September 23, 2011
The Dodgers home schedule came to an end last night as the Dodgers beat up on the Giants 8-2, effectively ending their post-season hopes. Going into Arizona to play the division leading D’backs, any combination of a D’backs win or a Giants loss will end San Francisco’s divisional hopes. Behind in the Wild Card leading Braves by four with six games to go, the Giants only hope is that Atlanta and St. Louis keep their losing streak going the rest of the way. Acting as a spoiler is a small satisfaction for the Dodgers in a less than stellar year for the team.
Matt Kemvp has kept his bid for MVP going strong with a home run and three doubles. Hiroki Kuroda pitched a strong seven innings in what might have been his last appearance at Dodger Stadium.
Josh Rawitch made a visit to OTD to thank the ITD/OTD community for our support over the last few years. It was a classy thing for him to do, especially giving his nod of approval for OTD as a means of keeping us Dodger fans in a conversation on a daily basis. One wonders how many times he has read our comments here or on ITD and was tempted to reply as a fan, not as part of the management team?
This Day in Dodgers History
September 23, 2006 – With one home game left on the schedule, the Dodgers break its single-season attendance record established in 1982 as the team sells 3,708,723 tickets to its games played in Chavez Ravine. The previous record of 3,608,881 was determined by former National League rules which counted fans by turnstile count.
September 13, 2011
Josh Rawitch, Dodgers Vice President of Communications, will leave the Dodgers at the end of the season for the position of Sr. Vice President of Communications for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He will join the staff of his former boss, Derrick Hall, the former Dodger VP of Communications who is now the President of the Diamondbacks. Rawitch follows Joe Torre and Kim Ng as members of Dodgers management who have left the organization recently on their own volition.
This Day in Dodgers History
September 13, 1925 – In the first game of a twin bill, Robins’ (Dodgers) starter Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. The Brooklyn hurler had one-hit the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.
September 13, 2005 – During the six-run second inning uprising by San Diego, each Dodger outfielder commits an error. The fielding of Ricky Ledee (lf) , Jose Cruz Jr. (rf) and Jayson Werth (cf) contributes to the 6-4 loss to the first place Padres.
July 16, 2011
We have our own dedicated blog right here… no need to dig up some lightly used ITD thread five and a half years old.
Everyone will be given author status so you can create a new thread if you wish.
You just need to leave a reply so I can add you to the author list. If you have a WordPress account, you will have access to create a thread post.
We have some very outspoken members with good writing skills. I would like to read some threads that we create ourselves without subjecting ourselves to the company line so nervously toed by Mr. Rawitch.