Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another fun game......Pirates 1 - Dodgers 8



Penny getting a broken bat out of the ground.

Handing off the broken bat.

Penny up to bat!

I think this is a cool picture!

Russell and Joe.

Loney gets a hit!

Is it me or does the Pirates catcher look like a Transformer??

Rafi getting out of the way.

Rafi Rocks!!

Wow!! I have never seen a crazier first inning!! Kemp getting away from that would be tag was awesome and the whole line up went to bat!!
I was bummed that Blake didn't start today because I just knew he was going to hit his first MLB home run tonight!! Oh, well! The good thing is that they sent Troncosco down and NOT Blake. Also, they rested Andre which bummed me out too. Didn't Torre know that was going to be there??
Oh, and yeah for Loney for getting a hit!!! That's a 15 game hitting streak!
FYI, The next Dodger game that I will be attending won't be until May 7 as I will be cruising around Europe.
Oh, and how weird was that when it appeared that none of the Dodgers knew that it was the 3rd out???

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

D-Lowe ROCKS!!

Wow, this was a fun game. The first thing is winning by a score of 11-1 is always fun! Second, the company was fun too! I brought Hannah, Nick, and Zach. They got on Dodgervision a bunch and Hannah was the Islands "Fan of the Game". She got a t-shirt and a $25 gift card. Very fun!

Nick, Hannah, and Zach with Wes Parker

Hannah and Andy LaRoche

Nick and Zach on Dodgervision!!

Blake DeWitt. GO BLAKE!

Hannah-Islands Fan of the Game!!

Blake gets another hit!

It's a double!!

D was cracking up at something!!

Still laughing.

Hannah and me on Dodgervision. I love that you can see me taking a picture.

Zach and Hannah. Hannah has a popped smiley face beach ball on her head.

I took this picture by accident but I think it is kind of cool.

Kemp hit a homerun!

Yeah, Kemp!

Saito gets the last three outs.

Andre, Sweeney, and LaRoche

Torre giving Russell a high five.

Penny vs. Peavy

OK, the first thing about tonights game. Avery Rose's birthday is Oct. 11 and for the past year and a half she has been asking to go to a Dodger game on her actual birthday with her best friend Madyson. I explained to her that October is the post season and the Dodgers have only played 3 games in that month in recent years. Besides, even if they did play Oct. 11 she probably wouldn't go anyway because grown ups would be using the tickets. SO, then it dawned on me that April 11 was her half birthday so I surprised her with this game. The best thing was that they were playing the Padres because she LOVES Randy Wolf. So, we went early so we could watch batting practice. Wolfie was very sweet with Avery Rose and even gave her and Madyson each a ball.
I landed up only taking pictures of batting practice and of the scoreboard message I bought for Avery Rose.
It was a great game even though we lost. It always impresses me to watch 2 great pitchers go at it. What I didn't know was that we would get revenge tomorrow night!!

Takashi Saito

Greg Maddux-He rocks!

Randy Wolf (5' 10") and Chris Young (6' 10")

Trevor Hoffman-He rocks too!

Avery Rose, Madyson, and Abbey at batting practice.

Wolfie saying hi to Avery Rose.
Elaine and Kirsten trying not to get hit by balls.
Avery Rose with her Wolfie ball.
Steve Lyons
Brad Penny waving to Avery, Madyson, and Abbey.
Avery's surprise scoreboard message!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A small string of bad luck.

OK, so after winning our first two series we get swept by the D-Backs. I guess it is better than being swept by the Giants. The D-Backs are a really good team right off the bat! We still have a lot of guys struggling i.e. Martin.
I am going to the games on Friday, Saturday, and next Wednesday. I am hoping Penny does a little better against Peavy this time. This is the game that I am most looking forward to. I do bleed blue but boy I love watching Peavy pitch. Very impressive!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Dodgers opening day part 1

View from the warning track during batting practice.

I have been waiting 6 months for this!!

Avery Rose is ready with her pink and black glove.

Avery Rose and Hannah with Rudy Law.

Frank McCourt, Avery Rose, Mayor Villaragosa, Hannah, and me.

Torre and all the press

How cool is this?

The fly over.

The very large flag.

Field of dreams!

Ron Cey

Fernando Valenzuela

Tommy's turn!

Tommy making his way across the field.