I suppose Manny was pulling our legs when he said that this was his last season with the Dodgers. He stated the next day that he would consider playing with the Dodgers for 2 years and then in Japan for 3. Who can tell when he is kidding?
The popular style it seems is the faux hawk or mohawk. Those who showed up with either one or the other were Russell Martin (who also showed up much heavier), Eric Gagne, James McDonald. Not my favorite look, but it may change by the time the season starts. Back to Russell and his weight gain. Apparently he thinks that his poor showing last season was due to his lighter weight at Spring Training. He has definitely bulked up but his arms look bigger and he seems more muscular. Hopefully that will help him have a better season. I had expressed my doubts last season when he showed up smaller and leaner.
The pitcher who was chosen to open Spring Training is Vicente Padilla. During the off season, he was shot in the leg during a shooting accident. At first the information was that it was a flesh wound. Now I know what that is from watching westerns as a child. After he was signed to his contract, Padilla stated that the bullet went clear through his leg. But he says that he is one hundred per cent okay. Hopefully that is true.
New Daddy Jonathan Broxton can’t stop talking about his new son who is now seven months old. Apparently he is on the way to being a “Big Boy” like his Dad. Congratulations to Jonathan.
Back to the homefront. My Dad had some minor surgery yesterday and is doing well. The surgery should help him see much better. My cat is still MIA. Hopefully he has made himself at home in someone elses house and has not had a bad fate. We keep thinking that he will somehow escape and return home. I will never give up hope.
I have a family event in New Jersey the weekend before St Patricks Day so I may not be able to go to Spring Training this year. Hopefully the snow and inclement weather will be long gone by then. I would love to go to even one game Oh well!!!.
My new camera is a Canon but it isn’t a fancy one. I don’t want to have to carry around a gigantic camera with many heavy lenses. This info is for those who have asked me. I have quite a collection of cameras and have not found the perfect one yet.
Unfortunately, the ticket prices have gone up at Dodger Stadium but worse is that there are no single tickets available for the Yankee games or for Opening Day. It does mean that those ticket brokers will have a field day with those tickets. Too bad. Those tickets only come with the 7, 14, or more game ticket packages. I even asked my ticket guy about it and he said that I could buy extra tickets from him but no Yankee tickets. Those games will be a sellout anyway. I was hoping to get tickets for Jane and Michael. I will not give up
Thanks for stopping by. I know everyone is getting excited about Spring Training. Congratulations to all our USA medalists in the Olympics. Hard work did pay off
Soon, the Dodgers will be back at Dodger Stadium, Yaaaaay!.