On the Sunday before the All-Star Game, there will be a 5K run/walk benefiting cancer charities down in Anaheim and you can still sign up to be a part of it at www.allstargame.com and all the information can also be found here:
Jillian Michaels, host of The Biggest Loser will be out there and it’s all for a good cause, so check it out!
Meanwhile, thanks for the reminder on the Inside the Dodgers Tour…just curious – how many of you would actually do this again? I’m just not sure how much more I could add this year that we didn’t do last year? There aren’t really “new” places to take you guys, so I’d hate to have you all come back to hear me give the same schpiel.
And cpompe1: Yes, that was me at dinner with Tommy Lasorda on Saturday night in Boston. He invited a couple of us out to a favorite Italian joint of his and you can’t really say no to that offer, can you?
Need to get back on track tonight in Anaheim. For whatever reason, we’ve never been a great Interleague team but that’s no excuse. We have to win some of these games against the Angels and Yankees…if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best, right?
James Loney just drew a walk to load the bases in the first inning…
It was hard to believe, but researching the notes for today, it dawned on me that James has basically carried the offense for the past six weeks. The Dodgers were six games under .500 on April 29 and have gone 30-16 since then, for a .652 winning percentage.
During that time, Loney leads the team in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, batting average, doubles, homers and RBI…and his 38 RBI are twice as many as the next-highest total (DeWitt’s 19). That’s crazy. Meanwhile, during that same period, Broxton, Kuo and Weaver are a combined 7-0 with a 1.44 ERA. Pretty impressive.
Anyway, here’s hoping we can get out of town with a victory tonight. For those who follow the team on Twitter @dodgertownusa, we posted some random photos from around town today, as I wandered along the Freedom Trail in Boston, a very nice stroll throughout town. Dodger fans, as expected, were everywhere.
The weather is awesome out here and I’m particularly impressed with the swath of blue-clad fans down the right field line, several of which I believe are readers of Inside the Dodgers. The town has been invaded by Dodger fans, which is very cool. You honestly can’t go a block or two in the city without seeing someone in Dodger attire.
Once we got to the park, I took a stroll around Yawkey Way and it’s a pretty impressive hangout spot for baseball fans. It’s that sort of set up that we’re hoping the Next 50 project will become, where fans can come early and hit up the restaurants, bars, shops and just relax.
Also took the time to go to the top of the Green Monster during BP and then inside of it, which was pretty unique. Lots of players have signed their names on the wall in there over the years, as well as lots of celebrities and lots of lucky fans. I took photos of all this, but can’t seem to get email working here in the stadium…must be too many people on the network.
Meanwhile, it’s a 3-1 game so we need the bats to get going…
In case you forgot, today is a day game in Cincinnati so tune in now to PRIME Ticket or KABC while you’re in the office or hanging out on a summer morning.
After the game, the team flies to Boston, of all places, where everyone will surely have their eyes on Game 7 of the NBA Finals. We all wish the Lakers luck tonight in the finale and hopefully Los Angeles will have another championship by night’s end. If not, we’ll be stuck watching the parade on Saturday in Beantown.