Dodgers Sweep Giants, Announce Vin Scully Tribute for Friday

To say this week has been intense and crazy would be an understatement.

The Dodgers benefitted from some timely hitting and a solid bullpen effort to defeat the Giants in Thursday’s finale 5-3, securing a four-game sweep and temporarily extending the division lead to 12 games over the Padres.

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Baseball World Mourns Passing of Vin Scully

(This post comes courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers Public Relations Department)

He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more. He was their conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw.

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Dodgers Highlights: The Top 17 Moments from 2017

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As 2017 draws to a close, we here at Think Blue Planning Committee thought that we would take a look back at the season that was, and highlight 17 of our favorite moments, plays and happenings of the Dodgers‘ 2017 season. These are in no particular order, just what stood out to us and to you as the best parts of the season.

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Dodgers Return Home to Host Phillies, Giants

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(Mandatory Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

For their third homestand of the season, the Dodgers return to Los Angeles and will take on the Phillies for a three-game set beginning at 7:10 p.m. on Friday, while hosting the Giants for another three-game series starting on Monday. The set against San Francisco will be highlighted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully being inducted into the Dodgers’ Ring of Honor on Wednesday. Scully will be on-hand for a very special pre-game ceremony before the contest, and fans are encouraged to arrive early as a large crowd is expected.

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Favorite Dodger Memories

“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”

~Elvis Presley

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Sunrise, Sunset 

“Sunrise sunset, sunrise, sunset!
Swiftly fly the years,
One season following another,
Laden with happiness and tears…”

~Fiddler on The Roof

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs the Colorado Rockies Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Dodger Stadium. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

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What A Wonderful World This Would Be 

“Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about a science book
Don’t know much about the French I took”

~Sam Cooke

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Corey Seager scores and is greeted by Yasiel Puig in the first inning.

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Seventy-Six Trombones

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(Author’s note — I know that “Seventy Six Trombones” seems like an odd title for a post about baseball and clinching a division title.  It’s actually a nod to Vin Scully‘s favorite musical, The Music Man.  My friend Ron Ramos sent me a link to this article, which I had never read before, and this is my favorite quote from it: “One of my favorites, and I love so many, has to be ‘The Music Man,’ because it combines so many things about living in a small town, the barbershop harmony, the beautiful love songs … it has everything. I loved the play as well as the musical…..I guess my philosophy has always been to play something up-beat, a musical, while I’m driving to the park. Anything that’s full of beans, peppy. I like to get out of the car singing that last song.”  And I don’t know about you, but I adore the thought of Vin humming and bouncing along to “Seventy Six Trombones” as he heads in the stadium.)

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