Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The 2020 World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers!

"In a year which has been so improbable..."

The last time the Dodgers won the World Series was the week our oldest daughter was born.  Feeling pure joy tonight!


Anonymous Toby Roan said...

That was some series!

I had such mixed feelings about how baseball was working this summer, but it was easy to get caught up in it as the season went on and the Dodgers were playing so well.

Go Dodgers!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Den said...

Ms. Laura,
My admiration for your critical taste and prowess will have to wait for another commet.
I wanted to share a quick, loving memory of the...Dodgers (read on...) back in my greatest year in baseball, 1957, but I was a big radio fan of the Dodgers in both their World Series Winning previous seasons, '55 and '56.
1957. Yup. That was the year that both made me an all-star, and broke my heart.
The all-star part was me on the Vestal NY Little League Team Champs Kelly Soft Water, and the All-Star team that went to the State Finals. Sadly, we lost to some stinkin' team from Buffalo. I played first-base.
On the Dodgers, I "was like" the great Gil Hodges. I had his glove, the Rawlings model, although I was a leftie.
What a team - just look at the roster... https://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/fielding.php?y=1957&t=BRO#
AND Hodges went on to become Manager of the "Miracle Mets" in '69, when I was a hippie who went to Woodstock.
The Broken Heart part was...
"The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League baseball team, active primarily in the National League (founded 1876) from 1884 until 1957, after which the club moved to Los Angeles, California, where it continues its history as the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team moved west at the same time as its longtime rival, the New York Giants, also in the National League, relocated to San Francisco in northern California as the San Francisco Giants. The team's name derived from the reputed skill of Brooklyn residents at evading the city's trolley streetcar network."
Which meant they shoudda moved to San Francisco, I'm feeling now, needing a Piel's beer in my hand (Bert&Harry = Bob&Ray)

The radio was one that sat on my table by my bed, and I'd listen to the games at night. The announcer that I revered was Vin Scully, and often there was "Dizzy" Dean. He had a southern accent like all my Mom's family back in Alabama. I was a hybrid kid, since my Dad was from Minnesota, and went to work for IBM, then headquartered in Binghamton, NY. Vestal was across the Susquehanna. I was the only kid with a Southern accent on the All-Star team.

cut to George Carlin.
And BIG CONGRATS to all the LA Dodgers who are back on top now, the way the DAMN YANKEES used to be when I was a kid. Not quite as big as the Yankees, but Winner of the 2020 World Series.

ain't bad for a mask-wearing team.

Thanks for all your film love, care and writing.
Next time I'll comment on a film noir or maybe better, how I acually met The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Damn, my Dad didn't take any picture of that.

Best wishes,
Hillsborough, NC USA

12:22 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Toby, I agree - I was very iffy about baseball at first, with the empty stands and rules changes, but so appreciated the "normalcy" of listening to games. Before I knew it I was totally caught up in it and found the postseason play very exciting.

Den, belated thanks for your comments as I am overdue to catch up on responding to comments! I very much enjoyed your memories. I love the way those early baseball memories especially stick with us. One of my earliest childhood memories is falling asleep on hot summer nights to Vin Scully's voice.

Thank you also for your kind words, and I would love to hear your thoughts on a film noir - or the Creature! Fun stuff.

Best wishes,

11:29 PM  

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