Let’s play two!
I was at Dodger Stadium once again last night. Would I be one of 56,000 fans to witness history ? No ! More on that later. I got there early and I was surprised to see many people already in the parking lot. I guess everyone
wanted the Russell Martin Bobblhead. You had to be the first 50,000 fans to recieve one. I got mine and I was happy to get one since I collect bobbleheads. Inside the stadium, I bumped into 2 people. Jon Miller and Ernie Banks. First was Miller. I saw him signing for a fan and after he did that, I asked him if I could take a picture with him. He was nice enough to do so and I told him I was a fan of his. Even though he is a San Francisco Giants
broadcaster, I always enjoyed his way of calling games. I mostly hear him on ESPN when he does the Sunday night game with Joe Morgan. Next up was Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. I was nervous when I saw him walking. This guy is a legend, a Hall of Famer, and I just didn’t know how to approach him. While he was walking, he was signing for a couple of fans but you can tell he was in a hurry to go where he wanted to go. He didn’t stop at all while he was signing. He just kept walking. I told him "Mr. Banks, just a quick picture" I don’t think he heard me, so I told him again "Mr. Banks, quick pic" He just looked at me. I didn’t know what to do. I told my wife to just get in front of us and shoot the picture. I told him again "Just a quick picture" and he said "Just shoot it" I told my wife to take the picture and just when Ernie was about to enter a room, he turned and looked straight at the camera and smiled. I was surprised. He actually stopped for a couple of seconds so I can have a picture with him. I told him "Thanks Mr.Banks" and he just smiled and went away. I know he was busy and he seemed to be in a hurry so I didn’t expect him to stop. Thanks Mr. Cub! Well after all that excitement, the game was about to start. I was thinking throughout the game, will Barry hit one tonight ? It was another sold-out game and everytime Barry came to bat, you can hear the boo’s. It was a circus like atmosphere and even though Barry didn’t hit a Home Run, it was a great game. Too bad the Dodgers couldn’t pull out the win though. I’m glad the Giants are gone and now we have a important weekend series vs the Arizona Diamondbacks. Let’s go Dodgers!