Finally, finally I can write that the Dodgers won.
Why did they finally win a game?
Maybe it was because my friend Marynell was at the game.
Maybe it was because of my good luck ball that James Loney had signed for me before the game
Or maybe because it was Star Wars night and the Force Was With Us.
Whatever it was, it just seemed like it was the night.
First of all, the food was fantastic At the top are the pulled pork sandwiches. To the left is the salad which included old fashioned cole slaw, cold potato salad, water melon, and Caesar salad. To the right is a superb roast beef, macaroni and cheese, Louisiana sausage, and corn on the cob.
I picked the perfect day to sit in the Baseline Club.
Twenty-one year old Clayton Kershaw was the starting pitcher.
He had some problems tying his shoes
It took a couple of tries.
And then he was good to go.
Casey Blake and Orlando Hudson had a little discussion before the game. Possibly they were talking about the fact that St. Louis and Philadephia had both lost.
Whatever it was, O Dog had a good laugh.
Our fantastic relief pitchers took their walk across the field
They have been outstanding this season
Matty did a few warmups
Juan Pierre started in center field with Matt in right field to give Andre a day off
In Our Town were some Star Wars buffs, many wearing Star Wars costumes. I tried to get a ticket for that section just so I could get a teeshirt for my son but it has been sold out.
Clayton and Russell took the walk together to the dugout.
Clayton dominated with 10 strikeouts, striking out five of the first six Rockies, pitching 6 scoreless innings. Kuo pitched one scoreless inning, as did Sherrill and finally our closer Broxton.
Broxton was absolutely stellar.
I can’t say enough about our pitching.
The score was 5-0 with the Dodgers absolutely doing everything right.
The fact is that we did believe.
There was a victory celebration afterwards. The Dodgers included the fans in the champagne dousing. Clayton, goggles and all, came runniing out with a bottle of champagne and doused me. I also got sprayed by Andre who also was soaked with the bubbly.
He came into the game later.
It was thrilling to be a part of it. Frank McCourt shook our hands.
He thanked all of us for our support
Andre and Dreson, his one year old son
Don’t you love this picture of our Andre clapping hands with his son?
Tomorrow will be the final game of the regular season. Then the Dodgers will play St Louis at Dodger Stadium Wednesday and Thursday.
The Dodgers have finished the season with the best record in the National League. Tonight has been a dream. Now I think I can finally sleep well except for the fact I didn’t get home until after midnight. It is now almost two o’clock and I am waking up at 6:30AM to get ready for my day. First I go to church and then I head out again to my beloved Dodger Stadium.
I am sitting here typing up this entry, tired and wet with champagne, but happy. My Dodgers are again the Western Division Champions, for the second time in a row!! I am so proud of them.
Thanks for stopping by. And may the force be with you.
A special thanks to wonderful She-Fan for her congratulatory text message. You rock, Jane. And also special thanks to my wonderful friends, Jenn, Virginia, Matt Peaslee, Matt Tan, Ted, Buz, Julia, Sue, for their good luck wishes. IT WORKED.