Thursday, July 16, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Back in the day, prior to 1998 when the Arizona Diamondbacks began playing professional baseball in the National League West, I was a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. And before they became the L.A. Dodgers in 1958 I was a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, dating back to sometime in the 1940's. I'm not sure why because all the other men in my family were followers of the Cleveland Indians. But I liked loved the teams of Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Carl Furillo, Jackie Robinson, PeeWee Reese, Carl Erskine and many others. 

All of which is to explain why I, a hardcore Diamondbacks fan, am pictured in today's TBT post in an L.A. Dodgers tee shirt. From the 1970's or 1980's then . . .


The others in this photo are SWMBO (Judy), and artists Kristin and Lana Cochrun. Also a couple of saguaro cacti in the Great Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The picture was probably taken by my colleague of the late 60's and early 70's and long-time friend Tom Cochrun, who regular readers here will recognize as the proprietor of the blog Light Breezes.

And, no, I'm really not that much taller than the rest of them. I must have been standing on a rock.

10 comments:

  1. Nice post. Being an A's fan, the could use some help.

    Steve

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  2. We had some wonderful picnics and hikes in the desert. Great to see a younger version of everyone.

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  3. Let's not forget the great pitching duo of Koufax and Drysdale either.

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    1. When the living legends were introduced at the All-Star Game Tuesday, Hank Aaron was hobbling with a cane, Johnny Bench had a big beer belly, Willy Mays was blind and Sandy Koufax looked like he could start the game!

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  4. You look like a giant in this picture.

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  5. I see that little bit of leg there (no, I'm not obsessing, but it made me smile). :)

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  6. You had to stand on something so we could catch a glimpse of those always present short-shorts!

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  7. Before 1998 I bled blue too. But it was easy to become a DBacks fan. First, it was a brand spanking new team, not a cast-off relocation project. Second, the O'Malleys sold the team to Rupert Murdock. I was wearing teal two seconds after that event.

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    1. That second reason is why I said I left the Dodgers!

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  8. Nice memories. You seem to have pictures for everything you did, that’s awesome.

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