I took my little brother in-law Erik to the game last Monday. We had a great time. I got there early. Nobody was signing autographs. It was weird. I didn’t see anyone sign. I saw them do batting practice and then the Pirates came out. Not alot of fans went to see this game. It was announced that 37,334 fans came out. I think there was only about 20,000 We sat by the Dodgers bullpen and checked out the pitchers relax. Hiroki Kuroda made his L.A. Debut and his entrance song was “My hero” by the Foo Fighters. Great song. Most likely that song was picked because of his name “Hiroki” and I heard his teammates have been calling him “Hero” instead of “Hiroki” Guess what pitcher kept himself busy the whole game by flirting with a woman ? That would be Esteban Loaiza. The dude kept talking (whispering) with this lady. I told Erik to ask Loaiza for a ball (since he gave one to the lady) He was shy at first but after bugging him for half an hour to ask him, he finally asked him in spanish “Esteban, me puedes dar una pelota?” (Which means “Can you give me a ball”?) He told him”Ahorita de la doy” (Which means “I will give you one”) That was in the 3rd Inning. After several innings, Esteban had yet to give him the ball. I thought he forgot and finally in the 7th inning, Erik got up and yelled “Esteban!” and Esteban looked at him and threw him a ball. We told him thanks and Erik was happy.
Here is a video of the song “Hero” by the Foo Fighters.