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Doing the Dew
2006-07-11 07:21
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

A multipicture, extended recap of the Dodger Stadium sleepover can be found at Daily News writer Tom Hoffarth's Farther Off the Wall:

By late Monday afternoon, about 230 of us who just experienced the inaugural "Blue Heaven Sleepover" promotion, the first time in the 44 year history of Dodger Stadium where fans were allowed to spend the night, were trying to find the words to describe the last 24 hours or so.

OK, so a few couples whose sole intention was to "circle the bases" inside their zipped-together sleeping bags were kindly given a refund and suggested they take it home so they might not ruin the family atmosphere. Maybe they weren't completely satisfied. Too bad. But if you were a kid able to run around and get grass stains on every part of your PJs, or a parent who wanted to act like a kid again and wasn't bothered by a soggy wet pillow by the time the sun came up over the right-field pavilion, it really was pretty cool. ...

Comments
2006-07-11 07:38:05
1.   bobbygrich
No comment on circling the bases but I do think they should have shown a family friendly baseball film, or maybe replayed game 1 of 1988 world series?
2006-07-11 07:43:05
2.   bobbygrich
BTW I just saw Sam's comment about hiring Kim Ng and while I agree that would have been a great moment, it is probably just as well she did not have to follow Depodesta. I hope she gets her chance and who knows, maybe it will be the Dodgers.
2006-07-11 08:29:00
3.   Marty
The homerun derbey thread over at the Griddle was one of the goofiest I've read. Wish I had participated.
2006-07-11 08:33:02
4.   Blu2
I would like to se her get her chance right now, replacing an incompetent Flanders. I favored them hiring her last fall and it would have been great if the Dodgers had been the first to hire a female GM.
2006-07-11 08:38:52
5.   LAT
Nice article by Hoffarth. I had been wondering how that event would go. I was torn between taking the daughter and blowing $600 on a cold wet night of no sleep. I guess its really about the memories. Maybe next year.
2006-07-11 08:47:21
6.   Sam DC
RIP Syd Barrett.
2006-07-11 08:51:46
7.   the OZ
Speaking of 'the bases', I took a Taiwanese friend to Thursday's Giants game for her first-ever baseball experience. During warmups I quickly explained some of the more basic rules:

Me (pointing): "When a batter gets a hit, they run to first base. Then second base, third base, and home."
Her: "I see. OK."
Me: "Yeah, the 'bases' aren't just a metaphor. They actually exist in a real sport."
[A beat]
Me (fearing something is lost in cultural translation): "You know about the 'bases', right?"
Her: "Haha, yes I know what the bases are."

So, she knew more about the metaphor than the sport from which it's derived. Funny.

And I don't want to turn this family-oriented thread into another one-line metphor-fest that eventually incorporates sacrifice bunts, DHs, park factors, and short porches but I guess the damage is already done. Sorry.

2006-07-11 08:52:55
8.   Xeifrank
a sleepover in the Dodger outfield? Would love to see how they cleaned up all the campfire leftovers. I would probably rather pitch a tent in Jessica Alba's backyard. Can we suggest such a thing to Dodger management?
vr, Xei
2006-07-11 08:55:07
9.   Xeifrank
7. Pretty funny. Sounds like a bad Seinfeld episode to me. :) vr, Xei
2006-07-11 09:06:46
10.   Jon Weisman
8 - That's the most profane thing I've ever seen on this site :)

Good thing I put a new post up.

2006-07-11 09:24:05
11.   Vishal
[10] lol, jon you have a dirty mind!

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