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Sights of Opening Day’s Past…

OPENING DAY LOGO 2016 Opening Day. For baseball fans, it’s like New Years Day. This is my 10th year presenting to you Good Dre in L.A. I’ve been lucky to attend a few of these Opening Days. It’s a new start for all 30 teams. What are Drei’s 2016 forecast for the  American League  and National League ? Will our teams cross paths come October?  

Here are some sights from Opening Day’s years past. 

3/31/2008

DODGERS_ODAY 2008 TD AND SWEET LOU Pregame ceremony. Former Dodgers Sweet Lou Johnson and Tommy Davis greeting each other in left field…

4/6/2009 at Petco Park

2009 would be a rarity for me as I got to do 2 Opening Day’s with the season starting at Petco and then a week later our home opener. I’m sure this week some of you will be doing the same…

DODGERS_ODAY 2009 AT PETCO PREGAME FESTIVITIES Pregame Festivities

Victory Line. The Dodgers would finish with 95 W’s in 2009…

One Week later, 4/13/2009 at The Ravine…

DODGERS_ODAY 2009 PRESENTING OUR COLORS Presenting our nation’s colors…

DODGERS_ODAY 2009 WIN BIG Bills wins big over The Big Unit…

We would be part of and witness 2 historical events on this day…

4/13/2010

Presenting Our Nations Colors…

 Opening Day with The Lil’ Bro, Daniel

3/31/2011

Pregame, from the Top Deck…

DODGERS_ODAY 2011 GROUP PIC Post Game pic with our favorite DS usher, Dan the Man ! We miss you Dan…We know you’re cheering on The Blue up in that Dodger Blue sky…

4/10/2012…Celebrating Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary 

 

Another Dodger win…

So those are some of my Opening Day sights over the years. I haven’t been to one in the last 4 years now as other obligations have taken over. But hey, a whole season is not determined on the 1st of 162 right ? IT’S TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL !!!

Tweet from Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) and Some March Madness Before Opening Day

Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) tweeted at 0:41 PM on Thu, Mar 28, 2013: Welcome to the left field Reserve Level Elysian Park Grill: http://t.co/bjWzA9W5sg (https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/317360730066268160) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download Kind of reminds me of the Foster Freeze stands….

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Some pics from todays FanFest at L.A. Live. This weekend the Staples Center is the host to the NCAA West Regional Sweet 16 putting the Arizona Wildcats against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first game ( GO BUCKEYES !!! Yes !! This Bruins fan is still upset UofA got the same 6 seed in the West that UCLA got in the Midwest !!! Yeah, I hear the arguements about us losing Jordan Adams, but UCLA won the PAC 12 regular season title and swept all 3 games against the UofA and we still got jacked !!! So much for Pac 12 solidarity here….) The second game features a couple of bracket busters between Wichita State and LaSalle. Wichita State as you all know was the first team to knock off a 1 seed , knocking off Gonzaga on Sunday. So with many these visitors in town for the weekend, L.A. Live should be buzzing. So there’s your Madness leading up to our countdown toward Opening Day L.A. !!! Today’s InstaPic

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Things are looking up for this Whole New Blue this year, right Dre, Bison ?

Drei’s March Madness Tweet and Countdown to Opening Day (@Good_Drei)

Andrei Ojeda (@Good_Drei) tweeted at 0:44 AM on Mon, Mar 25, 2013: 7 days ’till #OpeningDayLA ! C’grats to #FGCU on being the 1st 15th seed into the #Sweet16 ! Thx Howland for taking #UCLA to 3 #FinalFours ! (https://twitter.com/Good_Drei/status/316093149959290880) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

Like the rest of you i’m certainly counting the days toward Opening Day !!! But in the meantime….

How many of you have broken brackets ? My west was already done when New Mexico got ousted in the first round by Harvard. Oh yeah, how many of you ACTUALLY had Florida Gulf Coast University in the Sweet 16 ? Yeah… I didn’t think so. That’s why we all love March Madness. It breaks our hearts but at the same time we all love an underdog right ? Especially when it’s a school a good 90% of us i’m guessing nevef even heard of. March Madness…GOTTA LOVE IT !!!

Speaking of March Madness , I know I am in the minority amongst the Bruin faithful when I say the Ben Howland should have been given at least one more year to calm the storm amongst the Sons of Westwood.  When you think about it, considering he had two players leave the team this year ( Josh Smith and Tyler Lamb ) , the team was coming off a season where they missed the tournament and the naysayers had the team in turmoil ( Yes, you SI ), yet they still found a way to win the PAC 12 regular season title, and enetered the tourney without one of their best scorers in Jordan Adams, who injured his foot in the Pac 12 tourney against Arizona, Howland may have done one of his best jobs in his 10 year tenure at UCLA.  Let’s not forget 3 Final Four appearances and 4 Pac 12 titles.  OK, so no Final Fours in 5 seasons, bit again, considering the circumstances he was faced with this year…..  Oh well.   It really didn’t seem that long ago when the Bruin faithful thought it was only a matter of time when Howland and the Mighty Bruins would hang banner 12 up in the rafters of Pauley Pavillion and many we’re sporting those HOWLAND IS MY HOMEBOY shirts. 

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Ben Howland’s signature in my Wooden Pyramid of Success poster that i’ve had Bruin players and coaches sign since 2002.  Howland signed over the box stating….PATIENCE.  Good things take time….  Not in the minds of those who believe in the WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY theory….

Did I forget to mention that we are 7 days away to OPENING DAY !!!  GO DODGERS !!!  You can also follow me on twitter @Good_Drei