Now that I have my credentials I can finally share some of the photos I took while I was at Spring Training this past March. This photo seems fitting as young Jerry Sands made his Major League debut last night. He was cool enough to give Lasorda’s Lair a little “knuckles” after I told him I would be blogging this summer about one of his former teams the Dodgers Rookie League Ogden Raptors. Sands hit 14 Home Runs and drove in 39 runs while batting .349 in 41 games at Ogden. Who would have guessed that less than 2 years after his stint in Rookie Ball he would be in the majors! Well done Jerry, well done indeed!
By Kenny Shulsen -
About the Author
Even though I was born and raised in Utah I spent my summers with my Grandpa T.R.at Dodger Stadium listening to Vin Scully on my transistor radio. My personal Dodger highlight came in 1977 as an 8 year old when my dad and I drove all night to L.A. to attend game 3 of the World Series. 1981 was sweet revenge when Rick Monday's HR shocked the Expos and "Fernando Mania" was in full effect as the Dodgers finally beat the Yankees in the World Series. 1988 was purely magical as Orel Hershiser dominated on the mound while Mike Scioscia's HR saved the Dodgers vs the Mets and of course Kirk Gibson hit one of the most dramatic HR's in World Series history. My favorite Dodgers are Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Ron Cey, Mike Piazza, Eric Gagne` & Matt Kemp. I'm thrilled with the new ownership and how they have rebuilt the franchise the "Dodger Way." It's time to supplant that team up North as the kings of the NL West and get the World Series Trophy back to Chavez Ravine. Go Blue and don't ever forget the legendary words of Vin Scully "It's time for Dodger Baseball!"