Monday, December 27, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Funny thing is I kinda got lost since I left home without the directions because, well I was excited, but I made it. wow was the line long I got there before 9am, but I had a friend in the front of the line waiting for me already.
Once again Loney was late, I would think he get use to the L.A. traffic and know to leave earlier then expected. While waiting for him I was chatting with fans that I have met and or heard of and finally got to meet them.
Finally around 12:25pm Loney's driver pulls up and parks.
The line was actually going pretty quick and as one of Loney's biggest fans I was getting nervous. I had my friend go in before me and then there he was he looked up seen me and yes recognized me and said "Hi" then I handed him my "got Loney?" shirt and the first thing he says is "Hey it's my shirt" I was like OMG (in my head) and said "yes I am getting a new one done" he said "Okay, do you want it in silver pen" I said yes and handed my sharpie to him.
Then said thank you and he said your welcome.
I LOVE HIM!! lol
I only got a few shots of him to bad we couldn't get photos with him, but with as big as that line was I'm just glad I got to see him and have a little chat with him!
I heard after when he did leave people were booing him, but hey he was suppose to sign for an hour which he did.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
We have Shannon Brown opting out of his contract to look else where, Jordan Farmar looking for other home so he can possible be a starter and Derek Fisher becoming an free agent as well.
And that's just the Lakers, we have the biggest free agent in Lebron James and if he was going to stay in his hometown of Cleavland or leave else where to try and win a championship for him self. He made his decision on live television in an hour show on ESPN where he announced he was leaving Cleavland to the Miami Heat with Dayne Wade and Chris Bosh, which both had just signed with the Heat.
Now just recently Fisher has decided to talk to Pat Riley to see about possibly signing with the Heat too, will he really leave the Lakers and become a trader to L.A. fans? well we will know soon enough.
There was the World Cup that just ended with Spain winning the first time. This was pretty crazy seeing the fans and how they get. Unfortunately I never got involved with seeing any on the games, just seeing reports on facebook and the newspaper. Congrats to you Spain.
Baseball is in full effect and now starts it's second half the end of this week.
The All-Star game is here in California and the festivities around Anaheim have been great.
Four Los Angeles Dodgers made with, Andre Ethier in his first every All-Star game will be a starter for the National League, Johnathan Broxton was named again and just making it the end of this weekend was Rafual Furcal as a reserve and Hong-Chih Kou.
After that the race will be on to who will make the post season. Right now in the American league the New York Yankees lead by two games in the East, Chicago White Sox lead only by a game and half in the Central, and the Texas Rangers are up by four and half to the Angels.
In the National League, Atlanta Braves are on a roll with a four game lead in the East, the Cincinnati Reds lead St. Louis only by one in the Central, and San Diego only leads by two with Colorado Rockies and Dodgers trailing only by two games.
There is many more things going on that will occur and unravel as the summer months fade away.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Once I became free from an ex of mine I have gone to another level in life. Not saying it was all him since that has been over for so long, but it was the start of my desire of tattoos.
Only because when I was with my ex, one thing he didn't allow me was to add to my two I had on my body already.
Now some years after I have only six (getting ready for the seventh) and added to my fascination of art is body piercing too.
I like to say once I get bored in my life I like to get a tattoo or piercing maybe even do something with my hair, but the thrill of that slight pain on my body just does something to me.
I get excited to know that my tattoo is something meaningful to me and only me and it will forever be a part of me like a child.
My parents have nothing to say about my tattoos, they actually like them. My mom has even gone with me to add one to her ankle. My father just ask where his name is on my body. Chill dad it's coming.
That tattoos I have now are just remembrance of new beginnings, family support, freedom, love for fire/red and even my love for my Dodgers with my heart always bleeding blue.
My piercing on the other hand are just ways for me to be bold like a rock that can't be hurt yet looking different as you pass it by.
I recently had my lip pierced, which I can say is cool. I have this extra attention in which I am like wow okay this is good, but how long will I have it?
As a journalist I have to interview many people and meet many too so will it be weird to be fully in a conversation when the person on the other side might be wanting to ask their own question on why I have a whole in my lip.
I am still young and living life to the fullest and can honestly say I want to experience as much as I can even it is does mean having a little pain inflicted to my body, who knows what I will be craving art or hole I will want next.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Dodgers had a four run lead going into the 8th, Clayton Kershaw pitched a great 7innings, now tell us Joe why you took him out? I have begun to appreciate the past pitchers, who were able to pitch complete games on a daily basis.
Now baseball has a pitcher for about six/seven innings then a set-up-man for the closer in the 9th.
Dodger closer Johnathan Broxton pitched four times in five games, which is said why he blew the game on Sunday because he was tired. This is really frustrating with Major League Baseball babying their pitchers now.
Really why can't one pitcher pitch the whole game? Is the only reason really have to do with them having longer careers and not blowing out their arms?
It is now a praised reward when a pitcher has a complete game, when this was something that was always done.
Relievers are not suppose to be pitching on a day-to-day basis either, are you kidding me.
Because of this many teams rely on getting pitching that can last, but some teams like the Dodgers won't put up the money for a good one even thought they need it. Is it that worry some for a club to pay for a pitcher that may or may not pitch to their standards?
Young pitchers like Tim Lincecum or a Kershaw have potential to pitch a complete game.
Clubs should try to see what their pitchers can do before they take them out.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
That’s annoying, I just received a letter that my graduation check is done and I am a senior, yet my goal to graduate next spring 11 might not happen unless I take more units. I am capable to do this, but the decision to stay on the paper at CSUN is now an even bigger question mark. I’m already debating on staying, but now if I have to take more classes I need time to focus on them. The paper took a lot of my time last semester and hence I got two C, the first time in 3 years, it was sad. I felt a great disappointment in myself all those years and being in the Deans Honor role gone just like that. I told myself I will do better this semester, but will I?
This time around I might just have to cut my hours at work, this means working more hours this summer, and balancing my time with friends and enjoying a vacation might be slim. Uh this is going to be haunting me until I register for my classes, which is in two weeks.
Other than that life seems to be taking a new direction or at least I hope it is. Well I am watching the Dodger game I will write more on my change tomorrow.
Bye for now……
Friday, June 18, 2010
Yesterday as my friends and I left to watch the game in downtown our original plan didn't work with the sports bar filled to capacity at 4pm. My friend lucky found a spot right next to L.A. Live where we stayed to watch the whole game.
The section we were in was the most loudest in the restaurant while people were lined up right outside watching the one television in the place. The atmosphere felt as if we were inside staples center cheering on the home team, chatting of "defense, defense" and "lets go Lakers."
For the most part I was quiet and just focused on what in front of me, the Lakers offensive rebounding keeping them in the game and Kobe Bryant struggling in the first half. Then the second half when the Lakers came back from being down 13 points everyone was going crazy.
The bartender had to yell at a few fans and warn them that she will kick them out, during timeouts the guys next to us were jugging beers, and fans outside were hitting the window. That final 3:20 minutes were heart wrenching.
The Lakers won their 16 championship title and over their hated Boston Celtics what a sweet ending.
Outside was a site I didn't think I get to see, I seen what goes on usually on TV but this year being in the mix was a whole different experience. Stepping outside cops were already lined up in the street not allowing fans to go to staples center. Everyone jumping up and down, screaming, and pushing ever which way.
Fires being lit, cars and building getting vandalized its crazy all this going on and everyone with their smart phones and cameras recording it. The news says it wasn't that bad as past years, with just one car being put on fire and not many arrest.
All-in-all it was great night with the Lakers winning back-to-back once again.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Dodgers got swept by their cross town rivalries the Anaheim Angles and even though some will say the Angles showed the Dodgers who really is the L.A. team, come on really the Angles started as a minor league team and now are all the way in the OC not L.A.
I can't believe their owner is trying to justify them being an L.A. team too.
Anyway the Dodgers lost big on Friday with a 10-1 loss, Saturday they lost 4-2 and today they went was short of a come back losing 5-4.
Hopefully they bounce back and start winning again on the road, which starts on Tuesday.
Andre Ethier since being back hasn't done anything, but it's not only him the offense left over 16 men in scoring position during this three game series.
Okay enough about that lets go on to the Lakers, who just lost game 5 to the Boston Celtics 92-86.
The Lakers are now in a very must win situation on Tuesday or they can kiss their season good bye and hand over another championship to the Celtics.
Today's game the Celtics again dominated and the Lakers offense didn't show up at all.
Kobe Bryant once again was the only one doing anything and not other starter or the bench stepped up.
Game 6 is on the line now will the Lakers come out and be the team everyone knows they can be? or just let the game go let the Celtics walk off in glory?
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Pitching in the three game series, the Dodgers will start two rookies.
The Dodgers split the series last season with the Angels and overall are 33-41 in the series and are 20-17 at Dodger Stadium.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
In the playoffs where the players play a lot more aggressive and with emotion things can get a little ugly sometimes.
In the Lakers/Suns series that ended yesterday there was more to add to the rivalry of the two men from Solvenia, Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic and Suns guard Goran Dragic.
It started in game five when Vujacic finally step up his defensive game, which he loves to play the pest and get under the skin of his defenders. He shut down Dragic, whom was frustrated after the game on how Vujacic closed him out.
During the game at Staples center there was some words exchange by the two and pushing. The two got technical fouls, which for Dragic was his first in his career.
After the game (see video) Vujacic tells the reporter how Dragic pushed him, but he did not retaliate on the matter.
He presses on how he didn't know Dragic when he was growing up in Solvenia and refers him to the kid on the other team. Granted the two are only about 2 years apart.
It is rumored that Dragic said the fact Vujacic left the Solvenia basketball to play else where was a bad choice and left bad terms with the team.
In yesterdays game six there was another incident in the fourth quarter were Dragic scored over Vujacic and went up to him and exchanged words again, Vujacic retaliation was not a good choice as he lifted up his arms and elbowed Dragic given Vujacic a flagrant-one foul that will be looked at more from NBA officials.
That altercation almost cost the Lakers the game as it became momentum for the Suns and a six point play and bringing the Suns within reach of a possible win.
Dragic went on a run of his own and stayed in the game where he had 12 points compare to the three he had the previous game.
Both players say there is don't know each other and not friends that's it, but the way they both went at each other tells a different story.
Fortunately for the Lakers they held on to the victory and Vujacic and the rest of the Lakers are looking for a repeat of the championship.
This rivalry though will continue to grow as long as both players stay healthy and stay in the league.
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Monday, May 24, 2010
Granted I didn't watch the Dodgers during the 2004 season when Lima played, but I did hear of him and knew how energetic he was during games. Most importantly though he was a Dodger, and he loved playing as one.
What was impressive was he only played for the Dodger in such a short time, one season going 13-5 and pitched a complete game of the National League Division series giving the Dodgers their first postseason win since 19888. With that he was a fan favorite.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
That being said, I was at the game on Friday and seen him during an inning in the lodge, as the eighth inning approached to my surprise he was located in the bleacher seats in the reserved level. I was very curious as to why they moved him there, are they getting bored of him being at the same spot all the time and want to freshen up the performance like a concert show, or was it that so many fans know where he is at and get in front of the camera to get their few seconds on the jumbo tron?
Don't get me wrong he is entertaining for a good laugh, but really, and I think I said this last season, it does get boring and to watch one guy sing. I think a few other fans like to be shown on the jumbo tron and the Dodgers should do more then just move the guy from one section to other to sing a classic song played at Dodger Stadium.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Are you really telling your fans that you can't afford a good starting rotation? granted Clayton Kershaw is coming around, John Ely hopefully is a God-send and that the others start improving, but if they don't where do we see the Dodgers coming into October?
Yes they have already made a push to keep a steady pace with San Diego and San Fransisco in the standing, but right now we have the pinkie injury of Andre Ethier and now this toe issue with Manny Ramirez, will the offense survive with them two out?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The NBA playoffs are under way and for some the games have been boring with not much challenge with the teams we thought would bring it. In light of that though basketball is an exciting fast pace game. Every move a player makes can be a highlight reel. Like this one by Shannon Brown, which made some people wow on what could have been.
I am a bring Laker fan but unfortunately due to work I was not able to watch the game last night and had to see this in the morning.
Brown all season long as entrained us with his solid defense and well amazing dunks too. He also was voted in to the all-star dunk contest.
Last night almost greatest dunk was missed midway through the fourth quarter by Brown. I like many other are amazed as how high and long that flight was to the basket. He was so close to making this the talk for years to come, well maybe it still will as they are saying to was the GREATEST MISSED DUNK EVERY!!!
Got to Love Kobe Bryant's expression
Sunday, May 16, 2010
As for me I have just finished my first full year at Cal State Northridge. To say my second semester was great, well it would be a lie. Don't get me wrong it wasn't a totally disaster, and the good parts weigh out the bad, but there was something that didn't sit well with me.
Bad part- My college life I have met some great, smart, mature people and I have grown around them. This semester unfortunately I felt at times I was back in high school. It was the most uncomfortable/annoying thing I've had to face in such a long time and it almost ruined my college experience. To think that people can still act immature, be jealous, and plainly rude is sad. This was the worst part, to feel that I didn't belong in a place that was suppose to be like family and enjoyable. The workload wasn't great either, I'm disappointed in myself for not doing better in my classes, but hopefully this was a learning experience that I can get over and work on.
The good part- This was my first semester on the Daily Sundial (the newspaper on campus) It was a lot of work and times I did complain to my editor, but his patients with me and help made me a better writer. I covered a beat that I never thought I do, which was water polo and it was great and I enjoyed the experience. I met a few great people during my time on the paper and I'm happy to say I will be working with some them again next semester. My advisor as well as editor asked me back to be assistant sports editor. I don't know how well I will do and I know it is going to be a lot of work, but with the friends I made, I know we will help each other out. My friend/editor has been very helpful and encouraging even though he takes no credit in helping me be better, but he has.
I also have been interning at Fox Sports Net/Prime Ticket as a production intern and it has been great. I have learned how games and sports segments get on television. It is amazing how quickly all these people work and get exciting footage of games on TV.
I am back and now it is time for the Lakers run for another championship and the Dodgers to try and get farther into the post season.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I will hopefully have more time to blog as soon as school is over since I have been doing so much writing at school.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I wake up today waiting to leave for school when I check the news (sports) and see that the Dodgers were in talk to sing Eric Gagne, one of their best closer in history. Now to say I'm not happy would be a lie because I can't stand Broxton, since down the stretch he sucks!!!! The only thing is Gagne is 34, and was released that he was on steroids. We already have Manny Ramirez, who was suspended for it, now we have two former druggies!!! hmmm I don't know about that one. Time will tell if Gange will fill our void of having a closer that can get the save. He gets a one-year deal $500,000 and had a chance to add other $500,000 with how he performs during the season.
Lets hope GAME OVER can last!!!!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Sorry I am late on this post, but been busy with school.
Anyway I was going to head over to ESPN Zone Tuesday, since I am only 4 blocks away, but I decided at last minute it really wasn't worth it..no no don't get me wrong seeing the Dodgers isn't a bad thing but I thought about it long and hard I seen all the players that were attending, have pictures with them, and most importantly have a few autographs by them, not just one. So why dig through everything I have and try to find something else for them to autograph?
That is what i decided plus homework!!!
well I also decided to head over to the boys and girls club that was by my house and have a few people I know there.
I headed over about an hour early before the players were suppose to arrive.
The Dodgers dream Foundation recently made the Boys and Girls Club on Pasadena Ave their 9th field out of 50 they plan on building around the community of L.A.
It is a very nice field, my parents and I waited, talked to some people, I pointed out Dodger personnel to my mom, then we heard the Dodgers were coming.
Tommy, Rudy Law, Kenny, Tommy Davis, and Andre passed me. I was gidding like a little girl myself awwww the Boys in Blue!!!!
Who wouldn't be greatful to meet the famous Tommy Lasorda!!!
Even Joe made an apperance
It turned out to be a great day!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
hmmmmm well how about the Laker game today? Kobe once again came through to close out the fourth quarter. To tell you the truth I was kinda of worried they were going to lose a heart breaker, but they didn't!!
Also starting tomorrow marks the Dodgers Caravan, I am hoping to get out for Tuesday at LA Live ESPN Zone, but we will see.
It would have been awesome to go both days but hey we can't always have what we want right?
I am excited though about the season beginning to start, I not only get to see the boys, but also my friends that share the same feelings and likes like me!!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Saying good bye to 09 was great, not saying that it was a bad year, it actually ended great! The last few months have been amazing. Attended CSUN, meeting new friends, becoming more professional in work/personal, and really growing!!. It was an amazing ending but now it is time for the new year.
2010 of course we all know there will be stepping stones to over come, we will be stressed, but hopefully the good out ways the bad parts of the year. I have been looking forward to what this year will bring. I also know that I will be very busy, more then I was last year. I will be devoted to new things that I know will only make me grow more as a person and career women. So I say hello to the new year with gratitude and excitement!.
Sports will be a part of me no matter what.
-Lakers looking good hopefully ready for a repeat
-Kings are hanging in there and hopefully will be playoff bound
-Dodgers hopefully will get pitching, but very looking forwards for the season to begin already. I miss my BOYS IN BLUE!
READY TO TRAVEL TO ARIZONA AND SAN FRANCISCO!! one of the goals I have this year!