San Francisco bans Lasorda ?
I couldn’t believe it when I read this article. Tommy Lasorda has been invited to be the Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Italian American Parade. Sounds nice, right ? Tommy is propably one of the most famous Italian Americans. San Francisco was lucky to have someone like Lasorda to be the Grand Marshal. Well guess what ? A San Francisco supervisor by the name of Michela Alioto-Pier wants the organizers of the San Francisco Italian American Parade to kick out Lasorda as the Grand Marshal. Why does she care ? As a politician, couldn’t she worry about other more important things ! ? I called her this morning and of course, she didn’t answer the phone. I left a voice message and said “Giants Suck !” You want to do the same ? Call her at (415) 554-7752 or fax her at (415) 554-7843 If you rather send a “nice” e-mail you can do so at Michela.Alioto-Pier@sfgov.org Tell her how she is wasting her time on something useless and should focus more on important subjects.
Video Time: Tommy Lasorda at his best !
9-28-08 Dodger Stadium
Tonight I attended the Post-Season Rally. If you didn’t go, don’t worry. Dodgers recorded it and you can see it all by clicking here. It was a nice event. 10,000 fans showed up. More than what a Tampa Bay Rays game draws. The best part was the ending when the Dodgers arrived and Manny Ramirez and others spoke. Can’t wait for the playoffs to begin. Bring on the Cubs ! Here is a picture of Tommy Lasorda yelling at the fans and saying that the Cubs are going down !! 🙂
Here is a pix of Manny Ramirez and Nomar Garciaparra getting ready to speak to the fans. Nomar spoke and then introduced Manny by saying “Here is MannyWood !!!” Fans yelled “MVP, MVP, MVP !!” Then Manny said “First I want to appreciate you guys coming down here and support us and we are going to try to bring a championship to L.A. but you guys got to bring me back next year” The fans went crazy. Manny smiled and jumped up and down.
“It’s just great here; I don’t feel like I’m in a cage. The fans in L.A. are unbelievable — never in my 16 years have I received such a reception.”
This just in…. lol
UPDATED ! Brewers win the wild card. They will play against the Phillies. The Dodgers will play against the Cubs. Let’s Rock !
The Dodgers will open the Division Series on the road. Either in Chicago or Philadelphia. Who do you want ? Chose your poison. If the New York Mets win the wild card, we go to Philadelphia. If the Milwaukee Brewers win the wild card, we go to Chicago. I don’t mind which team we play. If we do play in Chicago, I think luck will be on our side. The Cubs were on this week’s Sports Illustrated Cover. That’s a curse. Some believe it on the curse. Others don’t. You judge for yourself.
Joe Torre always picks a player to manage the last game of the year. This year it will be Nomar Garciaparra. That’s pretty cool.
Where will Manny Ramirez be playing in 2009 ? Before I make a prediction, check out this article by Michael Ventre. It was written on the day the Dodgers made the trade to get Manny. I bet Ventre wishes he didn’t wrote that article. Manny has been a great citizen and most important, a great player. He has been awesome. Stats .396 17 Bombs 53 RBI’s There have been lots of articles about his future. Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times writes that it will be a bad deal if we sign Manny. There is also a article about how much the Dodgers made this year just by having Manny on the team. Also, Manny admits he was unhappy in Boston. Okidoki…Manny is 36 years old. Scott Boras is the agent. Of course, Boras will be looking for 1 last big contract. I’m predicting he is going to want a 4 year contract paying him around 20 mil a year. Are the Dodgers willing to pay him that ? Is it safe to give him that much money for a guy that will be 40 years old by the end of this contract ? What will happen to Andruw Jones and Juan Pierre next year ? I will try to trade Pierre in the off-season. We have Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp set. That means there is
only 1 spot left. Jones has 1 year left on his contract. I would try to sign Manny for 3 years around $ 60 million. My prediction….Manny Ramirez will be playing for the New York Yankees for the next 4 years. Didn’t expect that, huh ? Yankees are mad. Manny spent his teen years in New York. For the last 8 years there have been rumors that Manny wants to play for the Yankees. Plus the way he ended his time with Boston, wouldn’t it be fun for him to play in New York ? The Yanks have the money. They will be opening a new stadium next year. It’s all set. Man-Ram is a Yankee 😦 I hope I’m wrong. In the mean time, let’s enjoy his time here and win a Championship !
Video Time: Guess who is a big fan of Troy from West Virginia ? Andre Ethier ! lol
Wow, Dodgers go from a crazy celebration last night to playing a meaningless 3 game series at San Francisco. It doesn’t matter if we lose all 3 games or if we win any game, Dodgers will still be opening the playoffs on the road. Reason being that we will end up with the fewest wins among the other N.L. Teams. My advice is to take it easy. Don’t get hurt and just have fun. Get ready for next week and please….don’t get beat in the 1st round !
Pierre HR Ball
Remember when I posted a entry about a Juan Pierre HR Ball selling on eBay for $ 10,000 ? Well it was sold this week for only $ 150 I have no idea why you would buy this. Unless you are Jay-Z.
Hank Steinbrenner, the son of Yankees owner George, is hating the playoff system that we have. Lil Steinbrenner blogs about it on Sporting News. He makes the following dumb statements…
“plenty of people in the media pointing out that Joe Torre and the Dodgers are going to the playoffs while we’re not. This is by no means a knock on Torre — let me make that clear — but look at the division they’re in. If L.A. were in the A.L. East, it wouldn’t be in the playoff discussion. The A.L. East is never weak. Ask the teams that finished
behind us all of those seasons. So, what should be done? Have an A.L. and an N.L. and put the top four finishers from each in the playoffs. You’d still have eight teams and the same number of playoff rounds.”
Relax Hank. Stop worrying about the playoff system and worry about how you are going to fix your roster. You are just bitter that Joe Torre will be in the spotlight once again and you will be at home crying. Your idea of having just the top 4 teams in each league is crazy. What if the top 8 teams are in the East ? Nobody in West Coast will give a damn about the playoffs! That’s something that MLB doesn’t want and you should know that. Also, looks like you don’t remember the year of 2000 ! Yanks won the World Series. Remember Hank ? Guess who were the top 4 teams in the A.L. that year ? It was the White Sox with 95 wins, Athletics with 91 wins, Mariners with 91 wins and the Indians with 90 wins. Yankees only had 87 wins that year ! They were able to play in the post-season because they won the East division. The White Sox won the Central. A’s got the West title and the Mariners won Wild Card. Indians didn’t go to the playoffs. You forgot, huh ? So shove it!
Former Dodger Wes Parker will be signing autographs. I’m about 90% sure that I won’t be able to attend but I’m always getting e-mails by fans wanting to know of any players making appearances. The details are: AT&T Store in Northridge
Northridge Grove Shopping Center, 9050 Tampa Ave. 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. FREE
Video Time! Dodger rookies dress in drag…
UPDATE # 1 Dodgers are the N.L. West Champs !!
UPDATE # 2 I’m no longer the featured blog but you can see a little pix of myself with the other bloggers. Click here.
UPDATE # 3 N.L. West merchandise is now available ! How fast, huh ? I’m not going to be spending money on that. Show me Dodgers World Series merchandise and I would buy it !
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Diamondbacks are playing a day game. If they lose against the Cardinals, it’s over. We clinch the West ! So if that happens, should the Dodgers celebrate and get drunk before the 7pm game ? lol 🙂
Video Time! Remember that the Dodgers were going to have a Look-Alike contest of Manny Ramirez at the Viva Los Dodgers event ? Here is the winner…about 38 seconds into the video