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All Star Mouse Hunting From the O.C to L.A., Part 1, The NL East

With the All-Star break just around the corner comes all the hoopla that surrounds this Mid-Summer Night classic. Each year, the host city spreads out baseball-themed statues for fans to search, be it a parade of statues in New York City that also featured scattered Big Apples to All-Star boots Deep In The Heart of Texas. The themed statues we’re usually bought by the MLB clubs after the All-Star game and put on display in their respective yards…

brooklyn One of the Big Apples from the 2013 All-Star game hosted by the Mets, paying homage to the Dodgers days in Brooklyn

DODGERS_APPLE Next to the 2 World Champions titles won as a kid and a high school freshman…THIS IS OUR YEAR !!!! ( BEEN SAYING THAT FOR, WHAT, THE LAST 27 YEARS ? )

MARLZ_BIGAPPLE Kid Marly Marlz taking a BITE out of that BIG APPLE ( ‘Sup Kid ? It’s been awhile since Kid N Drei have had any material for our readers… Kid N Drei will be out of hiatus eventually…)

This years theme in Cincinatti will be feature over-sized mustaches that will of course be scattered throughout the Queen City…


5 years ago, when the Angels hosted the All-Star game, Mickey Mouse themed statues we’re spread throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and all the way to Rancho Cucamonga. MLB conducted a scavenger hunt contest for those crazy enough ( Including yours truly ) to want to go through such effort to snap a selfie of yourself next to all 36 of these baseball themed Mickeys. It was a grueling and time consuming experience, but I did manage to pull off the feat, While it may have been grueling, it was a fun experience and if I had the Samsung Galaxy then, it certainly would have been a lot easier to pull off. Regardless, I had a great time doing the scavenger hunt and met a lot of nice people along the way, from well-wishers offering to take my pic to business owners and employees already knowing I was doing the scavenger hunt ( I had one person tell me that he knew I wasn’t a tourist because I was dressed in my Dodger garb and wasn’t getting all giddy next to The Mouse…LOL )

Today I feature the NL East themed Mickeys, 5 of the 36 during what I called at the time, my ” Hidden Mickey ” search…

MICKEY_BRAVES MICKEY_MARLINS The Braves and Marlins Mickey’s we’re captured at Downtown Disney, with the Marlins statue placed outside the ESPN Zone, the only one left standing now ( Barely…)

MICKEY_METS With the Mets Mickey next to the carousel over at Irvine Spectrum…

METS_NATIONALS  Nationals Mickey, Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga, just down the road from the home of the Rancho Cucamunga Quakes…

METS_PHILLIES Hollywood and Highland, letting the Phillies Mickey who’s town this is…

So those are just 5 of the baseball Mickey themed statues I snapped a photo/selfie with, from Hollywood to the House of Mouse all the way to Rancho. 

Dre’s Thoughts 5/5/2014, HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO !!!

Putting It All On The Line

Can we all put to rest all the talk about Yasiel Puig not being a team player ? He may not have succeeded in making this game-saving catch, but I think he may have won more hearts over among Dodger fans with this outstanding effort. The Cuban Missile may still be a work in progress, but let’s not question his heart and effort.


josefernandez Marlins sensation ace Jose Fernandez, last years NL Rookie of the Year, checking up on Puig after the game.


Dodger fans, where you may be celebrating today, perhaps you may have this tune ingrained in your heads…

Probably the most played song among Dodger fans today.


Cinco_Dog How ’bout this Dodger fan showing some spirit on this Cinco de Mayo !!!

Team L.A.

Kings_Dodgers Tonight is another busy night for our locals, with the Dodgers beginning a 3 game series in DC against the Nationals tonight, with Zack Greinke taking the hill for the Blue as he looks to go 6-0 on the season. Let’s also not forget the Kings, who look to take a commanding 2 games to none lead in their NHL Western Conference showdown against the Ducks in Anaheim. We also can’t forget the Clippers as the begin their 2nd round Best of 7 NBA Western Conference showdown tonight in OKC as they take on the Thunder. This should also be another intriguing match up as well with Chris Paul and UCLA’s own Russell Westbrook showcasing the spotlight for their teams.

HAPPY CINCO EVERYONE !!! No shortage of games for L.A. fans on this Monday night !!!

Sights and Sounds From The Ravine

But first….


Finally !!!  A win for the Blue !!!!  These past 8 games sure seemed like an eternity didn’t they ?  But the Blue finally got it right tonight.  Dee Gordon even got into the action by slugging a solo shot and Dre had himself a 4 for 4 night en rotue to a 7-1 win over the Marlins.  OK, we can relax for one night anyways.  Ok, some sights and sounds from The Ravine from this past week….





It sure seemed like the storm clouds we’re here forever the way our Boys In Blue had been playing…..

Now for some sounds from the stands….

Monday night at The Ballpark, and here I am with my buddy Josh, whom I happened to bump into for the first time in over 10 years !!! ( And hopefully not another 10 plus years before I see you again…. ) . After hearing Nick Punto’s walkup song, Burn It Down, from Linkin Park, we chat about what group we would have blaring over the speakers if we we’re ballplayers. Being a Linkin Park fan myself….

video-2013-05-06-20-56-37.mp4 from Good_Drei on Vimeo.

I would want something from their older material, back to the Hybrid Theory days, Points of Authority….So Josh, you would have Korn blasting over the stadium for your walkup music ? What song from Korn would you have ?

Monday night at The Ravine with J and J from Good_Drei on Vimeo.

So I now ask you all, if you we’re ballplayers, what would your walkup at-bat song or songs be ? Also from The Stands at The Ravine….


Doin’ the Marlon ( Harlem ) Shake from Good_Drei on Vimeo.

Gettin’ Marlon B here to do his version of the Harlem Shake, or as I dubbed it, The Marlon Shake. The lady behind him sure got into it. Now, time to stretch….

Stretch Time !!! 5/7/2013 from Good_Drei on Vimeo.

Don’t you just love putting your friends on blast at the ballpark ? Hey Marlon !!! Why you running kid ?

I hope you’ve enjoyed my clips from the stands. I hope to bring you more raw clips as the season moves. My clips will pretty much be about anything that goes on in the ballpark. My thing is, if it happens in the ballpark…It Goes…..

And finally…..  I SEE YOU !!!


Ok, not quite Hanley, but a good impression nonetheless.  This is actually a buddy of mine who created this not too long ago.  I was kidding him earlier this week that ever since he did this, not only did The Blue embark on that losing streak but that Hanley made another trip to the DL. So I waited until the losing streak finally ended. In other words Jason….  YOU JINXED US !!!  ( Of course J knows i’m just playing with him…. )  So J, now that the losing streak is finally over, do you see brighter days and a long winning streak ahead for The Blue ?