game 1 vs Braves
LGBT Pride 16'
Los Angeles Dodger Kenta Maeda 4-3 (3.00)
Atlanta Brave Teheran 1-5 (2.77)
Estimated attendance 42,500
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Stadium chill time,
Gates are open,
The first thing I notice is a gay couple, one dude rocking a Pride LA ball cap.
Straight up Stadium Pride going down tonight.
I had once wondered when this event would take place.
Who better to talk to about this than Bobby from the Wetzel Pretzel Stand.
He is famously homosexual and I know where he is right now- the breakroom.
"(LGBT Pride), here? Bobby jests, Oh no! No wonder everybody is smiling."
"They didn't advertise it on the radio."
"Yes they did Bobby, but better, cable TV."
"I remember we had it last year, now they are hitting home, how wonderful."
"I was was curious to know when the Stadium was going to do this since there is
an occasion for most of the cultural elements in LA."
"Variety is the spice of life."
Bobby pulls a banana out if his bag, "This is my roommate" he claims jokingly. The
Pretzel crew around the table laugh.
"This season might be my last season," he claims "I'm getting old, Tony."
"You always say that Sir." (Mr. Bobby has worked here since 1980)
"I wonder if the Jumbo Tron will show two guys or gals kiss on the Jumbo Tron
"Do you remember the time they kicked out two women because they were getting
intimate in the Stadium?, he claims. They were just kissing! They made a big stink."
"I DID NOT know that!"
The Pretzel crew is eating together, as they usually do. Sharing napkins
and sharing hot sauce. Old man Joe always has a bottle of Tapatio sauce.
"When ever you want some let me know!" Joe offers.
At the school where I work at, the lunch truck guy always offers me a chili, either a
jabenero or jalapeño. I eat a chili every day for lunch.
"Try this one Tony," Joe busts out a bottle of El Yucateco Jabenero sauce.
"For sure!" I dabble a drop on the last bite of my sandwich and grub it up.
"How does it taste?"
"Are you sure?" Mrs. Maria Cornejo asks.
"I'm not a sissy, Maria."
Bubble: Wait? Is that appropriate?
I look to Bobby. "Is that appropriate? The word Sissy?"
"Depends on the context," he claims.
"Ok, then I'm not a sissy."
"I told you when the true Father's Day is right?" Bobby asks.
No what is it?
"Nine months before Mother's Day." Lol.
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Break's over . . . it's D Dog time,
The beastly appetite is back!
Garlic fries and beer are flying, all day baby!
Our Fry Guy is manic,
"Feed my children!"
We have a roll reversal going on in work stations today, how weird.
"Two girls on the garlic fries," Maribel notices "Two Guys on the sodas?"
Can't help but notice Dodger Stadium Pride is as distinct as it gets:
Ladies with fades
Lesbiana Buzz cuts
Turn the cap back
Rock them Pride hats hard
More sick fades
4th Inning: Enter the Corey Seager Show,
Seager homers once
The crowd is ecstatic!
Seager homers twice
The fans go Nuts!
As I am washing dishes, I can hear the cheers from the crowds reacting to the
The Stadium goes bonkers!
Seager homers thrice
The entire Stadium BLOWS UP!
Wow, what a dynamic evening, in every possible way.
This is Los Angeles.
This is Dodger Stadium, 2016.
Los Angeles Pride.
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Corey Seager smashes the so-called Braves 4-2.
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Old Keep it Old School Pt. 2
Retired Numbers Pin Series:
#20 Don Sutton
Major League Baseballs best:
LA Ace Clayton Kershaw 7-1 (1.56)
Major League Baseballs worst:
Atl. Brave Bud Norris 1-6 (5.71)
Estimated attendance 44,000
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I can see the work wife getting her register ready.
"Kershaw is pitching!"
Jose and I be prepping D Dogs, the old school way . . .
"Yah, llena los, llena los!" Jose commands his son Andy to fill up the window
with Dodger Dogs.
The Fry Guy is back,
With the Scooper
And the turn of the wrist
Fry Guy slides the papas
Into fry cups
over and over again
"Where is the Garlic Boy!" he shouts, "Bring me King Kong!"
Andy shows up with the largest steel bowl in the entire Stadium for
mixing Freedom Fries, minced garlic, and parsley.
Outside the Stand,
A Father with a Kirk Gibson #23 Jersey and Daughter with #22 Kershaw Jersey
each grab garlic fries, a couple of Super Dogs, and a bag of peanuts.
It's a beautiful sight to behold.
I really take such satisfaction watching people the food we prepared.
Their gear though- That's Old School!
"Remember Tony, it's going to be a fast game," Jose warns, implying not to over cook.
"Two hours and thirty minutes!" the Fry Guys predicts the game time.
Kershaw's on the mound, of course.
Echo Park gang stops by to pay me their annual visit.
That's Old School.
What's up boys, what can I get you?
"It's top of the 4th Tony! Jose warns."
"No more cooking, do you want me to tie your hands?"
The same father with a Kirk Gibson #23 jersey and his daugher with #22 Kershaw
jersey have returned for another round of Dogs and fries.
I spy Nancy Bae #88 jersey! Dope!
That's Old School!
We miss you and love you, Nancy!
"There are no lines." Jose informs the crew.
"I'm getting nervous or something."
"That's because your not cooking."
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That was quick.
Kershaw shuts out the so-called Braves, 4-0.
Carry on . . .
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game 3 vs Hotlanta
LA Dodger Scott Kazmir 4-3 (4.38)
Atl. Brave Matt Wisler 2-5 (3.16)
Estimated attendance 43,000
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The Stadium Ceremony
Moment of silence for Mohammad Ali
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Dodgers smash 12-o, over the so-called Braves.
Dodgers sweep . . . BOOM!
Time to go home.