It’s been a tough couple of weeks. I’m looking outside my baseball world.
One of my physician friends passed away in a tragic accident. Queen Elizabeth went to her final resting place. My best friend’s husband passed away a few days ago. And wonderful Maury Wills won’t be pedaling his bike at Spring Training. So much tragedy.
It is important for all of us to appreciate every minute of our lives. Take time to kiss our loved ones and tell them how much they mean to us.
I always say that we have to live every minute. Take time to be kind to someone today. I guarantee you that it will make you feel so much better no matter what a bad day you are having.
Appreciate your friends
I love my Dodger games but I also treasure my Dodger friends!!
One thing the world needs more of is kindness. I would say that Justin Turner does what he does because he cares with all his heart. If everyone could be as kind as Justin is we would all be much happier.
Please everyone vote for Justin Turner for the Roberto Clemente award. It just takes a minute. Justin deserves it. He and His wife Kourtney do so much for the community by helping veterans through their foundation and also for their support of children with cancer.
Thanks in advance.
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It’s been so hot the last few days. I was dreading going to the stadium. I am definitely not a hot weather person!
I get in early along with other season ticket holders. When I got to the gate a security person motioned me to roll down my window. I thought uh oh. What did I do? He asked me if this was the car I was going to drive he said that this wasn’t the car he was familiar with.
I asked another security person and he said security knows what cars people drive and it throws them off if it’s not the usual car. They know the players cars, etc. He told me at Staples he knew what each Laker drove.
It had taken security a long time to figure out I wasn’t driving my blue car anymore. My gray generic car doesn’t stand out. Now I am driving another car. Confusing.
I decided I would stay in the air conditioned club. It was too hot at my seat. I sat at my usual table. I’m always first one in the club.
I didn’t feel motivated to go to my seat. Austin wasn’t catching. Trayce wasn’t starting either which perplexes me. They did throw him in as a pinch hitter and boom….3 run homerun. Any pinch hitter who can hit a homerun is really good! In my opinion Trayce should start in center field. As much as I love Cody. Cody has to figure out his swing.
Today was the Turner Trot in this oppressive weather. There was a huge turnout. I signed up as a virtual runner since running is not my thing. Thanks to everyone who took part in this worthy cause for the Turner Foundation. Justin actually played in the game although he spent the entire morning at the event. He’s definitely my hero.
The Dodgers beat the Padres winning the series. The magic number is 9️⃣ to clinch the National League West.
I’m so happy that today is over. Sunday was supposed to be the hottest day of the weekend and I survived!!
Poppy was happy to see me when I returned. I didn’t tell her I sat in air conditioning all day. I was afraid she’d be jealous.
Thanks everyone for stopping by. I appreciate it. Go Dodgers!
Filipino Heritage Day was back in July. It’s one of the highlights of the entire season for me. It’s a tradition that I invite the same coworkers every year. I might add one or substitute for one but basically it’s the same wonderful guys every year. We skipped a couple of years because of Covid but otherwise it’s that special day annually.
I think every season I explain to everyone what a usual day at Dodger Stadium is like. It’s been a little different the last few years because of the netting and also because of Covid.
On a baseball day I typically leave the house around 2:00-2:15 for a 7:10pm game. I leave early to avoid the traffic.
I get to the stadium area before 3 usually and wait in the neighborhood. If I’m lucky my friend Crystal will stop and visit with me while I’m waiting. Being a season ticket holder I can get in 3 hours before game time to watch batting practice. It’s a bit restrictive since you have to watch it from the left field pavilion which is extremely hot and sunny. I go to the area overlooking the bullpen because there is usually a little shade and a nice breeze. There I’ll talk to two friends: Cece and Michael until the gates open.
Where I stand is a good spot to watch the pitchers practice and get last minute pointers from Mark Pryor the pitching coach. I usually say hi to the pitchers. Most will acknowledge me since they know I won’t be begging for balls or autographs.
When the gates officially open I go to the baseline Club to eat. The menu includes Dodger dogs and nachos but also delicious chef prepared food that are delicious.
I told Allie I was trying to get her picture with all the pitchers.
There’s always inseat food. I usually get the agua fresca which could be honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon or pineapple, Diet Coke, Brooklyn dog and the inseat special.
It’s an excellent way to end the day.
Thanks everyone for stopping by. You are the reason I started writing my blog again. I want everyone who isn’t able to come personally to the games to experience the fun and excitement. GO DODGERS!