WHAT THE VIDEO DIDN’T SAY . . .
I haven’t asked anyone for an autograph since I was 12. I don’t really understand why people want them, but apparently that’s a huge draw of spring training, easy access to autographs. If Kemp walked by, I might have asked him to sign my camera. That might be cool. Vin Scully would be even better.
Camelback Ranch is very similar to Goodyear Ballpark in terms of the signage for the concession stands and the types of food offered. They must have hired a lot of the same people when building the parks. Camelback only has one choice of hot dog, though, and it’s the steamed Dodger dog, the worst hot dog that you’ll find anywhere basically. Grilled Dodger dogs are great, and the all beef version is even better, but steamed is garbage. Camelback’s a nice place, but I like Goodyear better, because it has more of an ’80s/high school feel to it, which I enjoy.
It was about 75% Dodgers fans, 23% Giants fans, 2% other, and the place was packed.
I hadn’t seen Tommy Lasorda in full uniform in several years. Nothing wrong with that, but it was a bit surprising. I wonder how he goes about making that decision. ”Do I dress like a normal fat 83-year old today or do I wear a baseball uniform? Eh, let’s go full uni.”
I left tonight’s game in the fifth inning when all the regulars were removed. I didn’t care to stick around for the fireworks show, and it’s just not as fun when going alone. I also couldn’t stand all the Giants fans. The opening homestand’s gonna be tough in a few weeks.
And seriously, what year was this camera made?
At least Philliephilms had a modern video camera:
Also, starting tonight, Camelback Ranch started selling pins with Christina-Taylor Green’s initials on them to benefit the memorial fund created in her name. She was the girl who was killed in the Tucson shooting.