Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I Believe You Can Get Me Through The Night
Against the advice of friends and Dodger fans alike, Daniel and I brought our jinx-worthy selves to tonight's Dodger game that featured the triumphant return of Jeff Weaver. Let's be honest, this was the game the Dodgers were destined to lose. An 11-0 record opening at home to start 2009 was sure to come to an end courtesy of an aged veteran with golden hair.
5 innings, 6 strikeouts, and 1 earned run later the blue crew were put in great position to keep the streak alive and prove to everyone that I'm not bad luck. Orlando Hudson continues to be my favorite Dodger this season after making two outstanding catches to save Weaver from doom.
While the win was great, two other non-game highlights were sure to follow: The first came while waiting in the stairs above the player parking lot. With Matt Kemp walking towards his car talking on his cell phone I made a few at-a-boy comments to which he responded with a polite wave and a "thanks!". The second highlight occurred when an elderly female stadium attendant walked along side us after the game explained that she was an Angel fan because they played with heart, something this Dodger team lacks. When Jeff Kent was mentioned she said he never played with heart which sent Daniel in a tirade as he proceeded to beat her senseless with his cell phone. Well not exactly. The old lady went unharmed even though her synopsis of Kent's play on the field was unfounded and ridiculous.
Here's to 12-0 at Dodger Stadium.