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5 Days a Summer Fun-Drei…The Road to Omaha…Day 1, 6/3/2017

Day One, 6/3/2017

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Day one of what I call 5 Days a Summer Fun-Drei would find me at the Long Beach Regionals at Blair Field, featuring the Long Beach State Dirtbags, San Diego State Aztecs, Texas Longhorns and my UCLA Bruins as all for vie for a spot on the Road to Omaha en route to college baseball’s World Series.  It would be the first time Blair Field in Long Beach would host a regional since 2008 and Day 1, even with my Bruins being eliminated would not disappoint… Postgame Congratulatory Handshake

UCLA would lose their elimination game to San Diego State in 13 innings 3-2. Oh if not for leaving 15 runners on base. The Mighty Bruins will be back. This game would last a little over 5 hours ! In the back, you see the Texas Longhorns ready to take the field. Surely the next game on tap can’t top this battle between 2 southland schools…Game 2, Long Beach State vs Texas

The second game wouldn’t last as long. This one would ONLY go 12 innings, though this could have all been avoided if not for some great defense by the Longhorns…TWICE 

 

The Longhorns would eventually come out on top. So, after Day 1 of 5 Days a Summer Fun-Drei, I would spend close to 12 hours at the yard. With a total of 25 innings played, these 2 games would almost amount to 3. Both games we’re as advertised as pitching and great defense would rule the day. Here’s more sights from Day One of 5 Days a Summer Fun-Drei from Blair Field. 

The four schools featured have produced their fair share of MLBers, from Roger Clemens ,Tony Gwynn, Troy Tulowitzki, current Dodger Chase Utley and of course Dave Roberts. We also can’t forget some guy named Jackie…

 

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From The Valley to The Beach…Getting Your Early Baseball Fix

Baseball is back folks ! I’m not just talking in the form of Spring Training either. Though for those of you who may be or are thinking of heading to The Valley of the Sun, here’s your 2016 Cactus League Guide from Stadium Journey

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Can’t make it to Arizona but still want some hardball before The Boys in Blue come home ? There is definitely no shortage of baseball in the southland as the college boys have started their descent toward The Road to Omaha. I’ve had the chance to cruise through four local college yards. Today, we feature Blair Field, home of the Long Beach State Dirtbags, and Matador Field, home of the Cal State Northridge Matadors. 

Matador Field…CSUN…See The Sun…

CSUN_DODGER HAT Blue paying a visit to Matador Field. CSUN has produced 14 big leaguers, including former Dodger Adam Kennedy…

CSUN_Matador Glory Matador Glory…

 

Check out my Stadium Journey review, Baseball Under the CSUN for more on Matador Field… Now, let’s venture down the 405 South to The Beach…

Blair Field…Home of The Dirtbags…

LB State_Pete the Prospector Kicking it with good ol’ Prospector Pete…

Blair Field in Long Beach has been a path to the bigs for many a big leaguer, including Jered Weaver, Evan Longoria, and Troy Tulowitzki…

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What exactly is a Dirtbag ?

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There’s something to Blair Field that offers an old-school charm. Check out my Dirtbag Diamond or my Stadium Journey review of Blair Field…

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Extra Innings…KID N DREI…

picsart_03-06-09.38.58.jpg Dodger Baseball is almost here Kid ! This is one of those rare times that Drei is in a pic with Kid and not wearing The Blue. The fact that, unbeknownst KID Marley Marlz N Dodger DREI, we’d cross paths by this cool Dodger mural in a freeway underpass on Van Nuys Blvd. in Pacoima during Ciclavia just may be a sign that it’s time for KID N DREI to bring you more tales and tunes. Yeah Kid, I guess it just really is meant to be….Good Times Kid…’Til The Next Episode…