When It’s Too Hot

I can’t stand the heat so during day games I stay in the air conditioned club. Call me a sissy if you like.

Sunday was such a day. It was pushing 90 degrees.

I ended up eating during the whole game though.

Chilaquiles, grilled tri tip, chicken and waffles..scrambled eggs, potatoes, yum
Joining me was Grandpa John and 3 month old Cooper. He already knows to look at the camera. How smart is he??
My little buddy Valerie and her wonderful family
This lucky young fan had his ball signed by Walker Buehler, Julio Urias and Dino Ebell!!
I couldn’t pass up this tasty dessert made by Stephanie the pastry chef! I actually helped myself to two.

A special thank you to my friend Lisa who took a candid shot of me when I was celebrating Trayce’s homerun yesterday!

Yaaay Trayce!!!
Lisa

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Cheering the Other Side

Okay now take a deep breath.

Someone asked me why I was so mad. I looked at the final score 11-0.

I know that score didn’t make the guys feel good about themselves whether Tio Albert hit 700 homeruns or whatever.

Dodger fans stood up and cheered. I sat fuming as I always do when the opposing team hits a homerun, especially a 2 or 3 run homerun.

5-0. Someone said that the Dodgers will catch up.

Wrong. They literally gave up. Substitute Lux for Trea. Let Alberto pitch.

I left right after the 5th inning. Why watch a game where Dodger fans are cheering for the wrong side.

The consensus was that history was made

Fine. It was the perfect ending to a miserable day.

Hope tomorrow is better.

One bright spot. I showed Trayce my picture and he gave me the biggest grin. Love you Trayce.

Thank you Trynity for the picture

Thanks for stopping by. Go Dodgers!!!

Cheering the Other Side

Okay now take a deep breath.

Someone asked me why I was so mad. I looked at the final score 11-0.

I know that score didn’t make the guys feel good about themselves whether Tio Albert hit 700 homeruns or whatever.

Dodger fans stood up and cheered. I sat fuming as I always do when the opposing team hits a homerun, especially a 2 or 3 run homerun.

5-0. Someone said that the Dodgers will catch up.

Wrong. They literally gave up. Substitute Lux for Trea. Let Alberto pitch.

I left right after the 5th inning. Why watch a game where Dodger fans are cheering for the wrong side.

The consensus was that history was made

Fine. It was the perfect ending to a miserable day.

Hope tomorrow is better.

One bright spot. I showed Trayce my picture and he gave me the biggest grin. Love you Trayce.

Thank you Trynity for the picture

Thanks for stopping by. Go Dodgers!!!

More Than Baseball

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

Happy Birthday Norma

I love my Dodger games but I also treasure my Dodger friends!!

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Kindness

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.

This is an example of what he does for Children’s Hospital LA.

Thanks in advance.

Go Dodgers!!!

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Beat the Heat

It’s been so hot the last few days. I was dreading going to the stadium. I am definitely not a hot weather person!

This is not fun for me.

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.

The salad was delicious.
But the tri tip was magnificent!!!

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.

I was joined at my table by Martha and son Marco. They were waiting for some shade.

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

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.

My friend Cindy helps me by being the official hostess The tickets are a special package that you have to stand in a different line. At that time you can only get one item so Cindy and I stood in line 4 times. It took 1 1/2 hours. I had to get 7 jerseys altogether. The seats themselves are in nosebleed section so I buy tickets on field level where they actually sit. I always get seats by the visitors bullpen. Altogether I had 14 tickets including mine. It’s well worth it because we all have fun.
The jerseys are nice, right?
The Dodgers have special days to honor different groups: new this year are Guatemala and El Salvador. There is also law enforcement, military, teachers, Hello Kitty (my personal favorite) health appreciation, UCLA, USC, Cal State LA,, Japan, Korea, black heritage, LGPT, Lakers. The list is long and pretty much includes just about everyone. Mexican Heritage night was scheduled during a double header so there were two different jerseys but you had to come to both games. There is another Mexican Heritage night coming up too.

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A Routine Day

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.

A variety of salads
Tasty entrees which could include prime rib, tri tip, steak, lamb, fried chicken., salmon, tilapia and also vegetarian dishes.
I’m always thrilled when my Boo Dave Styles is the on-field announcer. He is the best! . Sometimes he is sooo far away!! There he is in the very front
I head on down to my seat before the catcher is out on the field warming up with bullpen catcher Chico.
The pitcher will also be warming up. I wore my Tony shirt that day. It says Tony Gonsolin struck meowt. He stared at the shirt the first time I wore it and grinned.
Batgirl Allie

I told Allie I was trying to get her picture with all the pitchers.

I love watching the Dodgers stretch before the game.
I try to at least take a picture of the first pitch. The netting frustrates me. It’s difficult to get a clear shot.

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.

Watermelon agua fresca
The bratwurst is one of my favorites. It comes with sauerkraut, brown mustard and deep fried mozzarella sticks. Oh yum!!!
Dessert is served at the top of the 5th inning. The chocolate chip cookies are the best I’ve ever had. Dessert chef Stephanie happens to be one of my favorite people. Along with cookies she makes a special dessert.
Delicious Oreo cookie milkshake. The rim is made up of crushed Oreo cookies. So good!

It’s an excellent way to end the day.

Poppy says she’s tired and it’s time to go to bed.

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!