Wednesday, October 01, 2008
There are only a couple of notable players in this set.
Above is Rafael Landestoy. He played for the Dodgers for only a handful of season, but he spent some quality time with the Houston Astros in the late 70's to early 80's. Below is our former bench coach and current Mariner Manager Jim Riggleman. He looks funny in those giant frame glasses.
Check out the rest of the cards in the set here in my photo album.
There are no descriptions of local Chicago delicacies. There are no photos of specially prepared veggies or beef cooked to order. Neither Sushi or Pizza was on his mind.
Preparation was the order of the day.
Heck, from the sounds of it, the Dodger plane ride to Chicago felt different according to Andre.
You could just sense from the way the guys were acting on the plane that this wasn't just another trip.Then, Dustin Pedroia sent Ethier a message that helped put it all in perspective.
The right frame of mind, for a young player, sometimes is all that is needed to take you to that next level.
Champions! As Dustin said, "Let's Go!"
I laid in bed wondering about tomorrows event. My mind was in a manic state. I was reeling with fantasies of Dodger homeruns and well pitched innings.
I imagined runners on first and third and two men out. The new king of Hollywood was readying his swing. All I could see was a flash of black dreadlocks passing by my eyes.
Sinkerballs would zing in and out of the strike zone. The hapless Cubbies would look on in amazement.
In just a few hours the Dodgers begin their quest for their first World Championship in 20 years. I can't wait for it to begin.
Below are the players who will represent us in this series.:
Pitchers (11): LHP RHP , RHP LHP , RHP Hiroki Kuroda, RHP , RHP RHP James McDonald, RHP Chan Ho Park, RHP Takashi Saito, RHP Cory Wade
Angel Berroa, IF Casey Blake, IF OF IF Rafael Furcal, IF OF Matt Kemp, IF Jeff Kent, IF James Loney, C IF OF OF (14):C IF