Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Australia Pictures Game 1

Jet lag is a pain in the ass.  It is so bad, that I JUST NOW woke up from the Australia trip.  And now that I am back on pacific standard time, I am able to upload my Australia pictures. Overall it was a fabulous time.  I had never been to Australia and found the people to be really nice and friendly.  The day before the games, I was walking around Darling Harbor and bumped into Davey Lopes.  He very graciously took a picture with me.  The games themselves were great, and to see baseball in a historic facility like the Sydney Cricket Grounds was amazing.  We were able to see both games there and the Australia fans were great.  Even during warm ups, the crowd was into the game.  The crowd was audibly oohing when Kershaw was long tossing in the outfield.  And every time AJ Ellis would catch the ball on the fly, the crowd would cheer.  Then during the game, a foul ball would elicit a chorus of cheers and shouts.  One guy caught a foul ball with a glove and another Australian fan shouted "My grandmother uses a glove! Be a real man!" Hilarious stuff from those Aussies.  Enjoy the pictures below and sorry for the long delay!

At the Airport

Banners at Darling Harbor

Hitting bombs into Darling Harbor

Floating MLB ball

Met some Dodger Fans from Los Angeles who tweeted us! Thanks @artloc

This is not the stadium

ABL poster
ABL Trophy

Warming up

Super small bathrooms with the good old urine trough

Kershaw getting his yoga on

Do not disturb the ace

Soohoo is just outside of the do not disturb Kershaw radius

One of many Dodger lineups this year

Beautiful SCG

ABL mascot race (w/ that Dback cat)


Opening Day

Alcohol and the prices

SoSG Made it!


Dusty Baker said...

Great stuff, AC!

Were the crowds overall less than expected, though? Seems like I heard/read that but wanted a firsthand opinion.

QuadSevens said...

Great pics! Did you hit a few balls into the harbor too?

Alex Cora said...

Dusty: yeah I heard that too, but it felt pretty crowded. Plus, getting out of the stadium was super bad - no taxi and we had to walk a long way back to the hotel.
QS. Hell yes I did. Fouled the first two off, but then hit a bomb that went for a home run (beyond a designated line) and won me some iPhone dodger fat dots. I wanted to bat flip, but I thought that was a little excessive. Also the fat dots kinda sucked because you place them on the home button and when in your pocket it turns Siri on all the time so I eventually took them off.

Orel said...

SooHoo respects the radius.

QuadSevens said...

Awesome! Looks like it would be a lot of fun.

Scott said...

Cool! Glad you were able to go and enjoy the history of it.

Scott said...

Cool! Glad you were able to go and enjoy the history of it.

Fred's Brim said...

Excellent stuff, AC. What non-baseball stuff did you get to do?

Fred's Brim said...

Weisman posted this yesterday but it should be shared more
Vin's Tools of the Trade

Alex Cora said...

FB: harbor tour, shopping, then went to melbourne where we did the great ocean road, zoo, Brighton beach, and hung out with family. We went for the family, but the dodgers happened to be there. Or was it the other way around?

Alex Cora said...

Oh and that of register vin tools of the trade post is awesome.