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My Favorite Dodgers-Giants Moments…From Vin

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Over the years you’ve told us many a tale about a rivalry between the North and the South…The tales have brought joy and heartbreak to both sides of our proud state. It was up north on the final day of the 1982 season where I got my first taste of this classic rivalry…

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Even among longtime bitter rivals, you are given the greatest amount of respect, as told by longtime broadcaster and the voice of the Giants, Jon Miller…

Photo courtesy Jon Miller (Vin Scully with Giants broadcasters, L-R, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow, Jon MIller and Dave Flemming, 8/25/2016 via Jon Miller)

The stories over the years are countless. They resonate beyond Dodgers fans…Giants fans…baseball fans all over…

Yup. It’s hard to believe that in the 67 years you’ve told your tales, 37 of them that I’ve had the pleasure to listen to, everything has come full circle…

Drei’s 2 Favorite Dodgers-Giants Moments From Vin…

Like many of you, I have my share of more than just 2 Vin Scully moments involving the Good ( Dodgers ) and The Bad ( Giants )…Moments that I was there for…

2. October 3, 1993…103 Wins and Not a Scene In The Bay…

Just like 1982, the Giants had to win the final game of the season to force a one-game playoff against the Braves for the NL West crown. The Dodgers, particularly 1993 NL Rookie of the Year Mike Piazza, had other ideas…

The Dodgers would torch the Giants 12-1, leaving the hated ones one game behind the Braves. 1993 would be the last year of the pre Wild Card era. In spite of having baseball’s 2nd best record in 1993, the Jints we’re nowhere to be seen in late October, much to the delight of this fan, and the dismay of those who made the long trek down I-5, only to make the longer trek back home…( Perhaps that’s what Nancy Bea meant when she serenaded our visitors with Do You Know The Way to San Jose…). 

1. October 2, 2004…Wherever It Lands…

The Giants, 2 back of The Blue with 2 to play, carried a 3-0 lead into the home 9th. The Dodgers would rally to tie, then Steve Finley slammed his way into Dodger Blue lore…

The slam would give the Dodgers their first division title in 9 years. The hated ones would be knocked out of post-season play the next day…

It really hasn’t set in yet that this weekend is your final curtain call. It’s quite fitting that your final call comes with these two storied rivals on the field…The Dodgers and the Giants…One getting ready for a post-season run…One fighting for a post-season run..Yet it was you (And Joe Morgan, ironically Jon Miller’s longtime EPSN Sunday Night Baseball partner…) introduced this kid to the Dodgers-Giants rivalry…

Extra Innings…A Sunday Tale…From The LFP…With Kid N Drei…

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Kid: Drei, I’m gonna miss Vin more than I’ll miss Kobe…

Hey Kid…How ’bout a tune paying tribute to Vin…

(Best when listened with headphones…)

 

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Magic Number Countdown…2

Lasorda With the Dodgers being swept in Colorado this weekend, the magic number to clinch the NL West remains at 2. Though it’s been on 2 since Friday, it sure seems like it’s been stuck on 2 for a while. So as the Dodgers head to San Francisco for a 4 game series, we feature Uncle Tommy.

From 1958-1996, the L.A. Dodgers had a combined 2 managers. From the end of the 1976 season through the middle of the 1996 season, Tommy Lasorda patrolled the Dodger dugout, leading the Blue to 7 division titles, 4 NL pennants, and 2 World Championships, compiling a 1,599–1,439 as the skipper for The Blue…

Battle for the West

Though the Dodgers need only to win one of four in San Francisco, the Dodgers and Giants have had plenty of memorable moments in throughout their storied rivalry in the Battle For The West….

Morgan_Clark 10/3/1982. On the final day of the season, Joe Morgan would crush any hopes of the Dodgers defending their World Championship of 1981. Greeting Morgan at the plate, Jack Clark. Clark would inflict more wounds 3 years later in a St Louis Cardinals uniform… ( SF Chronicle )

Dodgers_Finley Slam10/2/2004 Steve Finley’s slam in the 2nd to final day of the season, would clinch the NL West and for all intents and purposes, knock the Giants out of post-season play… ( Getty Images )

We got 7 games left, four in The Bay. One win, and we’re in !!! Zack Greinke, who missed his last start, is slated to take the hill tomorrow night. Adrian Gonzalez is also hopeful for tomorrow as well. With the division title in sight, this would be the first time in franchise history the Dodgers would make it to post-season play in 3 consecutive seasons. 

Extra Innings… Kid Beats

Marley_Elysian Featuring Kid Marley Marlz…

Hey Kid, being swept in Colorado has some of our Dodger fans in an uptight mood. How ’bout loosening L.A’s mood ? Here’s a snippet from Kid Marley 

Kid N Drei_ Dodgers Win We’re this close to another division title kid !!! ‘Til the next episode… LETS GO DODGERS !!!