Results tagged ‘ Top Deck ’

Dodger Season ticket holders in the last two rows of Top Deck are displaced

Dodgers are breaking our hearts and our season ticket family my removing the last two rows (R& P)  of the Top Deck.  I felt like they served me an eviction noticed when I got the call on Wednesday

I think instead of a call the day before they opened  Select A Seat meetings for Season ticket holders, we should have been notified way before.    The Dodgers said that they were holding rows O & N for the displaced fans yet when I went  yesterday the only open seats in my section (3)  on what will now be the last row (O)  were three seats.

I will miss having my season ticket family together.  I will miss having my friend Lorena next to me watching the game while we make plans for our road games.  I will miss Ray and Ray Junior  asking them “what happened in that play”  since they also keep score.

I will miss Steve & Rhonda and their two little girls.  Rhonda emailed me wondering what everyone is doing about the seats.  She tells me “The girls will miss their best friends!!”  Rachel likes to sit with Lorena and I and dance with us during Adrian Gonzales att Bat music.  She also likes to sing with us Take me out to the Ball Game and “God Bless  America”

 

I will miss Martha & her husband and kid.  I will miss Todd and wife and their two sons.   I will miss Chuck and Robin.  I will miss Mary & Art.  I will miss Joe and his girlfriend.    Where is our Candy Man James with his dad and his two kids going to sit?  Sad day for the displaced season ticket holders in the last two rows of the Top Deck.    How far apart are all of us going to end up?

I was told that the removal of the seats is to expand the handicap area but that the sections with the wall will be Standing Room only.   I feel like the casual fans that will take the “Standing Room only” are more important than the faithful season ticket holders.   Another reason that I liked my last row is that is in the shade and I can watch the game standing up if I like without anyone in back of me.

Other season ticket holders are also moving because now instead of only the first row having a higher price, rows A thru H will have a higher price.   Between those season ticket holders moving beyond H and the ones from the last two rows there are not many choices left.

I ended up with seats in section 3, the new last row.  Ray ended up in Section 5.  Rene in section 2.  Margie in section 2 but moving to the handicap when those are built.   Lore has an appointment on Monday, the earliest she can meet them.   Jeanine and two other friends moved from row B in section 3 to row L.   I have not heard from the rest.

ref:  cartoon from funny or die.

Fertilizer! My Top Deck row seats are being taken out at Dodger Stadium

So I just got a call from the Dodgers that my Top Deck row seats are being taken out at Dodger Stadium.   They say they will move me to a comparable location.   Section 1 or 5.   Yeah, I need to go to Select A Seat.   I don’t think I can take off time at work for my scheduled appointment on Thursday.  Maybe Friday but for sure Saturday.   I need to see what my friend Lorena is doing.  Is she moving?   Who else is moving?   They are disrupting our Top Deck family!     They are expanding the handicap area so we will see how it looks after.  NOTE:  I like my seats that are in the shade! 

World Series:  Giants and Tigers oh My!

I am still excited about the World Series!   Yeah, even if the Giants are in it.   Of course I am rooting for the Detroit Tigers!!  No respecting Dodger fan would root for the Giants.   Just like I expect no self respecting Giant fan to root for the Dodgers.  Go Tigers!!  Beat the Halloween team!

A well rested Justin Verlander takes the mound at San Francisco against Barry Zito.

Dodgers will go to Australia in 2014!?

Wow!   I got the message from my friend Rosie that the Dodgers might open 2014 in Australia! Start saving those dollars and vacation days.

Jackie Robinson died 40 years ago today. 

It was 40 years ago today that our beloved Jackie Robinson passed away.   I was reading in the LA Times everything related to baseball.  The only non-baseball article I read was the one from Chris Erskine “Golden moment for Wooden in bronze”  The bronze statue  will be unveiled on Friday at UCLA.   Erskine notes some of the other notable sports statues around Southern California.   I noticed the Jackie Robinson at UCLA

and at the Pasadena Civic Center where the sculptures of Mack and Jackie Robinson overlook the City Hall building.

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Like Erskine says  in the article “It’ll be interesting to see what the new Dodger owners do up the hill, though Vinny and Koufax seem like the surest of things.

Remembering how Jackie Robinson decided to retire instead of going to the Giants!  Go TIGERS!!

Sunday Dodgers Cornucopia. Rest in peace Joyce Terry.

Dodgers lost today 12-0. It was one of those games, no hitting, no pitching, no fielding. There were three errors in the game including one given to Dee Gordon who was celebrating his 24th birthday. I don’t know what the official scorer was looking at because Dee Should not had gotten that error. It should have gone to Billingsley. I like Billz but how could Dee catch that throw? Anyway, let’s put that game behind us.

Dodgers are back in town! They play three with the Braves. The matchups are:
Monday: Jurrjens against Capuano
Tuesday: minors against Harang
Wednesday: Beachy against Lily.

I was showing my brother Vic that Lily is 2-0. He was saying “Lily is 2-0? He just came off the DL!” Then he said in Spanish “Que suerte tienen los que no se bañan” LOL. That means lierary “How lucky are those that don’t take a shower”, It applies to those that without having much “qualities”, Lucky Lady smiles at them and they do well. LOL. Vic said it laughing.

Thursday is an off day and I need one as I have a problem with my car driver’s side window. Friday’s matchup was supposed to be Kershaw against Strasburg but because of the Nationals rain delay, this is what MLB At Bat is showing for the matchups:

Friday: Detwiler against DBD (Why is it showing this?, I thought it was Kershaw)
Saturday: Strasburg against DBD (again, why? Maybe Kershaw has been moved here? )
Sunday: DBD, against TBD. Busy pitcher this TBD ;-)

Rest in peace Joyce Terry.
I was very sad to find out during Opening Week that Joyce Terry, a member of the Top Deck family passed away. My deepest condolences to Carl. Carl and Terry celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary at Dodger Stadium last year on June 20, 2011.

Carl & Joyce Terry at Dodger Stadium celebrating their 62nd Anniversary

The picture is a picture I took of Carl’s pictures. The inscription says June 20, 2011. LA Dodgers 4, Tigers 0. Clayton Kershaw pitched a 2 hit shutout striking out 11.

I will miss seeing Joyce with her pink baseball hat. She was battling cancer but you could not tell seeing her walking down those stairs to her seat.

The first time I met Carl and Joyce was at Vero Beach in 2008. We were in the long line at the gift shop when Terry asked me if I had been to the Cardinals Dodger game the day before at Roger Dean Stadium. I said Yes! Then he said “Were you waiving a Dodger towel?’ Again I said Yes! We started talking about the Dodgers, where we sit at the Stadium. When I said “I have season tickets in the Top Deck. He said “So do we!” It is a small world.

Here is a picture of Carl and Joyce back in their younger days:
New York, AZ Summer fall 2011 and 2012 Caravan 002

Here is a picture of their plane. They used to travel everywhere. Carl said they had another trip scheduled to Europe this year. It was such a joy watching them together. I can’t flip this picture so is going that way.
New York, AZ Summer fall 2011 and 2012 Caravan 003

Rest in peace Joyce. Carl mentioned that Joyce name fitted her because she brought him and everyone else joy.

Keeping Score in the Top Deck at Dodger Stadium

This is Jeanine’s scorebook for 2011.   Every year she makes a scorebook for the entire season.  this year she is featuring us in her scorebook cover!   Jeanine is the one under the words “Stadium.”   Thanks Jeanine!

Jeanine's scorebook.jpg

During last Summer, Kris Erskine of the LA Times wrote an article saying that hardly anyone keeps score these days.   Jeanine took this picture and invited Kris to come by to the Top Deck anytime he wants.   I had also read the article and I sent Kris an email inviting him to come and see that there are still fans that do keep score.     

There are more fans that keep score in our section like Ray and Ray Junior.  They sit in the row infront of me.  I can always count on them if I happen to miss a play.  

Summer 2010 Ray and Ray Junior keeping score.jpg  

This young lady sits a few rows infront of Ray & Ray Jr.  She has season tickets with her mom

Lady keeping score.jpg   

I took the picture because I thought it was so cute that father and daughter were keeping score.  

Father and daughter keeping score at Dodger Stadium .jpg

This boy was sitting in the same row I sit.   He looks very serious keeping score.  

boy keeping score Top Deck Dodger Stadium.jpg

 

All pictures from the Top Deck section 3.  

By the time the season starts, I’ll be ready with scorebook on hand to continue with the tradition.   March 31st can’t get here soon enough.

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