One of the wonderful things about Dodger Stadium is the cross section of people you see at games. It isn’t a perfect reflection of L.A. by any means, but there is something minorly heartwarming when you get 18-year-old kids from Pico Rivera high-fiving with 60-year-old accountants from Beverly Hills. There is something democratic about the fact that Larry King and Larry King’s housecleaner have to sit in the same traffic entering Chavez Ravine, and then again exiting the parking lot.
P&P action.(via pitchersandpoets)
February 20, 2013
Photo by Paul Sancya/AP
All smiles for Sandy Koufax today. #Dodgers
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Let’s get things started here at Google Translates Korean Media Baseball Photo Captions with this one. That’s A.J. Ellis, of course, but his last name, when transliterated into Korean and then Google Translated into English, comes out as “Alice.” I love that. Also, ”Alice lonely, sitting alone in the bullpen” is kind of poetic and sad, isn’t it?
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I don’t mind getting older, I just don’t want to get old.
Jackie Robinson steals home plate against Yogi Berra during Game 1 of the 1955 World Series on Sept. 28, 1955. The Brooklyn Dodgers lost the game 6-5, but went on to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 in the series. Robinson, the first player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier, was born 95 years ago today. (Mark Kauffman/SI)
Dodgers brought more than a team with them to LA.
Stop bunting, Donnie.
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May 31, 1972
San Francisco, California
Vin Scully at the Rose Parade 2014: a (sort of) master post
Pictured above: the Dodgers’ salute to Vin Scully in the Rose Parade program. Please excuse my poorly-manicured thumbnail.
Today (well, yesterday now), for the first time in my life, I attended the Rose Parade. It’s definitely something worth doing at least once, especially if you’re in Southern California. And hey, what better year to go than when Vin Scully himself was serving as the parade’s grand marshal?
The only problem with going and getting to see Vin live and in person was the fact that I missed all of the fun stuff he did that could only be seen on television. Now that I’m finally home and have time to go back and catch up, I figured I’d put it all together for anyone who might have missed it (or who wants to relive it!).
- Vin’s pre-parade interview on KTLA
- Vin reciting “I Love a Parade” on ABC’s broadcast (via the wonderful vinscullytweet!)
- Vin’s post-parade thoughts on his parade experience (bonus: Vin’s thoughts on the 2014 Dodgers)
- KTLA’s broadcast of the parade (the Vin content can be seen from 2:30-12:00)
- The beauteous "deal with it" GIF to result from that
- Vin’s coin toss at the Rose Bowl (also thanks to vinscullytweet)
- Jon SooHoo’s photo blog of Vin’s big day
It’s entirely possible I missed some stuff, but that’s a good amount right there. Be prepared to smile endlessly. Vin is just the best.
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