Had a great evening back at the Stadium for the first time in 2012, though it was for a meaningless exhibition game. It was just good to be back, you know? Like seeing an old friend that you haven't seen in a long while. It did feel weird, though, what with the Dodgers leading 4-1 and still coming out to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning. But hey, it's preseason; who the hell cares anyway, right?
Which made the evening a little weird. Yes, we were in Dodger Stadium again (three Sons in attendance: DelinO, Nomo, and yours truly!). Yes, it was a wonderful evening out there with smatterings of competitive spirit (and the unfortunate wave that surfaced in the sixth; sigh). Yes, the concession lines were god-awful long (Frank McCourt is clearly skimping on staffing for his last month of ownership); you couldn't even walk down the field level concourse because of the long lines (which persisted all game long; seriously, I went up the escalators to get beers on the Loge level at least twice). But it wasn't a real game, so it wasn't a real event...just a test run, if you will.
Matt Treanor may have the scariest Diamondvision card of any Dodgers player (his eyes are bulging out so much, I thought I had 3D glasses on; unfortunately, they switched the graphic before I could snap a photo). But he did come through to ice the game with a two-RBI single in the bottom of the sixth. Both Marty Feldman and I were stoked. After some opening innings with missed opportunities (Dodgers were 3-for-12 with RISP), it was nice to see the local boy come through and break the game open.
Wanted to post some pictures from the evening...
Anyway, a great night at the Stadium. Can't wait for the real thing, when the games count--one short week away!