Today was not a good day for the Dodgers.
I sat in the shade near my usher Ernie.
I just couldn’t bear the thought of sweating AND watching my Dodgers lose.
Prior to the game I sat in my regular seat in the front row for a few minutest. I had a bit of a disagreement with a woman who was standing in that front row where my seat is. There are usually people standing there to get a better look at the Dodgers but who do not have a seat there.
I said excuse me so I could get by. The woman blocked my path and asked me if I had a seat in that row and I answered yes I do, excuse me. She glared at me and let me pass. Turned out that she didn’t belong there.
A man was standing in front of the seat by me with his two sons. Two young guys were standing on the other side of me. They were pointing to Kuo who was sprinting. The one said that was Kuroda. Yeah, right. It bothers me when people really don’t know the facts and speak like the voice of authority. Kuo very generously stopped and signed for a few of us. I had one ball in my bag for special occasions so I pulled it out for him to sign. He remembers me since I had told him that I had bid on the green cap he wore St. Patricks Day at Spring Training and had won it. He is really a good guy. The man with the two sons told his young son that Kuo had signed the ball in Japanese. That would be a good trick since Kuo is Taiwanese. Then I said a bit sharply, Kuo is not Japanese. The man said oh, then it’s signed in Korean. Oh, I give up. Then the woman who had given me a bad time a few minutes before said that just last week everyone was allowed in the baseline seats to get autographs. Now I know that hasn’t happened in at least two years. Why do people pass around misinformation like that?? It makes everyone hostile when they are not allowed in that section. The ushers are doing their job. The young man on the other side of me said that that was his dad in the front in the baseline seat area. The other guy asked him why he was sitting out in the regular seats when his dad was in the expensive baseline seats. The young man smiled and said his dad just pushed his way through and always gets his way. Nice thing to teach your son.
Then the other son of that man started to get frustrated about not getting a ball and said he would just run on the field and get one. Oh boy, wrong answer. I told him that it was not a good idea, especially just for a ball. Totally not smart.
Kuo ball signed in Taiwanese
Broxton and Mota were out practicing and goofing around
Broxton was looking up to loge section to see where he would throw the ball in his hand. I would hate to catch one of his 100mph fastballs.
Another picture of the two
Randy Wolf was throwing the ball as well with Troncoso
Our starting pitcher for the day had taken a flight from Albuquerque that morning arriving in LA only 3 hours before gametiime. How unfair is that? He took a commercial plane, having to go through security and hurry to Dodger Stadium. That should make a person nice and calm for the game.
And Tony Abreu who was seen yesterday briefly was already sent back. One day or was it two. Everyone calls him the invisible guy.
Here is a picture of Kuo in the front taking his walk from dugout to bullpen
Russell Martin and Eric Stults walked together to the dugout
A child getting a ball signed by Matt Kemp pregame