Showing posts with label florida marlins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label florida marlins. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dad Drops Daughter To Catch Ball @ Dodger Stadium

While eating breakfast, caught this on CNN this morning. Just had to look for the video online to share it with you.

Last Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Security isn't too happy.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Upcoming Series vs Marlins - Korean Night, Bark in the Park, Viva Los Dodgers, Autographs

What's going on in the next three days at Dodger Stadium against the Florida Marlins?

Check it out....

Friday May 27, 2011 7:10 p.m.

Following Friday’s game, fans can enjoy Friday Night Fireworks from the field, presented by Pizza Hut. Fans will be able to take in fireworks at Dodger Stadium following each Friday home game this season.

Friday is Korean Heritage Night and members of the Korean community will be at Dodger Stadium to celebrate. The Consul General of Korea will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and Korean YouTube sensation Megan Lee will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America. Korean community leaders will also be recognized on the field during pre-game ceremonies and the UCLA Hanoolim Korean Traditional Drumming Team will perform. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

As part of City of Alhambra Night, more than 2,000 Alhambra residents will be at the game. Among the Alhambra residents honored on the field before the game will be Japanese-America World War II veterans Mas Takahashi and Ken Akune. Takahashi and Akune were members of the infamous 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service that helped make up the “Go For Broke” Japanese-American fighting force in the 1940s. President Barack Obama recently awarded them both with the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest civilian recognition.

Saturday May 28, 2011 7:10 p.m.

Saturday is the Second Annual Bark in the Park at Dodger Stadium, presented by Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Fans that purchase a special event ticket in the All-You-Can-Eat Right Field Pavilion are invited to bring their dogs to the stadium. Bark in the Park begins at 5:10 p.m. with a pre-game "Pup Rally" in Parking Lot G between the Left and Right Field Pavilions. The rally will feature a skateboarding demonstration by Tillman the skateboarding dog as well as contests including biggest dog, smallest dog, most Dodger-spirited dog and the dog that looks the most like Tillman. Immediately following the "Pup Rally," fans and their dogs will parade around the warning track. The Dodgers will donate a portion of the proceeds from Bark in the Park to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Los Angeles. Tillman will also deliver the ceremonial first pitch. For registration information, visit Limited tickets are still available.

Sunday May 29, 2011 1:10 p.m.

Sunday is a Viva Los Dodgers Day, presented by State Farm, Time Warner Cable and Chevrolet. Starting two hours prior to each Sunday game, fans can enjoy live music and a family-friendly celebration in Lot 6 and admission is free with a ticket to the game. The initiative culminates with La Gran Fiesta: Viva Los Dodgers on Saturday, Sept. 17. This Sunday, El Gavachillo (Wil-Dog of Ozomatli) y Banda La Juvenil and the No Te Rajes Jalisco Folklorico Group will perform. For more information, visit or

Boxer Julio César Chávez Jr. will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and also take photos with fans in Viva from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Chavez is an undefeated Mexican boxer and the son of six-time World Champion boxer Julio César Chávez. He will take on the World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik at STAPLES Center on Wednesday, June 4.

Autograph Alley info - {linked here}

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Marlins Mermaids

Early game today against the Marlins. Coming up at 9 a.m.

Question from Blake over at Facebook. {linked here}

Why do the Marlins have cheerleaders? 

Ah not sure. But the Marlins have been doing it for a while now. Did a little research. From the Marlins site. {linked here}

The Marlins Mermaids dance team debuted prior to the Marlins' World Championship 2003 season. The Mermaids perform in front of thousands of fans on the field and on the dug outs during all 81 Marlins home Games and participate in interactive promotions around the stadium.

Because of their originality in Major League Baseball, the Mermaids have gained local, regional, and national exposure over the past few seasons.

This might be something new in MLB but if you ever catch a winter league game in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico or the Dominican Republic, you will see cheerleaders on top of the dugouts.

Video from the Marlins Mermaids:

I do wonder if the Mermaids get upset because the stadium is empty.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who remembers this?

Since the Dodgers are in Miami....

Mike Piazza's fine career with the Florida Marlins. I'm still heartbroken. And yeah, I had this same facial expression when the Dodgers traded Piazza to the Marlins.

Stats with the Marlins - 5 games, 18 at-bats, 5 hits, 5 rbi's with zero homers.

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Marlins Park

New Marlins park to open 2012

The Dodgers are in Miami for the next three days to play against the Florida Marlins.

As you know, the Marlins play at that ugly stadium named Sun Life Stadium. I went with my dad to Miami in the late 90's and was disappointed with this stadium. It's a football stadium and no baseball team deserves to play in that venue. I also remember how far the park is from Little Havana.

And then another problem is that if it rains, fans won't come out because they are not sure if the game will be canceled. It's a major problem. Luckily, the Marlins will play in a new park next year. The new park will be 2 miles away from Downtown Miami. It's being constructed on approximately 17 acres of the historic 42-acre Orange Bowl site in the Little Havana section of Miami. The ballpark will have a retractable roof, a natural grass playing field and 37,000 seats

Also, the Florida Marlins will be renamed to Miami Marlins starting next year.

Check out these videos when the Marlins made a special visit to the construction site last February and held batting practice.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Know This Stadium: Sun Life Stadium

The Dodgers will be playing their next three games at Sun Life Stadium against the Florida Marlins.

This stadium has had many names. Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Stadium and Dolphin Stadium.

It's a Football Stadium. Nothing nice about it. I've been to this stadium before. It was a long time. I mean a very long time ago that I don't remember nothing about it. Raul Mondesi of the Dodgers hit a Home Run. That I do remember...

The good news is that the Marlins will be playing in a state of the art Park. Check this out! It should be open by 2012. Yes, it's going to have a roof! No more rain delays for the Marlins. Oh, and they will no longer be the Florida Marlins. They will be the "Miami Marlins" when they move in to the new park. Get more info here.