November 26, 2014

Rihanna Roots on Dodgers as LA Rolls Past AZ

Ah, the home opener of baseball season…there’s nothing sweeeter than when Vin Scully utters those wonderful words, “It’s time for Dodger baseball!” 

And the Dodgers powered through the game, knocking in four home runs, more than doubling their total from the first six games of the season.  Manny Ramirez, Casey Blake, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier all contributed bombs.  It wasn’t perfect as the bullpen once again struggled to maintain the lead they were given by starter Clayton Kershaw, but everything ended well. as the Dodgers survived with an 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Rather than recapping the game as many other fine Dodger bloggers have already done today, we wanted to share some of today’s great moments, as captured by Dodgers photographer Jon SooHoo. Enjoy!

Rihanna shows her support for Matt Kemp after he homers against the Diamondbacks

Kemp and Ethier proudly show off their Silver Slugger awards

Manager Joe Torre talks on the phone prior to the game

Matt Kemp and his Gold Glove award following the game

Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and members of the media check out his locker

Photo Credit: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2010

Matt Kemp and Rihanna Watch Clippers Lose to Cavs…But Have Fun Doing It

Matt Kemp, center fielder for the LA Dodgers, and Rihanna celebrated his new two-year contract by taking in the Clippers game agains the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James.   What do you think the odds are that Rihanna makes an appearance to watch The Bison at Camelback Ranch?

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Dodgers Unveil 2010 Bobblehead Lineup

The Dodgers have unveiled the lucky players that will be immortalized as bobbleheads in 2o10 (drum roll, please):

May 18 – Andre Ethier

June 8 – Jonathan Broxton

July 20 – James Loney

August 17 – Matt Kemp

I like that the club is focusing on the young stars this year, although I would LOVE to see the team give the fans a vote for a fifth bobblehead.  Everyone remembers the enthusiasm that was generated for the Joe Beimel bobblehead campaign – a fan favorite and an unlikely choice to say the least.

And to get everone in the spirit, once again, here are The Adventures of Lil’ Matt (circa 2009)


Matt Kemp and Rihanna Hit People Magazine

While the baseball and entertainment worlds have been colliding once again over the Matt Kemp and Rihanna news, coverage has hot a new high with People Magazine covering the romance in their latest issue.  Dodger fans will find the story amusing as the story is called “Five Things To Know About Rihanna’s Beau.”  Nothing new for Dodger fans, but it’s interesting to see how the mainstream media is portraying Matt.  Here’s an excerpt:

He’s Nicknamed “The Bison”
During his second major league game in 2006 against the Atlanta Braves, Kemp stole second base, prompting TV announcer Don Sutton to say Kemp looked like “a big buffalo running around the bases” – and a nickname was born.

While I’m certainly happy for Matt, I just hope he keeps things in perspective and doesn’t stray too far away from his off-season conditioning program that he’s been Tweeting about over the past few months.  We need another big season from The Bison in 2010!

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Matt Kemp Shows His Hoops Skills

Great story from fellow Dodgers blogger Roberto over at Vin Scully Is My Homeboy on Matt Kemp’s charity hoops game last night.

Wish I was paying more attention, as I definitely would have checked this out…nice job Roberto with the pics and video!

Photo Credit: Harry How, Getty Images