Since we’re all at the ballpark and away from our mother’s on this day, the least we can do is wish them all a Happy Mother’s Day on the blog. Of course, my mother doesn’t read this so she’ll never know, but that’s okay. Hopefully some of our players’ moms are reading this and know that their sons are thinking of them.
In fact, I’m currently wearing a pink wristband today, as are most of the Dodger players. Pink bats were used by Kenny Lofton and Nomar Garciaparra on the first time through the lineup and all of this is done to help raise awareness for the dangers of breast cancer and important of early detection. Fans wanting to make a pledge to the Susan B. Komen Foundation can do so here and know that it is helping a good cause. In fact, both of my grandmothers had breast cancer, so knowing that they were able to beat it makes today extra special.
On the field, Danys Baez took yesterday’s loss like a pro, as he knows that you can’t be perfect. I think Dodger fans were truly spoiled for many years, getting to watch Eric Gagne save 84 games in a row. In the meantime, Grady said that if we have a save situation again today, Danys will be out there.
Eric Gagne did throw a bullpen session here at AT & T Park and is getting closer to returning. He could throw batting practice on Tuesday and is working his way back to a minor league rehab assignment. The hope is to have him back in early June.
Meanwhile, I’m still working off my pasta hangover from dinner last night. Tommy Lasorda took Charley Steiner and I to Fior d Italia, the oldest Italian restaurant in the country. When we got back, we were so stuffed we had to walk around the block a couple times and as you can imagine, doing that with Tommy in SF is quite an experience. Everyone stops him for a picture or just to say hello.
Back to the ballgame…