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A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
Echo Park, California
21 seasons working at Dodger Stadium gets me thinking about all kinds of stuff.
Interests: My daughters, good beats, drawing, MLB, NBA, NFL, my best friends, parking hard/rolling hard, and comic books. Everything North East Los Angeles.
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Match #1 April 14th Los Angeles Dodger "Ace" Clayton Kershaw 1-1 (3.46) vs Arizona Diamondback "$Bags" Zach Greinke 1-0 (2.31) 47,5000 in attendance + + + Let the Drama begin . . . + + + This the Biggy! The show down we have all been waiting for! A legit... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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. . . When the Dodgers win! OPENING DAY 2017 Los Angeles Dodger "Ace" Clayton Kershaw 0-0 (0.00) vs. San Diego Padre Clayton Richards 0-0 (0.00) + + + Walking up the hill . . . . . . to check-in . . . . . . It's great to... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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This ain't no baseball game . . . (We are gonna rock this Stand) NOT IN OUR LIFETIME WORLD TOUR 2016 + + + + + + + (my sucky breakroom video) + + + @ Stand 740, Jose the Dog-dictator and I are taking our time bunning and wrapping... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
It was the end of a shift, September, 2016 season. I had thought Mr. Nelson retired from the Stadium following an accident but I was wrong. To my surprise and joy- Ron was back! Mr. Nelson had joined our ranks of Concession workers, wiping down condiment carts and tiding-up after... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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"New Age Baseball Broadcasters are a Bore" by Chris Erskin of the LA TIME Click on the link to check out this sweet article by my favorite writer Chris Erskine- "New-age broadcasters are a bore" Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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september 22nd It's all about the fans, every night. Dodgers LH Brett Anderson 0-2 (24.75) vs. Rockies RH Tyler Chatwood 11-9 (4.13) + + This is our view . . . + . . . From this perspective . . . + . . . of all of you. The... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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Monday 19, 2016 game 1 vs SF Los Angeles Clippers Night LA Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw 11-3 (1.81) vs. SF Giant ace Madison Bumgarner 14-9 (2.66) estimated attendance: 40,000 + + + I really feel for the LA Clipper players that visit the Stadium, only to be booed by the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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September 23, 2016 Vin Scully Appreciation Night Los Angeles Dodger Scott Kazmir 10-6 (4.59) vs Colorado Rockie J. Gray 10-8 (4.42) Estimated attendance: 48,500 + + + This evening is dedicated to the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, an appreciation of a living legend, Vin Scully. + + +... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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7/31 gm 3 vs the Snakes Los Angeles Dodgers Luis Coleman 1-0 (4.69) vs. Arizona Snake Patrick Corbin 4-9 (5.15) + + + We Keep it Old School: Retired Numbers Pin Series #19 Jim Gilliam + + + Check out the EXCELLENT! article from the BEST L.A. Dodger Blog about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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July 26 game 1 vs Rays Japan Night 2016 Los Angeles Dodger Bub Norris 2-2 (5.64) vs Tampa Bay Devil Ray Chris Archer 5-13 (4.60) 42,800 in attendance + + + Check-in, + Zone-out . . . + Give-A-Way . . . (He may not be on the mound tonight... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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1st of July game 1 vs Purple Nugs + + Enter Stand 739 Our regular Stand is closed. Here is our work place for tonight. Los Angeles Dodger Brandon McCarthy 0-0 (0.00) vs Colorado Rockie Gray 5-3 (4.83) Estimated attendance 31,000 + + + The real bosses are the ladies... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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July 2nd game 2 vs Rockies Dodger Old-Timers Game & 1981 Tri-MVP Bobblehead + + + + Dodger Great "The Bull Dog" Orel Hershiser 204-150 (3.48) vs. Dodger Great Fernando "El Toro" Valenzuela 173-153 (3.54) + + + Stand 740 is ready to go . . . + Dodger Vendors... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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June 20th Game 1 vs Washington Cooler Backpack Night Give Away I LA Dodger Ace Clayton Kershaw 10-1 (1.58) Vs WAS National Steven Strasburg 10-0 (2.90) Estimated attendance 40,500 + + The Peanut Man, since 1958. + + The guys in the employee standby line cry out, "Pitchers duel!" "Man,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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June 16th Game 1 vs Milwaukee Keeping it Old School 3 Retired Numbers Pin Series: #4 Duke Snider + Los Angeles Dodger Scott Kazmir 5-3 (4.52) vs Milwaukee Brewer Junior Guerra 3-1 (3.31) estimated attendance 35,000 + + + The Milwaukee Dog, an all Beef Dog topped with battered and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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June 6th game 1 vs. Colorado LA Dodger License Plate Night Los Angeles Dodger Mike Bolsinger 1-2 (4.20) vs. Colorado Rockie Tyler Chatwood 6-4 (2.99) Estimated attendance 30,700 + + + It's so cool that Kimberly found the time to be creative and give props, "Is that a lotus flower?"... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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June 3rd game 1 vs Braves LGBT Pride 16' Los Angeles Dodger Kenta Maeda 4-3 (3.00) vs. Atlanta Brave Teheran 1-5 (2.77) Estimated attendance 42,500 + + + + Stadium chill time, + Veterano status. + Gates are open, The first thing I notice is a gay couple, one dude... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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May 23 game 1 vs Cincy Head Rest Give-Away Night Los Angeles Dodger Clayton Kershaw 6-1 (1.67) vs Cincinnati Red Brandon Finnegan 1-2 (4.44) Estimated attendance 30,000 + + + + + Stand 740, Deadpool Tommy is going off right now: Trayce/Clay "I wonder how the family dinner is at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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Updated 8/15/16 Over the past three seasons, Dodger Stadium’s Chef Jason has created flavorful “Specialty Dodger Dogs" for our home stands at the Ravine. His recipes are based on unique cultural themes of the visiting team's respective city. In my opinion, some are on the money, while others just miss... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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game 1 vs SD 4/19 LA Dodger Alex Wood 1-2 (6.00) vs. SD Padre Cesar Vargas 0-0 (1.80) Estimated attendance: 44,6000 + + 8th Inning, MK smashes a 3 run homer. Just like the good ol' days. (Damn it.) + + Text message from my co-worker: "Did you see my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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. . . The St. Louis Dog and LA's Future @ Dodger Stadium Game 1 vs St. Louis Cardinals May 13 + + Dodger Rookie Rod Stripling 0-2 (3.82) vs Cardinal Michael Wacha 2-3 (3.12) + + Featured at the Extreme Dog Stand, The St. Louis Dog The BBQ sauce... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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5/9/2016 game 1 of 4 Retired Number Series: Pee Wee Reese #1 Pin + + + LA Doyer Scott Kazmir 2-3 (5.68) vs NY Met Steven Matz 4-1 (2.83) Estimated attendance 34,000 + + + Mort "Old School" since 1958 + + + Gates are open, Pointing to the Coca... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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April 25th game 1 of 4 vs Miami Clayton Kershaw Bobblehead Day (But he pitches tomorrow) + + + Dodger rookie Rod Stripling 0-0 (2.65) vs Marlin Wei-Yin Chen 0-4 (4.91) 44,000 in attendance + + + It's super windy! + @TheDodgerDogExpress Tie on apron, hands in gloves, Turn up... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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LA vs SF game 1 April 15, 2016 = = = Jackie Robinson Jersey Night = = = = = = Los Angeles Dodger Ace Clayton Kershaw 1-0 (1.20) vs San Francisco Giant Ace Madison Bumgarner 1-0 (3.27) Estimated attendance: 52,000 = = Today, everybody breaks the color barrier. +... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela
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May 11, 2016
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April 13, 2016 + + + Dodger Hoodie Give-Away Night LA Dodger Alex Wood 0-1 (9.00) vs AZ Snake Gorge De La Rosa 0-1 (12.26) + + + National Anthem performed by Haley Reinhart + + + At the Dodger Express, "No one is coming (to the stadium) tonight, it's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at A Dodger Stadium Blog by Tony Varela