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Andre Ethier / Union Rescue Mission

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Andre Ethier made a visit to the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. Check out the pictures and videos!

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Party Like it’s 1988 ! (Part 3)

Dodgers or Cubs ? Vote !

Vote below….

These “experts” are saying that the Cubs will win this series. Except Peter Gammons.

Dodgers vs Cubs preview…

Troy from West Virginia breaks down the Playoff Roster! 

Dodgers’ lineup for
NLDS Game 1
Player
Position
Rafael Furcal SS
Russell Martin C
Manny Ramirez LF
Andre Ethier RF
James Loney 1B
Matt Kemp CF
Blake DeWitt 2B
Casey Blake 3B
Derek Lowe P

Andre Ethier updated his blog.

Ads will be displayed on Wrigley Field.

Dodgers-Cubs Playoff tickets are a hot item.

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks adopted a baby. I’m serious. No word if he said “Let’s adopt two !” I met him last year and he is a very nice guy.

Who is going to win ? Vote ! :) 

 

Cubs or Phillies ?

“It’s just great here; I don’t feel like I’m in a cage. The fans in L.A. are unbelievable — never in my 16 years have I received such a reception.”

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2008 Playoffs

This just in…. lol

UPDATED ! Brewers win the wild card. They will play against the Phillies. The Dodgers will play against the Cubs. Let’s Rock !

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The Dodgers will open the Division Series on the road. Either in Chicago or Philadelphia. Who do you want ? Chose your poison. If the New York Mets win the wild card, we go to Philadelphia. If the Milwaukee Brewers win the wild card, we go to Chicago. I don’t mind which team we play. If we do play in Chicago, I think luck will be on our side. The Cubs were on this week’s Sports Illustrated Cover. That’s a curse. Some believe it on the curse. Others don’t. You judge for yourself.

NO-MAH !

Joe Torre always picks a player to manage the last game of the year. This year it will be Nomar Garciaparra. That’s pretty cool.

Manny 2009

Where will Manny Ramirez be playing in 2009 ? Before I make a prediction, check out this article by Michael Ventre. It was written on the day the Dodgers made the trade to get Manny. I bet Ventre wishes he didn’t wrote that article. Manny has been a great citizen and most important, a great player. He has been awesome. Stats .396 17 Bombs 53 RBI’s There have been lots of articles about his future. Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times writes that it will be a bad deal if we sign Manny.  There is also a article about how much the Dodgers made this year just by having Manny on the team. Also, Manny admits he was unhappy in Boston. Okidoki…Manny is 36 years old. Scott Boras is the agent. Of course, Boras will be looking for 1 last big contract. I’m predicting he is going to want a 4 year contract paying him around 20 mil a year. Are the Dodgers willing to pay him that ? Is it safe to give him that much money for a guy that will be 40 years old by the end of this contract ? What will happen to Andruw Jones and Juan Pierre next year ? I will try to trade Pierre in the off-season. We have Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp set. That means there is
Man-Ram.jpgonly 1 spot left. Jones has 1 year left on his contract. I would try to sign Manny for 3 years around $ 60 million. My prediction….Manny Ramirez will be playing for the New York Yankees for the next 4 years. Didn’t expect that, huh ? Yankees are mad. Manny spent his teen years in New York. For the last 8 years there have been rumors that Manny wants to play for the Yankees. Plus the way he ended his time with Boston, wouldn’t it be fun for him to play in New York ? The Yanks have the money. They will be opening a new stadium next year. It’s all set. Man-Ram is a Yankee :( I hope I’m wrong. In the mean time, let’s enjoy his time here and win a Championship !  

Video Time:  Guess who is a big fan of Troy from West Virginia ? Andre Ethier ! lol  

9-16-08 MLB & Dodgers Notes

Meet Monday & Davis

You can meet Rick Monday and Tommy Davis. Here are the Details…

Rick Monday will be signing his book at Dodger Stadium on September 19 before the Dodger game. Tommy Davis will be speaking and signing autographs at El Cholo Restaurant on September 24 at 6:30 pm. Call to make your reservation:  949.673.0777 I won’t be attending any of those events. I already have their autographs. Talking about autographs, I have yet to get a autograph this month. I missed on several events because I have been extremely busy. Hopefully, I will get some chances by the end of the month.

Little Ethier

I want to congratulate Andre & Maggie Ethier for the birth of their first baby :)

Video Time! Troy just got his Beimel Bobblehead

9-15-08 MLB & Dodgers Notes

4 game series – Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Funny Lowe Interview

Derek Lowe answers some funny questions over at the “The Guy Report” Some of the funny questions/answers are the following topics. When asked about what players think about Tommy Lasorda, Lowe answers “Ummm…this generation of players is completely different. They understand kind of what happened before. But I think the majority of people, don’t really care” When asked what he thought about Frank McCourt, Lowe answered that he is the best owner in baseball “Dude, he gave me a four-year deal at $36 million. He’s the best owner in all of baseball” Finally, when asked about reporters, he answered “I just get annoyed when people ask the same stupid question over and over again. You answer it, then they try to ask you another question, reverse it in a different direction to try to get you to say something, especially about teammates. That **** drives me crazy” 

Video Time ! Andre Ethier talks about Food… 

9-7-08 MLB & Dodgers Notes

MLBlogs

A couple of MLBlogs have been updated. Andre Ethier has a new food review. Zack Hample made a visit to Dodger Stadium. I enjoy reading his blog. He has a passion of collecting baseballs. Alyssa Milano updated her blog too. Check them out.

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Dodgers in the World Series ?

Manny is serious when he has to be

Dodgers Triple-A team leaving Vegas ?

Scully will return for 60th season

I got a e-mail from Ken Roberts. He created a “odds of making the playoffs” website. At this moment, according to his site the Dodgers have a 49.11 % to make the playoffs. Interesting stuff. Check it out if you’re into numbers.

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Troy from West Virginia is not happy with Allegany County Community College

Andre the Giant crushes Los Cerveceros

We are heading all the way to the Championship ! :) Check out the video. Whoever recorded this, it was brilliant. Thanks.

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Notes on the Dodgers -August 5, 2008-

The arrival of Manny Ramirez has given a spark to the offense of the Dodgers. You can even feel that the other players are much more relaxed (ok maybe not Andruw Jones) From the Ken Gurnick’s article…

“He’s kind of brought a new life to our team,” said All-Star catcher Russell Martin. “Everybody is kind of a little bit looser, having more fun, and we just know we’re going to put runs on the board with him in the lineup.” Chad Billingsley said “When we added him, just L.A. and all the
MannyRamirez1.jpgfans, and you just felt the excitement in the air,It gives us a spark. That’s what it’ll take to maybe get us deep into the playoffs, so obviously having him in the lineup changes how the opposing teams approach us. He just makes us better all around.”

I agree. I believe we can win the West Division. We need to fix our crowded outfield and play the best players at the moment. I would prefer a Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp outfield. Speaking about the crowded outfield, you have to like Ethier’s attitude about him being on the bench. From Tony Jackson’s article.

“We have worked hard these first few months to get into a situation where we can go where we want to go,” Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier said. “You have to focus on that and put all the individual stuff aside.”

Awesome. Ethier knows it’s going to be hard to start but he will be ready to come off the bench anytime during a game. I respect that. He has been playing solid baseball the whole year and deserved to be playing but with Ramirez coming and Kemp
AndreEthier1.jpgbeing on fire, he has to be patient. I only wish Joe Torre would understand that Juan Pierre is not the answer to start everyday. From Torre…

“To me, Juan certainly deserves to play,” Torre said. “Juan, for me, will play the bulk of the time. That is taking nothing away from Ethier, but Matty right now is impressive for me in how he goes about his business. Somebody is going to have to sit, but it won’t happen all the time. We have to play the (backup) guys now and again just to make sure they get action.”

Ok I agree that Kemp is impressive. Why not play him along Ramirez and Ethier ! You start Kemp leadoff and Pierre in the bench. I believe Torre wants a true “leadoff hitter” so he wants Pierre there. I only hope that Rafael Furcal comes back soon and he can be the leadoff hitter and Pierre on the bench. Furcal was with the Dodgers over the weekend and told the reporters:

“I feel a lot better than before,” said Furcal, injured since May 6 after the best April of his career. “It doesn’t bother me anymore.”

While Ethier seems to be going along with the game planJuanPierre.jpg, Pierre feels the Dodgers are “sticking to him this year” He told Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times:

“All I’ve ever done was be Juan Pierre,” he said. “I don’t know why, for some reason, they’re just sticking it to me this year. I applaud the move. Any time you get a chance to get Manny Ramirez, you get him. But from a personal standpoint, it’s putting me in a tough position.”

I disagree Juan. The Dodgers are not “sticking it” to you. You are basically not getting on base enough. That’s the point. Anyways, with all the Manny-Mania, let me write about his Jersey number. From Fox Sports…

By now, it is well-known that he’ll wear the number 99. It’s a nice number, distinctive and goofy, and previously worn by such luminaries as Mitch Williams, Turk Wendell and Wayne

WayneGretzky99.jpgGretzky. (“I don’t know anything about hockey, sir,” he said. “They don’t have hockey in the Dominican.”) But 99 was not Ramirez’ his first choice.

“I wanted 34, but I guess it’s not available,” he said.

In fact, he wanted 24, the number he wore with the Red Sox, but that number has long since been retired in honor of Walter Alston. Thirty-four, it should be added, was worn by the Los Angeles icon Fernando Valenzuela.

“It’s not retired,” said Dodgers equipment manager Mitch Poole. “But it’s in our heart.”

That statement is a little odd. # 34 is not retired but no one can use it ? I know the Dodgers have a rule that in order to have your # retired you have to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, except for special circumstances like Jim Gilliam. He isn’t a Hall of Famer but his # 19 was retired. Well shouldn’t # 34 be retired ? I know Fernando Valenzuela is not a Hall of Famer but with everything that he did for the Dodgers and the Hispanic community I think he deserves to have his number retired. Back to Ramirez, I believe all this hype about his number will give a boost for Dodger sales this year. Last Friday, I saw many fans already wearing t-shirts with the number # 99


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Click it Manny habla español

“Oye tu sabes que soy loco por la comida mexicana” 

“Tu sabes, en Boston y Los Angeles siempre tuve el apoyo con los latinos y me siento en casa”

“Dime papi…..no papi porque tu sabes lo que hice, porque yo compre el navigator que yo me lo pongo y tu sabes..y me muevo…”

“Tu sabes lo que estaba pensando, la novela mia, la voy a vender y pedirle que no hagan annuncios”

Funny guy :)  

 

Peace! 

Blog stats, MySpace, Andre Ethier, etc

Blog Star

Hey fans, what’s up! I learned today that my blog is the 10th most visited MLBlogs among fans. I want to thank everyone for visiting the blog. I never thought I would get any feedback from fans and it never was my intention. I just wanted to share my experiences in obtaining autographs from Baseball players and write once in a while about the Dodgers. If no one read this blog, it was ok by me. I did it for fun. It’s cool reading your comments and e-mails. Thank you.

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MySpace

A friend, Nick, called me the other day to tell me that I’m on Andre Ethier’s MySpace. I didn’t know what he was talking about so I asked him what does he mean I’m on his MySpace ? He gave me instructions to get to his page and click on photos. The first photo is me standing next to Ethier. How cool is that ? Nice. Of course, who knows if it’s really his MySpace. It does look legit but you just never know. Visit his page to check it out for yourself. Thanks Nick for the tip. Talking about MySpace, you can add me if you want. It’s not my personal MySpace. It’s my Baseball MySpace. I never update it, only the picture album. As far as the photo that Ethier
AndreEthier1.jpgposted, it reminds me when that picture was taken. It was taken back in June 24, 2006 He was signing autographs at a Home Show in Glendale, California. Not alot of people showed up. I think around 10 fans. I’m serious. I don’t remember anyone! I even got mad that day because the promoter of the Home Show was telling me that in order of me attending the Home Show, I need to pay a ticket to enter. I told him I’m not interested in  attending and that I only want Ethier’s autograph which was held outside the building. Ethier was not inside. He was outisde under a tent. He said it doesn’t matter. For me to get a autograph, I
AndreEthier3.jpgneeded a ticket and to get the ticket, I had to pay for it. What a punk! lol Speaking of being on MySpace, I got another tip from another reader of the blog, Joseph, who told me that he saw a different picture of me and Ethier at a Dodgers Site. I’ve never read this site before (sorry…!) but I guess the site posted upcoming appearances that the Dodgers will be making and a picture of me and Ethier was on top of it. Check it out here…  I have no idea who runs the site or why they posted one of my pictures. I don’t mind, it’s all good. I’m everywhere! lol

 

Milano, Ethier, Jones Blogs


Alyssa posted a entry about wanting Andre Ethier to play everyday or else trade him.
AlyssaMilano.jpgI wouldn’t go that far. I want Ethier to play everyday. I think he is able to do it. I see him as the future, which is now. Ethier also updated his blog. With another Restaurant review. This time, he reviewed a Spanish Restaurant. It’s cool reading blogs of players. You get a feeling they are normal people like me and you. Check it out. One guy that never updates his blog, is Andruw Jones… Another blogger, Dodger fan Stephamie Vu, who once in a while leaves me comments, also has a Dodger blog. If you go a little down on the right side, check out “Dodgerstuffs that I read” She has a link to my blog and says “Dude sure knows a lot about how to stalk players! I especially like his one entry with photos of Kemp, Martin, and Young out clubbing.” lol That made me laugh! I’m not a stalker, just a crazy dude that enjoys collecting autographs. :)

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Andruw Jones gets his daily dinner before the game… (Little Caesars Pizza? I prefer Pizza Hut or tortillas and beans lol) 

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