ドジャーズ球場の駐車場内。 Dodgers Stadium--General Parking Area
LA Dodgers Last Game on 10/15/08: There was the 5th game of 2008 National League Conference Championship between LA Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies on 10/15/2008 from 5:22 PM at LA Dodgers stadium.
They moved to Los Angeles from Philladelphia after Philladelphia won LA Dodgers at series 2-0. LA Dodgers won at 7-2 on 10/12/08 with good pitching of Hiroki Kuroda (formerly a pitcher of Hiroshima Carps of Japan) and some home-runs of Manny Ramirez and others.
For 10/13/08 game, LA Dodgers was winning at 5-3 until the bottom of the 7th. Everyone thought LA Dodgers won to tie the series at 2-2. But during the top of the 8th inning, Phillies hit two 2-run home-runs, and won the game at 5-7. It was unbelievable! Then,it became inevitable to win the game on 10/15/08. It would have been the last hope to advance to the World Series.
For 10/15/08 game, my coworker's husband had two extra tickets, and we were lucky to receive them. The regular price was $60 per ticket. But those tickets sold out as soon as they were on sale, and they were traded at twice or triple price with premium. Usually LA Dodgers stadium has a crowd of 50,000 plus, but for this game, the crowd was 60,000 plus. They increased temporary seats in hall ways and etc. We made a circle and a half for over one hour in the General Parking area, but we could not find a parking spot, although we paid $15 parking fee. After all, we were instructed to park in the pathway in the General Parking area diagonally.
When we finally got seated, it was 6:30 PM and the 3rd inning just finished. LA Dodgers was loosing at 0-3 at that time. We left our house at 4:10 PM, expecting to be seated around 5 PM. It took us 2 hours 20 minutes. (Lesson: Leave your house 2 and a half hours in advance when you expect large crowd at LA Dodgers game.)
As far as the game goes, Dodgers' short-stop made some errors. It became 0-5 from 0-3. Ramirez hit a single home-run on the 6th inning, and it became 1-5. Dodgers made some hits or walked and advanced to the 2nd or 3rd base, but they could not score. They lost at 1-5. If there was another home-run hitter besides Manny Ramirez, they could have turn it around.
The stadium is full of enthusiasm with cheering fans. Several of them keep standing up to cheer the players. They were waving Dodgers towel that was handed to the first 50,000 audience. You cannot experience the atmosphere and energy of being a fan of a team unless you go to a stadium.
Thanks to Manny Ramirez who was transferred from Boston Red Sox team at the end of July, LA Dodgers was able to clinch the National League Western Conference championship title and advanced very close to the World Series.
Thanks for giving us dreams, Dodgers. Rest Well and We look Forward to Next Year.
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