Baseball Season Begins

Discussion in 'The Sporting Dugout' started by Andy C, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Andy C

    Andy C Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  2. lightofmylife

    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.
     
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  3. SonSeeker

    SonSeeker Well-Known Member

    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
     
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  4. Tall Timbers

    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.
     
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  5. Andy C

    Andy C Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  6. Tall Timbers

    Tall Timbers Imperfect but forgiven

    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.
     
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  7. SonSeeker

    SonSeeker Well-Known Member

    I lived in SoCal for a short time in the 70's, and got to see Ryan pitch, also.:thumbup
    Were you that "jerk' flicking popcorn kernels at us?
     
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  8. Andy C

    Andy C Well-Known Member

    No. I was raised to respect my elders.
     
  9. SonSeeker

    SonSeeker Well-Known Member

    Wow TT, you're going back a ways, as in before Andy was even born!:doh He was playing back when the Dodgers were still dodging streetcars in Brooklyn!
     
  10. SonSeeker

    SonSeeker Well-Known Member

    Me too, but back then we were almost the same age.:doh
     
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  11. Andy C

    Andy C Well-Known Member

    Sadly, I believe you think that is true.:eek:

    Dodgers are fired up so far, and the Angels thanks to Mike Trout are starting to win.
     
  12. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    Baseball season started in my driveway too! I was teaching my GS how to bat and he connected on a good hit and drilled me right in the nose! All is well we were playing with a tennis ball. LOL
     

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