The latest news on the distracting McCourt divorce is that Jamie had an eye on politics, ultimately the presidency of the United States. The plan was described in a document called Project Jamie. She went so far as to hire a consultant. That would explain her desire to open baseball fields, have programs for women, etc. I don’t believe that she actually ever had an interest in the Dodgers as a team but as a vehicle to achieve her goals. She has said that she will settle for nothing except what she deserves. I can say what she deserves but it’s not a million dollars a monh for support. I hope this doesn’t affect the Dodgers negatively
On the Spring Training front, Eric Gagne has been sent to the minors which is another roadblock for him. Ronald Belisario stll has not reported to camp, still hung up with visa problems in Venezuela. Pitchers Leach and Schlichting, and outfielder DeJesus were all optioned to minor leagues. Joe Torre is back from Taiwan as well as Manny and James Loney. How Russell Martin is doing is anyones guess. The word is that he gained all that weight on his own without telling anyone. Hopefully he gets better soon from that groin strain.
I just returned from New Jersey where it rained everyday. It was cold and windy. It’s been the worst winter ever according to my Irish relatives. The newspaper there called it a Nor’easter.
There was much flooding around the area. My most prudent decision was to bring my rain boots.
The backyard was pretty much a lake.
However I was in New Jersey for a couple of parties, one being a huge family St Patricks Day party. Nothing could keep us from celebrating for two days, not even flood and wind.
The place was decorated
Everything was very green
There was much singing
Lots of party favors.
Food was really great
At least most people thought the cake was good.
Everyone was in a great mood, especially after a Guiness or two One of the relatives on the left is an actor. You might recognize him from his appearances on Law and Order He says he usually is a bad guy. I asked him if I had to pay him a royalty for this picture. He assured me not. Hopefully I don’t get a bill in the mail
Yum, the corned beef and cabbage was wonderful
Lots of young folks ready for fun.
On the second day, most people had a bit of a hangover,
We had catered Italian food. In the front is the asparagus. Behind that is the eggplant parmesian. At the very rear is a wonderful chicken dish. I must be getting ready for those great buffets at Dodger Stadium. Bring on Baseline Club food!!.
Here is my dish. Funny having Italian food at a St Patricks Day party. I guess everyone had a fill of Irish food the day before. The absolute best thing was the barbeque brisket that my son made from scratch.
Look at the wonderful green cupcakes.
Birthday girl Caitie enjoyed the cake. I decided I liked her cake and helped her eat it.
Someone has a sense of humor. The top sign says: Help Wanted. No Irish need apply. The bottom sign says: No dogs or salors allowed on grass. This is an Irish household with a Navy relative (my son),
I was welcomed back to California with a 4.4 magnitude earthquake this morning. As though the inclement weather back east wasn’t enough. Today in Long Beach California, it is 81 degees. I feel like Mother Bear. It was too cold and rainy back east. It’s too hot here.
I watched Blind Side on the plane back. Did any of you have a chance to watch it?? I loved it. What a great inspirational movie. I also watched Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire. That was a difficult movie to watch.
Thanks everyone for stopping by . Baseball season is coming. I can’t wait. I miss my friends. I miss everyone who works at Dodger Stadium. I miss my Dodgers.
Max thanks everyone for their prayers. I know that helped bring him back to me.