BASEBALL IS BACK!!

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Yes, actually, the all CAPS are necessary. It’s been a long, cold winter. It’s been the polar vortex of the off-season. But the ground has thawed and it is finally spring again!

Spring training is in full swing. The Dodgers played their first spring training game yesterday where they lost to the D-Bags. Kershaw pitched a few innings and we got to see Javy Guerra again, a face we have sorely missed. They beat them today so at least I can write this on a happy note.

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Vin is in Arizona with the team so it was quite a refreshing sound to hear when his unforgettable voice filled the air. I finally got excited y’all!

It took awhile. We went to FanFest. (meh. Every year, MEH.)(I think it’s because I have no interest in autographs? I don’t know. Some people love it.)(We’ll still go next year of course.) We haven’t made any exciting acquisitions in the off-season and the promises of remodeled areas of the stadium have just been kinda anti-climatic. I’ve seen the construction myself (AKA dirt) and maybe when it’s all said and done, it will be a sight to see. But still, if you don’t hold a field level ticket (or even a pavilion ticket?), you won’t even be able to enjoy those new additions. Dodger stadium is still a classist society.

On top of all that was the disappointing launch of the Dodgers’ new TV Network, SportsNet LA. All Dodgers, all the time??! Count me in!

Except don’t because I don’t have crappy Time Warner. Time Warner is the only cable network carrying it. They also have rights to all the games (with the exception of FOX or ESPN games) which means… drumroll please… for the first time in my life, I won’t be able to watch my Boys in Blue on my TV whenever I want to. This is pretty much the worst thing ever. I mean, I don’t even know anyone who has crappy Time Warner. Because all my friends have good sense. Jokes on all of us though. Unless these idiotic cable companies can work their shit out, we’re all SOL.

I see shades of the McCourt years, flashing in my eyes. Fans are back to being disgruntled. Oh Mr. Kasten, won’t you hear our pleas over the sound of the $8.35 BILLION DOLLARS you’ll be rolling in soon enough??!

But enough about my #Dodgerfanproblems.

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Baseball is back and that’s all that matters. We’ve got our ticket plan, we’ve got new seats this year, and maybe we’ll get lucky and the stadium wifi will actually be installed and working this year.

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All photos courtesy of the amazing John SooHoo

Stay Tuned!



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