Blake DeWiitt and Cat
Saturday was photo day. It turned out to be an extremely hot day. It felt like it may turn into a cattle call. There were fences like a petting zoo as my friend Linda, also my photographer, commented. I couldn’t figure out how all the Dodger fans in attendance would be able to take pictures of all their faves.
It became hotter and hotter until finally we had a glimpse of one of the Dodgers. By then there were hundreds, maybe thousands of fans milling around, all impatient. Then the Dodgers came out, each one approaching the crowd a little differently. Russell was the charmer, stopping and posing with fans, smiling , friendlly as always. Manny made an appearance but didn’t make it to much of the crowd. He ran in and ran out. Manny being Manny. I had seen a lot of him during Spring Training so I wasn’t disappointed. I have a good view of him from my seat and have hundreds of pictures of him. Raffy went through the crowd not stopping often but we were lucky that he did stop for us. My friend Nina had a picture taken with him because he is a relative’s fave. Broxton is huge. He is intimidating and he wasn’t even pitching to us. I love Mark Loretta. We met him before and he seemed to remember us. I had told him that he was smart signing with the Dodgers since 2009 was going to be the year that they would win the World Series
Matty Kemp and I
The one I was waiting for was Matt Kemp. We saw him run down the line of fans giving a few a high five. I thought that he would pass by us so I said “Matty” rather loudly. He stopped, looked at me with recognition and smiled that huge grin of his. He remembered me! He gave me a hug and posed for a picture with me. Then he continued on running down the line giving other fans a high five. Astonishingly enough, the flash went off on my camera and made the picture almost perfect without the shadows of the sun marring the picutre. I have my photographer Linda to thank for it. The picture above is of Blake Dewitt who was just called back up from the minors. He is a favorite of one of my best friends Marynell. That picture also turned out so well because the flash went off on my camera. I think she called me an unrepeatable name when she saw the picture of her bf and me.
All in all, I had pictures taken with 12 Dodgers: the others included Broxton, Kuo, Ausmus, Pierre, Loretta, Russell, Furcal, Wade, MacDonald. I have run away from the camera my whole life but if I have the opportunity to pose with one of the men in my life, I bite the bullet and let them put their arms around me and smile. It’s tough but I work through it.