Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pictures: USC vs Northwestern - Rod Dedeaux Statue

February 16, 2014

USC vs Northwestern

Box Score

I'm a fan of Jeremy Martinez. He's a Freshman for USC. Went to Mater Dei High School, so I've been following his career a bit.

This was the third game of the year for USC. The day was nice and thought it would be a good time to take my son.

Click here if you want to see all the pictures.  

Andrew ran towards this ball. Looks like he remembers the day we went last year. {linked here}

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USC unveiled a full-sized statue of legendary coach Rod Dedeaux. Several ex-MLB players were in hand.

Do you see Randy Johnson?

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Here's Randy Johnson -

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I have a short story on Johnson. I met him about maybe 10 years ago at a charity event. It was a paid signing. All money was going towards the family of a Sports Illustrated photographer that passed away. My brother comes up to him and extends his hand. Johnson refuses to shake his hand. I was shocked. If I didn't see it myself, I wouldn't believe it. And this was a charity event! You would think Johnson would understand the situation.

I didn't try to get his autograph today. I got him on that charity event. And since I had my son with me, I didn't want to go through the trouble. I did get autographs from Ron Fairly and Tommy Lasorda.

My buddy Steve recorded this.



Tommy Lasorda

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Rod Dedeaux statue

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Lasorda was crying. He was very close with Dedeaux.

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Front row seats for $7? Yes!

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Jeremy Martinez

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Another look at the statue. Very nice.

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It was a good day. My son had fun and it was nice seeing the usual autograph seekers. It's been a while.

Thanks for reading.

Dedeaux Field