A tough loss last night but I was certainly impressed with the near comeback. Let’s hope we don’t need one tonight in this incredible matchup between two certain All-Stars and more than likely, the NL’s starter for the All-Star Game.
As you can imagine, there are a ton of little requests that we get for the players all year long that we try to fulfill, whether they’re from media, community affairs, sponsorship, etc. A few weeks ago, Disney came to us for the taping of High School Musical 2, the sequel to an apparently successful first move, High School Musical. They wanted Luis Gonzalez, Nomar Garciaparra and Takashi Saito to appear in the video and yesterday was the day that each guy taped his brief segment.
Knowing that his daughters were huge fans of the first movie, Luis Gonzalez hammed it up for the camera big time, doing a little dance so that they’d definitely use the footage they got of him. Afterward, we were joking around that we were going to put it on DodgerVision or YouTube and he said, "From what I hear, there’s a YouTube video that’s out there of me and the muppet, Gonzo, already."
Sure enough, he’s right. This video is priceless.
Here’s tonight’s lineup:
Furcal, SS (.324 with RISP)
Pierre, CF (on pace for 59 steals, the most since Lopes’ 64 in ’76)
Martin, C (finds out tomorrow about AS results)
Kent, 2B (was awesome at the WIN clinic today)
Gonzo, LF (must see TV)
Nomar, 3B (hitting .336 at home)
Loney, 1B (eight-game hitting streak)
Ethier, RF (signed autographs for fans today in Whittier)
Penny, P (.241 batting average, 2.04 ERA)