Friday, April 01, 2011

BREAKING NEWS! Special Guest Singer at Tonights Game

I don't quite know what to think of this, but here ya go. Here is an excerpt from a Dodger press release.
The Dodgers are pleased to announce a special pre-game engagement with rising pop star and internet sensation Rebecca Black. Dodgers fans going to tonights game will be serenaded to her hit tune, "Friday," as they enter the stadium, and will enjoy a special live sneak-peak preview of her yet-to-be-titled new single set to be released with her upcoming album, "Why I Like Saturdays Better."

As a special treat, fans will be given the opportunity to name the new song, as it is currently untitled. Fans can vocalize suggestions for a name to the song after Rebecca Black's live pre-game performance and through Twitter (@RBlackRules). In the 3rd inning, Black will also sit with Vin Scull in the press box to discuss her fast rising career, and hear suggestions from the Hall of Fame Broadcaster about a name for her soon-to-be "hit" single.
Oh Mercy!

Old Time Dodger Baseball Wins the Day

Was it me, or did it seem like the Dodgers of old took the field last night?

Our left handed starter, who is starting to resemble a former Dodger whose last name also starts with "K," was masterful. He was like an artist as he dipped in and out of the strike zone. Fastball. Curveball. Did I see that new slider I've been reading about? Clayton Kershaw is becoming that ace we all imagined. He went 7 strong innings that included 9 strike outs, 1 walk and just 4 meaningless hits.

Our offense, unfortunately, also looked like the Dodgers of old. They were able to squeak out 2 runs after squandering several opportunities. Aided by a walk, an error and an errant pick-off throw to third brought in our first score of the season. I have no doubt that this sequence of events made Wills and Lopes smile. Our next run was much of the same. Kemp walked, stole second and scored on Loney's hit thereafter.

At the end, our relief staff was able to keep the Giants at bay. Other than a brief scare with Broxton on the mound, I can't be disappointed with how the pitching staff performed last night.

Was this game a sign about the future? Have the Dodgers returned to the Dodgers way of playing Baseball? Will "small ball" will be a regular part of the Dodger machine this season?

I'm hoping for a resounding yes. A return to the past may be just what the doctor ordered.

Check out the box score from last nights game here.

Disgusted and Dismayed!

I cannot express more deeply how idiotic and disappointed I am in reading the news, via ESPN, that some Giants fans were jumped on after last nights game in the parking lot.

Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg says two men in Dodgers clothing followed three men in Giants gear as they walked to their car after Thursday night's 2-1 Dodger victory.

Rosenberg says the attackers yelled slurs against the Giants and began kicking and punching the men.

One victim suffered a head injury and was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Rosenberg says the injury is not life-threatening.

Are you kidding me? What is wrong with those two guys? I'm sick and tired about hearing these kind of stories.

My deepest apologies to the victims.

If you happen to know anything about this incident please contact the local authorities.

REA Auctions: 1916 Brooklyn Championship Pin

REA is about ready to open up their always anticipated annual auction, and it promises to be pretty good. Before the official catalogs go out in several weeks they have been updating their blog to include a glimpse at some of the treasures we can expect to find.

Check out this 1916 National League Championship pin that was presented to the members of the Brooklyn Robins- a forerunner of the Dodgers. It belonged to Jake Daubert and was passed on through the generations till it finally ended up in the hands of his great grandson. Additionally, it is thought to be the only remaining pin known to exist from that championship. Although, the auction house expects that some remain hidden within private collections and related family members of the original team. Also of note, Daubert's 1919 World Series pin, while a member of the Reds, will also be on auction. The 1919 Reds defeated the "Black Sox" that year.

Auto Collection: Maury Wills Sweet Spot

Here is another Sweet Spot autograph card in my collection from 2003 featuring the great Maury Wills.