Saturday, September 6, 2008

Los Angeles, California II: A Day at the Ballpark and More

Day 2 in Los Angeles found us at Dodger Stadium to take in a game between The Blue and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The two are apparently battling for first place in their division although I don't follow them 'cause they are National League where every 9th batter has no chance of hitting the ball 'cause they are pitchers. It was a great day at the park but it wasn't packed with action. Lots of strikeouts. A couple walked in runs. Manny Ramirez struck out with the bases loaded, but atoned by hitting a 3 run dinger the next inning and a 2 run ground rule double in the following frame. That one looked like it was going to be caught, but the right field Diamondback coiled up in the wrong spot, lost the ball in the sun, and Manny actually had to run when he saw it drop in. Then he slowed down when he saw it bounce over the fence. Never seen a ball player with baggy rapper kinda pants...



But, all's well that ends well and the Blue trotted away with a 7-2 victory.







Then we cruised Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards where we saw this large thing Ronna, a stretch Cadillac Escalade! Pure Hollywood! Add to that a cell tower disguised to look lile a palm tree and you've got Los Ang-gel-eeze!


Topped of the day with BBQ at Dr. Hogly Wogly's in Van Nuys--good BBQ with giant portions in a funky joint.










By that time it was...

1 comment:

Ronna Mogelon said...

Okay, so like I'm jealous, okay. That giant donut is worth the flight to LA!!
Wish I could have joined you guys.