Results tagged ‘ los angeles dodgers ’
3 game series – Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
I don’t know what to say….should I start thinking about 2009 ? Let’s see what happens this weekend. Lately, I have been blogging once a series. Should be able to get to a normal routine this Monday.
Video Time ! Troy from West Virginia @ Philadelphia over the weekend…
3 game series – Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals
Wow we suck….Phillies embarrased us. All I can say is we need to move on and get some wins.
Video Time ! James Loney impersonates Manny Ramirez….
Looks like the Dodgers are nearly close in getting Greg Maddux. I like the move. Starting 5 should be Chad Billingsley, Derek Lowe, Hiroki Kuroda, Clayton Kershaw and Maddux. Then the starting lineup should be Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Jeff Kent, Manny Ramirez, James Loney, Casey Blake, Russell Martin and Angel Berroa. If we can get Rafael Furcal back in September then put him on top and remove Berroa. Playoffs baby !!!! :) Old Nike ad featuring Maddux, Tom Glavine and Mark McGwire
August 16, 2008 – 90’s Luncheon at Dodger Stadium.
I have alot to write. Mostly dissapointed stuff. But I will try to ignore it and tell you the positives things. Well…not one great player from the 1990’s was able to come to this event ? Yeah wow, Matt Luke, Billy Ashley, Todd Zeile, Jim Gott, Tommy Lasorda, and Don Aase ? Yeah a “Aase” event it was. O.K. I had to write that first. Now to the positive things. Me and Liz arrived at 12:20 pm. We were instructed to park the car and walk towards the Lodge level. Upon arrival, I was excited. My mind was thinking “Karros, Piazza, Mondesi, Nomo, Hollandsworth…” All the Rookies of the year. Right away, I knew it was true from what I read and heard. This event was not going to be that great. I changed my mind set and just go along with the flow and enjoy it. Sat in a table and checked out the buffet. The food was pretty good. I didn’t take pictures. Sorry. I’m not going to blog it like Andre Ethier! Anyways, ate food and then noticed a couple of players were already there. I noticed Gott was signing autographs so I decided to get up and take a picture with him. I told him I remember him pitching for the Dodgers. He was very nice. He talked alot and was a cool dude. He seemed happy being there. Later I got a item for him to sign. It’s a Dodgers magazine edition of 1993. He said “Wow that’s a long time ago” I said “Yeah it took me forever to find it in the garage” After I said that, I knew I blew it. He probably thought I meant it’s junk. But what I meant was that I have alot of baseball magazines saved in the garage and I explained it to him. No harm. Sorry dude. Next up was Billy Ashley….
Do you remember Billy Ashley ? Well if you are old enough, you should remember him. I grew up watching the Dodgers in the 1990’s. Players like Delino Deshields, Greg Gagne, Dave Hansen, Lenny Harris Darryl Strawberry, Eric Davis and the list goes on. Not exactly your 1927 Yankees. But I remember them. When I think about Billy Ashley, the first thing that pops out is a Baseball card that Upper Deck produced. It was from 1995. The first time I saw this, I noticed Erik Karros in the back smiling. I never understood why Upper Deck would produce this. Just weird. Another memory that I have of Ashley is that he was a top prospect in the Dodgers organization. He was the next big thing. Better than Mike Piazza. Check out his Minor League stats. Great stuff, huh ? Well it didn’t work out. He just couldn’t hit a breaking ball in the big leagues. While surfing articles on Ashley, I found this one. While I finished reading it, I noticed it was posted by I. Baly. I believe that’s my brother from another mother. Not sure though. Next up is Todd Zeile….
Todd Zeile is the only player in history to hit a home run for 11 Major League teams. Wow. He played with so many teams that he never got the chance to stay for a while with a team. Finished his career with 253 bombs. I got a ball for him to sign. Thanks for coming Todd. Next, the old guy who almost fell from his chair….
Who else ? Tommy Lasorda. On camera, he is a funny guy huh ? But behind the scenes, this is a miserable man. He tells you the funniest stories and later he will tell you “Move it!” or “You got to be ready!” or “You already got an autograph!” I have a idea for Tommy. Well I guess it’s an idea for the Dodgers. If it bothers him to sign autographs, then why come? Even the Dodgers employees are scared of him. One of them said “get your items ready, he is not in a good mood” I think I saw him in good mood back in the mid 90’s. He was signing autographs at a West Covina mall. I don’t remember him being so mean. He was nice. Then 2 years ago I saw him walking inside Dodger Stadium. I approached him and he looked scared. He thought I wanted a autograph. Plus with the mean face, I didn’t bother. I just got a pix. Back to the luncheon. Well as far as the autographs go, I was able to obtain 5 autographs from Lasorda at this event. Don’t ask me how I did it because I don’t remember :) I got him to sign a Hall of Fame ball, a 1981 World Series program, a Bobblehead, a Los Angeles Times magazine from 1987, and a LP Record. Awesome. Check out the items…
Then the event started by Charley Steiner asking questions to the legends of the 90’s. After some questions and the people almost falling asleep, a surprise came. My hero Josh Rawitch, brought my other hero, Vin Scully. It was incredible. Check out the pictures…
I think the Dodgers staff knew the fans were not happy about the “Legends” they brought in. So they decided to ask Scully if he can come in and say a few words. I might be wrong, but I believe that’s what happened. Either way, it was cool seeing Scully and speak to us. He said something along the lines that he respects every player that has come up. He remembers only the “Sunny moments” from each player. Very nice. I have this on dvd. I took my camcorder. I should be able to post it on YouTube soon. Well the event ended around 3:30 pm. The staff let us watch the Dodgers practice. We sat on the lodge seats. Here are a couple of pictures of the Dodgers practicing.
Los Dominicanos Juntos..
On to the game. Dodgers were scheduled to play the Milwaukee Brewers. It was Fireworks night. Dodgers lost. It was a fun game but we lost. Some pictures…Meeting Chan Ho Park. Got his autograph on the ticket stub….
Beware of this dude…
That’s about it. Peace !
Dodgers swept the Phillies. Wow. Great 4 wins. It was about time we get on a little winning streak. Now we need to take this series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
I was at the game last night. Pretty cool. The offense is coming along while the pitching is going south. I’m not sure if we want Jonathan Broxton to be closing games down the stretch. It might cost us the division. He needs to step it up. We sure do miss Takashi Saito. Check out this jersey that a fan was wearing at the game ! Cool dude…
Party with the Bison
Matt Kemp invites you to his party this Thursday after the game.
Video Time !
Manny being Tardy… I guess Manny forgot there is 9 innings in a game (From yesterday’s game)
Dodgers vs Phillies
Dodgers start a 4 game series tonight vs the Philadelphia Phillies.
Meet Big Brox
Want to meet Jonathan Broxton ? You have 2 chances.
Friday August 15 @ Staples 12pm/1pm 8704 South Sepulveda Blvd, Westchester
Saturday August 16 @ AT@T 12pm/1pm 83 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
I’m not going, but good luck if you are :)
Desayunar con los Doyers!
Win a Breakfast with the Dodgers, Big Boy (Big Boy is more like Skinny Boy!) and Liz of Power 106 (Here with Man-Ram last week)
Video Time !
Let’s go Old Skool…Tommy Lasorda habla español
August 6, 2008
Tough lost last night. Hopefully we can win the next 2 and take the series.
Manny Ramirez is a tonic for L.A. ESPN gives a Red Sock to nearly all the Laundromats in L.A. county. Hey Manny, time to update your website. T.J. Simers of the L.A. Times has article of Juan being Juan. Is Manny cutting the dreads ? Manny may learn from Kobe. Brad Penny says he’s ready to go.
Video Time ! Man-Ram speaks to Guillermo…
August 3, 2008 Los Angeles, California
Remember my entry on the 70’s players signing at Dodger Stadium ? If not, click here. Now it was former Dodgers that played in the 80’s. I got there early. 8 former Dodgers arrived. Alejandro Pena, Jack Fimple, Bill Madlock, Mike Davis, Jerry Reuss, Bobby Castillo, Ken Landreaux and Bobby Welch. I took a Dodgers mini-helmet and got them all to sign it. I took pictures with 4 of them since I never have before. 1st pix with Alejandro Peña…
2nd Pix with Jack Fimple
3rd Pix with Bill Madlock
4th pix with Bob Welch
I didn’t stay for the game. But it was worth the trip to get autographs from all these guys :)