Sunday, August 28, 2011

Huntington Beach Wins!

A big Blue Heaven congratulations to the Huntington Beach Little League team on their victory in the Little League World Series. Way to represent the west coast. Read more about it here at Big League Stew.

They won it in style with a walk off bases loaded single.
"I was just thinking. 'Oh, God, Oh, God,' before I was getting in the box," the 12-year-old Pratto said. "But once I got into the box, I calmed myself by telling myself to just look for a good pitch."

Hey, Jaime Jarrin is Coming Back Too

Now that the Dodgers locked up Vin for next season I guess it was time to focus on the other Hall of Fame broadcaster in Blue. We learn today that Jaime Jarrin will be coming back next year for his 54th season with the club.

LOS ANGELES – Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will return to the broadcast booth for his 54th season in 2012, he announced during today’s broadcast on Univision Radio KTNQ 1020. He will continue calling all 162 Dodger games at home and on the road for KTNQ 1020.

“The Dodgers have invited me back for another season, so you will have to be by my side again,” Jarrín joked with analyst Fernando Valenzuela on air during the second inning. “I love what I do. It’s something I love and it brings me great joy to work alongside you and Pepe Yñiguez. I’m pleased to serve the Spanish-language community and really share baseball with them – such a beautiful and pristine sport.”

Sunday's Beatles Contest

Here is the 4th CD in the Beatles contest giveaway. Before I reveal the trivia question to win the LOVE CD, go and check out the drawing for Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and sign up. It's free and it concludes this coming Tuesday. Go here.

Now here is the trivia question.
What was the name of the very last album the Beatles recorded in a studio?
Post your answer here. The very first person to post the correct answer wins!

Sunday Dodger Videos

Here are highlights from the Dodger Dream Foundation annual Bowling Extravaganza hosted by James Loney.

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A Don Drysdale Vitalis Commercial from 1968.

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Here's a video from Friday Night Fireworks featuring the tunes of the Beatles.

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And now here are the fireworks in fast forward. No music included.

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2011 Topps Stickers: Dodgers

First, check out the Beatles drawing to win the CD, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, here. The drawing will take place on Tuesday evening, so there is plenty of time to add your name to the list.

Now on to some Dodger cards... er, Dodger stickers.

This year Topps released a stickers set available at your local store. Each team has 9 players represented. See the Dodgers below. On top of that, there are 9 MLB Legends stickers that are decorated with foil borders, and the Dodgers are well represented. Three of the 9 Legends stickers are Dodgers.

Check out the cards by clicking below.
259 Jerry Sands
260 Matt Kemp
261 Andre Ethier
262 Casey Blake
263 Rafael Furcal
264 Juan Uribe
265 James Loney
266 Dee Gordon
267 Clayton Kershaw
291 Jackie Robinson
293 Roy Campanella
294 Sandy Koufax
137/308 Reds/Dodgers