The subject is not a reference to the singers of “Paper Planes,” which became the Dodgers’ de facto victory song last season. It’s actually me who was missing in action over the weekend. I was not in Atlanta and didn’t get to a computer much, so hopefully you all survived the weekend with one long post.
We open up a seven-game homestand tonight, as you probably know, and it’s starting to feel like a pennant race at Dodger Stadium now that the calendar has shifted to August. For those of you old enough to remember the 1984 Olympics here in LA, we’ll be honoring several Olympians throughout the week with first pitches so come on down and show your national pride…or something like that. All I really remember of those games was that I had tickets to a track and field event and never wound up going, which is a bummer because it could be another 50 years before the Olympics come to Los Angeles…
On Wednesday, we’ve got the Mannywood poster which is pretty freakin’ cool, if you ask me. And the usual Fireworks on Friday, Webkinz for kids on Sunday…plenty of reasons to come out and support your team, which just so happens to have the best record in baseball. The poster is below, as is a sneak peak at the Manny Curtain Call bobblehead, which will be given away on Sept. 16.