Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dodgers Seek More Chemistry; Re-Up With Isotopes

Vin Scully will be back in 2011, and now it looks like the Albuquerque Isotopes are staying in the Dodger family for a while, too:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Albuquerque Isotopes have extended their partnership through the 2012 season.

The teams made the announcement Monday.

Last season marked the Dodgers' return to affiliation with Albuquerque after an eight-year break. The Albuquerque Dukes were the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers from 1972 to 2000. Albuquerque was home to the Dodgers' Double-A affiliate from 1965 to 1971.

7 comments:

MR. F said...

Well I'll be quirky.

Josh S. said...

There's a NEW Mexico?

Meaniebreanie said...

I wish the Dodgers were back in San Antonio. The team here is a Padres farm team :(

I believe Sax and Orel did some time in the old 3rd world VJ Keefe stadium.

rbnlaw said...

MB,
Where in SA are you? I visited my brother in Timberwoods back in July. Finally learned the lay of the land in the Hill Country.

In other news: Someone is trying to rip off The LFP and is issuing "Win for Vin" shirts that suck left nut. See Josh's shirt for the real deal.

Dusty Baker said...

NNNNNOOOOOOO!!!!

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/retired-pro-wrestler-skandor-akbar-dies-in-texas-875870.html

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Jimmy Saied Wehba, pro wrestling's "Skandor Akbar," has died after a career that took him around the world.

The office manager of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home said a service for Wehba was scheduled Tuesday in Wichita Falls. Wehba died Aug. 19 in Garland. He was 75. No cause of death was immediately provided.

Wehba was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Wichita Falls.

In 1963, he began competing in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Japan and took pride in being booed by fans. Wehba in 2000 told the Dallas Morning News: "It was just beautiful."

Wehba in 1977 retired as a wrestler, becoming a manager dubbed "The General."

Darryl Wehba of Duncan, Okla., says his father loved wrestling and "pretty much stayed in the profession all of his life."

cc: DeLino, FB

Meaniebreanie said...

@RB - I'm in the Shavano Park area. Timberwood, do you mean Timberwood Park? It's a little removed but very pretty. I looked at some houses out there. I lived in Dallas for over 20 years and know DFW far better than SA. I am having to get reacquainted with this city.

rbnlaw said...

MB,
Yep. Timberwood Park. Tons of deer, lots of hills, and some humidity.

I hear anything north of Loop 1604 is not really SA.