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Civic Duty & ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BASEBALL!?!?!

April 2nd, 2005 · No Comments

A whole week of jury service, and we’re still not finished yet. Both sides have rested and we’ve been given jury instructions, but we have yet to hear closing arguments and begin to deliberate. I have a feeling this will continue through Tuesday, at the very least.

Ugh. At least I managed to get everything straight with my work in terms of pay and time off required.

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Last night was the first game of the Freeway Series. It’s a tradition in the Los Angeles area to have the Dodgers and Angels meet for a few exhibition games prior to the beginning of the regular season.

All-in-all, I was pretty impressed by what I saw last night from some of our new starters. Odalis Perez threw a bit over four innings, allowing 1 run on four hits and no walks. He looked really good. J.D. Drew, Jason Phillips, and Jason Repko all had solid 2 for 3 nights last night. Drew and Repko each had RBI doubles. I really think this year’s Dodger team has a solid offense.

Their defense, however, is another story. They unraveled pretty quickly in the eighth inning. Of course, it was mostly their second-stringers in for some work. The backup catcher Paul Bako comitted two errors in the inning (out of a total of 5 by the team), and the Angeles surged ahead by 5 runs. You just can’t give a team like the Angels 8 outs in an inning and not expect to be crushed.

I have a feeling that once this team comes together and really gets some clubhouse chemistry going, we’re going to be a force to be reckoned with. I’ll be headed to Dodger Stadium tonight with some good friends to sit in our season-seats and watch the first home game of the year! Beer, Dodger Dogs, Peanuts. Yum!

Official Opening Day is on Tuesday. Every red-blooded American should have the day off as a National Holiday, if you ask me. The Dodgers start up in San Francisco, and their home opener is a week from Tuesday.

Go Dodgers!

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