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This was quite a homestand for the Blue Crew as they took 2 of 3 from the D’Backs and Giants, pulling out some late inning heroics in 2 of those victories.  If there’s one thing we may know, it’s that this years team certainly wont be boring.  One of the things I enjoyed during this homestand was our starting pitching going 7 plus innings in 3 of the 6 games, something our staff had a hard time doing early.  And with Kuo and Bellisario due to come back soon, our bullpen could start to really shape up. 


To say that this weekends series against the hated ones is sending a message would be a stretch, though you could say that the Blue served notice that they have every intention on winning a 3rd straight division title.  OK, some sights  around the Ravine this weekend against the hated ones…..

Somewhere in the bowels of the club level we honor Jackie Robinson on his night.  Behind Jackie Big D looks very intimidating .

The view from the newly renovated Stadium Club….Outdoor seating!!!!  The way baseball was meant to be viewed !!!!

My desert




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Baseball 101  .  If throwing a change up was only that easy I could be earning a hefty salary…….


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It’s Friday night, and the pavillion is splashed with Dodger Blue


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And some halloween colors mixed in with the Dodger Blue….


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Stretch time…..  Even the umps are all wearing 42 on Jackie’s night.


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Another win for L.A.  Thougu things got a little tight in the 9th…..


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DODGERTOWN….” This is Dre’s Town…”


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One of sports best rivalries….


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Dodger fans in the LF Pavillion donning their free caps.  What a beautiful sight, all that Dodger Blue


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Dre and Matty, celebrating another Dodger win, this one thanks to Manny’s pinch hit home run in the 8th.   We could have over 80 home runs this yearjust between these two  alone….


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My buddy Josh ( Between Duke Sniders and Jim Gilliams retired numbers ) was very happy about todays game





On the way home on the Red Line, I quipped to some Giants fans that they were on the wrong subway, this wasn’t the BART.


On that same Red Line, before leaving Union Station, a sheriff came on and asked to check tickets.  As we we’re taking our train tickets out of our pockets, the sheriff replied ” No not you guys, the one’s in all this Black and Orange “  J . 


And finally, as I mentioned in an earlier blog, a feature the Dodgers are doing this year at the Stadium is called This and That, where a Dodger player is featured on the video board during middle of the inning breaks and is asked a bunch of questions and decides upon one or the other.  ( You have to be there to enjoy it )  On Opening Day, Matt Kemp was the featured player and his questions were


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MC Hammer or Vanilla Ice





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OK, I’ll give him that one since Oklahoma is his home state ( Of course the crowd was of course divided on this one, I had to go with the Blue and Gold….)


And finally…


Beyonce or…






No Comment…( Right Matt…)



Though this wasn’t featured during the last home game, in this months issue of our Dodger program, the players were all asked this question…








Of course we know what the majority answered.  The one’s who picked LeBron were Jamie Carroll and Ronnie Belliard.  ( Of course they would, they played for the Indians at one time….)


Have a good weekend everyone.  And for you Dodger fans reading this, hang in there, our pitching will come around , eventually……


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My first 7th inning stretch of the year , with some female fans and my lil’ bro’ .  I hope it went through this time



Another thing I will be doing between now and the start of the new season……PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS……..Today, highlights from the season opener in San Diego, some of my many photos I look forward to sharing.  Enjoy…….. 
Opening Day, San Diego, 4/6/2009

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Waiting anxiously for the opening of another exciting season of Dodger Baseball.  This would be my first Opening Day away from Dodger Stadium.


Here with the rest of the Friar and Dodger fans waiting for the Opening of a new season


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PreGame Fireworks

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Taking a break from the office to catch the action

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Our closer, Jonathan Broxton.  Bid Bad John had a good season, as he would save 36 games for us, but……Oh what we would do for that one save that eluded us in the NLCS…..OH JOHNNY…..

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Randy doing some long toss.  Randy would be our workhorse this year, having perhaps his best season in his career.  Too bad we couldnt retain him in the off-season.

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Ace of the future ?

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40 Years of Padres Baseball.  Check out that young, sleek ballplaya on the lower right.  It’s Tony Gwynn !!!!

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Matt Kemp doing long toss between innings.  I had predicted that he would be go 30/30 and he was 4 homeruns away from making look the part of a genius.  The scary part about THIS BISON….. His best is  STILL yet to come from this potential 5-tool player.

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MANNY ! MANNY ! MANNY !  In his place in MANNYWOOD SOUTH !!!!  His 50 game absence would not slow the Blue Crew one bit.  Here’s hoping he can give us one last great hurrah in ’10.

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A familiar sight.  This would be the first of close to 95 of these this year ( Save for an occasional walk-off, 6 coming from D-R-E !!!! ).  The Dodgers would win 4-1, defeating the  soon to be ex-Padre Jake Peavy.

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My buddy Josh and I celebrating the Blue’s first win of the season

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Mr. Padre himself, or a statue of him anyway, Tony Gwynn

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Good Night, San Diego………