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Haiku’s from game in Colorado

What a wonderful day yesterday with the Dodgers climbing out of the cellar, homer Bailey pitching a no-hitter against the Giants, and the Giants taking over the basement!

Here are some Haiku’s to commemorate yesterday’s performance:

With the Dodgers win
The Blue climbed out of last place
now Giants are last!

NL West
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
L10
STRK
42
41
.506
-
21-16
21-25
2-8
L5
41
43
.488
1.5
25-20
16-23
4-6
L2
40
44
.476
2.5
25-18
15-26
2-8
L4
39
43
.476
2.5
25-21
14-22
9-1
W3
39
44
.470
3.0
24-15
15-29
2-8
L2

Red’s Homer Bailey
no-hit the slumping Giants
walking only one!

Two & a half out
of first place are the Dodgers
Dodger fans are smiling!

That Kid Yasiel Puig
A triple short of cycle
Puro Party Puig!

Did you see Puig’s catch?
In the warning track foul side?
Made it look easy!

Kid Clayton Kershaw
Threw a four hitter shutout
No less  in Coors Field!

Kid Kershaw walked none
While striking out eight Rockies
for his seventh win

Hanley’s hitting streak
extended to 13 games
We see you Hanley!

El Titan went deep!
for his 11th homerun
with a man on base

So now is game two
With Greinke against Chatswood
Go Dodgers!  Go Blue!

Cochitos everywhere at Cincinnati Congratulations to the Reds!

I have not been able to post here in Cincinnati.  The connection at the hotel and at the ballpark has been horrible.  

We saw lots of cochitos here

Too bad we did not get to say hi to Cochito Cruz, maybe when we get back to Dodger Stadium.   I have yet to meet him. 

We wont be at Sunday’s game because of the ESPN time change :-(  There was an Octoberfest festival across from the hotel.  
Weather here was very cold. 

We won one game and we lost one.  We saw The Reds clinch here with their win.   Next year it will be our turn!

Congratulations to Dusty Baker and the Reds!   Good luck in the postseason.

Get Well Dusty!

Good luck Jonathan Broxton in the playoff

HAPPY BITHDAY MATT KEMP!!

Dodgers are playing 20 games without a day off

With a combination of away and home games, the Dodgers are playing 20 consecutive games without a day off before the All-Star break.

It started with the Dodgers going to Oakland for three game where they got swept.

Then they headed to Anaheim where they lost two out of three.

After Sunday’s game they took a bus to Ontario to hop on the flight to San Francisco to play three there.

After the three in San Francisco they come home to play a four game series with the Mets starting Thursday.

Come Monday the Reds come to Dodger Stadium to play three. The Fourth of July game on Wednesday starts at 6:10.

After the Fireworks game, is off to the airport to start a four game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

WOW! a tough test ahead for Mattingly and the Dodgers. If they can turn it aorund and do well they can do this:

By then, Matt Kemp should be ready to come back and we can see him doing this:

Dusty Baker Bobblehead equiped with toothpick holder at GABP

Visting the blog Better Off Red MLB Blog I saw the Reds will have a Dusty Baker bobblehead complete with toothpick holder! 

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I wish I could get this.   When I started following Dodger baseball, Dusty was playing LF. 

The game is against the Indians on 7/2.   

Here is other promotion WHEN the Dodgers are at GABP:

Fireworks Friday #3 presented by Jeff Wyler Automotive Family: Friday, June 3 vs. Dodgers, 7:10 (Post-game fireworks show with soundtrack starting approximately 15 minutes after the end of the game.)

Military Style Cap presented by FOX Sports Ohio: Saturday, June 4 vs. Dodgers, 4:10 (Free to the first 20,000 fans.)

Gapper Pillowcase presented by Meijer: Sunday, June 5 vs. Dodgers, 1:10 (Free to the first 10,000 kids 14 and younger.)

 

Other nice giveaways:

Sparky Anderson Bronze Statue presented by John Morrell: Saturday, May 14 vs. Cardinals, 4:10 (Free to the first 20,000 fans.)

Johnny Bench Night: Saturday, Sept. 17 vs. Brewers, 7:10 (Ceremonies honoring the legendary Reds catcher will include the unveiling of a bronze statue outside the Reds Hall of Fame.)

And a Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out presented by Dove Chocolate: Friday, July 22 vs. Braves, 7:10 (Activities in the Fan Zone and a special ladies giveaway.)

 

WOOHOO!  I got an email that my Dodger season tickets have been shipped!    

Two out of Three from the Rockies. Here come the Reds!

Dodgers took two out of three from the Rockies losing the one where Octavio Dotel was so wild in the 10th inning that he had three wild pitches.  Pirate fans:  Has Dotel always been this wild?  

Ted Lilly on the hand pitched a complete two hit shutout game on Thursday giving the bullpen much needed rest and us fans a relief. 

 I took this picture at the end of the game.    

Ted Lilly and Brad Ausmus.jpg

Tonight is 90’s night with an Andre Ethier poster night giveaway.   Tonight is also “Take the jersey off their back” night and player baskets will also be auctioned!    

Homer Bailey is on the mound against Monasterios.   Don’t you just love the name Homer Bailey?    Originally Padilla was supposed to be on the mound but he is going on the injured list.   I was looking forward to seeing the “Soap Bubble” pitch or like Padilla calls it “Curvita Suave.”   Que te mejores Vicente! 

Here are some pictures from Dodger Stadium taken by me or brother Vic.

It was Matt Kemp’s bobblehead on Tuesday.   OK, so I went a little beyond centerfield when I tried to position Kemp’s bbh.  .  Just think like he is jumping the fence to catch the ball.  

Matt Kemp BH.jpg 

 I took a picture of Loney’s bbh too.  Now, I did positioned him right on first base! 

James Loney Bbh.jpg

 

The Deuce is Loose dancing before the 9th inning!

Deuce is loose.jpg 

the view of the sunset from the Top Deck:

Sunset from Top Deck. taken by brother Vicjpg

The birthday girl on Wednesday.  Too bad the Dodgers did not give her a win but she’ll take two out of three.  

 
Lorena.jpg

A view of downtown from one corner of the Top Deck

View of downtown LA from the Top Deck.jpg
 

Here is season ticket holder Gilbert surounded by four FIVE of his little neighbors that he brought to the game on Wednesday.   Every once in a while he brings them.    They are very nice kids! 

Top Deck fans.jpg
    

Thinking Blue for Upcoming Dodger Homestand August 17-22.

Billingsley will close off the four game series with Atlanta.   How odd that the fourth game is on a Monday and that the game will be played at the regular time of 7:10 ET time.    By the time the Dodgers get back it will early Tuesday morning.  

Tuesday

Tuesday it will be Matt Kemp’s bobblehead night. with the Colorado Rockies in town.   

Wenesday

Is Lorena’s birthday!

Andre-Food-Serving-2.jpgAndre Ethier will visit the Union rescue Mission from 11:30 am – 1 pm to serve food and Dodger Dogs to the homeless.  Dodger partner Farmer John’s tailgate truck will provide 500 Dodger Dogs for the people that th mission serves on a daily basis.  This will be Ethier’s third visit to the mission.  

Taking public transportation thru downtown LA, I have noticed the increase in homeless people.   I am glad that Andre, the Dodgers and Farmer John are part of this.

 

 

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Los Angeles native Warren Moon will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

 

Thursday

Ryan Theriot will take kids on a back-to-school shopping spree at the Staples store in El Monte from 11:20 am – 100 pm courtesy of the Dodgers Dream Foundation and Staples.    

Friday

With the Reds in town, Friday is 90’s night.   The first 20,000 fans will receive Andre Ethier posters in honor of the 90’s

Friday is the annual Shirts off Their Backs auction.  All of the Dodgerss’ game-worn, autographed jerseys from the team’s victory over the Yankees on Saturday, June 26 will be auctioned off on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box from 5:10 – 8:45 p.m. Goodie baskets made by Dodger wives that include their husband’s favorite things will also be up for bid.  I’ve bid on a couple of baskets in the past.   Is always very interesting what is included in the baskets.   One of the most elaborate baskets was Grady Little that included a ride on his motorcycle.   Broxton has included a nice handmade wooden box.   Inside the baskets you can find candy, a glove, batting gloves, shirts, movies, certificates, popcorn, spikes, a bat, etc.    

Saturday

The first “Bark in the Park at Dodger Stadium” will take place on Saturday presented by Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.    Fans that purchase an AYCE (All You Can Eat) ticket in the right field pavillion for $25 per human can bring their dog.  I’ve never been to one of these events at other parks but why are the Dogers charging $25 per dog?    

Sunday

Sunday is the usual Viva Los Dodgers Sunday.     

God willing, I’ll try to make it to all the games.   Go Blue! 

 

 

 

photo from the Union Rescue mission.    

Thinking Blue while Dodgers play Red Teams.

That was painful getting swept by the Angels.  But at least Sunday, I can see some players getting out of their slump like Manny, Raffy and Loney.  Now when Kemp, Ethier and the beared one join in, watch out!     

This picture was taken by Dodger photographer Jon SooHoo.  Thanks Jon for a wonderful shot! 

Weaver had to come and bat against Jerred.  Jerred in turn came to face Jeff.   Originally they were not supposed to face each other but with Monasterios failing to make it passed the 3rd, inning, in came in Jeff Weaver.  
Weaver vs Weaver.jpg
 

Now the Dodgers are on the road to face the Cincinnatti Reds for three and then is off to Boston!   Don’t look ahead to the Red Sox boys so play well in Cinci.    I’ll see you all in Boston!  Go Dodgers!

Honduras faces Chile tomorrow morning at 4:30 AM.  Buena suerte Hondurenos!  

Honduras-Chile preview

 

Red Sox tickets.jpgThree more days till my friends and I head to Boston!  I talked to Manny Sunday and told him that I hope he plays well in Boston.  He said “Si Dios quiere”   “Se lo dejo todo a Dios”   “God Willing”  “I leave everything to God” 

Here are our tickets and the Dodgers polo shirt that we got included in the Dodgerslife event.   

Think Blue!

Go Dodgers!

 

 

 

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