History revisited…

Pretty cool that just a few feet away, Vin Scully is doing the Dodger broadcast, Joe Garagiola is doing the D-backs broadcast and down in the dugout, Kirk Gibson is managing the D-backs. All three men were there on Oct. 15, 1988 when Gibby hit the famous home run in Game 1 of the World Series.

A few of us were joking before the game that when Gibson goes to the mound to pull out his pitcher, he should do a fist pump with his right arm like he did rounding the bases.

Meanwhile Joe G. and Joe T. were hanging in the dugout during batting practice and a ton of players came over to meet Garagiola. The broadcast area here is named for him and they have a cool timeline of his history in the game of baseball.

 

47 comments

  1. oldbrooklynfan

    That’s just what I was looking for, the Dodgers breaking out in front with a big inning.
    GO CLAYTON.

  2. truebluewill

    That was a crazy inning, but we’ll take the gifts. Thanks D-backs. I love when the Dodgers make base running blunders and Vinny brings up Babe Herman 3 men on 3rd base story.

  3. oldbrooklynfan

    That’s the way to do it Clayton, shut them down after we get a bunch, don’t give them anything back.

  4. oldbrooklynfan

    I’m surprised that Vin never mentioned it.
    Joel Youngblood (D’backs 3rd base coach)was the only player to get a hit for two different teams in the same day (I think this still stands).
    If I remember the Mets, after a day game, which he got a hit in, traded him to, I believe, the Expos, where he got a hit in a night game.

  5. truebluewill

    Alright Raffy!!!! He’s really on fire. His batting average is now .340. He would be leading the league in hitting if he had enough plate appearances to qualify.

  6. nellyjune

    Goodness!!!! Watching a crazy baseball game (compared to last night) and a wild race in Daytona. Can’t get much better than that!!

  7. nedajerk

    I felt bad for Abreu. Is it now the time for the Ojeda to make an error to since he’s the only IF’s that haven’t mae one.

  8. oldbrooklynfan

    Kershaw got a lot of support tonight.
    but he pitch very well.
    If the Dodgers blew this lead, I think it would be a record and I’d have to run and hide somewhere.

  9. oldbrooklynfan

    It would be great if the Dodgers could put all these runs in a bank and used them when they need them.
    I hope they don’t need any of them tomorrow.

  10. nedajerk

    Good to see Thome hit 2 homeruns to moved into 10th places and pass hof Killbrew with 574 homeruns.

  11. nellyjune

    Thanks for a relaxing game Dodgers!!! The race was pretty intense so watching the Dodgers skin the snakes easily tonight was very enjoyable and for once in a long while, stress free.

  12. oldbrooklynfan

    Dodgers after 80 games.
    ’06—-41-39
    ’07—-45-35 3rd PL.
    ’08—-38-42 2nd PL.
    ’09—-51-29 1st PL.
    ’10—-44-36 2nd PL.

  13. crzblue2

    Happy 4th ITD!
    NSB,
    I was just reading all the posts that I missed from the prior thread. Well said (as always) on your long post. The only thing Is I would say DAN EVANS instead of Kevin Malone here:
    “SINCE THEN, there have been many playoffs, but no Series win. Our team has been so talented with the nurturing of Logan White (and Kevin Malone, arguably)”
    .
    HOpe every a safe 4th of July.
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com
    .

  14. nellyjune

    Congratulations to Andre and Brox for making the NL All-Star Team!!!!

    Happy 4th of July everybody!!!! Thanks to all our military for protecting those freedoms this day stands for.

  15. trublu4ever

    Awsome news about Andre and Brox!
    .
    And, yes, we must take time to thank the men and women in the military for keeping us safe and making this a great country!

  16. crzblue2

    Congrats to Andre and Brox! Kuo also deserved it but I would rather have Brox and Kuo rest during the All-Star break.
    .
    I’ll wear my Andre shirt and Jonathan All-Star shirt to the All-Star game.
    For the All-Star FanFest, I’ll be volunteering so they supply you with an All-Star polo shirt. I have to wear kahki pants with that. I better check if my kahkis still fit me.
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

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