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Well, at least now we can look back and say that in 2008 we were eliminated by the World Champions. Congratulations to all of you Phillies fans out there. It must feel good.
After the elimination game, there were some fans that stuck around cheering and showing appreciation, for about a half hour straight. It was a cool thing to be a part of. My voice was hoarse for two days. Nomar came out of the dugout, waved, and put his hand over his heart as if to say: “Thank you.” It seemed like he was saying goodbye to something. Maybe he was saying goodbye to the stadium, maybe he was saying goodbye to baseball. The moment made me well up.
Mr. McCourt stuck around and the fans started a chant specifically for his behalf.
“Please sign Manny! (clap,clap,clap,clap,clap) Please sign Manny!” we chanted.
As I walked through the stadium to get to my parking lot, I saw sleepy children holding their gloves in one hand and their daddy’s hand in the other. I realized, a whole new generation of Dodger fans got to experience the NLCS for the first time and that was special. Their fathers were probably kids the last time we had made it that far.
I didn’t post a blog entry after that game because quite frankly, I didn’t know what to say. I sat down to try and write something, anything, to express what I was feeling. Alas, I couldn’t find the words and thought that it would be best just to be quiet for a moment and get some distance.
With that distance, I realized the good so outweighed the bad this season. With all the ups and downs, it felt like every game had its own heartbeat.
Thank you, Dodgers, for a great season.
Spring will be here before you know it and in the interim, we have the rumors and deals of the offseason to keep us occupied. Dodger free agents:
- Casey Blake
- Rafael Furcal
- Nomar Garciaparra
- Jason Johnson
- Derek Lowe
- Jeff Kent
- Greg Maddux
- Joe Biemel
- Chan Ho Park
- Mark Sweeney
- Manny Ramirez
- Pablo Ozuna
If you were Ned Colletti, what would YOU do?
I will try to continue to blog during the offseason when there’s something to say. Until then, I will be working on Single With Parents and missing baseball.
Firstly, I just want to say thank you to all those who left words of support regarding SINGLE WITH PARENTS being picked up. I am extremely appreciative that ABC has given me the opportunity to be on the network and hope that you guys like the show. I can’t wait to start filming.
Now, on to why we are all here — VERY IMPORTANT SERIES THIS WEEKEND AGAINST THE D-BACKS! Oh God, it gives me heartburn. We’re a game and a half behind Arizona. There are 22 games left to go. You do the math. Dodger Dugout has listed our numbers this season against the D’Backs, so take a look.
And now I pose a question:
Do you think it is a coincidence that the Dodgers have been winning ever since Jeff Kent, the supposed “clubhouse cancer,” hasn’t been in the clubhouse?
P.S. I was being sarcastic in my last post about the K.M.I.L.A.F. Jeeze, tough crowd. But Manny did wave to me from the dugout Wednesday night so if he keeps that up, I may just defer my weekly paychecks from SINGLE WITH PARENTS to help the McCourts out. Yup. Team player here. Again…sarcastic. (My weekly paychecks probably couldn’t even pay for Manny’s dreadlock maintenance.)
Thank you for your patience while I was filming the pilot. I had a great experience. Hopefully, the love I have for the rest of the cast will translate into a fun and funny pilot to which ABC will respond positively. We have a working title. It’s not the absolute, definite title yet but the working title is: Single With Parents.
Right before we started filming, I took the cast and the producers/writers to a Dodgers game. It worked out perfectly that I had a suite that night (I get four suites a year as part of my ticket package). We had a great time and it was lovely to be able to share my passion of baseball with everyone. I wanted to share this picture of Annie Potts, Beau Bridges and me at the game.
By the way, Beau is quite the Dodgers fan. In fact, when we were shooting, if there was a game going on, I would keep tabs of the score on my iPhone and would ask Beau if he wanted the score. He would plug his ears and say, “DON’T TELL ME!!! SHHH. I am TiVoing it!”
So much has happened in the world of baseball and the Dodgers since my last post that I don’t even know where to begin. The firing of Willie Randolph (not sure how I feel about that) and John McLaren; Bud Selig saying that “instant replay” in baseball is inevitable (booooo!); Brad Penny on the DL (I wish you a speedy recovery, Brad); Hiroki Kuroda has tendinitis; the news that Raffi won’t be back until after All-Star break; and the extremely sad news that the Baseball Hall Of Fame lost a beloved board member with the passing of the extraordinary Tim Russert. In this picture, he was moderating the President of Red Sox Nation candidate debates last year in Boston. I bet he’s watching Jackie, Roberto, Babe, all the greats, up there in heaven’s ballpark. Your insight will be missed, Mr. Russert.