Archive for December, 2014

Happy New Year from ThinkBlueLA

Wishing you a safe, happy and prosperous 2015 Go Dodgers! Scott, Harold, Robb and Ron

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A baseball love affair that knows no bounds Dodgers bench coach has had lifelong influence on Canadian baseball fan

Dodger fans living in Southern California have it made. I mean, we just hop on the I-5 or the 110 or the 2 and within minutes we are at Blue Heaven on Earth and get to enjoy watching the greatest baseball franchise on the planet. But what if you’re a Dodger fan who happens to live too far […]

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Hiroki Kuroda – Dodger Stadium’s other near perfect game

When Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw his no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies on June 18, 2014, it was not only the first no-hitter at Dodger Stadium since Ramon Martinez no-hit the Florida Marlins on July 14, 1995, but it also happened to be the first no-hitter that I personally witnessed live and in person. This […]

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FanFest 2015 set for January 31

The Dodgers have announced that FanFest 2015 will be held on Saturday, January 31 at Dodger Stadium. Although the full schedule of events have yet to be announced, FanFest 2015 will undoubtedly follow a similar format used at last years tremendously successful event. Highlights of FanFest 2015 will include: Player autographs Interactive games and activities […]

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Dodger Stadium could learn a thing or two from 100-year-old Wrigley Field

When you’ve been doing something for a hundred years, you’re bound to have learned a thing or two along the way. Such is the case with the Chicago Cubs and their beloved 100-year-old Wrigley Field. As most baseball fans know, the Cubs and Wrigley Field just celebrated their centennial season on Chicago’s north side. It was […]

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Institute for Baseball Studies to celebrate grand opening

The Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States, will celebrate its grand opening on the campus of Whittier College on Friday, January 16, 2015.  The festivities will commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. in Room 310 on the […]

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A look back at the 2014 Great Lakes Loons

The Great Lakes Loons are the Dodgers Low Single-A affiliate in the Midwest League. The team moved to Midland, Michigan in 2007 after completing the 2006 season at the historic Dodgertown complex in Vero Beach, Florida. The Loons are the minor league team that I now follow more closely during the baseball season than any […]

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Few surprises expected with 2015 Hall of Fame announcement Baseball's sacred shrine could see largest induction class in 68 years

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since the Baseball Writers Association of America fell on their swords. The date was January 9, 2013 when the supposed best baseball writers in the business couldn’t pick even one eligible candidate to be enshrined into the sacred Halls of Cooperstown – not one. Snubbed were first-timers […]

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A look back at the 2014 Ogden Raptors

The Ogden Raptors are the Dodgers affiliate in the Pioneer League, the advanced rookie league which consists of a four-team Northern Division and a four-team Southern Division. The Raptors compete in the Southern Division along with the Orem Owlz (LAA), Grand Junction Rockies (COL), and Idaho Falls Chukars (KC). The Raptors played their first game […]

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Merry Christmas from ThinkBlueLA

   

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