Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mark Ellis gives Dodgers a ninth-inning victory over Yankees

I jumped around the house last night when the Dodgers scored the winning run. Click on photo to watch the video.

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Posted by on July 31, 2013 in Uncategorized


A very nice surprise

Maisa received a package in the mail today from my aunt Vera (or, as Maisa says, Gramma Vera).

Inside the envelope were stickers, markers and other fun stuff — and a nice note to Maisa.

Vera is one of the most pleasant and thoughtful people I know. An exceptionally good person. She’s pretty much just like my Dad was.

Maisa was tickled to get something in the mail. What a nice gesture.

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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


Dodgers show good patience

Everyone wanted Don Mattingly fired as Dodgers manager a few months ago.

Team executives stuck with the plan, the Dodgers got healthy and now Mattingly is a candidate for manager of the year.

At the end of the day, managers matter very little in baseball. If you have better players who stay healthy, you’re gonna win a lot of games. If you don’t, you won’t.

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Posted by on July 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


This is a great stat

The Dodgers have not lost a series since dropping two of three in Pittsburgh June 14-16.

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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Uncategorized


He loves Chavez Ravine


Hyun-Jin Ryu earned his ninth win of the season by pitching seven innings and allowing only one run Saturday. Ryu has made 10 starts at Dodger Stadium and he pitched at least six innings and allowed no more than three runs in each of those games. He’s the first Dodger pitcher to do that in his first 10 home starts since the team moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958.

Also from ESPN…

Dodgers are 25-6 in last 31 games, tied for their best 31-game stretch since moving to LA in 1958.

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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Uncategorized


How ’bout them Farley Hawks (and L.A. Dodgers)

The Farley Hawks won the Cascade Tournament tonight, defeating the host team 6-1 in the final. Woo-hoo! Not bad for a team that started the season with something like seven straight losses.

Also Saturday, my beloved Dodgers kept their hot streak going by defeating the Reds for the second straight night. Woo-hoo!

As I recall, Farley manager Paul Scherrman enjoys the music of the Traveling Wilburys. How ’bout one of their songs in honor of the Hawks’ championship…

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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Uncategorized


Go get em, Hawks!

Brother Steve delivered some good news today — the Farley Hawks advanced to the finals of the prestigious Cascade Tournament.

Farley will play the host team for the championship tonight.

It’s a big accomplishment just to get to the finals at Cascade. So congrats to skipper Paul Scherrman and his troops — and good luck against the Reds!

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Posted by on July 27, 2013 in Uncategorized