Thankfully Blue


This year I’m especially thankful for my family and friends after escaping major injury in a car accident this Halloween. When moments like that pop into your life unexpectedly, it reminds you of the importance of family and just the preciousness of life itself.

I’m very thankful to be able to still write and have this outlet to express my thoughts about the Dodgers and sometimes life in general.

As a Dodger fan, I have a lot to be thankful for as we head into 2014 and beyond. The Dodgers were so very close to finally getting back to the World Series, and although they ultimately failed to win that trophy the successful season was exciting to experience.

I am very thankful to have Vin Scully grace us with his beautiful voice once again in 2014. I feel so lucky to have grown up listening to Vin, and I cherish every game we have spent with him.

I am thankful that I live only 50 miles from the gorgeous Dodger Stadium and that I’m able to watch Dodger games live. A lot of Dodger fans are scattered across the U.S. as well as globally, and I have been lucky to have grown up in the Los Angeles area and attend Dodger games since I was a child.

I am thankful for the new ownership who has worked to turn the Dodgers around and restore its dignity, financial resources, and  relationship with the fans . The Dodgers are one of the most treasured sports franchises in history, and it’s nice to see some of the Dodger Way return.

I am thankful for Clayton Kershaw‘s inspirational talents on the mound and through his charity work. After winning his second Cy Young Award, Kersh has cemented his place as the best pitcher of my generation.

I am thankful for all of our readers here at Lasorda’s Lair. Whether you comment or just peruse the site occasionally, I’m truly grateful for you allowing us to share our love of the Dodgers with you.

I am thankful for my brother and co-editor Scott. Without him Lasorda’s Lair would be a virtual boring desert. He’s the one who got me to start blogging in the first place back on our old site Dodger Blue Forever, and he also picks up all the slack when I’m unable to.

I am thankful for Jackie Robinson for paving the way for many great Dodgers and baseball players. I’m very proud that Robinson was a Dodger as well as such an important historical figure.

I’m thankful for Mike Scioscia for making my wish come true when I was a little kid. My love for the Dodgers grew exponentially after our meeting, and he allowed me to still believe that dreams can come true.

I am thankful for the promise of a future World Championship.

I am most thankful for my two beautiful daughters which I enjoy taking to Dodger games and passing on the Blue tradition.

I hope that this wasn’t too sentimental, but perhaps this last year with all the ups and downs not only with the Dodgers but also within my own life has made me a bit sappy this Thanksgiving. I think the best solution to that is to stuff my face with turkey and pumpkin pie!

Happy Thanksgiving! Let me know what you’re thankful for in the comments section.