I finally got my Adrian Gonzalez autographed jersey in the mail. It’s gorgeous! Remember I was the high bidder at the silent auction for the charity Padres Contra El Cáncer? I was actually the only bidder.
I still have my fingers crossed about Rich Hill, Justin Turner and especially Kenley Jansen. Kenley may be too expensive. He may end up with the Marlins and Donny.
Thanks for stopping by! It’s already December. Spring Training is around the corner!!
This past weekend was one full of Dodger activities. Saturday was the Adrian Gonzalez charity softball event. Sunday was the yearly season ticket holders event. I was excited. I was missing the Dodgers by this time. It didn’t faze me that I had to work 12 hours all night Saturday night after the softball game. I wasn’t going to miss anything.
Saturday turned out to be the perfect day. It was mild and sunny.
There was a pretty good turnout considering it was the beginning of Thanksgiving week when people are busy with the holidays.
The grass looked a little sad compared to the way it usually looks but then again, it is off season. I hate writing those words.
We were given goodie bags with snacks and a Dodger license plate. The snacks were pretty good.
First order of business was to stand in another line to get an autograph from Adrian Gonzalez. It was $35 to get one autograph. I just wanted a chance to say hi to him. There was plenty of security. The money went to his charity. Adrian is a difficult autograph to get anyway so why not.
Here he is signing my ball. I actually have his autograph but I wanted to give to his charity. I was surprised when he looked up and recognized me. He gave me a big smile and asked me if I was having fun. Those Dodgers notice more than you think they do.
He did a beautiful job signing my ball right on the sweet spot although I never ask players to do that. After all…I’m never going to sell anything. He always writes a reference to a scripture. In case anyone is interested, this is the passage in Psalms: “The LORD is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid.” So Adrian…!
With the ticket I purchased, I received a free personally autographed picture of Adrian. Very nice action shot. Almost as good as my pictures…JK!
Sunday turned out to be a cloudy, rainy day. The clouds already looked ominous when I got to the stadium. The weather forecast was foreboding. Rainy, cloudy, inclement. Not that many showed up probably because Californians don’t like bad weather.
My poor seat was a mess. It was dirty and looked more torn up than usual. I wish the management would spend some money and fix it. I went alone to the event. I was actually supposed to go with Norma but she had a family emergency and couldn’t go. It was just as well. It really wasn’t fun.
I was glad I went but it was a little disappointing.
Thanks for stopping by. Congratulations to Vin Scully on his Medal of Freedom. He definitely was the voice of the Dodgers. I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving.
Congratulations to our Corey Seager who received National League Rookie of the Year.
I can’t say it was a big surprise since it was expected. There won’t be a recount. There will be no protest on the street.
Besides being chosen Rookie of the Year, he also happens to be a polite, sincere young man. Here he is with his #1 fan Ashlyn. It was a dream come true for her this past season to meet him.
I am so proud he is a Dodger. He makes my heart SMILE.
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Latest news…Howie has been traded to the Phillies. Not sad about it because that’s what he wanted. Apparently he wasn’t too happy about Andrew Toles taking the left field spot during playoffs. Andrew earned his spot.
As expected Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen turned down qualifying offers. Justin does prefer to stay with the Dodgers but I imagine he’ll take the highest offer. The Dodgers are also looking at closer Aroldis Chapman who they skipped over last season because of domestic abuse allegations. Hopefully Kenley returns.
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll keep you updated on any news!
Congrats to one of my favorites: Corey Seager National League Silver Slugger.
Adrian Gonzalez is visiting Japan and most likely will visit Maeken. Have fun!
The Dodgers are hosting many veterans and their families tomorrow at Dodger Stadium. Tommy Ladorda will be the grand Marshall at a Veterans Day Parade in LA. Thank you to all who have served and those who are still in service to their country. This is your day.
Spring Training schedule is out and tickets can be purchased. It was horribly hot last season. It was like a day game everyday!! I’ll have to think about going. No Barney. No Mike Bolsinger.
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll try to keep everyone updated on Dodger news.
Just a few words…hopefully we can come together as a nation once again. We have just gone through an election where every citizen was given an opportunity to vote. Not everyone’s candidate can win. Let’s not show the world that our country is full of malcontents who only want their own way.
Those movie stars, famous people etc who said that they would leave the country if Trump was elected…bye. No loss. They all have the money to live anywhere anyway. I don’t care about their political views. They are entertainers and they really haven’t been entertaining lately. Now that their candidate lost, they are urging more dissent. Just go away now or go back to singing.
Thank you Dodgers who pretty much didn’t publicize their views. I tried to keep my opinions to myself except to family and close friends. I’m glad it’s all over. Now we can concentrate on BASEBALL.
Although off season started for me with the last Dodger game, for everyone else it starts today. So now we have several free agents many whom I hope returns next season. However I am always prepared to see a team of strangers on Opening Day so I don’t bank on many returning.
The free agents that we need to see returning begins with our closer Kenley Jansen. I don’t count on the management paying what he’s worth so he may be gone by Spring Training. Another one is Justin Turner who is a favorite of mine. I know he would like to stay with the Dodgers but he deserves a huge contract. One team I know he would avoid is the Mets who threw him out like garbage.
A big question mark is whether the Dodgers may try to get Greinke back. The D Backs may be willing to part with him since he didn’t have a huge season and is costing them a fortune. It is proven that he plays well with Clayton as ace. The Dodgers need pitching for sure. Rich Hill has been better than anyone expected so maybe he will return. What will happen with Kazmir, Anderson and McCarthy is anyone’s guess.
Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs. I had predicted they would win the World Series a while back. For once the team who had the best record and was consistently the best all season actually won.
The holidays are just around the corner. It won’t be long before we will be back at Dodger Stadium.
Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget the Adrian Gonzalez event on Nov 19.
The World Series seems to go on and on. It might stretch out to the entire 7 games. The Cubs and Indians go back to Cleveland tomorrow. A fitting name for Cleveland is “Believeland.” I just saw that today. Who would have thought they could outplay the Cubs? From this World Series we can all hope for next year! One of my friends had said that the team with the best record doesn’t always win. I know we Dodger fans had hopes to the final minute. We still believe the Dodgers can do it!!
I’m over baseball for now. I have to say that I am totally BORED! I even look forward to going to work. That’s saying a lot!! Hurry up Baseball!!
Congratulations to our Kenley Jansen, the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year.
Also Happy Birthday Kourtney aka Justin Turner’s gf or Court_with_a_k!
First taste of 2017 Dodger baseball will be Fan Fest which will take place on Saturday January 28 announced today. Hope to see everyone there!!
My kitty is still wearing Dodger blue.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween. My favorite costumes were in honor of my favorite fast food place. The costumes were designed and created by my sister Jojo.
I have to say that I haven’t followed the World Series. I do know that I would have had the days off from work to go if the Dodgers had made it. Weird. Funny how that seems to happen every year. There really is no planning ahead. Our work schedules are out a month before.
Now I have to deal with not having baseball in my life. My year consists of baseball season and offseason. My offseason consists of just work essentially and complaining that there is no baseball.
Please everyone….no more condolences about the Dodgers not making it to the World Series. Enough already. Life goes on. Let it be known that I am unbelievably proud of how far my guys went in the postseason. There are no words to describe it.
There is an event coming up next month. It’s the Adrian Gonzalez Bat4HOPE Celebrity Softball Game on November 19 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It benefits children and young adults with cancer. Please plan on attending. Tickets are $50.00-$65.00. See you there.
I’ll continue to write my blog during the offseason to keep everyone up to date.
Thanks for continuing to check in. You are truly amazing.