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All Aboard The Midway…On the Way To The Classic

petco_wbc-2006 World Baseball Classic, Championship Game, Pregame Ceremony, March 2006

The World Baseball Classic will be making it’s way toward the southland with 2nd round games taking place at Petco Park from Tuesday March 14th to Saturday March 18th and if necessary Sunday March 19th. The Championship round will take place at Dodger Stadium from Monday March 20th to Wednesday the 22nd. 

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If you’re heading south to San Diego, you will want to check out The USS Midway. If this is your first time aboard The USS Midway, you will want to allow yourself at least 3 hours on board. Most visitors usually stay for 4 hours.

There is plenty to take in aboard the USS Midway, so much so that you couldn’t be blamed if you don’t have a chance to do everything. (Like yours truly…)Docents are active throughout the entire ship to share stories, most of whom actually served on the USS Midway at one point. 

Lots of carriers are also on display, some that allow for guests of all ages to hop aboard and experience sitting in the same cockpits that our veterans once operated. 

One of the highlights aboard The Midway is the guided tour of the bridge high in the island over the flight deck.

If you have a chance, you will also want to “Explore a City at Sea”. Inside this exhibit you’ll  explore among other things the crew’s sleeping quarters, a post office, and even a nice intimate cathedral where service crew of all faiths would once congregate. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Number Fun Facts… 15, Never Forget…

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Shawn Green would don the Dodger Blue from 2000 to 2004. In 2001 Shawn Green would set a franchise record by slugging 49 home runs in a single season. In 2002 he would set a Major League record by recording 19 total bases on May 23, slugging 4 home runs in a single game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. I often felt that Andre Ethier and Shawn Green had a lot of similarities between them except for the fact that Shawn kept his emotions to himself and Andre wore his emotions. Another fun fact about Shawn Green. His walkup tune, Song 2, the WooHoo song, by Blur, and the 40,000 plus fans yelling in unison…WOO-HOO !!!…

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With Shawn Green at the Heal the Bay Beach Cleanup, February 2011.

Other Notable Dodgers Who Wore 15

Davey Lopez
Rafael Furcal

9/11 Ballpark Tributes

13 years ago today, our country, our pride came under attack. 9/11 is a day we shall, and will never forget. A day at the ballgame has always been a place for us to escape our everyday realities even if for just 3 hours. A day at the ballgame has especially been a place where we welcome with open arms those who have served, those who serve today, and the local law enforcement and firefighters who do their best to protect us. Here are some ballpark pics from Dodger Stadium and PETCO Park that pay tribute to those who put their lives for the purpose of protecting us …

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wpid-img_3157854408271.jpeg Opening Day, 2009

wpid-img_2888046839249.jpeg Opening Day, 2010

wpid-img_2946581495125.jpeg Opening Day, 2011

wpid-img_3106159734081.jpeg With Mr. Rick Monday.   Aside from rescuing the U.S. Flag, Rick Monday once served in the U.S. Marine Corps

wpid-img_3076282120777.jpeg  Opening Day, 2002.  The first Opening Day , post 9/11 .  Local law enforcement and firefighters about to unveil the United States shaped flag

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wpid-20140831_125022.jpg USS Midway exhibit from the right field concourse of PETCO Park in San Diego.

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wpid-20140831_141205.jpg Military Sunday at PETCO Park, 8/31.  Military Sunday has been a longstanding tradition for every Sunday Padres home game

wpid-20140831_163620.jpg U.S. Marine Corps, PETCO Park, 8/31

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wpid-img_682637649051.jpeg Never Forget…

wpid-img_1467354541985.jpeg Some final thoughts…