What A Ball!
I’ll start this post with a photo of my delicious dugout food. What you see are a tender beef brisket, wonderful pineapple ham with pineapple chutney, bratwurst, grilled veggies including my favorite grilled pineapple. I really missed the Dodger food.
Here is the salad: home style cole slaw, red skinned potato salad, Caesar salad, fresh fruit in season, and Chinese chicken salad.
I had stuffed, breaded ravioli with marinara sauce at my seat
I also tried the chicken strips with barbeque sauce.
All the food was mouth wateringly good. For dessert, I had soft serve ice cream, Haagan Daz chocolate ice cream and cookies.
I sat next to the Angel dugout.
Manager Mike was within view.
It was Chipmunk night so they were there. There’s something strange about hearing the National Anthem sung by chipmunks.
The highlight of the game was X Paul’s huge homerun.
I didn’t take too many pictures, possibly because I was busy eating. Actually it was probably because my favorite subject Andre was sitting the game out. Manny also had the day off. Russell Martin was DL.
I wanted to get some Angel autographs for Mimi. I would have been happy with one but there were so many nice Angels.
I was able to get quite a few.
Here is the other side.
And yet another side. I was very pleased. The autographs included all the catchers: Napoli, Wilson, and Mathis. They were especially nice. I also was able to get Brandon Wood, Gary Patchett(a non roster invitee who was very cute), and my personal favorite: the openning day pitcher: Jered Weaver. I told him how much I love his brother Jeff.I also got autographs from two coaches: Mickey Hatcher and Dino Evel.
So Mimi, I will email you and you can give me your address so I can send this amazing ball to you.
I was not able to get a single Dodger autograph after the game because they were rushing to catch a plane to Pittsburg. They were all dressed in suits. I’m so used to seeing Broxton wearing his tee shirt and shorts with flip flops. They all looked very different all cleaned up.
The season starts on Monday and that will be when it starts counting. I heard that Ellis, Paul and Hu were optioned to Albuquerque. Justin Miller and JD Closser also weree reassigned to minor league camp. Sadly, Doug Mienkiewicz was released. Sorry Jane.
I will have to wait a week to see the Dodgers again but it has been fun the last 3 days. The pitchers have been showing their stuff. Sorry to see X Paul going down to minors, but good for him that he hit that huge homerun.
Some discussion on the field
My favorite pitcher, Kuroda-San.
I saw Hideki Matsui and called out “Matsui-San”. He turned around and waved to me. What a legend he has become.
I always have to include a picture of my Matty. I can’t believe I have to share him with Rihanna now!
I realized today how much I missed baseball. I looked around Dodger Stadium, my second home. I missed my friends there. It was good to see Linda again. I was touched that so many of the staff welcomed me back to Dugout Club.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are as happy being with your team as I am being with my Dodgers.
I have to include a picture of Andre for my Andre fans, especially Virginia.