The year is 1957. It’s been 10 years since the world was introduced to Jackie Robinson. Brooklyn, New York is the epitome of a baseball town. Ebbets Field has spent the entirety of it’s season being home to some of the strongest fans, and loudest cheers in New York.
The Corey Seager experience has been a little subdued this spring.
The 2016 National League Rookie of the Year has a sore elbow that has lingered since the second half of the 2017 season. He served as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ designated hitter in the defending NL champs’ 13-5 win over the White Sox in the preseason opener on Friday, a genuinely strange sight. Seager then sat out on Saturday with a stomach illness.
With the MLB hot stove season about to heat up during the winter meetings this weekend in Orlando, many fans across Dodgertown are envisioning a few potential trade scenarios, and can’t help but recollect some of the more disappointing deals in the history of the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise.
For those of you fortunate enough to catch the daily broadcasts of the Dodgers on your television, radio or computer these days, you’ve heard many times recently the comparisons of today’s club to the 1953 Brooklyn squad, mainly because the 2017 team has a shot at breaking the single-season win record which stood for 64 years.
My very first major league baseball game was at Dodger Stadium. I was only a year old, and I loved to sing ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame.” 39 years later, not much has changed, and I owe that all to my mother.
“Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine Quiet thought come floating down And settle softly to the ground Like golden autumn leaves around my feet I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories, Sweet memories”