Today’s game vs White Sox
Time: 7:10 p.m.
LHP Eric Stults (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. White Sox RHP Gavin Floyd (8-3, 3.19)
Stars & Stripes Hat
MLB announced that all 30 teams will wear special Stars & Stripes caps as part of “Welcome Back Veterans” initiative during the 4th of July weekend and also on September 11th. That’s awesome. Cool idea. You can buy them now on MLB Shop by clicking here. I got to get a Dodger hat. I liked how the A’s and Mariners hat came out. Just in case you are wondering about the Blue Jays hat, they don’t have the Stars and Stripes. It’s a Canadian flag. Retail price of these limited edition hats go for $ 34.99
Buehrle is cheap
I have heard before there is a award for a Father of the year. I’m not sure if there is a
award for Son of the year ? If there is, maybe Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle should get one. Yeah right…He pitched last night against the Dodgers. He had a great game. Well, who wouldn’t have a great game against that terrible Dodgers offense ? Let’s be realistic, our offense is…I have no words to describe it. But anyways, Mark pitched 8 innings allowing only 1 run. Also during the game, he was able to get strikeout # 1000 of his career. His father, John Buehrle, likes to watch his son pitch in person. He does it often and travels alot to see him. But he didn’t travel to Los Angeles to see Mark pitch. Why ? Well you are aware of the high gas prices around the country, which causing inflated prices, including airline tickets. According to MLB.com, the reason John didn’t travel to L.A. is because of high prices on airline tickets.
With the cost of last-minute travel from the Midwest to California a little bit too prohibitive in this specific instance, Mark Buehrle was on his own with one out in the eighth inning and sitting just one strikeout away from this milestone.
You might think that would affect the average person but not Mark Buehrle, who in his career has made over $ 28 Million Dollars and during the off-season he signed a $ 56 Million extension ! Wow, Mark, couldn’t spare your own Dad some pocket change ?
Simers vs Colletti
T.J Simers interviews Ned Colletti.
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Brooklyn, N.L., 1947-1956
A player of extraordinary ability renowned for his electrifying style of play. Over 10 seasons hit .311, scored more than 100 runs six times, named to six All-Star teams and led Brooklyn to six pennants and its only World Series title, in 1955. The 1947 Rookie of the Year and the 1949 N.L. MVP when he hit a league-best .342 with 37 steals. Led second basemen in double plays four times and stole home 19 times. Displayed tremendous courage and poise in 1947 when he integrated the modern major leagues in the face of intense adversity.
More info here.
I will leave you with a video (May 19, 2008 The Key Club/West Hollywood) of Brad Penny rocking the night life. Imagine Steel Panther, Vince Vaughn, Tom Morello (from RATM?) and other unknown people with Brad Penny on the stage. I guess Penny will miss his L.A. night life once the Dodgers ship him out of town. On around 33 seconds, Penny sings a little, around 49 seconds you can see him more clearly (he is the one with a hat) Around 30 seconds you will see 2 guys raising their arms. I was told it was 2 Dodgers but the person that sent me this tip, didn’t want to inform me who it was. I’m taking a guess…it looks like Joe Beimel and Russell Martin ? Who knows… Later! Peace!
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Tonight the Los Angeles Dodgers will have a 3 game series vs the Chicago White Sox.
Before the game, the Dodgers will honor Jaime Jarrin’s 50th Anniversary as a broadcaster. That’s nice to know. Jaime is a nice person. He is the Hispanic Vin Scully. People forget that he is a Hall of Famer. Congratulations Jaime. There a couple of articles online about Jaime. Dodger thoughts has a nice interview with Jaime. The L.A. Times also has a story. Talking about hispanics, I notice the other day that the current Dodger roster doesn’t have many hispanics. I remember back in the 90’s they were a bunch in the roster. Now I only see Ramon Troncoso (Dominican) Angel Berroa (Dominican) and Luis Maza
(Venezuela) Those 3 players haven’t even been with the Dodgers full time this year. Only Troncoso is a product of the farm system. On the Disabled List, I see names of Tony Abreu (Dominican) Rafael Furcal (Dominican) and Nomar Garciaparra (Mexican-American) Of those 3 players, once again, only 1 player (Abreu) is a product from the farm system. Que onda Mike Brito ? You got to find more talent ! 🙂 Now I leave you with a Video of a clip that Troy from West Virginia was able to obtain from his famous incident in Cincinnati last week. It’s the radio version telling the Cincinnati fans that a Monster (Troy) is attacking the fans (It starts around 30 seconds) It sounds like it’s Thom Brennaman and Jeff Brantley broadcasting. “It’s a Monster, a Dodger fan, Oh boy, Police are there, he is a big big man” Hahahaha ! LMAO !
I’m out, peace!
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!