October 25, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. For your viewing pleasure. The Dodgers are feeling rather thankful these days, which is sort of understandable for a team that led baseball in attendance and came within two victories of the National League pennant. Still, you have to at least acknowledge the effort. First the Dodgers took out full-age ads in The Times and other major local newspapers, and now they've put together a nearly 10-minute video to thank their fans.
October 23, 2013 |
Do you love Vin Scully? No, I mean, do you really love Vin Scully? Enough to declare it to all your neighbors? Enough to sacrifice any attempt to spook all the little Captain Americas and Hello Kittys that come knocking on Halloween to greet them with a pumpkin - of Vin Scully smiling back at them? It can be done! All it takes is a pumpkin, carving tools and your handy-dandy Vin Scully stencil. And get this, the stencil template is free. Brighten everybody's day with the Vin Scully pumpkin stencil: http://t.co/qaJYPxhMBC pic.twitter.com/z4bCeGJWP2 - Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)
October 18, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - As the Dodgers took batting practice Friday, a Dodgers fan tried to get the attention of Adrian Gonzalez. The fan was wearing a Mickey Mouse hat on his head. "Adam Wainwright sent me shopping," the fan said. Wainwright is the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who accused Gonzalez of "Mickey Mouse" antics in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. After Gonzalez hit a home run in Game 5, he waggled his fingers atop his helmet as if he were wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
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October 18, 2013 |
What lengths will a true-blue Dodger fan go to in order to help the team win? Some don't change their underwear for luck. Some wear special shoes and hats. "We don't bring Mom," Jeremy Green told me at Dodger Stadium, where I met him and his two sons, Colby and Parker, on Wednesday. "She's a big-time bad luck charm. Every game she watches, the Dodgers lose. " Lois Peralta paints her toenails Dodger blue for each game. If the team loses, she wipes the polish off and repaints to give her team a fresh start.
October 12, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - Yasiel Puig had nothing to show for the day. Neither did the Dodgers. That could have changed, for Puig and for the Dodgers, with one swing in the ninth inning. The count was full. Puig did not swing. He moved tentatively toward first base, but the umpire called strike three rather than ball four. Puig looked back at the umpire, shuffled back toward the visiting dugout and took a little swing with his bat, almost as if he were on deck and getting ready to hit. The frustration was there, for all the world to see. Puig could swing at the air, or he could swing at a pitch, and the results were the same.
October 5, 2013 |
What's next for the TBS announcers? Will they start chanting "Beat L.A. "? If TBS cameras panned the broadcast booth, would they catch the announcers doing the tomahawk chop? Talk about Southern cooking. As far as a lot of fans are concerned, the Dodgers are getting sauced in TBS' coverage. "The TBS announcers favored Atlanta more than Scarlett O'Hara," grumbled Dodgers fan Patrick Caneday after Friday night's telecast. "And not a mint julep in sight. " Charges of favoritism are always subjective - sports fans can be sensitive sorts when it comes to how their home team is portrayed by out-of-towners.