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Cruising Rancho…Exploring The Mother Road…On Route 66

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LoanMart Field…Still referred by many as The Epicenter. Home of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the Single-A affiliate of the Dodgers. Rancho has been a stop for many who have donned the Dodger Blue, as well as a Friar or Halo, be it their first step to The Bigs or a rehab assignment…

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Prior to taking in a Quakes game on this Saturday evening, July 21, 2018, my buddy Josh Jacobs of 99.5 KKLA and I decide to cruise nearby along the old Mother Road

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Not far from LoanMart Field are markers along Foothill Blvd. paying tribute to the old Mother Road…

20180721_165809.jpgGetting my kicks on Route 66…One of my life’s goals is to one day cruise the ol’ Mother Road from L.A. to Chicago…

Josh and I are huge fans of Jack Benny. The late comedian had his ties to Rancho Cucamonga. A popular catch phrase of his radio show involved a train conductor who would announce over the loudspeaker, “Train now leaving on track five for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc… amonga,” taking progressively longer pauses between “Cuc” and “amonga.” No such route ever existed. 

A statue of the great comedian, once located at the entrance of the ballpark, is located in the lobby at The Lewis Family Playhouse inside the grounds of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. The statue has Jack with his violin in hand. A running gag as host of his popular TV program, “The Jack Benny Program” was how badly he would play his violin..

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20180721_162224.jpgJosh mimicking Jack Benny’s frugalness throughout his program…

20180721_162916.jpgNO JACK, YOU ARE NOT PLAYING TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME WITH YOUR VIOLIN !!!!

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In paying tribute to Jack Benny, The Epicenter, as it was officially known at the time, was built on a street named after Jack. In an ironic twist, Jack Benny Way intersects with Rochester Avenue. Rochester Avenue was not named after the audience favorite character portrayed by Eddie Anderson on The Jack Benny Program. 

Josh Jacobs with some Jack Benny Fun Facts from outside of LoanMart Field on the corner of Jack Benny Way and Rochester Avenue…

 

20180721_193539.jpgPrehistoric life STILL exists along the old Mother Road…

20180721_184513.jpgJosh kicking it with the voice of the Quakes, Mike Lindskog…

20180721_163142.jpgGiving ol’ Jack a Touch of Blue…(You’re still not playing Take Me Out to the Ballgame with that violin…)

Those are just some of the sights along the old Mother Road on the way to LoanMart Field, or as some of you may still refer to as, The Epicenter…

9th Inning…Nat King Cole

 

 

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Drei’s Random Thoughts 4/5/2013

Panic Button Already Folks ?

3 games into the season and some of you are already panicking. So the offense looked anything but explosive in losing 2 of 3 to the hated ones. It also didn’t help matters that we went 1 for 13 Wednesday night in letting some guy in a Tim Lincecum jersey escape numerous jams in spite allowing 7 walks through 5 innings. BTW, who was that guy with the short hair pitching for the Giants Wednesday night donning the Lincecum jersey ? It’s still a long season folks. Neither the Dodgers or Giants came out of that series with an offensive clinic. The bats will warm up….

LoanMart Field…Home of the Quakes

It was only a matter of time before The Epicenter, longtime home of the Dodgers Single A affiliate Rancho Cucamunga Quakes, would fall under the corporate naming rights regime. So for any of you who will be catching a glimpse of some potential future Dodgers, you will now be viewing your games at LoanMart Field. Personally I would have liked LoanMart Field at The Epicenter….

 

Sights At The Ravine This Week

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2 of the huge baseballs up in the reserved level dedicated to past Cy Young Award winners. This week I decided to feature Big D and Sandy….

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One of the many murals you will find throughout the stadium this year honoring their great history. This one honors the first World Title won here in Los Angeles in 1959…

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Me with Jaime Jarrin, the longtime Dodgers Spanish speaking broadcaster….

On This Day in History 19 Years Ago

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana would tragically take his life at the age of 26. So, here’s some Nirvana for you…

I MADE THE TOP 50 !!!!

Every month MLBlogs.Com, Blogs Central features their top blogs based on views. So it is my privlege to announce that my blog cracked the Top 50 amongst the fan blogs for the month of March, coming in right at….. Number 50 !!! WOOHOO !!!! As i’m sure many of you know, blogging can be both a passion as well as a chore. There are times you have a lot to write about, there are times that you either have nothing or just don’t have the time to keep up. Having said that , I Thank You all for reading my posts and I hope you have enjoyed what i’ve provided you. And of course, please do share my blog with those you care about…. HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE !!!!

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