Wednesday, May 19, 2010

At-Game Recap: Dodgers vs. Astros (May 18)

Quick recap and pictures of the game last night because I don't have much to say about it other than "keep the streak alive" and the fact that I had to leave in the 6th inning because it is a school night.

I arrived early and went back to Autograph Alley to meet Chuck Essegian. What a nice guy. He spoke to me for a little bit even though there was a long line. Hitting 2 pinch hit homeruns for the blue in the 1959 World Series doesn't go to your head! After that, I raced up to my seats. WOW what a line (check out the picture below). It was moving pretty fast, but I have never seen a line go all the way to the end of the parking lot AND THEN wrap around to double back on itself. It was like Disneyland. I finally made it inside and picked up a cool Andre Ethier bobblehead. He was down on the field signing for a little bit (hope he wasn't using his right hand). I grabbed a dog and soda, got to my seats, and met Mrs. Cora.

Kuroda looked kinda shaky, but the 3 runs in the first really helped out. That bomb by Carlos Lee was out the second it left the bat. Isn't it neat to know when a player hits it well just from the sound of the bat hitting the ball? After Manny drove in two with that single, it was time to call it a night and made it home in time to seen Blake hit the homerun.

We all know the importance of these next 2 games against the Pads. Which brings me to my question of the day (actually of yesterday while we were driving home). Would you rather see the Gints beat the first place Padres to help us get into first place or see the Padres beat the Gints because, well, they are the Gints after all... Go Blue!

One of 2 men to play in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series.

You must be this tall to enter. Glad we weren't playing the Pads or else MSB wouldn't have been in the lineup.

Home Sweet Home.

His right 5th distal phalanx looks pretty good here!

14 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Dude, that's his fourth distal phalanx you're looking at. Duh.

Alex Cora said...

Thanks doc.

Josh S. said...

I was OK with the Giants getting the win last night because now we can take first place outright with wins in the next two.

The problem is that stupid half game the Giants have on us. If they beat AZ and we beat SD tonight, we'll only be tied for second. So, uh, go Snakes, I guess.

Oh, and we left the game at the same time!

Michael said...

anyone going to the game tonight, looks like i'm going again, first back to back dodger games i have attended in awhile!

Steve Sax said...

It's also pretty disrespectful that they've got Chuck Essegian in Autograph Alley, but a gurney at the ready right by his side in case he keels over.

Alex Cora said...

I forgot to add that the guy in front of me had a radio and was listening at the start of the game and then turned it off after the third in inning....I wonder why...Hmmm, Steiner / Monday sucks.

Dusty Baker said...

Not going tonight, Michael, but I respect your back-to-backs! A regular Russell Martin you are.

MR. F said...

I once brought a radio to a Dodgers game. Listened happily for the first 3 innings, happy that I'm giving the other fans a chance to listen to Vin. After that, it felt awkward listening to the replacements.

Dusty Baker said...

My radio battery life is great given that I'm alwyas three innings then out on the broadcast.

Fred's Brim said...

There used to be radios that would pick up broadcasted TV audio. I am guessing those don't work anymore since TV broadcasting went digital. Plus most of the games are on cable.
ehh nevermind

MR. F said...

These days people can probably find a way to get mlb.tv on their cell phones.

Alex Cora said...

Yeah, but if you have AT&T, you don't get reception in the stadium. Last year I listened to MLB.com on my iphone during the game and it was about a pitch and a half late. And, again, there is that problem with S and M coming on in the 4th inning. Ugh.

Mr. Customer said...

For some reason, I can get AT&T reception on the 3rd base side, but not the first.

Josh S. said...

Mr. C: That's absolutely true. My reception crapped out on the first base side (right before they gave away the bobbles on Twitter, btw), but when I was leaving via the third base side it worked great.