The Eleventh Walkoff
No one can say that the Dodgers do not have a flair for the dramatic. We fans definitely have our ups and downs with the team but no one can say that the Dodgers are boring.
Tonight was the perfect example.
It seemed at the beginning of the game that we could possibly get a victory against the Brewers after two horrendous losses. The Dodgers scored early on, always a good sign. John Ely who probably got the start by default was pitching well.
But let’s start out with the fine Dodger food as I usually do. I couldn’t believe how good the green beans were. They were sauteed with red onions and were outrageously good. Only the wonderful Dodger chefs could pull that off! One of my seatmates brought a containerful of just green beans to her seat to eat, that’s how good they were.!
Here are two of my favorite chefs of the Baseline Club Third Base Side. One of the chefs told me one of his superstitions on gameday for a win is saying hi to me. I felt honored that I was part of the tradition for him.
Tonight the food was especially wonderful. There was honey thyme chicken, pork loin with a decadent sauce and those fantastic green beans.
The salads also were exceptional. The cole slaw is one of my favorites, totally old fashioned. The red skinned potato salad has large chunks of unpeeled potatoes with a sensational dressing,.
The meal ended with ice cream and chocolate chip cookies.
The evening just seemed perfect. I sat next to two charming girls: Nicole and Eveline. They are hard core Dodger fans as I am. They also could eat more than I can which I thought was impossible. I saw one of my favorite people, Landon, who is the owner of True Blue Tattoos. It is always good to see him. Anyone who ever wants a Dodger tattoo should look him up. He does fantastic work, one of his clients being our own Matt Kemp.
I spoke to Matt Kemp and had him sign the cover of my Nook.
It’s hard to see in this picture It is more like an engraving..
However the evening was about our Andre Ethier, the king of Walkoffs. Tonight’s walkoff is his eleventh. It also happened to be a walk off grand slam homerun Somehow he has nerves of steel..
Andre is amazing. He has said that his teammates believe in him which seems to make these walkoffs happen.
He gave credit to John Ely, a young rookie who pitched a great game. Jeff Weaver is being activated from the DL and Ely was the most likely to be sent back down. However, if he is sent down after tonight’s game, it would be a crime. He only allowed one run, retired 16 men in a row,. No, Joe, don’t do it.
Andre has more homeruns, RBI’s and the highest average of anyone else in the National League, meaning he has the triple crown..