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Counting Down That Magic Number…5

Bottom 1st…A High 5 Toward 5…

A 5 run first highlighted by this 3 run blast from Puig would get the ball rolling toward the Magic 5…

Of course that wouldn’t be the only highlight of the night from Puig. Has Puig finally rediscovered his form of 2013?

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While Corey has blown a bubble or two, not many pitchers have been able to blow much by  our no doubt N.L. Rookie of The Year

Other Magic Moments From the Number 5…

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Who could forget this 8th inning blast from Game 4 of the 2013 NLDS from Juan Uribe…

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Remember Mike Marshall? The outfielder who donned the Blue from 1981-88. Most fans dont remember that he led the team in RBI’s in 1988, not, well, you know… While many Dodger fans remember one home run from the ’88 World Series, Mike Marshall would also come through huge in Game 2…

9th Inning…Drei’s Tale…Presented by Vin…From The Left Field Pavillion With Kid n Drei…

Kid: Hey Drei, what’s up with Corey Seager’s walk up song? 

Drei: What’s wrong with his walk up song Kid? So Corey goes country? Hey, if it brings him NLROY and maybe MVP honors he can play what he wants… Just because he ain’t playing what you want, you know…Miley Cyrus…

Kid: IS THAT RIGHT DREI?

Drei: That’s right Kid…

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Magic Number Countdown…7

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In his 6 plus season’s with The Blue from 2006-12, James Loney  would provide some memorable pennant drive moments, including this one against the Cubs in Game 1 of the 2008 NLDS…

With Big Game James currently on the Mets and the Mets atop the Wild Card standings, it is possible we just may cross paths with Big Game James….

A Battery of 7’s…Yesterday and Today…

Yesterday…

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Today…

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A battery of Julio Urias and Steve Yeager. Now that would be something…

Bottom of the 9th…

In case you didn’t have enough of last night…

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Magic Number Countdown…13

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Joe Ferguson #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 1, 1973. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)

Joe Ferguson would have two stints in the Dodger Blue from 1970-76 and from 1978-81 as a stellar backstop with a solid arm not only behind the plate but in the right field as well, as Sal Bando would find out here from Game 1 of the 1974 World Series against Oakland. On the receiving end, Steve Yeager, from one solid backstop to another…

6 years later with the Dodgers facing elimination from the NL West race Joe Ferguson would also come up big this time with his bat…

The Dodgers would go on to sweep that final weekend series against the Houston Astros, forcing a one-game playoff between the two, only to have the Astros finally prevail…

More Dramatics From 13…

Alex Cora would be another solid infielder for the Blue, providing stellar play at both 2nd and SS from 1998-2004. Who could forget this 18 pitch AB in 2004?

9th Inning…Happy Birthday Jerry

Jerry Doggett, Aug. 25, 1983  (Jerry Doggett, Photo by Ken Hively/L.A. Time, August 25, 1983)

Today marked what would have been the 100th birthday of another legendary former Dodger broadcaster, Jerry Doggett, whom Vin always spoke highly of…

 Like Vin, Jerry would come from Brooklyn and would be part of the Dodger broadcast team from 1956-1987 . The 80s child in me remembers the days when Vin did the first three and last three innings on TV, while either Jerry Doggett or Ross Porter did the middle 3 innings on the tube with Vin doing radio during the middle 3. Yup, gone are the days of the solo broadcaster…( That picture above…I swear you would think it was taken today…)

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Counting Down The Magic Number…19

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The magic number is now in the teens! Here is a re-post from 2014 of a fan favorite from both the Brooklyn and L.A. days, Jim Gilliam

Jim Gilliam would play for the Dodgers in both Brooklyn, 1953-57, and Los Angeles from 1958-1966. He was a 2 time all-star, in 1956 and 1959, was named NL Rookie of the Year in 1953 and would play …

Source: Magic Number Fun Facts…19

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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

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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…

 

 

 

 

Stuck at 2… Mr. Koufax Meet Mr. Ed

Dodgers_Lasorda Magic Number With the Dodgers 3-2 loss to the Giants last night the magic number to clinch their 3rd consecutive NL West title still remains at 2. It will be a battle of the aces tonight as Clayton Kershaw takes the hill against Madison Bumgarner. The Dodgers come limping into tonight’s game having lost 4 straight and 8 of their last 10. 

Dodgers_Lasorda and DreiWe will clinch this sooner or later Tommy…

Mr. Koufax Meet Mr. Ed

In this classic episode of Mr. Ed, the Dodgers lose the first game of a late season game to the Giants in San Francisco ( Sound familiar Dodgers fans ? ). Mr. Ed, that ever so lovable talking horse, finds a way to communicate to Dodgers coach Leo Durocher to help the Dodgers out of their funk. Audio from a young Vin Scully is also featured…

Perhaps some words from the horses mouth can help the Blue ?

Magic Number Countdown…7… Monday Night Bromance

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Dodgers_Steve Yeager Steve Yeager is another former Dodger backstop featured in my Magic Number CountdownYeager would wear the Dodger Blue for 14 seasons from 1972-85, finishing his final MLB season in 1986 with the Seattle Mariners. Yeager was a part of 6 division champion teams, 4 league champions, and 1 World Champion in 1981. It was the 1981 World Series against the Yankees where he would be 1 of 3 Co-MVP’s of the series, sharing the honor with Ron Cey and Pedro Guerrero. Yeager would hit a huge home run in the 7th inning of Game 5 right after Pedro Guerrero’s solo shot tied the game. Yeager’s shot would be the difference as the Dodger would win Game 5 and take a 3 games to 2 lead in the series heading back to New York. 

Dodgers_Drei n Yeager Not the greatest pic quality wise but here I am with Steve Yeager at Camelback Ranch, 2/28/2013

Monday Night Bromance at The Ravine

KID N DREI_DODGER DOG N SAMMYWe’re Baaaaaaaaack !!! Kid N Drei here, with the Resident Dodger Dog and Sourdough Sam, the SF 49ERS mascot ( Yo Drei, why’d you bring Sammy here ? )

Kid N Drei_Guyz Night Out Monday evening, 9/14/2015. Guys night out with Kid N Drei. Hey, even Minion Dave wanted to chill with the guys. Kid N Drei have been a huge part of Drei’s stories these last 2 seasons, with plenty of “Kid” like mischief among the 2. So much so it’s reached BROMANCE status. With that, Drei here thought, hey, what better place for a bromance than at the old ballgame. For all you bro’s out there, i’m guessing you’ve all had at least one nice bromance experience at a sports bar or sporting event. But for some reason, of all sporting events, the ballpark just make for the best sports bromance experience. 

Kid N Drei_Minion n Brohams Minion Dave sure loves chilling with the guys, or should we say, ” His Brohams ” . Oh yeah, thanks to Kid Marley Marlz, Drei finally knows how to use his snapchat…LOL… Here’s Bromance Monday….

And if you only want the 90 snapchat version of Bromance Monday, here it is…

KID N DREI_MON NIGHT WE LOVE LA Another Dodger win on Bromance Monday !!! From Kid N Drei… ‘Til the Next Episode…