As a thank-you from my wonderful wife (for doing my husbandly duty and taking care of her after surgery) my son and I had the priviledge to go to the NLCS last night and watch the Dodgers kick the crap out of the Phillies.
It was an incredible time. This was my first "Playoff" experience at a game. The only other time I was at a Playoff/World Series game was the "Earthquake" game in San Francisco that never happened. Yes, I was there.
Anyway, onto the pictures:
We made our way to the stadium via the 5 and Stadium way. Traffic wasn't too bad at all.
Goin' to the Dodger Game!!! Sadly because of all the stuff going on in our lives this year, this was our first baseball game of the season.
After finding our seats, first stop ... DODGER DOGS!!!
A couple of views from our seats
The "Expanded" press-box was just 2 sections over from us.
Some of the boys came out to sign autographs, others just sitting in the dugout before the game. The player on the far left (sitting down) is Manny Ramirez.
The ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by the 1981 Dodgers Infield consisting of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes (who now coaches for the Phillies, but got a nice ovation), Ron Cey and Bill Russell). It was a nice treat for the fans. I don't know why I didn't get any pics of it.
Getting ready for the Star Spangled Banner
The first pitch, it was a strike.
It was an odd late-afternoon start for the Dodgers, kind of nice actually. The sun sets on the back-side of the stadium, but still looks awesome.
In the 3rd, the Dodgers already had a big lead.
There was also a little "altercation" during the game, but again, not sure why I didn't take pics.
Not sure why Omar is so special.
During God Bless America
Night Falls over Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers ended up winning 7-2 to edge to within a 2-1 Phillies Advantage in the best of 7. It was such a great night, and totally exhausting for somebody.