Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dodgers, San Francisco & good friends!

Last weekend we headed to San Francisco to take in a few Dodgers vs. Giants games with some good friends! Steve and I got to the city, checked into our hotel, changed into our Dodgers gear and headed out! I love that you can never use your car while staying in SF. I love walking everywhere! My high school friend Joe works at a bar a few blocks from the Park so our first stop was there. He treated us very nice, we sampled all their homemade beers, had yummy apps & I had the best sangria I had ever had!! Pat & Keri met us at the game which was a great game...except the walk off homerun in the 9th by the Giants. Hanley Ramierz "I see you"! As we were leaving the Park I said to Steve that I wanted to wait by the Dodgers exit, hoping I could get a picture or two of some of our boys in blue. He smiled and said you tell Pat & Keri. I did and they were all cool. I waited by the gate as they stood 30 feet away, HA! As I was standing there I started talking to the guy next to me. He was saying he was impressed by my Dodgers attire in a "rough" city, as he was saying it I recognized him. It was Ned Colletti, The Dodgers general manager! I asked him for a picture before he left and he graciously said of course for my Dodgers fan in SF! After that Steve and the Machados were ready and said let's go. As I turned to walk toward them a group of 5 guys came out the main exit that we had just come out of after the game. It caught my eye because in SF everyone wears Giants gear to the games and then you have a few specs of Dodgers fans, well these guys were in Nice shirts and jeans. Our paths crossed as I was walking to Steve and I looked one of the guys square in the eye, It was Clayton Kershaw!!! I quickly, touched his arm and asked for a picture with him. He said he wasn't allowed to and that he was sorry, all with a HUGE smile on his face. I was in shock..the was Kershaw and I just talked to him! I waved Steve and the Machados over very fast as I started walking behind the Kershaw gang. When they got to me I told them it was Kershaw. Steve did not believe me unitl a guy next to him confirmed it!! I wanted to at least get a snap whot of him walking to show the kids, so we all contuined walking behind them. Keri then started talking to one of the guys with him. She told him how big of a fan I was and how we got last minute so we could see him pitch. After two more blocks Kershaw turned and said he'd take a picture. He explained that it had to be a group shot because their ball club doesnt let them take one on one pictures with girl. I total respect that! He said don't worry you'll be able to crop it!! I was a happy baseball loving girl!!

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