Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DelinO Lost Weekend

Actually, it was just a weekend of baseball. A whole lot of baseball. And though it might not had the luster of the Clippers - Kings - Lakers triumvirate, it included a walk off homer, Field Level Row A seating and the single greatest game giveaway EVER.

Sunday at Dodger Stadium saw a leadoff triple and all of one other hit from the bottom dwelling Astros. Led by a never-better Jerry Hairston (five hits), the Dodgers showed why they're LA's best non-Hockey team. But you wouldn't know it from the attendance.

Thanks to my father-in-law's curious connection, the family DeShields sat in style. Close enough for the dugout to smell my son's Dodger dog addiction.

Close enough to see the Treanor family.

Close enough to watch Bobby warmup for a stellar six pitch at bat, where he didn't swing once and yet went from 0-2 to a walk (told you he'd be a legit pick-up!):

Even if there was a reminder that this Row A seat - before the "improvements" to Dodgers Stadium - was a real Row A.

Only Andre Ethier's resemblance to a mere human could bring down an otherwise stellar game on a stellar day with my stellar family. And friend of SoSG Todd.

(The actual Todd's neck. I've got a picture of his face, but it'll cost you.)

Coming later. Part 2: One Night in Anaheim.


Steve Sax said...

Awesome, DelinO! Was that your first Dodger game of the year? (Sidebar updated.)

Dusty Baker said...

Headed out there tonight. Will try to bring home a win!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Are DelinO and I the only Sons without a loss now?

Neeebs (The Original) said...

SoSG get the best seats.


Franklin Stubbs said...


What are YOU complaining about? The only time you attended a SoSG function, you sat right in the dugout!

Orel said...

And you threw out the first pitch! And second! And third! And three hundred and eighty-fifth!

Hideo Nomo said...

To be fair, he didn't have much of a chance to sit in the dugout for long.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

I lived liked a Sax for one game. Who - after my harassing the third base coach just because he was Robert Alomar's Dad - still hasn't brought me back to the rarefied air of his schnazzy seats :-)

Bobby said...

If you couldn't tell from DelinO's behind the back shot, I was wearing my SoSG softball jersey which now sits at 5 and 0 on games attended- two of which were walk offs thanks to Kemp and Ellis.