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It’s That Time of Year…Magic Number Time…24

In their quest for their 4th straight NL West Division title, the Magic Number Countdown is back. With The Blue up 3 games on the Giants, the Magic Number to clinch their 4th straight division crown is 24. As we get closer to October, though many of you are familiar with how the Magic Number works, for those who arent, you subtract 1 for each Dodgers win and/or Giants loss. So it is possible that 2 numbers can be knocked off in the same day, especially on days we meet the hated ones, which we will be doing 6 more times. As the numbers decrease, I will be posting a new number paying tribute to a random Dodger who wore that “Magic Number”. So, let’s start with today’s number 24. 

24 Walter Alston

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Walter Alston would manage The Blue in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 23 seasons from 1954-1976, guiding the Dodgers to 7 World Series appearances, including their first and only title in Brooklyn (1955) and a 4 game sweep of the the Yankees in 1963. Known as “The Quite Man” ( Not a stretch to say he was the opposite of Lasorda…) Alston would be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983

Back To Route 66…

This 3-run blast by Yasiel Puig would give the Blue a 3-2 lead over the Friars. Though the Friars would take the lead, the Blue would rally once more, capped off by this 2-run shot by former Friar Yasmani Grandal, who seems to enjoy  torturing his former mates...

A Dream Come True…Jose De Leon

Of course, the story of the day had to be rookie Jose De Leon strike out 9 in 6 innings his big league debut. In true Dodger fashion, it was the kid’s dream to not only make it to the bigs but to have none other than Vin call his game, a dream many of us would still like to have. 

Extra Innings…Flashback…Sunday at the Park With Kid N Drei

KID N DREI_MON NIGHT WE LOVE LA

Yes Kid…WE LOVE L.A !!! Only 10 more home games Kid. We gotta come up with one more tale, even if it’s one that you can laugh at Drei about…Check out Kid Marley’s tribute to Vinny…

 

 

 

 

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Days ‘Til Opening Day….24

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WaltAlston Walter Emmons Alston. Managed in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles from 1954-1976, winning 2040 games, appearing in 7 World Series, winning 4 WS titles, including a sweep of the Yankees in 1963.

24 From the 1st Base Dugout

GriffeyJr Ken Griffey Jr. . Taken from the LF Pavillion in his final Dodger appearance at Dodger Stadium as a player on June 28th, 2009. One of my all-time favorite outfielders to play the game. Started his career at the age of 19 in 1989, Junior would smash 630 home runs throughout his illustrious career that included 13 trips to the All-Star game. Next stop, Cooperstown.

The Campaign to Make Opening Day a Holiday

By now you may have heard that former Cardinals HOF shortstop Ozzie Smith has put together a petition to make Opening Day an official holiday . As of now, over 29,000 have signed the petition. Surprisingly, amongst NL West fans , the Colorado Rockies have the most signatures followed by the Dodgers, with the DBacks, Giants and Padres holding up the bottom by a wide distance.

Baseball fans, you have 27 days to make this count !!!