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Dodger game 7/8
7/3/08, 8:15am
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I'll be going to my first Dodger game in several years next Monday night when they take on the Braves at Dodger Stadium.

Matt bought us tickets from StubHub for my birthday.

I can almost taste those Dodger Dogs now!

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7/5/08, 11:58am
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>I'll be going to my first Dodger game in several years next
>Monday night when they take on the Braves at Dodger Stadium.
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>Matt bought us tickets from StubHub for my birthday.
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>I can almost taste those Dodger Dogs now!

Prepare yourself for a shock if you haven't been there in awhile. The place is so filled with advertising that sometimes I feel that the baseball is getting in the way of the real reason for the stadium's existence.

Dodgers are playing well, so it should be fun.

My last game was the Angel no hitter that the Dodgers won! Fun game.

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7/6/08, 12:04pm
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We went to a game about two years ago and I noticed all the advertising then. I hear it's even worse now.

I remember the days during the O'Malley ownership when they wouldn't allow advertising at all.

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Re: Dodger game 7/8
7/8/08, 8:35am (Last Edited: 7/8/08, 8:36am)
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It was an amazing game.

Kuroda had a perfect game going into the 8th inning. Texiera got a clean double to right and that was that, though the Braves never got anyone else on base.

There were some amazing fielding plays that helped to keep the "no no" going, including an incredible diving play by third baseman, Blake Dewitt. He threw the runner out and ended up on his face about five feet from home plate!

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7/8/08, 4:03pm
I was wondering if you were at last night's game. That was a pretty awesome to go to especially if you are a "Ahem" Dodger's fan. I was a little confused because it said 7/8 game.

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7/8/08, 9:25pm
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>I was wondering if you were at last night's game. That was a
>pretty awesome to go to especially if you are a "Ahem"
>Dodger's fan. I was a little confused because it said 7/8
>game.

Ooops, yes, I meant the Monday night (7/7) game. It was a great game. It would have been the first perfect game I ever saw. I think I saw one of Koufax's no hitters way back when I was a kid, but I'm not sure.

I've been a Dodger fan for a few years now...like 48 or so!

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7/8/08, 11:32pm
You should have been at tonight's game Larry. You could have seen McCann hit 2 (two) homeruns including one back to back with the Tex.

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7/9/08, 8:08am
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>You should have been at tonight's game Larry. You could have
>seen McCann hit 2 (two) homeruns including one back to back
>with the Tex.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I was pretty impressed by McCann the night before. I didn't know his dad was the former baseball coach at Marshall University.

I have to admit, it's pretty sad when the division leaders in the NL West are at or right below .500

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7/9/08, 12:02pm
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>We went to a game about two years ago and I noticed all the
>advertising then. I hear it's even worse now.
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>I remember the days during the O'Malley ownership when they
>wouldn't allow advertising at all.

Much as I hate to admit it, there is a certain nostalgia to the advertising stuff... look at old photos of the old days of baseball... things like the "hit it here and win a gallon of milk" type signs in the days when the players really tried to hit it there because they'd do anything to save a buck. Those were the days.

Still, if you took a time machine back to 1977 while sitting in the seats today, you might think you were in a different place.

I'm a bit ambivalent about it now, though, because of the nostalgia factor (going to Yankee stadium increased the ambivalence because I loved the stadium, notwithstanding the adverts).

But, it was nice when all we paid attention to was just the baseball... and I'm still especially fond of the days about 8 or so years ago when it wasn't adverts on the OF walls but photos of past Dodger greats.

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7/9/08, 12:20pm
Just to say I've been to Dodger Stadium is pretty damn cool.

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7/9/08, 12:21pm
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>It was an amazing game.
>
>Kuroda had a perfect game going into the 8th inning. Texiera
>got a clean double to right and that was that, though the
>Braves never got anyone else on base.
>
>There were some amazing fielding plays that helped to keep the
>"no no" going, including an incredible diving play by third
>baseman, Blake Dewitt. He threw the runner out and ended up on
>his face about five feet from home plate!

Now THAT is awesome... I have Tex in one of my fantasy leagues, but I would have gladly accepted an 0-4 with a Kuroda perfect game. Especially against that lousy Braves team.

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7/9/08, 12:22pm
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>Just to say I've been to Dodger Stadium is pretty damn cool.

And with a few of the Reeds, no less...

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7/9/08, 2:17pm (Last Edited: 7/9/08, 2:22pm)
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>We went to a game about two years ago and I noticed all the
>advertising then. I hear it's even worse now.
>
>I remember the days during the O'Malley ownership when they
>wouldn't allow advertising at all.
>
>Much as I hate to admit it, there is a certain nostalgia to
>the advertising stuff... look at old photos of the old days of
>baseball... things like the "hit it here and win a gallon of
>milk" type signs in the days when the players really tried to
>hit it there because they'd do anything to save a buck. Those
>were the days.
>
>Still, if you took a time machine back to 1977 while sitting
>in the seats today, you might think you were in a different
>place.
>
>I'm a bit ambivalent about it now, though, because of the
>nostalgia factor (going to Yankee stadium increased the
>ambivalence because I loved the stadium, notwithstanding the
>adverts).
>
>But, it was nice when all we paid attention to was just the
>baseball... and I'm still especially fond of the days about 8
>or so years ago when it wasn't adverts on the OF walls but
>photos of past Dodger greats.

Right. Remember in "Major League" the great outfield signs in that film

I loved the old player murals too. Matt commented the other night that baseball is the only sport where they don't put up championship banners. There are small signs over the Stadium Club of past WS wins and they have the retired numbers up over the Pavilions.

By the way, how many of those can you name? I surprised myself the other night by naming off all of them.


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7/9/08, 2:19pm
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>Just to say I've been to Dodger Stadium is pretty damn cool.

I've been going there since opening day in 1962 and yes it is very cool. Its one of my favorite places on earth.. There are so many memories there: Not only those of the Dodgers but of games shared with my late dad.

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7/9/08, 2:23pm
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>>It was an amazing game.
>>
>>Kuroda had a perfect game going into the 8th inning. Texiera
>>got a clean double to right and that was that, though the
>>Braves never got anyone else on base.
>>
>>There were some amazing fielding plays that helped to keep
>the
>>"no no" going, including an incredible diving play by third
>>baseman, Blake Dewitt. He threw the runner out and ended up
>on
>>his face about five feet from home plate!
>
>Now THAT is awesome... I have Tex in one of my fantasy
>leagues, but I would have gladly accepted an 0-4 with a Kuroda
>perfect game. Especially against that lousy Braves team.
>

It was amazing. The best part was this building "buzz" in the stands as more and more people realized that Kuroda had a perfect game going.

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7/9/08, 4:28pm
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>By the way, how many of those can you name? I surprised myself
>the other night by naming off all of them.

Uhoh... I don't remember them all... but I'm gonna guess. Jackie Robinson, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Jim Gilliam?, Don Sutton? (probably not), Roy Campanella?... can't think of any others.

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7/9/08, 4:30pm
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>It was amazing. The best part was this building "buzz" in the
>stands as more and more people realized that Kuroda had a
>perfect game going.

I think I've told this story before, but my bros and I saw the Kevin Gross no-hitter. We weren't big fans of Kevin Gross, so we started counting out his "no hitter" with ___ outs to go, starting with 26 outs to go!

So, the no hitter buzz that built as Gross got his no hitter was maginified by the fact that we were certain we started the buzz from the very first out.

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7/10/08, 8:19am
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>>By the way, how many of those can you name? I surprised
>myself
>>the other night by naming off all of them.
>
>Uhoh... I don't remember them all... but I'm gonna guess.
>Jackie Robinson, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Sandy Koufax, Don
>Drysdale, Jim Gilliam?, Don Sutton? (probably not), Roy
>Campanella?... can't think of any others.

Great job!

Yes on all, including Campy & Gilliam. Sutton was #20, but I can't remember if his was one of the numbers up there. Walter Alston's #24 is also retired.

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7/10/08, 8:22am
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>>It was amazing. The best part was this building "buzz" in
>the
>>stands as more and more people realized that Kuroda had a
>>perfect game going.
>
>I think I've told this story before, but my bros and I saw the
>Kevin Gross no-hitter. We weren't big fans of Kevin Gross, so
>we started counting out his "no hitter" with ___ outs to go,
>starting with 26 outs to go!
>
>So, the no hitter buzz that built as Gross got his no hitter
>was maginified by the fact that we were certain we started the
>buzz from the very first out.

Cool. That must have been great.

As I think I mentioned, I am pretty sure I saw atleast one of Koufax's no hitters, but I am pretty sure I didn't see his perfect game against the Cubs in 1965 because it was a week night game. I can still recite Vin Scully's call though: "...Two and two to Harvey Keane....One strike away...Sandy into his windup....Swung on and missed, a perfect game!"

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