First of all, thank you everyone who responded to my last post. Thank you Julia, Linda, Ginny, Peas, Jane. I am getting better. Sorry for being such a wimp..
Secondly, Dodger fans on a whole are nice people. The intoxicateed fans I spoke of were ok before they started to get drunk. I don’t want to give any out of town folks the idea that Dodger fans are not the best fans in all of baseball (as Tommy Lasorda would say). I have met many memorable individuals at the games as I have mentioned many times..
I decided that driving to LA was not that bad. I took the bus yesterday thinking that driving was a big deal. Here is my view as I drive into the city. It took me about 30 minutes from Long Beach,. No hassle. No traffic.
When I got to the Ravine, I drove into Lot K. My friendly parking attendants waved me inside. I love those guys!
When I got into the Stadium I first headed out to my season seat. The Dodgers were having batting practice. I ran into my friend Linda or Falling Leaves. Haha sounds a little like we have adopted Indian names.. Our blog names can be so funny, like mine. Oh hello Catlovesthedodgers. We chatted a little about Orlando’s signing. Linda had mentioned it was not getting high marks for organization. I chatted with a man who asked about getting autographs. I gave them some pointers. I thought it was time to check out the food in the Baseline Club.. Yes yes, it was eating day so I put on my hat of food critic.
The fare consisted of the best barbeque chicken, succulent and tasty, macaroni and cheese, grilled veggies, roast turkey, plus Dodger Dogs, picante dogs, all beef dogs (many breeds of dogs) It was delicious and different.
The salad plate was equally good. My favorite Caesar salad again was sublime, the couscous salad yummy, and the cole slaw was wonderful. I ate the watermelon first so all you see is one piece in the front of the picture. I couldn’t resist.
I can’t say enough good things about the Dodger chefs. They take pride in their wonderful menu selections The food is always freshly prepared by hand and absolutely scrumptious..
Jane, you will enjoy the great food when you sit in the Dugout Club. Just be sure to try a little of everything.
I knew the Dodgers would win today because they always seem to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and survive. Clayton Kershaw has been awesome in his last seven starts, only one walk today allowing no runs.
Here is young Clayton sporting a brand new haircut doing a few calisthenics. Must have worked because he pitched extremely well.
Matty thought he would lay down on the job for a change. Just kidding, he was working out with his trainer prior to the game
A little tomfoolery going on when James McDonald, Matty and Juan talked, joked and someone hit James with a ball. All in fun.
There were the usual events prior to the game including the kids going on the field to get autographs from the team.Lucky child getting Manny’s autograph.
The game was better than the past two games. There were no huge homeruns but I always have believed in winning even with the little ball. Orlando has come back from a bit of a slump with a triple. I suppose Carlos Lee helped a little by missing it.
The Dodgers remain the only MLB team who has not lost three games in a row. Pretty fantastic since it already is the second half. The Dodgers also remain the team in all of baseball with the best record. I am not bragging, believe me, because things change from moment to moment. This is called savoring the moment. Boston is close behind but lost last night.
Speaking of wins and losses. Congratulations to my friends for their teams victories. Let me list: Hyun Young and Kaybee for the Padres win. Yaaaay. Jane for the Yankees win and Watercooler for the Rays win. I am so happy about those huge victories. Sorry Julia that the Red Sox lost. But it widens that gap so I can’t say I am sorry. The Sox are a powerful team so I am fearful of them.
The Dodgers just plugged away and kept that 2-0 lead, then scored three more to make it a 5-2 ballgame. James McDonald was a bit shaky being responsible for two runs, but maybe he’s thinking about that fishing trip that he is taking with Brent Leach and some lucky Dodger fans.
The final inning had me terror stricken. Joe put Jonathan Broxton in for the first time in a while. He’s had a painful toe on his pushing off foot. Think about getting a steroid shot in your big toe and it will give you an indication of how big Jon’s toe was feeling. Well, he loaded up the bases to add to the suspense and then struck them out getting another save after having the Dodger fans hiding under their seats with fear.
But what is my blog if I don’t include my favorite Dodger subject Andre Ethier, right field extraordinaire, a Nellyjune favorite.
Hmmm, the nails look a bit jagged
I wonder if my hair is growing under this cap?
Oh, come on Jon, only one out?