Sunday, June 09, 2013

Twitter Pics from the Old-Timers Game at Dodger Stadium: Dodgers vs. Yankees

It looked like a pretty good time at Dodger Stadium yesterday afternoon.  The Dodgers held their first Old-Timers Game in who knows how long to what seemed like a big crowd.  I decided to stay closer to home in order to catch Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, so I was not in attendance.  Fortunately, the twitterverse came through with plenty of memorable photographs to look through.  Check out a large collection of those pics below for your viewing pleasure.  BTW, the always great Jon SooHoo also has a bunch of pics from the day.  Go here to check them all out.

Check out this group photo of some Baseball legends before they hit the field. 
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Sandy Koufax and Darryl Strawberry meet up to talk strategy.
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Here, Koufax chats with Hall of Famer Goose Gossage.
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All of the players got in their uniform and headed for the field.  Don Newcombe is seen below welcoming his old friend, Sandy Koufax in the Dodger dugout.
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I love this group photograph of all the players before they play ball.
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It's nice to see the two greatest Dodger lefties to play the game: Sandy Koufax and Fernando Valenzuela.
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Rick Monday, Ron Fairly and Tommy Lasorda pose for the camera.
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Then, they stand around the batting cages in order to prepare for the game.
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A couple of young guys decide that they'll watch a few old guys play Baseball.
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Billy Crystal is living the dream.  He captained the Yankees in the Old Timers Game.
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Hey, look!  It's Pedro Guerrero.
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I'm amazed that Steve Yeager can still put on the gear and player catcher. 
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Calling balls and strike was Larry King.  He looks a bit grouchy here.
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Here is the very first pitch of the game and Mike Brito was there to test Fernando's speed.  With Valenzuela on the mound who else would you expect to see in the stands? 
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This is kinda epic.  For the first time in decades, the Dodger infield of Cey, Russell, Lopes and Garvey took the field for the Dodgers.
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Here's a group photo of them.
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As you may know, the game ended in a tie, 1 to 1.  Per Lyle Spencer at MLB.com:
The biggest ovation of the day as Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully made the introductions was reserved for Sandy Koufax, the Dodgers' version of Joe DiMaggio in the hearts and minds of fans. Mr. K did not take the mound, but Dr. K -- Dwight Gooden -- did for the Yankees.

"I'm not sure how I'll do," Doc said. "I haven't been throwing, but I've been teaching my 8-year-old son, Dylan, how to pitch in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He's got a good arm.


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