April 24, 2014

Even More Celebrity Photos!

And here are a few more celeb photos from the Dodgers – Yankees series, including Flea and Josh Klinghoffer from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, actresses Minka Kelly and Jamie Lynn Sigler, Laker Pau Gasol, Zac Effron, the “Entourage” guys (Adrien Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara), as well as  a few more of Alyssa Milano, Jack Nickolson, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Tom Cruise.

  • And of you haven’t already, be sure and check out our earlier gallery of celeb photos from the weekend series as well!

    Photo credit: Jill Weisleder/LA Dodgers

  • 62 Hours to Go…

    With Opening Day just 62 hours away (and counting) I’ve been enjoying watching the anticipation across the Web build as fans of all teams get psyched for the first pitch of the season.  The more I think about it, the more I think Opening Day should be a holiday.  We are talking about the national pastime, right?  Maybe I’ll work on that for next season.

    In the meantime, I wanted to call attention to Dodgers season ticket holder, and fellow blogger, Alyssa Milano’s site, Touch ‘Em All, and her ode to Opening Day, which I particularly liked:

    Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
     -Rainer Maria Rilke

    Yes. Oh, yes. I love this time of year. The days are longer, the pollen is in the air and there are little buds of future flowers everywhere you look. For the past few years and every year at this time, we have a couple of ducks (I think they may be married but I don’t know for certain) that fly into my backyard daily and take a bath in my pool at around 4 p.m.

    Spring has sprung! And with the promise of all these amazing gifts from nature, comes the reminder that Opening Day soon will be here.

    Even the drama of the McCourts’ divorce can’t bring down my baseball spirits. Because even though I obviously want my team to do well, this is the one time of the year that it’s not about my team winning or losing. It’s about walking into my home stadium, after months of a cold winter, and relishing in the hope of a new season.

    The buds will bloom. The gates will open.
    The frogs will chirp. The bats will crack.
    The birds will fly. The balls will soar.

    And for this time, right now, before any loss or statistic is recorded, my team… is the best in the league.

    And don’t think Alyssa doesn’t know her Dodgers.  She recently spoke to ESPN about the upcoming season and makes it to about 40 games a season:

    “There is no better place to be than in the ballpark in your town,” she said. “It’s a sensory experience.”

    “I haven’t been thrilled about the starting rotation for years. You have to have good pitching to win a championship,” Milano said. “I haven’t told management my thoughts. But I blog about it and pray someone in the front office will be reading!”

    And, of course, Alyssa’s passion for the Dodgers bleeds over into her *Touch* clothing line, designed for the ladies who love baseball in your life.  An Easter gift, perhaps?  At the very least, I’m sure you all will enjoy the pictures (check out the link to see more)!  BTW, I’m not sure why she models so much Phillies gear on the site, but I’m willing to overlook this.

    Photo Credit: Touch ‘em All

    From Vince Vaughn to Ellen Pompeo, The Stars Come Out for the Dodgers

     



    So we know that many of you are eager to see what Hollywood stars that came out to see the Dodgers in the playoffs.  According to ESPN, here’s who was in attendance for Game 3 against the Cubs (I’ll try and add some photos of these stars from the game later tonight).  Ellen Pompeo is representing the women?  Where’s Alyssa Milano?  (maybe she’s been going, but she’s not keeping her blog up to date…must be that clothing line).  Where’s Jennifer Aniston? (not sure she’s a baseball fan, but it would be great to see her there).  Come on Hollywood, we can do better than this! I expect a better turnout during the NLCS!

    Stars at Game 3 included: Vince Vaughn, Ellen Pompeo, Dennis Haysbert, Pierce Brosnan, Larry King, Paul Walker, James Denton, Isiah Thomas and Eric Balfour (NOTE: I also heard Baron Davis was also rockin’ it at the Ravine on Saturday night).

    Celebrity Dodger Fans: From Frank Sinatra to Alyssa Milano

     

    Back in the day, Tommy Lasorda’s clubhouse office was well known as the place where celebrities and athletes rubbed elbows. The office walls were covered with shots of Tommy with his pals, and it certainly wasn’t uncommon to see Frank Sinatra in the Clubhouse before a game.

    Today, one of the biggest celebrity fans of the Dodgers is season ticket holder and actress Alyssa Milano. Now I know what you’re thinking, but Alyssa really is passionate about her team, and has a blog to prove it (well, I guess having a blog doesn’t prove anything, but her content does). Check it out here. She also did some post-season work with TBS’ “Hot Corner” broadband service and has launched her own clothing line for female baseball fans…and I’m certainly not against having more ladies out at the ballpark!

    I’m sure Alyssa’s blog will kick into high gear once Spring Training and the regular season start, and recommend checking it out. Unlike Frank, she’s got an interesting take on the Dodgers, and at DodgerFan.net, we’re all about supporting great blogs and points of view.

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