Monday, February 14, 2011

Dodgers @ L.A. River (Part 1)

This is part 1. Part 2 - {linked here}

Dodgers Caravan

1st Stop - Los Angeles River Cleanup

Dodger fans came out this morning to clean the Los Angeles river. Several Dodgers grabbed garbage bags and also participated in the clean up. Except Tommy Lasorda (Bad knees).

Don Mattingly, James Loney, Andre Ethier (got here late), Tommy Davis, Rudy Law, Jimmy Campanis, Ken Landreaux and Bobby Castillo were in hand. 

The staff of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps were great. They do a great job in cleaning up this particular river.

IMG_0539

Ambulance. In case someone gets hurt.

IMG_0540

Deuce! He's playing with the Pirates. :)

IMG_0541

We're about to meet...

IMG_0542

This is Simon. He wanted to be in this post.

IMG_0544

Linda giving a tour to the fans.

IMG_0545

It was cloudy in the morning but it started to get hot.

IMG_0546

Mandatory meeting.

IMG_0548

Steve Lyons "I'm not cleaning. I'm just talking"

IMG_0550

Jon SooHoo ready.

IMG_0554

Don Mattingly putting the gloves. Tommy Davis in the background.

IMG_0556

Another meeting.

IMG_0561

Ethier hasn't shown up. But the rest are ready!

IMG_0565

David ready to work!

IMG_0566

James Loney

IMG_0567

Lorena and Emma greeting Loney.

IMG_0568

Loney being interviewed - Video -



I told Donnie Baseball that we have to work but he wanted a picture.

IMG_0575

You know what? I'm posting pictures of fans that asked me "Can you take a picture? I forgot my camera"

So here it is. Grab them since I don't have your e-mails.

Teresa and James Loney -

IMG_0585

Kenny and James Loney

IMG_0590

K.C. and Don Mattingly

IMG_0603

Teresa and Don Mattingly

IMG_0610

Mattingly working hard.

IMG_0578

IMG_0579

IMG_0582

Videos - Mattingly -





This is when Don Mattingly and his crew find a shopping cart.

IMG_0591

Check out these videos as Mattingly and Dodger fans get this shopping cart....

Part 1 Video -



Part 2 Video - shopping cart 



Part 3 - Video - Did they get the shopping cart? 


Sorry but I can't finish this post now. Look for another post tonight! Andre Ethier did arrive. So look for pictures and videos of Ethier. I guess he was coming late from the airport but he did interact with the fans and spent time cleaning the river.

It was a great experience. I've never done this before so it was something new. It was great chatting with Mattingly and the rest of the guys.

Lasorda did arrive but I wasn't able to shoot any pictures since he didn't come down to the river.

Two more pictures -

Mattingly signing.

IMG_0606

And here I am with James Loney.

IMG_0586

2nd part of this post tonight!

Nice meeting a bunch of fans that read this blog. Thanks!

Oh and thanks to the Dodgers for putting this great event together. I thought it was great plus it was nice seeing the players interact with the fans while doing something good for the community.