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Thursday, December 17, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY

I've been a baseball fan for as long as I can remember.

It started with my love for the Brooklyn Dodgers back in the 1940's.

Then after the team moved to Los Angeles, it was the Los Angeles Dodgers.

This, I might point out, was before the Arizona Diamondbacks came into existence.

I continued to follow the Dodgers even after we moved south of the border to Mexico.

I was able to follow the team there on television and a bookstore in Guadalajara even sold the Los Angeles Times.

So in 1988 when the team won the World Series I was following every play while wearing my Dodgers tee shirt.

And I sent this picture back to my friends in Phoenix who were supporting different teams.


That is the face of a happy baseball fan.

11 comments:

  1. I've been to Dodger Stadium a bunch of times since I've lived out here. Once you get past paying 24 bucks for two beers and two hot dogs it's a great experience.

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  2. Like the new bar header! Downtown?

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    1. No, it's at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Phoenix. Great restaurant.

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    2. Fond memories of Pappadeaux in Galston TX. The boys were underage, but we ordered them up beers anyway and no one said a thing. They'll never forget it!

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  3. Great photo, still looking skinny.

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  4. You look like a mere shadow of yourself in that picture. Were you on a diet of some sort or was it the water down there?

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    1. I got a severe case of Montezuma's Revenge when we first got down there and couldn't eat anything and keep it down. Lost about 50 pounds. Then when I finally was o.k., I gained about 20-25 back and stayed at that weight (around 175) until we came back four years later. I was skinny but perfectly healthy. But I learned later that on our first trip back to the states, old friends were speculating about whether I had got AIDS!

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    2. Yeah....if you'd given me the info of the time and place, I might have guessed that. You just look a bit more thin than fit in the pictures. Look at you now, though.....picture of health.

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  5. I don't want to admit what I was doing the last time I wore an expression comparably happy.

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  6. As a life long Yankee fan, I know that feeling very well.

    Last couple of years I'm just not into the game like I used to be.

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