Thursday, August 18, 2011

At-Game Recap: Treading Water With The 'Stros (August 12)

As I confessed earlier, I missed Matt Kemp's extra-inning heroics in attending the Dodgers-Astros game on Friday last week. It wasn't that I thought I was going to hit traffic--believe me, there was no one there at the Stadium despite the fact there were post-game Friday Night Fireworks--rather, we had a sitter at home that I had to relieve.

But the highlights of the game were already taken in: seeing Nathan Eovaldi make his second major league start (a solid outing); seeing Justin Sellers make his major league debut (he went 0-for-3), and seeing SoSG's own Mr. Customer (whom I had met before) and Fred's Brim (whom I hadn't). Good times!

On to the pictures:

Dodgers' first 2011 draft pick Chris Reed, a Stanford Cardinal, is introduced to the crowd pre-game witn a video highlight of his 92-95 mph fastball

Chris Reed and his family on the field

Free Matt Kemp? What?! Oh, just a free Kemp poster. Whew.

Check out all those empty seats, on all levels

Justin Sellers, in his first major-league at bat

Sellers on the video board

Empty, empty seats

Gotta love those UCLA law students

The circa-1980s walkman that my godmother uses while watching the game. This is so retro, it's sick (and I love how she has it in a cardboard tray)

You can't read this, but it basically has this inspiring factoid about Casey Blake: "Played his college ball at Wichita State University from 1993 to 1996, and was inducted into the Pizza Hut Shocker Hall of Fame in 2003". Hmm.

Oh, and the most important part! SoSGers at the Stadium (Josh S. got sick, and Dusty was nowhere to be found):

Left to right: Mr. Customer, Fred's Brim, Katie

Great meeting you, FB, and always great to see Mr. C. Thanks for making those slow no-scoring mid-game innings more tolerable! Sorry I was only able to buy Mr. C a beer (FB and Katie already had beer in hand)!


Fred's Brim said...

Great meeting you too, Saxy!
We'll get the beer thing figured out next time. We figured paying for Dodger Stadium beers plus a babysitter for 5 hours might require a second mortgage

Josh S. said...


Fernie V said...

Fred I thought you were a girl, with the avatar of El Toro looking like a girl with a dodgers hat on.

Fred's Brim said...

I'm not a girl?
*checks underwear*

Fernie V said...

Sorry about that Freddy, I just read my post. I am with the boys and It is make fun of or be made fun of. I will knock it off. You look like me but with more hair.

Nostradamus said...

Heh, I was laughing about the "Free Matt Kemp..." myself.

Fernie V said...

Hey Sax is it better to leave them at home? I have twin toddlers and it was an adventure at spring training early this year. We usually catch games in Arizona but thought we would have to wait til the boys get older.

Steve Sax said...

Seeing you three there was the highlight. Thanks guys.

Fernie V said...

Sax I found a mistake. You typed Carey Blake inducted into pizza hut hall of fame, instead of Dioner Navaro.

Paul said...

Man I missed FB. I feel like when I was a kid and missed watching Hailey's comet. At least I still can buy the I saw FB at the Ravine T-Shirt.

spank said...

I thought FB was black?

Josh S. said...

Maybe FB can check his underwear to see if he's black too.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I'm disappointed we actually got to see someones face...........also that Godmother needs a pair of KSC75s. And a Clip+ if AM radio is not an issue.

spank said...

Looks like the photographer caught FB by surprise.

Fernie V said...

Spank, FB has a surprise look or an oh shit this is my girlfriend Katie, I hope my wife doesn't see this photo.