Congrats to SooHoo!

Tonight, the Dodgers honored Jon SooHoo on his 25th anniversary with the team and it’s been a great night for those who know him. Usually the guy behind the lens, he had 50 photographers shooting his every move and his entire family and tons of friends on hand to celebrate. Well deserved and here’s hoping he’ll be here for another quarter century.

For those of you joining the Inside the Dodgers tour tomorrow, we’ll see you at noon at the top of the park gift shop.


  1. perumike

    Thanks for the info on John Soo Hoo! I saw the replay on Prime showing his pitch(es). Congratulations to him! Well deserved! See you tomorrow Josh!

  2. nedajerk

    The Rangers just signed Mark Prior so I guess that would be prefect for the Rangers if he’s healthy and Ryan want his starters to go deep into game.

  3. oldbrooklynfan

    Guillen must’ve got a late start or just miss judged the ball that Bills hit, but all’s well that ends well.
    It got the 2 runs back that we gave to them.

  4. cpompe1

    Good evening ITD boys and girls!
    Okay, I know I was a bit upset when I posted before, and when I?m upset, my words don?t come out very clear. To verypissedoffbear, I, like you, cheer empty seats at the stadium too as I too see it as the message we want to send to Frank. And I don?t believe that you are casting aspersions on those like Emma and I for wanting to go and enjoy the game. No, what I get upset at, and do take personally, is when someone comes on here and says, using his/her words, ?Anyone that attends anything at the stadium is helping McCourt maintain ownership.? And, in his/her words, the only acceptable way for us fans to protest is to ??stay away?? Believe me I would love nothing better than to have so many empty seats ?stick it to? Frank. But the last thing I want to do is to feel like I have to ?justify? to anyone other than myself why I do choose to pay money, money I know is going into Frank?s pockets, and enjoy Dodger activities. Like I said a while ago, I come onto ITD to hear lively banter about the Dodger team, Dodger ownership, etc. I don?t come onto ITD to feel like I (and others like me) are being personally attacked. Hope that clears things up a little bit

  5. nedajerk

    Here we go again with the Giants pitchers hitting are guy and you just know if Bills hit someone next inning he probably would be toss.

  6. cpompe1

    I just noticed this question at the end of the last thread (I advised enchanted of the new thread)
    Y’all think its too soon to tell, or might Mr. Billingsley be starting to turn the corner?
    By brownpaperbag1 on September 3, 2010 10:22 PM

    Hey enchanted! I saw your question on the last thread. I?ve been thinking for a long time that Billz has turned the corner. If he only got more run support, or more timely run support, I firmly believe that his win total would be approaching 15 games right now!

  7. trublu4ever

    CP ~ I know how you are feeling. I hate the idea of putting money in Frank’s pocket. But, I still love the players and would want to support them. I feel I could come to a game but not spend money in the team store or concessions. Hey, every little bit helps. I would have loved to come on the ITD tour this year to see you all again but, the timing wasn’t right for us this year.

  8. cpompe1

    My Nellygirl!
    I?ll miss that you won?t be there; I would?ve loved to see you again and to meet your son Michael! Even if his is a gnat fan, hope all goes well with him and his playing days! Might we hear his name soon as a possible high school draft pick???

  9. nedajerk

    It is hard to just ask Torre not to used the pen tonight? He did have a 125 pitches with a 2-0 cg/shutout against the the same Giants team back in LA on July 21.

  10. cpompe1

    Oh, I know you would?ve come on the tour again Trumom, and I can certainly understand stuff about timing. I mean, it?s not exactly a hop, skip and a jump from where you live to come to Dodger Stadium. But yeah, I hear ya about not spending in the team store or concessions. I don?t do that either. And most anything that I wear that is purchased in the team store are actually presents from my mom. First of all, they?re too expensive to purchase, anyways. And even if I was working, I don?t know if I would spend money in the team store. I mean, we all have our ways of not spending to line Frank?s pockets anymore than he already rakes in. I mean, if one goes to the game, one usually does eat. But outside of food, I don?t spend much at Dodger Stadium. We all have our different ways. That?s the point I was trying to make earlier.

  11. cpompe1

    Shad ? I didn?t see the end of the game, but I really would like it if Torre let more starting pitchers pitch a complete game. Maybe Billz was tiring, but one never knows. I?m just glad that our Boys in Blue just hammered another nail in the gnat?s postseason hopes?

  12. nellyjune

    CP – Michael definitely has the talent, and if he could control his head game just a tad more (he has come along just in the last two years), he probably could be part of draft talk. Michael hates when I compare them, but he acts like Andre when Andre is not happy with some of his at bats, but with Michael, it is pitching and hitting. With the exception of his highschool coach (who is a total aspirin), he’s got the right coaches around him right now, with the connections as well (both college and MLB). So, right now, it is fall ball where he tends to shut down for a period of time, and then we will see what the future holds for him in the months ahead. In the meantime, he is applying for colleges just to apply to colleges.


  13. nedajerk

    It always been a problem with Torre burning a bullpen out everyday but I think Torre does it to keep everyone fresh. I wonder who was the last manager for us to not burn a bullpen out and I surely hope Tommy wasn’t the last manager to do that.

  14. nedajerk

    Bills 31-18 at home with a 3.89 ERA going down on the road he’s barely 27-20 with a 3.31 for his career. I wonder why Bills ERA at home is 4.63 and on the road 2.93? That’s doesn’t seem right for him to struggle at home this year.

  15. dodgereric

    I got into another letter-writing mood tonight after reading The Times letter section. And although my success rate has been less than the Dodgers lately, I don’t give up easily. Here it is:

    In the last couple of weeks in this Letters section, there have been a couple of suggestions on how the Dodgers can honor Vin Scully. One reader (Deneal Blouin) would have them rename Mannywood as Vinnywood. The other (Bernard Baima) wants them to rename the streets around the ballpark after Vin so that everyone on the freeways would see his name every day. Excellent suggestions, both of them. I?d like to submit a third option.

    Name the ballpark after him.

    Now, I realize that it?s probably the last thing Vin himself would want. However, Vin needs a bigger monument than the press box. There is a precedent. While most of the major league ballparks named after people were owners of the teams, not all of them were. Jack Murphy was a sportswriter who led the fight to get an expansion team in San Diego. William Shea was a lawyer who did the same in New York after the Dodgers and Giants left for the west coast. John Forbes died before baseball was even invented. He was a general who captured Fort Duquesne from the French in 1758 and renamed it Fort Pitt.

    ?Hey, let?s roll on over to Vinny?s to catch the Dodger game today.?

    Vin Scully Stadium. If nothing else, it would bring some real class back to a ballpark that has been truly depleted of it lately.

  16. nellyjune

    Vin Scully would never allow them to do that, but I love the idea. He won’t even let them do a Bobblehead night for him. According to Ken Levine and Josh Suison, they ask him every year and every year, he declines. They certainly need to find some way to immortalize him after he is retired, and you are right. It needs to be more than just his pressbox. He is Dodger baseball! I listen to these dimwits that announce the gnat games, and I just roll my eyes thinking Vin Scully is just too classy to say something like that. Charlie Steiner, maybe, but never Vin Scully.

  17. nellyjune

    That is great for Lucas May! I hope we get to see another one of our prospects do well with another team. He sure as hell wasn’t going to get a chance for the Dodgers.

  18. nedajerk

    I really didn’t think May had a chance at all and considering that he was drafted in 2003 in the 8th round and hasn’t gotten 1 AB’s for us in the major. Well look like May would be wearing Podsednik old number #22 when he was still a Royals.

  19. crzblue2

    Good morning ITD.
    Even as busy as Jon SooHoo was yesterday with everyone congratulating him and taking pictures with him and of him, I yelled “Jon SooHoo” and he came over. I took a picture of Deuce with him and then Jon said “Emma, clean your lense.” I then wiped it with my finger and he said “Not with that, with this” He pointed to my shirt. LOL.
    See you Mike and Carol and Carol’s mom at the tour! My batteries are charged, now on to take a shower and head to Blue Heaven on Earth or like Eric said to Vinny’s. Is the only time I can go into Vin’s Press Box.
    See you Josh!

  20. glbbie23

    Rock on SooHoo! Twenty-five freaking years behind the good lass and camera well viewfinder – you deserve every bit of the recognition Jon!!!

  21. oldbrooklynfan

    Hello Everybody.
    Great job by Bills last night I’m looking forward to some more of the same from Lilly tonight.
    GO DODGERS!!!!!!!

  22. northstateblues

    Tru, Kruk and Kuip are the #1 fans of pine meat.

    That’s why I’m opting out of the towel-slapping fun by muting the TV and listening to Vin (Gameday at home, 1560AM Bakersfield on the radio at night).

    I miss when Comcast would be asleep at the wheel with their SAP audio, and would put out a feed of announcerless ballpark noise. That sound was awesome… after the first 3 innings, of course.

    One note: Both Vin Scully and the pinemeats mentioned Cowboy Joe West’s idiosyncracies. Vin Scully mentioned it in the third person, recalling the Casey Blake bat-grabbing incident a few months ago. Pinemeats mentioned it by complaining that a pitch Lilly was consistently throwing for a ball at the same location would soon be called a strike by Cowboy Joe because he rewards consistency.

    Scully gives it a classy, semi-detatched journalist treatment. Pinemeats, on the other hand, thrive on ad hominem attacks.

    We’re lucky to have Vin, now more than ever.

  23. perumike

    Hey all, great tour today, thank you Josh! I’ll post more on the tour when I get on the computer. Right now I’m at Blue Heaven, Loge 137, Row S, Seats 7 and 8. Enjoy the game!!!

  24. jhallwally

    Glad to hear it PMike!!! Let’s go Dodgers!! Beat the G’nats!!! Let’s wreck their playoff hopes.. If we aren’t going, dammit, neither are you!!!!!

  25. trublu4ever

    I agree, fishingsoap! I want to put the Kruk and Kuip out of their misery…ha-ha……grab some pine meat!!!!!!

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