Archive for June 2014

LA Dodgers 2013 NLCS

LA Dodgers 2013 NLCS

LA Dodgers 2013 NLCS

Tonight’s Dodger game against the Cardinals reminds me of last year’s NLCS. Fortunately, the outcome was much more positive, with a win for the Dodgers. It was the first time that the teams have faced each other since last year’s NLCS.

LA Dodgers Clayton Kershaw Gets a No-Hitter

LA Dodgers Clayton Kershaw

LA Dodgers Clayton Kershaw

LA Dodgers Clayton Kershaw’s got his first career no-hitter and a record 15 strikeouts at Dodger Stadium tonight. Incredible!

Kershaw pitched the entire game with laser focus and control. He pitched as crisply in the eighth and ninth innings as he did at the start of the game. If that sounds like an embellishment, it bears mentioning that he pitched a complete game without walking a single batter.

LA Kings 2014 Stanley Cup Champions Parade

LA KIngs Bailey best mascot ever

Best Mascot Ever

Today there will be a parade in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the LA Kings’ 2014 Stanley Cup Championship! I love a parade… in LA in June!

Marking this occasion, I am saying a sad, sweet farewell to the 2013/2014 hockey season, and a big fat juicy hello to the newly crowned 2014 Stanley Cup Champions!

Canadian Playoff Hockey

Canada Western Hockey League Kelowna Rockets

The Western Hockey League Kelowna Rockets battle in the playoffs

A few years ago, I went to Canada for the first time on business. It was March, the end of hockey’s regular season, when I found out that I would be arriving in British Columbia in April. Naturally, the first thing I did was check to see if the town I was visiting had a local hockey team. Success! The Kelowna Rockets were the local team. According to my Canadian colleagues, the Rockets were a solid team, and there was a good chance that they would still be playing in April.

There was no way this hockey fan could go to Canada for the very first time and not see hockey played on Canadian soil!

LA Kings 2014 Stanley Cup Champions

LA Kings 2014 Stanley Cup Champions

Who says LA isn’t a hockey town?

Tonight the LA Kings are the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions!

Friday the 13th has traditionally been a good day for me, but today is special beyond belief! This Kings’ fan is dizzy with joy and happiness.

Who says LA is not a hockey town?

LA Kings NHL Stadium Series at Dodger Stadium

Hanging out at Dodger Stadium for the NHL Stadium Series LA Kings game

Hanging out at Dodger Stadium for the NHL Stadium Series LA Kings game

I’m ready to see the LA Kings play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center tonight! Go Kings Go!

In celebration of tonight’s playoff game, a look at this season’s NHL Stadium Series at Dodger Stadium in January. Seeing the LA Kings play hockey at Dodger Stadium, seeing KISS perform, and having not one, but two Dodger Dogs were highlights for me. Imagine being able to have a Dodger Dog in January, and seeing Gene Simmons’ face on the Jumbo-tron!

The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, presided over the puck drop. Fantastic!

NHL Stadium Series at DodgerStadium

NHL Stadium Series at DodgerStadium

KISS Performs at the NHL Stadium Series at Dodger Stadium: Gene Simmons

KISS Performs at the NHL Stadium Series at Dodger Stadium: Gene Simmons