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
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…
August 31, 2008
There was a “big” sports card show event here in Southern California. It wasn’t really big. Not alot of collectors came. The players that appeared were 5 former Dodgers, Jim Rice, and Gaylord Perry. I only bought autograph tickets for Rice and Perry. First up was Rice. I got a 11×14 picture of Rice. Got in line and ready to meet the great Jim Rice….Well he wasn’t that great of a person. Not very approachable. There was about 5 people in front of me. I wasn’t able to see what was going on but I noticed right away that Rice looked upset. It looked like the people were not ready with their items and then when it was my turn it looked like he was upset. I said “Hi Mr. Rice” and he didn’t say or look at me. I knew right away he was going to be a difficult person. While he was signing the picture, I was thinking “Should I ask for a picture ? He looks mad, maybe it’s not a good idea….ah what the hell, I will ask” Hahaha So I did ask for the pix and gave the camera to the person behind me. Rice didn’t respond to my question and I think that meant a “no” answer because he didn’t even look at the camera. I told him thanks and he just looked the other way. Wow, bitter dude. I mean I know you deserve to be in the Hall of Fame but do you really have to be upset with your life ? Maybe if I told him that I read his blog on a weekly basis, he would of been happy ? I gave the picture to my Wife so she can hold it for me while I get Perry’s Autograph. Later she told me that someone asked her “How was Rice as a person?” and she said “Oh no, I didn’t meet him, my Husband just met him and he said he was not that friendly” and he said “Oh yeah, I heard. He just looks bitter” Oh well…it was still cool getting that autograph and I do hope that he makes it to the H.O.F. one day. Thanks Jim.
Next up was Gaylord Perry. The Hall of Famer pitcher. I’m sure Mr. Perry is the biggest Hall of Famer you will see. Well….Tony Gwynn might be a close 2nd. I’m not sure what’s going on with Gwynn, but the dude keeps getting bigger. Anyways, Perry is one big guy. When they announced his name, he came out and you can tell he is getting old. Didn’t look good when walking. Right away, I noticed his San Francisco Giants hat. It’s good that I didn’t wear my Dodgers hat 🙂 I bought a Hall of Fame ball for him to sign it. While in line, I was talking a guy behind me and he asked me what I was going to get signed. I told him a ball. With the autograph comes with 1 free inscription. If you wanted a extra inscription, it would be 10 extra bucks. Well he told me “I’m getting a ball and I’m going to tell him to put “H.O.F. 91” and “No Vaseline” and I said “No way?” He said “yeah watch me” Well it was my turn and I greeted Perry and gave him the ball. He asked what inscription I wanted and I said “H.O.F. 91” He was very nice. At least he did some small talk compare to Rice. I gave the camera to the “Vaseline guy” and he shot this picture…The sun blows away one of my eyes. Oh well, still looks good 🙂
I told him thanks and while I was putting my ball away, I wanted to see if Perry was going to put “No vaseline” The guy gave him the ball and told him “put No Vaseline” and Perry said “no…I can put my win totals” So he did that 🙂 Funny. Have no idea what I’m talking about ? Read this NY Times article about Gaylord Perry using Vaseline. It was cool meeting these 2 guys. Later!
3 game series -Dodgers vs Giants-