This past weekend was one full of Dodger activities. Saturday was the Adrian Gonzalez charity softball event. Sunday was the yearly season ticket holders event. I was excited. I was missing the Dodgers by this time. It didn’t faze me that I had to work 12 hours all night Saturday night after the softball game. I wasn’t going to miss anything.
Saturday turned out to be the perfect day. It was mild and sunny.
There was a pretty good turnout considering it was the beginning of Thanksgiving week when people are busy with the holidays.
The grass looked a little sad compared to the way it usually looks but then again, it is off season. I hate writing those words.
We were given goodie bags with snacks and a Dodger license plate. The snacks were pretty good.
First order of business was to stand in another line to get an autograph from Adrian Gonzalez. It was $35 to get one autograph. I just wanted a chance to say hi to him. There was plenty of security. The money went to his charity. Adrian is a difficult autograph to get anyway so why not.
Here he is signing my ball. I actually have his autograph but I wanted to give to his charity. I was surprised when he looked up and recognized me. He gave me a big smile and asked me if I was having fun. Those Dodgers notice more than you think they do.
He did a beautiful job signing my ball right on the sweet spot although I never ask players to do that. After all…I’m never going to sell anything. He always writes a reference to a scripture. In case anyone is interested, this is the passage in Psalms: “The LORD is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid.” So Adrian…!
With the ticket I purchased, I received a free personally autographed picture of Adrian. Very nice action shot. Almost as good as my pictures…JK!
Sunday turned out to be a cloudy, rainy day. The clouds already looked ominous when I got to the stadium. The weather forecast was foreboding. Rainy, cloudy, inclement. Not that many showed up probably because Californians don’t like bad weather.
My poor seat was a mess. It was dirty and looked more torn up than usual. I wish the management would spend some money and fix it. I went alone to the event. I was actually supposed to go with Norma but she had a family emergency and couldn’t go. It was just as well. It really wasn’t fun.
I was glad I went but it was a little disappointing.
Thanks for stopping by. Congratulations to Vin Scully on his Medal of Freedom. He definitely was the voice of the Dodgers. I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving.