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.
(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.
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.
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.
“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”
(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.)