Here kitty, kitty, kitty

The Dodgers won last year’s Hello Kitty Bobblehead giveaway 8-3 over the Mets. It was not a pretty game. The Dodgers lost a Hello Kitty Blanket giveaway 7-2 to the Padres back on April 17. That wasn’t very exciting either. And back on September 18, 2011, the Dodgers gave away a small Hello Kitty doll. They beat the Pirates that day 15-1.

Also 48 years ago today, Sandy Koufax was interviewed on the postgame show by Maury Wills.

Maury Wills interviews Sandy Koufax

Photo from the Herald-Examiner Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    With all these new posts, Bob, you are living up to the verb option of our name!

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Tall guys are naturally verbose. ;)

      • 4d3fect

        Heh, short guys shout louder.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Just opened the Hello Kitty Plush I had purchased earlier for my daughter and the 1st thing I noticed is that B Wilson and Hello Kitty shared the same uniform number, double aught…Coincidence? I think not

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      So that’s a cat under his chin?! Explains a lot!

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        Funny…had me chuckling

  • DS1981

    Nolasco is way overdue for one of “those” games btw. Just sayin the losing streak may not end tonight.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Still depends on the bats. They come alive, they can overcome a bad start. If they don’t, you can’t win a shutout if you don’t score anything.

      But there’s a secret weapon — RBI is at the game.
      If that doesn’t do the trick, you gotta go again, KT, and start another GOOD streak.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        Next game is 9/22 in SD…I can’t afford to drive to DS and attend another game

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          We may havta take up a collection to get you there!

          I WAS gonna be at that SD game, until my sister-in-law suggested we all surprise my youngest brother on his 50th the following week.

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            It will be the day before my 54th

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Sure hope the Dodgers give you cause to celebrate then . . . and way before then!

  • RBI

    At the game. Beautiful evening!

    • ASW1

      Have a great time, Tinker! – bring home a W!

    • 4d3fect

      Lucky.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Inning Ricky

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Puig!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    PUIG!…run yasiel run

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    That’s gotta be a mind-blower on Gameday!

  • 4d3fect

    Thanks for the Wills/Koufax pic Bob, fantastic.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    If hitting is contagious, so is futility. If they’re not pressing now, they will be.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Andre!!!!!!!

    • 4d3fect

      Contagion.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Exactly! Why stop at 2?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DRE!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    JUANITO!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    To top it all off, those were called by Vinny.
    And the cheering was for the Blue — nice to be home!

  • WinnipegDave

    Hello Kitty!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Speaking of being home, let’s hope there’s no bottom of the 9th for these next 7 games!

    • ASW1

      Hey, Dodgers walk-offs are fun!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Yes, but I’d rather catch up on my sleep and lower my blood pressure. I know I’m being selfish . . .

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          us old timers are always thinking about ourselves

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I’d take offense at being called an old timer . . . except I’m 3 1/2 months older than you! . . . But I think the Dodgers’ play lately has affected the BP of young and old alike.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Beautiful play by Uribe…Myung doesn’t get anywhere near the ball

  • ASW1

    Man, that ball was absolutely smoked!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    AGon — again!!!!!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      How great to be able to use that phrase once more!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!!!

  • ASW1

    Dodgers sure glad to be home.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers11m
    Back-to-back HRs courtesy of Andre Ethier: http://atmlb.com/1ayf93J and Juan Uribe: http://atmlb.com/17SHGev

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Uribe!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    JUANITO!!!!

  • ASW1

    OOOOO-REEEEEE-BAAAAAY

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Sign the Bear up to a one-year contract with performance clauses .. . he does better when he’s hungry?
    BTW — Jon should trademark “Uribear” and market one of those designs.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Here is the play from the 1st inning where Puig made it to third base:

    http://www.mlbgifs.com/2013/09/yasiel-puig-hits-comebacker-to-mound-ends-up-at-third/

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Stay tough, Ricky!
    Poor Zack and Kersh looking on at this embarrassment of riches. Still, they know it’s the Team.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    It’s the Uribear Show!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Urbi!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers34s
    Juan Uribe, human highlight reel. #Dodgers

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Even when he was doing poorly, it was said Uribe was respected and liked by teammates.

    So all the better that he’s doing better!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ben Badler @BenBadler

    My NL gold glove at third base would go to Nolan Arenado or Uribe. Would bet it ends up going to Wright or Headley.

  • ASW1

    Uribe had way too much time for the throw there – lost concentration.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Happy to hear Steiner’s assessment of the Dodger thinking on the flight back last night — no panic, but resolve to get back to a winning streak tonight.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Still applies!

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        there you go

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    RicKy!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    HANLEY!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    J.P. Hoornstra ‏@jphoornstra1m
    The last time the #Dodgers hit five home runs in a game was July 10, 2009 at Milwaukee.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    URIBE!!!!

  • ASW1

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY !!!

  • RBI

    What a game!!! Crazy. Uribear and Co. ate their Wheaties this morning.

    • ASW1

      6 Dodgers Homeruns ?
      Going to start calling you the Bomb Queen.

      • RBI

        Me, or that Kitty…

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Get a deal to attend the rest of the homestand! . . . See,it’s the DT effect.

  • Bob_Hendley

    My first game at DS, 48 years ago!

    • foul tip

      Can you still pitch like you did that day? Ever get over the complex Koufax gave you? ‘;-])

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Standing O Ricky!!!!

  • ASW1

    Well done, Ricky.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    6 more outs to end this skid and cut Magic’s #!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      to 8 and if the roxs lose both them and the gnats will be elimminated
      If rox win and we win tomorrow then both the roxs and sd will be eliminated tomorrow

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Juan — add to the memories!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    That must be soo cool, seeing the standing O for Juan.

    • RBI

      Really great!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Even cooler for you to be part of it!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Speed as well!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Not only is it 8 runs, but it’s scoring in 4 different innings and after that atrocious beginning.

  • RBI

    Uribe has legs, too, apparently!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Carlos!

    • RBI

      That’s more like it!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Just like the whole game — started on a bad note, ended well (I hope!).

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Karlos!

  • ASW1

    Gibby’s poor knees are going to be sorer than usual after all these trips to the mound tonight.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Let’s hope he’s REALLY sore by Thursday morning!

      • ASW1

        It’s actually a little painful to watch him hobble out there so much.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          I’m normally really sympathetic so I’m glad I only have audio!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    safe

  • RBI

    I thought he was in there. Oh, well.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      replay shows he was

      • ASW1

        Ump feeling sorry for the Dirty Snakes getting trampled.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K, KJ!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig moves his head at the last minute:

    http://i.imgur.com/WWAoP1C.jpg

  • ASW1

    Kenley showing some rust.

  • TAFKA_Gagne55

    Guess he’s a bit rusty after a week of not pitching

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!! 25 games over .500, Magic Number is 8!!!!

    WHAT A NIGHT BY JUANITO!!!!

    GNATS ELIMINATED!!!!, Madres elimination number is 2, Roxs elimination number is 1 or 0

    Good to see we really improved our home record (44-28)

    won 26 of last 36 gms (.722) in August/Sept., 36-12 since ASB (.750) 54-17 since 6/22 (.761)

    12 gms ahead of the Dbags, Tied for largest lead by a division leader

    Dodgers 2 games back of the Barves for MLB’s best record

    Last 23 series 17-2-4

    http://i.imgur.com/AMbO5zV.jpg

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Takeit away, KT . ..

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT
    • ASW1

      I never tire of that picture and the diminishing number on Magic’s jersey.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    From MSTI: BIah just now

    http://i.imgur.com/YbxVSl0.png

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT
  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    ROX’S ELIMINATED!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    UPDATED:

    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!! 25 games over .500, Magic Number is 8!!!!

    WHAT A NIGHT BY JUANITO!!!!

    GNATS & ROCKS ELIMINATED From NL WEST!!!!, Madres elimination number is 2

    Good to see we really improved our home record (44-28)

    won 26 of last 36 gms (.722) in August/Sept., 36-12 since ASB (.750) 54-17 since 6/22 (.761)

    12 gms ahead of the Dbags, Tied for largest lead by a division leader

    Dodgers 2 games back of the Barves for MLB’s best record

    Last 23 series 17-2-4

    http://i.imgur.com/AMbO5zV.jpg

  • John_from_Aus

    Just caught up, oh my goodness – Uribe!! (amonst others)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Run differential for the Dodgers:

    324-197 since 6/22

    105 – 72 6/22 – ASB

    219 – 125 second half

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers are in 2nd place in the MLB standings.

    2 games behind the Barves….We got this…Go BLUE!!!!

    http://imgur.com/O3LYcVJ

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers10m
    RECAP: Uribe blasts three of #Dodgers six home runs in 8-1 win over D-backs: http://atmlb.com/1ayuNff pic.twitter.com/tvK5FaK9PQ

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Just read that Nolasco record as a Dodger is 8-1 with a 2.07 ERA

  • btimmer

    NPUT