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Countdown to Opening Series…. 2

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The most famous Dodger to evr wear the number 2….. Tommy Lasorda.  Lasorda would manage from 1976-1996.  From 1958-1996 he was one of only 2 who managed the Los Angeles Dodgers, the other of course being Walter Alston.  Since, the Dodgers have had 7 different managers.  9 managers in 56 years in Los Angeles.  Still not bad.  Probably as many as Steinbrenner had in a 5 year period back in his heyday……

March Madness

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So, who else has already lost out on their Billion bucks ?

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With former UCLA point guard Tyus Edney.  We’ll always remember the buzzer beater in ’95 against Missouri….

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And former UCLA point guard and current Laker Jordan Farmar, March 5th 2006 , Farmars sophmore season.  We didnt know it at the time, but it would be Farmar’s last game ever at Pauley Pavillion as UCLA went on that late season run all the way to the Finals before falling to Florida.  Farmar is also the godson of former Dodger Eric Davis.

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Even Blue is caught up in March Madness !!!  Oh I love this time of year…. Go Dodgers !!!  UCLA FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT !!!

Blue Getting Ready for March Madness…

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You all didnt think that Blue has all his focus on Spring Training did you ?  Blue is also a huge college basketball fan as well !!!  With March Madness officially starting next week , tonight, Blue decided to take a stroll down Wooden Way inside UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion and pay tribute to the Wizard of Westwood, the man responsible for 10 of UCLA’s 11 National Championships.  I would be around for the 11th, though technically I could say I was also around for the 10th, even if I was only 7 months old when it happened in March of 1975.  Oh, the madness….

Today’s InstaPics Theme….March Madness

But first….


As a UCLA fan, I still get chill’s when I see that clip…..  Speaking  OK, now I know a lot of you baseball fans out there are caught up in the Madness. And I know a lot of you will probably be joining me this weekend tearing your brackets up. BTW, as much as I love my Bruins, i’m not naive enough to think number 12 will be hoisted upon Pauley’s rafters come November. ( I have Louisville winning it all BTW ). Like many of you, baseball ain’t the only thing I watch. And of course being here in L.A. we have a plethora of sporting events to choose from. And when I get a chance one of the venues I venture into is Pauley Pavillion . As many of you know Pauley underwent some renovations….

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Just one of the changes inside Pauley. Speaking of renovations, anyone else looking forward to seeing Dodger Stadiums upgrades ? So sticking with the theme of March Madness, here’s some pics of the past and present representing not only UCLA but also the Lakers and last but not least the Dodgers…. 2006

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Former UCLA Bruin Lucius Allen

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Me with former Bruin and Laker Jordan Farmer. We didnt know it at the time, but this was Farmer’s last home game at Pauley. He would later be a teamate of..

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Poor Adam Morrison. But all Bruin bias aside, I really enjoyed watching Adam Morrison play. That pic ( Not done with Instagram) really tells the story of one who puts out his finest effort just to come up that short…. Now as a Bruin fan, I say…” THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES !!! ” Pauley Today

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Tyus Edney, now an assistant coach with UCLA. We’ll always remember 4.8 ….  Oh yeah, earlier I mentioned something about getting chills to this day over certain clips.  Well, here’s another one even 18 years later I still get the chills….

 

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Having a lityle fun with Larry Drew II, re-enacting his buzzer beater earlier in the season against Washington ( I was playing the part of Shawn Kemp Jr. )… You may have noticed that my Pyramid of Success poster being signed over the years. Well…

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The Wizard of Westwood. Final home game of the ’06 season…. How ’bout some Instapic Statues ( And this time they are all Instagramed….)

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Hey wait a minute !!! I know you !!! You’re Kareem Abdul-Jabar !!!

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Coach Wooden And finally, One of the Greatest Bruins. Also one of the Greatest Dodgers as well….

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Jackie Robinson. This is at Jackie Robinson Stadium in West L.A. where the UCLA Baseball team plays. So, when is Dodger Stadium getting a statue of Jackie Robinson ?