Baseball Season Begins

Andy C

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I enjoy watching games, and baseball was my favorite sport as a kid. During the summer as a kid, we would play all day and be home in time for dinner. It was a good feeling, pedaling my bicycle, glove hooked on my handlebars, trying to get to the ball field as fast as possible. Simple times back then, no video games, computers, cable TV, nothing to keep you inside, and I was always wanting to be out in the warm southern CA sun.

Go Dodgers and Angels.
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
Our K.C. Royals opening game was here last Thursday March 28th with Chicago White Sox. We won but don't know the score! They had to hold off playing because of rain, but they did get to do the game.
 

SonSeeker

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I enjoy watching games, and baseball was my favorite sport as a kid. During the summer as a kid, we would play all day and be home in time for dinner. It was a good feeling, pedaling my bicycle, glove hooked on my handlebars, trying to get to the ball field as fast as possible. Simple times back then, no video games, computers, cable TV, nothing to keep you inside, and I was always wanting to be out in the warm southern CA sun.

Go Dodgers and Angels.
I gave Andy a 'like' for most of his post. That last line, not so much! I gotta' root for the home team in Ariz. Even though the Diamondbacks sold off the best players from last year.:pout2:thumbdown Even sold one to the Dodgers!:doh
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
I remember laying out on our front lawn in SoCal listening to Vin Scully as he broadcasted the Dodger games. I used that little radio a lot. So, while I've got little interest in professional sports, I do check to see how the Dodgers are doing now and then. We went to a couple of Dodger games when I was growing up. I used to remember the names of their entire lineup. Back then trades didn't happen as often. Don Sutton, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jim Lefevre, Maury Wills, Willie Crawford. I mean no disrespect for the players whose names I don't remember.
 

Andy C

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I remember laying out on our front lawn in SoCal listening to Vin Scully as he broadcasted the Dodger games. I used that little radio a lot. So, while I've got little interest in professional sports, I do check to see how the Dodgers are doing now and then. We went to a couple of Dodger games when I was growing up. I used to remember the names of their entire lineup. Back then trades didn't happen as often. Don Sutton, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jim Lefevre, Maury Wills, Willie Crawford. I mean no disrespect for the players whose names I don't remember.
Ahhh yes, Vin Scully. Many nights as a kid I drifted off to sleep listening to a small transistor radio I had hidden under my pillow as he called the games.

I watched most of the players you mentioned at the few games I attended at Dodger Stadium between 1965-68.

I grew up about 5 miles from Angel stadium, so I watched dozens of games through the 70s, and mainly those in which Nolan Ryan pitched.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Ahhh yes, Vin Scully. Many nights as a kid I drifted off to sleep listening to a small transistor radio I had hidden under my pillow as he called the games.

I watched most of the players you mentioned at the few games I attended at Dodger Stadium between 1965-68.

I grew up about 5 miles from Angel stadium, so I watched dozens of games through the 70s, and mainly those in which Nolan Ryan pitched.
Back then it didn't cost an arm and a leg to watch a professional sporting event. I forgot Don Drysdale, a third pitcher whose name I remember.
 

kathymendel

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My late DH and I attended a lot of Anaheim Angel games over the years..........lots of fun, but a huge stadium and lots of walking that I can't do anymore. So, when dd and I sold our Orange County home and moved to Lake Elsinore, we found a beautiful, recently built small stadium that is every bit as nice as Angel Stadium, but much easier to navigate. It is home to The Storm, a B or C team that the San Diego Padres draw a lot of their players from............and, they are GOOD! Really GOOD! We seriously have more fun and feel more connected than we ever have before.
 

Andy C

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Great season so far for the Dodgers, not so much for the Angels. However, a bright spot for the Angels is Mike Trout, arguably the best player in baseball.
 

Andy C

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My late DH and I attended a lot of Anaheim Angel games over the years..........lots of fun, but a huge stadium and lots of walking that I can't do anymore. So, when dd and I sold our Orange County home and moved to Lake Elsinore, we found a beautiful, recently built small stadium that is every bit as nice as Angel Stadium, but much easier to navigate. It is home to The Storm, a B or C team that the San Diego Padres draw a lot of their players from............and, they are GOOD! Really GOOD! We seriously have more fun and feel more connected than we ever have before.
I grew up in Orange county, and have been to Lake Elsinore many times. I did not remember there being a team there, looked it up, and the team started in 94 - well past the time I moved from there. They are a minor A league team.
 

Psalm37v4

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I guess I'm in the minority here. I'm in NY state and am a huge fan of the Yankees and Mets.
I follow the Yankees pretty closely, the Mets not as much. I really didn't start getting into baseball until my late 40s (I'm 54 now). I was a fan as a kid for a time. And I'm not one of those who likes a team only when they're doing well. I've been a Yankee fan since the mid 70s. Have never been to any of the Yankee Stadiums, but I have attended a few Texas Rangers games when I went to visit family there. Ticket prices in NY are just too high to go.
 

Andy C

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I guess I'm in the minority here. I'm in NY state and am a huge fan of the Yankees and Mets.
I follow the Yankees pretty closely, the Mets not as much. I really didn't start getting into baseball until my late 40s (I'm 54 now). I was a fan as a kid for a time. And I'm not one of those who likes a team only when they're doing well. I've been a Yankee fan since the mid 70s. Have never been to any of the Yankee Stadiums, but I have attended a few Texas Rangers games when I went to visit family there. Ticket prices in NY are just too high to go.
I have always liked the Yankees, unless they are playing the Angels or Dodgers. As a kid, I was a baseball history buff, and that means I had to learn alot about the great Yankee teams of the 20s and 30s. I have been to Yankee stadium 2 times.
 

Andy C

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The last several years the Dodgers haven't been able to win in the end when it matters most. Whoever the other team is will be champion.

disclosure: I'm a Dodger's fan
True, they lost the last two world series. True, they made it to the last 2 world series, which is something no other team can claim. I believe it will be the Dodgers against Houston AGAIN. That will be a great series. This is definitely the best Dodger team in many , many years, as they should easily set a new team record for most wins in a season.

Lets hope you are wrong, and they are not the Buffalo Bills of MLB. Buffalo lost 4 straight Super Bowls in the 90s.
 
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