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Drei’s Random Bits

If the Kansas City Royals do go on to win the World Series, they will have really deserved it. Twice in the playoffs have they either staved off elimination or came from behind to win. In Game 4 of the ALDS, down 2 games to 1, trailing 6-2 heading to the 8th inning and 6 outs from elimination, like last year’s AL Wild Card, the Royals would mount an amazing comeback against the Astros, sending the series back to KC where they would win in 5.

Game 1 of the World Series, 3 outs from going down 1 game to the red hot Mets, the Royals would come back and tie the game, eventually winning in 14 and are now 2 games from their 2nd World Championship title. 

Still searching for The New Skip…

With news of Don Mattingly being hired as the new skipper of the Miami Marlins, the wait for a new skipper for the Dodgers continues, with Gabe Kapler and Ron Roenicke being 2 top candidates….

Beyond the Yard, To The Hardwood…

** FILE ** In this April 23, 2008, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Los Angeles. Bryant has won the NBA's MVP award for the first time, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site Friday night, May 2, 2008, citing anonymous sources familiar with the outcome of voting by media members. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
Kobe Bryant now in his 20th season !

Is it really Kobe Bryant’s 20th season with the Lakers ? The milestones just don’t seem to end. Rare is it for a player of any caliber to remain with the same team in any professional sport throughout their career let alone 5 years. Playing with the same organization for 20 years without leaving ? That is an accomplishment. We can probably count how many professional athletes in our liftetime that have not only played 20 seasons but  all with the same organization, such as Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn

Drei_Tracy Murray With former UCLA Bruin and Laker Tracy Murray

Tracy Murray, the onetime Laker known for his outside shooting prowess, will be the shooting coach with the Lakers this upcoming season. I cant think of a more deserving person for the role than Tracy. I had the opportunity to interview Tracy back in January while he was the radio commentator for UCLA basketball for an article I did on Pauley Pavillion for Stadium Journey. For being my first interview, I already saw why he was a radio commentator and feel very strongly he will be a great asset to this young Lakers squad…

9th Inning Beats With Kid Marley Marlz…

Marlz_Dave Hey Kid ! What time is it ?

Extra Innings… Is This the Year The Great Pumpkin Shows Up ?

Drei_C Brown Ghost Outfit HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!! 

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No Off-Season For Kid N Drei

Hey all !!!  I hope all of you are enjoying your off-season so far.  As for me, well, I’m long past my post-season withdrawals.  Like many of you fellow Dodger fans, I have very little interest in this year’s Fall Classic.  As much as it hurts to admit it, the Giants found a way to get there, and it was a well deserved championship for the hated ones.  What else can you say about Madison Bumgarner ?  The guy’s just clutch in October.   Another painful fact ?  Since the Dodgers last appearance in 1988, the Giants have now reached the Fall Classic 5 times, coming away champs now 3 times in the last 5 years…  OUCH !

OK, enough of the bad news.  As Drei here has said earlier, there is no such thing as on off-season when it comes to entertaining you be it from the old ballgame our beyond the yard, Drei tries his best to stay busy in the off-season…..

 

Well, no one can ever accuse me of not trying to show my moves off as I try to do a little tango with my soon to be 90 year old grandmother, or I should say, lola.  Yeah, at 90 my lola can still move !!!  This was at a recent Swing the Night Away dance organized by The Filipino-Amereican Symphony Orchestra  ,  the first Filipino symphony orchestra outside the Philippines.  Appropriately enough, they are established here in Los Angeles, home to the largest Filipino population outside the Philippines.  One of the goals of FASO is to promote and develop up and coming Filipino-American orchestra musicians while combining the sounds of not only Filipino music but also classic American big band and swing. 

October is also Philippine Heritage month.  One of the largest events celebrating Philippine Heritage Month to take place this past month was the FPAC, the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture at Grand Park. 

FPAC_10 Bamboo dancers entertaining the large throng on Sunday, 10/5

FPAC_14 A timeline of historical events put together by the Filipino Street Art Project   .  FPAC_13  My contribution to the timeline ( Please excuse my penmanship…)

FPAC_9_KEMP_CITYHALL Of course, I had to put The Bison on display…

WHAT UP KID ?

Hey kid !  It’s been close to a month now since we last entertained our readers with Ballparks, Bytes and Bites.   Now Drei knows that you too don’t have a thing called an off-season…

MDARIO_BUBBLES1 Kid Marly Marlz, keeping the Foam Party alive the night The Blue clinched the NL West.  Unfortunately, that was the high point of the season for The Blue.  Regardless, it was still a fun and memorable season.  Just because we won’t be entertaining our readers from the ballpark anytime soon, doesn’t mean our season stops here.  So kid, Drei hear’s that you have a musical talent ?  Perhaps we should all take a listen to a track Kid Marly Marlz has recorded for us… Octoberfest .  Check out his cool sounds….

Like Drei says, we know nothing of an off-season.  What do you got for us next kid ?  Well,  here’s one last clip, this one from The Ravine again featuring Kid Marly Marlz during the 7th inning stretch, with The Kid turning into ” Wolf Mode ” at the conclusion.  Very fitting with Halloween just around the corner…

Has it already been a month Kid ?  How many days ’til Opening Day ?

wpid-20140831_165029.jpg The Kid making some kids happy in San Diego with bubbles.  Dodger fans weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the bubbles this season….

KIDNDRE_PARKATPARK I can’t believe our season’s over kid !!!

KIDnDRE No off-season for Kid n Drei… ” ‘Til The Next Episode…”

MDARIO_BUBBLES2 As always… Once a Kid, Always a Kid, Forever a Kid… Kid at Heart ….

I GOT A ROCK HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!  West Hollywood, 2009, and to this day I still get rocks…