Sunday, May 25, 2008

Back at Dodger Stadium Again

Seth had extra tickets to last night's L.A. Dodgers game against the St. Louis Cardinals and he offered them up. Donna couldn't go but urged me to join Seth for my 3rd journey to Chavez Ravine in the still young season. The seats were in the Left Field Pavilion, an area where I had never sat before. And so I am able to visually offer a new view of the Dodger Stadium field In addition to those I showed from the 2 visits earlier this month (here and here).

Other than the fact that Dodgers lost 4-0, it was an excellent game. Brad Penny pitched his best game of the season with the exception of 5 batters in the 3rd inning. He retired the first 2 batters, falling down on the grounder past him that was scooped up by the shortstop who threw to 1st in ample time for the 2nd out. Then, it seemed as if the fall dissipated Penny's concentration as he walked the next 2 batters and then gave up 3 consecutive hits before recording the final out of the inning. And that was the scoring for the night. Good pitching, good fielding. . .just the wrong outcome for the hometown folks.

All in all it was a pleasant evening with youngest son and his friends. The ambiance of the outfield pavilions is quite different than sitting in some of the loftier levels of stadium seating. It sure is a lively crowd out there and most of them stay until the end of the game which is not true of many Dodger fans in the pricier environs. And last night there also was plenty of walking to and from the distant (for me) parking lot. Oh, that exercise is so good for The Ancient One.

The next baseball outing, if it works out, will be Tuesday or Wednesday at Angels Stadium in Anaheim. My beloved Detroit Tigers will be in town and Seth is angling for tickets as an early Father's Day gift to me. It's been several years since I was able to see them play in Anaheim.

Thank you Seth! You are good to The Ancient One!


Eric Valentine said...

Glad you enjoyed the game despite a loss Leon,it's good to be out & about in this better weather. :)

Leon said...

What would life be without baseball Eric?