Since things are progressing a little slow this off season. I thought maybe we could reminisce about our favorite moments as Dodger Faithful. Whether it happened at the stadium, another stadium, or in any other enjoyable way, shape or form .
I’ll start this off… Since I have only been to the stadium twice in the past 30 some odd years. The ITD tour with OBF and many of you would be pretty high on my list. Another would be watching game 1 of the 88 World Series, for my father passed on before the 89 season. Also going to the phone booth with Tru, Nelly, her family and Collie and his young bride. The hostile environment was a rush and we won the game. (Thanks Nelly)!
I was rather shocked by the overwhelmingly positive comments on here after the Dodgers signed Dan Haren to a one year-$10MM contract. Will this be a sign of things to come as we inch closer to the fresh sights and sounds of spring?
The Hot Stove is heating up as the General Managers begin their annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Among Friday’s top reports, from FoxSports.com and MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal, is that the Dodgers are listening to offers for outfielders Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford.
How many times have we heard Vinny say those words from Invictus, by William Ernest Henley? Well, the previous line from that literary classic sums up the first two games: Under the bludgeonings of chance. It was not as if the Cardinals blew away the Dodgers. In fact, they only batted .134 and scored only four runs, two more than the Dodgers. A clutch hit in each game could have reversed the results. Zack and Clayton pitched great games… reminiscent of the days of Koufax and Drysdale. Unfortunately, the offense also brings to mind those days of low scoring games. I like the story about how Don, who flew ahead of the team to prepare for a start the next day, was told that Sandy had pitched a no-hitter. Don then queried “Did we win?”
It is going to be difficult with injuries to Hanley and Andre, but this team already proved that they can rise to the occasion and win at a .800 pace. Given that, winning 4 of the next 5 games is not an impossible goal.
Well gang, we made it again. It’s time for Dodger playoff baseball. The team has marched into Atlanta seeking just three wins. Will they triumph like General Sherman and leave Atlanta’s season in flames and ruination? Or will they succumb to the slings, arrows and tomahawks of outrageous fortune? Only in the next few days shall the answer be revealed.
It is really more of a popularity contest... and the ability of the teams' PR department to get people to vote multiple times. I liked it better in the old days when only players, managers and coaches could vote.