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I came back from my Pilates class here at work to the wonderful news that Vin Scully has finally agreed to get a bobblehead! With Sandy Koufax also getting a bobblehead, this is year is the best year for Dodger bobbleheads! Mike Scioscia is also getting a BBH. I think is right since he only played for the Dodgers. He was a favorite of mine back when he played. I loved watching him block homeplate. This will be Fernando’s 4th BBH I believe. I think Fernando already had enough bobbleheads but if the Dodgers want to give another one, I’ll take it!
Here is the list of Bobbleheads for 2012
- April 28, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #1 – Don Drysdale and Maury Wills
- May 15, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #2 – Orel Hershiser
- May 29, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #3 – The Infield, Garvey, Cey, Russell and Lopes
- June 12, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #4 – Mike Scioscia
- June 28, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #5 – Eric Karros (On my birthday!)
- July 14, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #6 – Tommy Lasorda and Walter Alston
- July 31, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #7 – Kirk Gibson
- August 7, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #8 – Sandy Koufax
- August 21, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #9 – Fernando Valenzuela
- August 30, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #10 – Vin Scully
When I think of #21, I think of Roberto Clemente.
He signed with the Dodgers for $10,000, but never got to play a single game in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. A rule back then in effect required that any player signed for more than $4000 had to stay on the parent club for a full season. The Dodgers attempted to keep Clemente’s profile low, but the keen eye of the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager knew Clemente and he was selected by the Pirates for $4,000 on Nov. 22, 1954.
ref: Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB Blogsphere, Dodgerbobble.com Latinosportslegends.com, http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com/category/latest-leaders/
Vin Scully is the Voice of the Dodgers and Jaime Jarrin es la Voz de Los Dodgers. Jaime has been covering the Dodgers for the last 53 years!
Jaime Jarrin was born on December 10th, 1935 in Ecuador. Jaime Jarrin studied philosophy, letters, journalism and broadcasting at Central University of Ecuador in Quito in Ecuador. He had been the announcer for the No. 1 program on HCJB, the ‘Voice of the Andes.’ Jaime recalls leaving for the U.S. in 1955 on a cargo boat loaded with 100,000 bunches of bananas. When he came to Los Angeles on June 24, 1955, he had no job and he did not speak the language. His first job was working putting together chain link fences. He latched on at the only Spanish-language radio station in Los Angeles, KWKW. He worked in a fence factory all day, then broadcasted boxing matches at the Olympic Auditorium at night.
At the time, he had never seen a baseball game but he was intrigued by the game seeing fans watching the World Series on TV and hearing it on the radio that he said ‘This must be a great sport.” So over the next two years, he attended as many Triple-A games as he could, seeing the Los Angeles Angels at old Wrigley Field in South L.A., or the Hollywood Stars at Gilmore Field, on the site of what is now Farmer’s Market and the Grove.
When the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to L.A., KWKW became the team’s Spanish-language station. Jarrin spent a year learning the game, then signed on as the play-by-play announcer in 1959. The Dodgers won the World Series that year and Jarrin has been in the team’s employ ever since. He never missed a game from 1962 to 1984, more than 4,000 in a row, and was the 1998 recipient of the Ford Frick award by the Hall of Fame.
To me, like Vin Scully, Jaime’s voice soothes me . All is well listening to these two gentlemen.
Feliz Cumpleanos a nuestro maestro el senor Jaime Jarrin. Que cumpla muchos pero muchos mas y que Dios nos lo conceda con mucha salud. Muchas gracias por ser tan lindo con todos nosotros los aficionados!
Happy Birthday to our teacher Mr. Jaime Jarrin. May you have many many birthdays and that God grant you plenty of health. Thank you so much for always being so nice to us fans!
Happy 84th birthday Mr. Vin Scully! Thank you for continuing to broadcast Dodger games! I can’t to wait to hear you say “Is Time for Dodger Baseball!” and “Hi everybody & a very pleasant good evening (or good afternoon) to you where ever you may be…”
Love this quote from Bloggingaboutbaseball.com :
“Scully doesn’t announce, he paints. Announcers sway, announcers yell, announcers do play-by-play. Scully uses smooth strokes to create a picture of a game that is unfolding before your eyes. Everything flows seemlessly, and if it won’t, Scully’s not afraid to be silent for a moment.”
Back in 2006 a thread was started in the Dodger forum titled ” Vin Scully’isms”
Here are some of those Vin Scully’isms:
As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody’s day. Vin Scully (one of my favorites!)
Good is not good when better is expected.
Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.
It’s a mere moment in a man’s life between the All-Star Game and an old timer’s game.
Football is to baseball as blackjack is to bridge. One is the quick jolt. The other the deliberate, slow-paced game of skill, but never was a sport more ideally suited to television than baseball.
The Dodgers are such a .500 team that if there was a way to split a three-game series, they’d find it.
Aaron Cook coming out of the game; the Dodgers hit him with four jabs, two to the left and two to the right side.
Jason takes his lead off second base, Sele’s pitch is a ground ball to Saenz. He looks the runner back. I guess you could say that’s keeping him at Bay. [Player was Jason Bay, of course]
The weather today is so humid that your roll-on would roll off.
That’s the kind of breaking ball you can throw around a corner. Whoa!
Earlier in the year, he had everybody talking. Now that he’s not hitting, he’s talking to himself.
Lugo is so thin that when he wears a black suit he looks like twelve o’clock.
Repko came by way of Pasadena and can’t make the play.
Matt Holiday takes a curve ball and straightens it out…you could’ve watched a movie on that flight.
Six innings are in the books, and so far Greg Maddux is the author.
It’s pretty hard to hit when a pitch looks like a Polaris missile coming up out of the ground.
The amazing Livan [Hernandez], throwing soap bubbles and he gets away with it.
They’re going to have to put an ad in the paper to get a run.
It was a change like a balloon, and Ethier hit it where the string broke.
Prince Fielder has two long home runs, but chop them up and they’re about 90 singles.
Andre Ethier draws the Dodgers even, and calling to the bullpen is Sweet Lou, who is bordering on the vinegar.
Chien-Ming Wang, who was the winning pitcher for the Yankees, was a high school buddy of Hong-Chih Kuo. Hong-Chih Kuo grew up playing with Chin-Hui Tsao, who’s on the D.L. Chin-Hui Tsao became the third player from Taiwan to appear in a game for the Dodgers, joining Hong-Chih Kuo and outfielder Chin-Feng Chen. But don’t ask me to read all that again. I can’t handle it.”
Bud Black is out to argue and to calm down his pitcher. The Dodgers have already stolen his wallet and are working on his watch.
That thing died of exhaustion on the way to short. I mean, you could lose a poodle in that stuff.
Juan Pierre is going steady with the left field pole.
Rowand fought the wall, and the wall won.
To oldtimers during the 2008 Opening Day ceremony: “There are three stages in life — youth, maturity, and ‘you-look-wonderful.’ Gentlemen, may I just say, you look wonderful.
Slow curve– I’m not sure if they had a speed gun or an egg timer on that one.
[Playoffs in 09] “Eighth inning, a 1-1 tie, 56,000 fans on their feet, and the deuces are as wild as they ever will be!
This is a heck of a time for me to be reading this one. The Dodgers invite you to hit, throw, run and swing for the fences–in other words, all the things the Dodgers are not doing tonight.
What a great day it was Friday night when Vin Scully announced that he is coming back next year for his 63rd year with the Dodgers! At the time of the announcement the Dodgers were losing 1-0. Next inning the Dodgers like if they knew, stared hitting.
Dodgers score 6 runs in the 7th with Matt Kemp launching his 30th home run to join Raul Mondesi as the only members of the 30-30 club. Matt Kemp now has 31 stolen bases.
After the game I just had to go tell Vin Scully thank you for making the decision to come back for one more season. We Dodger fans are blessed to have Vin Scully with us for 62+ years. Here is the short video that my friend Lorena taped:
Thank you Lorena!
Here is another video telling Vin we Love him.
Well I am off to Dodger Stadium early today as I am a volunteer for SABR today to recruit new members. Come stop by in the Reserved section.
Saturday August 8th, the Dodgers held a special Scavenger hunt throughout Los Angeles. I decided to participate but I was not as prepared as some other fans. Some anticipated locations. A father and son decided to start at the LA Coliseum so they guessed one of the locations. Another one decided to already start at the Universal City Walk where there is a Dodger Store but that was not one of the locations.
At 10:00 a.m. the Dodgers sent a tweet with the locations where five special Dodger Items were “hidden” throughout Los Angeles. the locations were:
Dodger Stadium, parking lot P by the Top of the Park where Kenny Landreaux was with the 1981 World Series trophy.
A strip of grass from Dodger Stadium located at the Angel’s Flight railway station in Downtown LA
Los Angeles Boys and Girls Dreamfield had the Dodgers Kids Backpack
Duke Snider Bobblehead was located at Vin Scully’s star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame
a 1944 throwback Brooklyn jersey and hat that was located at the Los Angeles Coliseum
All participants got a pair of tickets that we selected from the list. Tickets will be on Will Call on day of game. I had fun doing this and will do it again if the Dodgers offer it again.
The top five winners received two field-level tickets to each game during the club’s upcoming six-game homestand (Aug 8-14) and will be brought down onto the field prior to a designated game to meet Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and watch batting practice.
Team Penguino took first place and Steve Chai’s team took second. Another winner was team Attamiamo and Ayala.
ref; Dodgers.co, Ben Platt
My friend Erik is hosting my blog again! I love the post! I love Andre!
Take it away Erik!
I was watching a rerun of Inning 5 of Ken Burns’ great documentary, Baseball, and I started wondering where the days went when baseball players would have song written about them? Think about it, that’s not done anymore.
Those are some great songs about some great players. Some include Less Brown’s song “Joltin’ Joe”, and perhaps the best of all, “Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball ” by Buddy Johnson and Count Basie. It reminded me that I wrote (or modified) a song about my favorite player, Andre Ethier. It was penned during the fervor surrounding his home run-hitting prowess early last season. Yeah, I know, he didn’t keep it up, but, G-d willing, I have faith that he’ll get things back on track this season. At which point we’ll all be signing the song I offer. Well, maybe not you, but I’ll be belting it out, and I bet Crzblue will be right there with me. Here it is, sing along, you’ll recognize the tune.
I Love Andre (We Love Him)
Runnin’ down the 3rd base line
Big nasty homer out the right field side
Maggie Ethier looking hot in the Lodge
She is full of pride
Mow down the pitcher, put da Blue on top.
Crank up Vin Scully, baby
Don’t let the hitting stop
We’re gonna cheer him ’til we just can’t cheer him no more
From the Top Deck to the Pavilion
From the Stadium Club to the Dugout Club,
Everybody’s very happy
‘Cause the man is hitting all the time
Looks like another homer’s on the way
I love Andre (We love him)
I love Andre (We love him)
Look at that homer
Look at those doubles
Look at that catch out there, man
He’s down on his knees.
Look at those walk-offs
There ain’t nothin’ like ‘em nowhere.
St. Mary’s High School (We love him)
Chandler-Gilbert College (We love him)
Arizona State University (We love him)
Dodgertown (We love him, we love him)
We love him!
We love him!
We love Andre!
By Erik C.D. Belmal,
Adapted from Randy Newman. “I Love L.A. (We Love it).” 1983.
So, there! Trust me, I know it doesn’t come close to the genius of the other songs I mentioned, but I hope you recognize the same spirit…the spirit of devotion to a player, and a game.
Thanks again for the opportunity to post Crzblue.
Thank you Erik!
Is raining here in the LA area and the news are full of snow forecast at 1000 feet. With the Academy Awards coming Sunday, they are talking that there might be snow at the Hollywood sign which is 899 feet. So tonight is the biggie IF it happens. My Droid is showing 45/34 for Saturday with a picture of light snow.
What I am might miss in LA on Sunday is not the Academy Awards (On TV) but this event:
Vin Scully to be honored at Beverly Hills Wine Fest I would much prefer to hear Vin Scully than any speech from the Academy Awards.
Looking at the weather here in the LA area and in Arizona with thunderstorms, I am thinking of the song “Riders On the Storm“ which made me think of “LA Woman“ Three LA women will be heading on the road early Saturday morning, hopefully no snow on the road but most likely rain.
Remember Camelback Ranch Grand Opening in 2009? I had taken the Southern California Auto club magazine Westways with me. They have a section in the magazine titled “Picture This” where they feature travelers showing the magazine at their vacation destination. That year I took the magazine, submitted the picture and it made the magazine in 2009.
Dodgers Flashback Uniform.
Fans were given an option to vote for their favorite Brooklyn Uniforn out of three so that the winner uniform could be worn at the Dodgers Flashback days. The votes were counted and the winner is …..
My choice was the 1911 jersey, but the guys (Andre Either, Clayton Kershaw & Matt Kemp) make any uniform look good! I like the 1940′s uniforms! The uniforms will be worn for six midweek games with half price food & drinks. Also there will be half price tickets.
Flashback uniform picture from Jon SooHoo.
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.
Very sad that we lost another Brooklyn player. That is two already this year. Last year we lost 10. Cliff Dapper was born January 2, 1920. He served our country in World War II.
Dapper was a Los Angeles native who appeared in 18 games with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942. He was best known for being the only ballplayer in history to be traded for a broadcaster. When Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber went on a medical leave during the 1948 season, team president Branch Rickey called Earl Mann, the owner of the minor league Atlanta Crackers, and asked for permission to sign Harwell. Mann wanted compensation for his popular broadcaster and said his team needed a catcher.
Rickey sent Dapper from the Dodgers’ Triple-A Montreal affiliate to the Crackers to complete the deal. Dapper continued his minor league career as a player and manager through 1957. Harwell left the Dodgers after the 1949 season, he was replaced by Fordham University graduate Vin Scully. Harwell became a Hall of Fame broadcaster, primarily with the Detroit Tigers. Despite the famous trade, Harwell and Dapper did not meet for more than a half a century until the dedication ceremonies for Harwell’s statue at Detroit’s Comerica Park in 2002.
Rest in peace Mr. Dapper. Thank you for serving our country. Say hello to Ernie Harwell.
the list of living Brooklyn Dodger Major Leaguers is down to 51.
“Building Dreams, Friends and Memories” is the theme of the Rose Parade for 2011.
Congratulations to CPompe1 (Carol) for knowing that trivia in my prior post: What do Gregory Peck, Lorne Greene, Arnold Palmer, Dr. William H. Pickering, E.L. Bob Barlett and Earl Warren have in common?
They all served as GMs (Grand Marshals) of the Rose Parade. The years in order of names above: 1988, 1981, 1965, 1963, 1959 and 1955. Those are the years the Dodgers won the World Series.
Paula Deen was named the Grand Marshal for 2011 ya’ll I wonder if she was the first choice.
From the www.examiner.com:
Peck wasn’t the first choice, but he was a terrific one. The first choice that year, was Walter Cronkite. Perfect, but Cronkite had a previous engagement. The second, unnamed choice, bowed out at the last minute, just the before the programs went to press.
Despite being third in line, Peck was one of the most enthusiastic Grand Marshals ever. He had been attending Rose Parades with his father since he was a boy, and was thrilled to be riding along Colorado Blvd. in a vintage car. He pulled some strings and got on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, the first Grand Marshal to appear in that bastion of late-night celebrities.
Baseball players as GMs:
1999 Jackie Robinson (posthumously)
1975 Henry L. “Hank” Aaron.
Anyone seen the add on the internet for the ’67 Rose parade hosted by Vin Scully with Elizabeth Montgomery from Bewitched?
For a list of other Rose Parade grand marshals go to http://www.tournamentofroses.com/the-rose-parade/history/grand-marshals
Here is to building dreams, friendship and memories!