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Friday Night Fireworks!

The storied rivalry dating back to when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn is again about to begin at 7pm tonight. Giants are once again in the Ravine to go up against our Boys in Blue. Good luck to them because we will need to win all three games to even have a chance in the NL Wild Card.

Now for my take on what has happened in the past week for the Dodgers. First, the Manny trade. I’m one to always say, “The past is the past,” and move on. I think that is what the fans should do with regards to Manny Ramirez leaving the Dodgers. He gave us great memories in 2008 & 2009. He brought back an energy to the stadium that was needed to revive the fans that had been losing hope of another WS in the near future. However, he is gone now. I’m not going to even argue the ejection. First pitch strike on an ump who has been squeezing his strike zone all night when the bases were loaded. Manny should have taken it and gotten back into focus of what he was put in the game for. He didn’t however. Nothing can be done now. Good luck to him and the White Sox organization & their fans.

McCourt Divorce trial proceedings. For all your news regarding this, follow @DodgerDivorce on Twitter for most up to date news. He’s sitting in court listening to all the ramblings going on. The numbers being thrown around are astronomical and just incredible to comprehend. His website is also a good source of information (linked here) He has been on the Fox 11 News & ESPN AM570 Good coverage.

Martin: According to Torre, will most likely not require surgery. I miss him, but Barajas 3 homers in 5 games is filling the hole 🙂

Rafael: Homered in Albuquerque last night and was activated tonight. He playing his usual and leading off in the lineup. Good luck Raffy! We’ve missed you.

Padilla: Also activated from the DL. How he will fit into the rotation is TBD.

Good luck to our boys and as always, Viva Los Dodgers! 

Lily

Weekend Update

As you may or may not know, school started for me this past Monday. For those who have never been through nursing school, it’s a lot of work and takes up a lot of your time. I will apologize in advance for those that read my blog. I will try my hardest to update at least 3x/week, if not, more. I’m in my 2nd year and it’s going to get tougher and I progress. However, for those that follow me on Twitter, I update that a lot more as I’m watching the games. If you’re not following me, go ahead and do that so we can chat it up there: Follow Me!

News as of today. Vin Scully will return to call the 2011 home games and NL West away games! Most people believed he would retire. I’m just happy we get him for one more year. Summed up, we are extremely lucky to have him as the voice of our Dodgers. Personally, I love his opening, “Hello, and a very pleasant evening, where ever you may be.” What’s yours?

Secondly, Dodgers acquired catcher Rod Barajas from the Mets for cash. I didn’t realize what an asset Russell was catching until he went down. Stealers are 18-for-18 with Ausmus and Ellis behind the plate. They’re also a combined 8-for-56 at-bats. I hope the fans realize what he brings to us defensively. I know I was a pessimist about him regarding his low AVG. I wish him a speedy recovery.

Matt Kemp Bobblehead night: No sell-out crowd. That may be due to a lot of reasons: McCourts, economy, Kemp’s offensive slump, Rihanna? No, just kidding. I know I will support my team, win or lose. The team finally gave us a win. Actually, a 6-0 shutout. Kershaw pitched a solid 7 innings while Jansen was brought in and taken out in the blink of an eye. Thankfully and much to my surprise, both Sherrill & Broxton pitched 1-2-3 innings. Maybe the boos from the crowd have gotten to them? I actually have stopped booing them. I’m not sure if that does more harm than good. I just hope the bullpen continues to pitch how they did that night.

 

8/17/10Thursday vs. Rockies: Got free tickets to this game. Took my niece and Actually_Ashley joined us. I swear, I think my niece might be a bigger Dodger fan than I am now! She can give you the line-up if you simply ask her, “Nana, who’s playing right now?” “Mah Camp, Jeems Toney, Ondre Etier, Afal Fucal, Faffy!” lol Dodgers win 2-0 thanks to Reed Johnson’s 2-run surprise blast to LFP. Lilly pitched a hell of a game. He gave the Rockies a 9-inning shutout. He is now 4-0 as a Dodger. I think that he feels comfortable in Dodger Blue. It’s what he’s been wanting since he was a kid and he now is in his zone. It’s happened many times before when a pitcher or player gets traded when they’re in a slump and they bounce back and catch fire with their new team (think: Padilla, Maddux, DeWitt). I’m excited to see more from him.

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Nana1.JPGKemp signing: I was honestly disappointed that Raffy canceled the signing, but since I haven’t gotten to meet Kemp, I decided to still attend. I arrived at Verizon Wireless store at 5am. I believe they were probably about 20 people ahead of me. Thanks to the unorganized manner the store handled the signing, We ended up having 50-80 people in front of us. It was a circus out there. A lot of fans were very angry. To top it off, we were all in the sun for hours. They tried to make up for their lack of planning by offering free water. Let’s just say, I didn’t want your water or your mugs, or your beach balls. I wanted shade and I wanted organization. Next time, I know I’ll need to get there earlier. I finally met Roberto from Vin Scully is my Homeboy. Wasn’t much of a happy meeting since we were all sleepy and hot haha. Next time we’ll take a picture! I got a BP ball signed. Manny from Dodger Fever was one of the ones who came with me. While waiting in line, we contemplated over what we would tell Kemp. I believe I went with, “Good job getting wood on the ball again, Matt.” Manny said, “Let’s start a winning streak.” Kemp replied with, “That’s the plan!” Kemp signed Manny’s bobblehead (of which I picked up for him!) I let Kemp use my pen to sign my ball 🙂 I came back with a farmer’s tan, but all in all, I’d say it was worth it because I got to spend time with good friends. Below are pictures (we weren’t allowed to snap any pictures of Matt while in the store):

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kempball.JPGAnd for now, that is all. Until, next time, Viva Los Dodgers!