- Red Smith, on the New York Giants winning the pennant against the Brooklyn Dodgers, October 3, 1951 | New York Herald Tribune
An adorably annoyed Dave Flemming (via snails)
Certainly in the top five of my bucket list is to catch a beach ball at a game and deflate it in front of everybody.
It’s time for Dodger baseball
Timmy looks so sad. I wanna give him a hug.
- Roger Kahn | The Boys of Summer
- Thomas Boswell
You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it.
—Roger Kahn | The Boys of Summer
After my first season of following baseball, I am beginning to understand why this sport teaches its fans not to cheer for their team to win, but to cheer for them not to lose. While losing is certainly devastating, winning staves off that devastation and quietly builds hope that maybe the team will continue not to lose, all the way until it wins.
Granted, Magic Johnson nearly liquidated his solid-gold sex island in a vain effort to win — and didn’t — but then what is a season of baseball but another chance to build hope that we’ll continue to not lose some more next year?
Have a great postseason, San Francisco! Don’t lose!
Especially to the Yankees.
I have cell phone reception
I can hear Don Mattingly swearing in the dugout from the second deck
They’re showing Giants fans on Dodgervision
People paid attention to the commercial for the Transformers Ride
Vin Scully’s 15-Grandchild Brigade, passing the first pitch from one to the other.
“The reason I’m doing this, I’m not interested in throwing out the first ball. What I am interested in is every one of the 15 grandchildren can say for the rest of their lives, ‘You know I once had a part in a first-ball ceremony at Dodger Stadium,’ and to me that would be a great thing for them to have,”
Vin Scully, Dodger Stadium, August 30, 2012