August 7, 2008 Murrieta, California
Jose Arredondo from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic was signing autographs at a Dairy Queen at Murrieta. This is his first year in the Major Leagues. He has been impressive for the Angels. If Frankie Rodriguez leaves via free-agency this winter, the Angels might have their future closer in Arredondo. Check out his stats coming out of the Bullpen: 4 wins 0 Losses, 1.03 e.r.a. and 30 K’s in 35 Innings. About the autograph, I got him to sign my Angels team mini-helmet. I was the 3rd person in line. He was scheduled to sign at 11:30 am. I showed up around 8:30 am. It was a good decision because when I left, lots of fans showed up. Jose was cool. I talked to him in spanish and he seemed surprised. Let’s just say I think I was the only Hispanic there. He talked to me like if he knew me and said “Hola, como esta la familia?” (how is the family doing?) Nice dude.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of California of United States of America of North America of Planet Earth…..wow, I got tired. That’s the name, no ?
MLB & Dodgers Notes -June 27, 2008
Clayton Kershaw is still looking for win # 1 I’m trying to forget about losing 2 out 3
games against the Chicago White Sox. Joe Torre after the game “Today, I thought he was fine,” Torre said. “He allowed two runs, that’s a winnable game. He walked a couple guys, but it’s all magnified when we don’t score runs.” I agree, the kid was a little bad but like Torre said, with this offense, it’s more scrutinized. “I’m just getting by, pitching mediocre,” Kershaw said. “You want command of all three pitches. Lately it’s been one or two.” Good luck next time Clayton. Like Tony Jackson said, it looks like it’s going to be a long summer. Hopefully we can make some noise against those Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles of California of United States of America of North America of Planet Earth.
Tonights’s game vs Angels
Picture of the day
Since he is starting for the Dodgers tonight, this pix goes to Chan Ho Park. Who tried to karate kick Angels pitcher Tim Belcher back in 1999 What an embarrasement. Oh wait…not as embarrasing as those Angels uniforms! (Click on pix to enlarge) Oh wait…another discovery, I just noticed Mo Vaughn is on the pix. He got a fat contract and dissapeared. By the way, I did try to find a video of this incident but I had no luck. I couldn’t find it anywhere.
City of Angels
According to Ken Gurnick we are ready for the Angels. Uhhh we are ?
Angels Catcher Mike Napoli says the freeway series is no big deal. I used to say that before. I mean the Angels are….well the Angels. Our rivals is the Giants. But they suck and the Angels have been beating us alot lately. It’s a big deal for me. Lots of articles on Angels Manager Mike Scioscia. The former Dodger is in my opinion one of the best managers in Baseball. It feels bad seeing him in a Angels Uniform. But like I told him before he will always be a Dodger. Read a entry (if you haven’t) I had back in April when I met Scioscia. MLB.com has a nice story about Mike. “He’s one of the best in the business,” says the Phillies’ Charlie Manuel. “I’ve talked to
him a lot. I’m very impressed with his approach to the game.” Scioscia thinks this team could be better than his 2002 champions. “We haven’t even reached our peak yet,” he says. “Our lineup is as deep as it’s been in the last five years.” The L.A. Times compared Scioscia with other great managers, check it out by clicking here. The Daily News had a article titled “Angels revving up, Dodgers sputtering”
I hate to say it, but I’m predicting that the Angels will sweep us. We might get a win in the series but the way our offense is going, we can’t match with them. I hope I’m wrong. It would awesome if we sweep them. But how can you really predict that ?
Martin & Loney Appearance
Want to meet Russell Martin and James Loney ? They will be signing autographs at
the Upper Deck store tomorrow June 28 from 11am to 1pm. It’s not a free event. Between $40 and $60 bucks (depends on the size of the item) you can get a autograph in person. The Details…The Upper Deck Store at 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, Ca. Phone # (714) 898-8000 I’m not going since I got several items signed from them already. But if you do go, leave me a comment and tell me how it went. 🙂
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First of all, as you know, the Chicago White Sox will be playing a 3 game series at Dodger Stadium. They were just swept by the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. Those were exciting games. More exciting is to know that the managers of those respective teams can rap. Yeah, Ozzie and Lou rap. Who acts more “gangsta” ?
The news out of the Los Angeles Times is that Dodgers general manager Ned Colleti
would allow the Seattle Mariners to talk to Dodgers VP/Assistant GM Kim Ng. Seattle is looking for a GM since recently they fired their GM Bill Bavasi. If Kim ever does get a job with any club as a gm, she would be the first female gm in baseball. I’m sure, she would do a better job than Colleti….
Writing about L.A. Times, there is another article written by Chris Dufresne. It’s terrible. It made me sick. He can complain about the Dodgers all he wants.
But to compare this franchise to the Angels ? Wow. He wrote stuff like “Steve Garvey’s forearms leading the charge, always seemed a little too good to be true. The field was too perfect, the grass too green, the home uniforms too white, the portly manager a little bit too over the top” Well I’m sorry we don’t have a dumb rally-monkey!
So has anyone ever had a Tommy Lasorda Wine ? If you want to blow 500 bucks down the drain, you can purchase a limited edition Lasorda Wine. Buy it here. Apparently, it has won several awards for it’s great taste. He quotes on his blog “Over the weekend I went to the Pamona Fairplex to receive a most prestigious award. Actually, my Pinot Grigio received the award, as it received a gold medal and was named Best Wine, Best in Class at the 2008 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition’s inaugural Wine World of Sports, which pitted sports celebrities’ vintages against each other. My Chianti and Montepulciano, d’Abruzzo were also in the top ten, which makes me so happy because I would never get involved with a wine that wouldn’t please the people who drink it. “It’s especially satisfying because all the wine comes from Italy, which means it’s the best in the world. Nobody makes better wine than the Italians!” Hey Tommy, it’s not Pamona, it’s Pomona ! Also, don’t get drunk in public or else this might happen to you….Later! Peace!
Last Saturday, I met Mike Napoli, the Anaheim Angels catcher. He was signing at a At&t store. I got him to sign a Angels Mini Helmet. Jered Weaver and Howie Kendrick were already signed on the helmet so it was cool in getting the Catcher. As of today, he has hit 10 Home Runs. But his average is low at .214 I wish him luck. Of course, except when playing against the Dodgers.