Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Big League Weekend




Every Spring in Las Vegas, we have Big League Weekend, when a few big league ball clubs invade our fair city and play a split squad Spring Training game. It's a fun chance to see major league ball players for a few innings as well as getting a gander at the future :) Last year, my Dodgers got smoked by the Reds... I think Joey Vatto hit a grand slam or something crazy & it was an awful windy & cold night.
This year's was a much better experience,! I didn't get to see my two favorite guys, Dre was in AZ battling against the White Sox & Casey Blake was hurt, but it was a fun day nonetheless.. Any day at ANY ball park is a great day. Except that we lost.
We lost to the Cubs in 10 innings. I watched Matt Kemp strike out with the bases loaded and got hammed up at 2nd base... Maybe my fears about bad baserunning are legit...
I know Spring Training is NOT ABOUT WINNING... I know that in my head, but in my baseball beating heart.. it's a different story altogether..
Dee Gordon was looking good at short and Raffy was dirty by the second inning, which is just the way that I want him to be...
Big James Loney looks great as first & I think we saw just about every pitching prospect that we have in the Dodgers organization... All in all it was a gorgeous day, and got me even more pumped for the regular season.
Baseball is baseball, I love it any time & any where... But Big League Weekend.. it ain't nothin like the real thing!

7 comments:

dodgerbobble said...

I always wanted to get to Cashman when the Dodgers AAA affiliate was there. Even though they're in Albuquerque now, I would still love to see some Vegas baseball next time I'm in town.

Joanna Blue said...

They play the Isotopes in May I believe :) I know that a bunch of us are going... Spring Training & Triple A ball are nothing like the real thing, but it's a ton of fun to see prospects!

format said...

its tiiiime for dodger baseball.
come to LA and marry me please.
lets go blue!

format said...

planning on going to any games this year?

Joanna Blue said...

Hahaha!! I am for sure :) I always go to a few games a season!! Are you excited for opening day? I sure am!!!

format said...

Im so excitied I can hardly sit still!!!!! ha ha ha
lets get a win today! lets go blue!
whats your email?

Joanna Blue said...

Dodgterlover@gmail :) hahahaha!!