringolsby At Large Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Morris, Murphy, Piazza, Raines, Trammell, L.Walker
Mike Kiley Honorary Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Smith, Sosa
Jerry Crasnick ESPN.com Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, McGriff, Morris, Murphy, Piazza, Raines
Joe Rutter Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Bagwell, Biggio, Morris, Piazza
Gerry Fraley Dallas Morning News Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Morris, Murphy, Piazza, Raines, Trammell
Michael Knisley Honorary (ESPN.com) Biggio, Martinez, Piazza, Smith
Troy Renck The Denver Post Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Trammell
Rob Rains Honorary Bagwell, Biggio, Morris, Raines, Smith
David Wilhelm Belleville News-Democrat Bagwell, Biggio, McGriff, Morris, Raines, Smith
Steve Gietschier Honorary Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, McGriff, Murphy, Piazza
Dave Albee Honorary Bagwell, Biggio, Piazza
Ken Rosenthal FOXSports.com Bagwell, Martinez, McGriff, Raines, Smith, Trammell
Geoff Baker Seattle Times Bagwell, Biggio, Morris, Raines, Schilling, Trammell
Bob Hille Sporting News Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Palmeiro, Piazza, Smith, Sosa, Trammell
Carl Steward San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Smith, Trammell
Marcos Breton Sacramento Bee Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens, Piazza
Lowell Hickey Honorary Bagwell, Biggio, Morris, Schilling, Smith
Ron Chimelis Springfield (Mass.) Republican Bagwell, Biggio, McGriff, Morris, Raines
Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune Bagwell, Biggio, Mattingly, Raines, Schilling, Smith
Jack Magruder FOX Sports Arizona Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Palmeiro, Piazza, Raines, Sosa, Trammell, L.Walker
Tony Massarotti Boston Globe Bonds, Clemens, Martinez
Larry Stone Seattle Times Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Trammell, L.Walker
Ken Gurnick Honorary (MLB.com) Morris
Jim Caple ESPN.com Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Morris, Murphy, Piazza, Raines, Trammell
Mike Lefkow Contra Costa Times Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Palmeiro, Piazza, Smith
Ken Lechtanski The Brockton Enterprise Biggio, Morris, Schilling
Art Davidson MetroWest News Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens, Morris
Bill Griffith Honorary Martinez, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Smith, Trammell
Tony DeMarco NBC Sports.com Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, Morris, Raines, Schilling, Trammell, L.Walker
Murray Chass Honorary Morris
Mark Saxon ESPNLosAngeles.com Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Piazza, Raines, Smith
Pete Caldera Bergen Record Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Morris, Piazza, Schilling
Mark Zuckerman CSNWashington.com Bagwell, Biggio, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, L.Walker
Bill Ballou Worcester Telegram & Gazette Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Piazza
Joe Christensen Minneapolis Star Tribune Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Morris, Palmeiro, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Trammell
Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Bagwell, Biggio, Morris, Murphy, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Trammell, L.Walker
Mike Nadel Honorary Biggio, Morris, Raines, Schilling
Yasushi Kikuchi Kyodo News Biggio, Franco, Schilling, B.Williams
David Lennon New York Newsday Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling
Steve Goldman Ashtabula Star Beacon Bagwell, Biggio, McGriff, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Smith, Trammell
Bill Plunkett Orange County Register Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, McGriff, Morris, Piazza, Schilling, L.Walker
Jayson Stark ESPN.com Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Morris, Murphy, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Sosa
Marc Topkin Tampa Bay Times Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, McGriff, McGwire, Piazza, Smith
Glenn Schwarz Honorary (mlb.com) Biggio, Morris, Smith
Danny Knobler CBSSports.com Morris, Raines, Trammell
Steve Simmons Toronto Sun Bagwell, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Smith, L.Walker
Rob Biertempfel Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Bagwell, Biggio, Morris, Raines, Schilling, Smith
Gordon Edes ESPN Boston Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Trammell, L.Walker
Joe Posnanski Sports on Earth Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Trammell, L.Walker
Paul Sullivan Chicago Tribune Biggio, Raines, Smith
Scott Miller CBSSports.com Biggio, McGriff, Morris, Murphy, Raines, Trammell
Mike Fine The Patriot Ledger Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Murphy, Palmeiro, Raines, Smith, L.Walker
Jill Painter Los Angeles Daily News Biggio, Green, Lofton, Martinez, Mattingly, B.Williams
Phil Pepe Honorary Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Morris, Piazza
Jim Alexander Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise Morris, Raines, Smith, Trammell
La Velle E. Neal III Minneapolis Star Tribune Bagwell, Biggio, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Smith, Trammell
Chris Haft Honorary (MLB.com) Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, Morris, Murphy, Smith
Ann Killion San Francisco Chronicle Raines, Smith
Mark Purdy San Jose Mercury News Biggio, Morris, Raines, Smith
Marc Lancaster The Washington Times Bagwell, Martinez, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Trammell, L.Walker
Jeffrey Flanagan Honorary (Fox Sports Kansas City) Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Morris, Palmeiro, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, Smith, Sosa
Susan Slusser San Francisco Chronicle Bagwell, Biggio, Piazza, Schilling
Rob Rains Honorary Bagwell, Biggio, Morris, Raines, Smith
Mark Camps Honorary Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Mattingly, Morris, Murphy, Piazza, Raines
Paul Hoynes Cleveland Plain Dealer Bagwell, Biggio, Lofton, Martinez, McGriff, Morris, Raines, Smith, Trammell
Mike Bass St. Paul Pioneer Press Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, Morris, Piazza, Schilling
Mike Vaccaro New York Post Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, L.Walker
Roger Mooney Tampa Tribune Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, McGriff, Morris, Raines, Schilling, Smith, Trammell, L.Walker
Andrew Baggarly CSN Bay Area Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Martinez, Piazza, Raines, L.Walker
Paul Gutierrez Honorary (CSN Bay Area) Biggio, Martinez, Murphy, Piazza, Raines, Smith
Stan McNeal Sporting News Bagwell, Biggio, Piazza, Raines, Schilling
Name Votes (Pct.) Yrs on ballot
Craig Biggio 388 (68.2%) 1
Jack Morris 385 (67.7%) 14
Jeff Bagwell 339 (59.6%) 3
Mike Piazza 329 (57.8%) 1
Tim Raines 297 (52.2%) 6
Lee Smith 272 (47.8%) 11
Curt Schilling 221 (38.8%) 1
Roger Clemens 214 (37.6%) 1
Barry Bonds 206 (36.2%) 1
Edgar Martinez 204 (35.9%) 4
Alan Trammell 191 (33.6%) 12
Larry Walker 123 (21.6%) 3
Fred McGriff 118 (20.7%) 4
Dale Murphy 106 (18.6%) 15
Mark McGwire 96 (16.9%) 7
Don Mattingly 75 (13.2%) 13
Sammy Sosa 71 (12.5%) 1
Rafael Palmeiro 50 (8.8%) 3
Bernie Williams 19 (3.3%) 2
Kenny Lofton 18 (3.2%) 1
Sandy Alomar Jr. 16 (2.8%) 1
Julio Franco 6 (1.1%) 1
David Wells 5 (0.9%) 1
Steve Finley 4 (0.7%) 1
Shawn Green 2 (0.4%) 1
Aaron Sele 1 (0.2%) 1
Jeff Cirillo 0 (0%) 1
Royce Clayton 0 (0%) 1
Jeff Conine 0 (0%) 1
Roberto Hernandez 0 (0%) 1
Ryan Klesko 0 (0%) 1
Jose Mesa 0 (0%) 1
Reggie Sanders 0 (0%) 1
Mike Stanton 0 (0%) 1
Todd Walker 0 (0%) 1
Rondell White 0 (0%) 1
Woody Williams 0 (0%) 1

Dodgers Wolfman and Knuckleballer too much for Cubs


Randy Wolf
knocks in the only two runs and throws seven brilliant innings on Friday!   What a great early birthday present he gave himself!  Randy Wolf’s birthday was Saturday 8/22.   He along with Jeff Weaver share a birthday.  they both turn 33.  

Saturday was a Fox sport game and what a performance by the knucleballer Charlie Haeger!  He baffled the Cubs.   Charlie went seven innings.  Closer Jonathan Broxton came in in the eight but Joe Torre explained that it was only so Broxton could face the same guys he faced the prior night.  George Sherrill closed the game in the nine.  Final score: Dodgers 2, Cubs 0.   The two runs came as a result of two homeruns, one by Casey Blake and Matt Kemp. . Speaking of Kemp…

MATT KEMP.   Wow Matt!  Matt Kemp hit one out of the ballpark!  It went out of the Dodger bullpen.  I could see fan running in front of the gift shop in that area after the ball.   The ball travelled 449 feet. 

Prior to that there have been only three players that have hit homeruns out of Dodger Stadium.  They are:

Willie Stargell is the only person to ever hit two home runs out of Dodger Stadium. His first was a 506 foot bomb off of pitcher Alan Foster on August 5th 1969, and the other was a 470 foot shot off of Andy Messersmith on May 8th 1973.

It wasn’t for over 30 years before Mike Piazza became the second player and only Dodger (until yesterday) to ever hit a home run out of the park. On September 21st 1997, Mike Piazza hit a 478 foot home run off of San Francisco Giant pitcher Mike Lansing.

July 17th 1998, Mark McGwire hit the longest home run at 511 ft over the right field pavilion at Dodger Stadium against pitcher Brian Bohanon.

Meet one of our ushers in the Top Deck:  Leonard is a true Dodger fan!  Check out his tatoo!

 

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Check out the tatoo!  It says “Usher 2001 – 20XX ”  “I Bleed Dodger Blue”  

 

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