I am still reeling from the huge win last night. My first thought was how can this happen?
But this Cat is very happy. She just can’t figure it out!!
It started out looking like a losing evening. Randy Wolf was not at his best. He allowed 4 runs. The night just seemed to go and on.
I know,I know. It seemed so long cuz the Dodgers were losing.
I didn’t get a picture of Linda with her wolf hat since she forgot it in the car. I blame her personally for Wolfie’s dismal performance. But then again, I have to give her a little leeway since she has a swollen lip from getting bonked with that ball the other day.
I did get some nice shots of some of the guys.
I looked at Mota in a different way. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would go after someone as imposing as he is. Maybe Prince Fielder wasn’t in his right mind that evening.
Jeff Weaver was out there shooting the breeze and catching bp balls. They all look differnt without their caps and wearing their jackets.
Here is Russell walking to the bullpen
James Loney and Juan Pierre did some sprints together Sorry, picture is a little fuzzy. maybe they were running too fast.
My security person Juan was smiling at me so I took a picture. He knows that I won’t run on the field since he is so good at tackling tresspassers
While I was taking this picture of Juan, the teenager next to me asked me in amazement..”You’re taking a picture of him?” I told him of course, he is my personal security person. I took another look at the young man sitting next to me. He had a ring through one nostril. Hmmm. Interesting. I suppose I look odd to people with my four pierced earrings on each ear. at least one earring has LA on it. Anyway, the young man gave me a big smile and told me that his mom had delivered Andre Ethier’s baby in Arizona. Aha….that is an omen. Something big is in the air for Andre. I get these feelings
I was worried that considering it was a full moon and our pitcher was Randy Wolf, he may get distracted and start howling at the moon. Yikes.
Manny seemed to be having a problem with his pants. He kept hiking them up and adjusting them. I heard that last year he was wearing Russell Martin’s pants. Surely he has his own this season.
He bent over and pulled the pant legs over his shoes and still wasn’t happy with the way they looked.
I wanted to tell Manny that the pants were not going to look very good cuz he had a huge dirt mark on his bottom!! Oh well!
All through every game there is a constant calling out to Manny. He usually waves behind him with his glove so he doesn’t have to look away from the game. He does this a lot especially to his section called Mannywood.
If you haven’t already heard, Andre was the hero of this amazing game. The score was 4-2 and it looked as though the Dodgers were going to lose another game. I thought that I would just do my usual thing which is to go to the other side of the stadium so I am closer to my car. I sat down on the right field side so I could watch Andre and take pictures. He glances over toward me a lot but I’m not sure if he can see me.
I didn’t expect anything to happen since it had been a quiet night so far. It was the ninth inning. Dodger fans have learned not to leave before the ninth inning even if the Dodgers are behind because the Dodgers are known to wake up in the ninth inning, usually with two out. We had already seen Manny strike out at a crucial time, then our Matty came out and struck out as the pinch hitter. He had sat out the game giving Juan Pierre a chance to play. At the beginning of the inning Juan Pierre hit a base hit, lucky because it got past Chipper Jones. Then Raffy Furcal hit a base hit. Suddenly we were all on our feet. I became more interested and took out my camera. We were all screaming. There were no outs. The next two batters were Andre Ethier and Manny. How intimidated do you suppose the Braves relief pitcher felt. There were two balls called. Andre got ready. We were cheering and yelling. He hit a huge shot which was his third walk off homerun of the season, his fifth walk off hit. If Andre doesn’t get NL player of the week again, I would be surprised. He literally won a dead in the water game. The guys were all waiting at homeplate for Andre and they dogpiled him with Matt and Juan Pierre directly on top of him.
I left the stadium that night still shaking my head. The Dodgers are a team who believe in themselves against all odds. They played 50 games without Manny Ramirez and improved their record. They still have the best record in baseball by 1/2 game in front of Jane’s and Virginia’s team, the Yankees. I don’t believe that they will hold that record forever but they will not give up easily. Many teams have remarked that the Dodgers just keep on coming, they don’t give up. I’m sure the Braves are as dumbfounded as I am.
Even today I am amazed by my Dodgers.. The Deejay plays Journey’s Keep on Believing after the 8th inning. As James Loney had said, they believe in themselves. That must be the key.
This is a picture I took of Andre right before the final Braves out in the 9th inning. Shortly after this he hit the homerun.
Everyone have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by. 🙂