Search This Blog

Loading...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Opening Day Dodger Fans!

Hi Dodger Fans! DBF would like to wish the Dodgers and their fans a very happy and successful opening day and 2012 season. Let's bring the World Series back to the Ravine where it belongs.



Check out http://lasordaslair.com for the best Dodger coverage on the internet.

Happy Opening Day Dodger Fans! Go Blue!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vote Dorn and Hamilton for the 2012 MLB Fan Cave

Hey Guys!

There is one day left to vote in the campaign for the 2012 MLB Fan Cave. This year the contest is open to fans, and 50 out of over 22,000 or so, were chosen to campaign their way to spring training, and the fan cave. Only two out of the 50 will make it to the Fan Cave, but the top 30 will make it to spring training for a few days.
There are two Dodger fans in the top 50. Jeremy Dorn, and Nick Hamilton.
Please go and vote for both. Let's get two Dodger fans into the Fan Cave.

Vote for Jeremy Dorn here. Vote Jeremy Dorn for the 2012 MLB Fan Cave

Vote for Nick Hamilton here Vote for Nick Hamilton for the 2012 MLB Fan Cave

You can vote as many times as you like, as long as you hit refresh on your browser.  Thanks guys! Lets get these two Dodger fans to Spring Training, and into the Fan Cave!

Spring Training is here! It won't be long until we hear those five beautiful words we love to hear....ITS TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL! Go Blue in 2012!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Blue Year from DBF

Greetings DBF'ers
I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't wish everyone over here at DBF a very happy Blue Year in 2012! We would like to remind everyone to check out our content over at lasordaslair.com .


We have a special post coming up over here to commemorate Baseball Blogger's Alliance Day. So keep it here for that special post, and check out our content over at lasordaslair.com. The Dodgers begin spring training in just over a month. We're ready for another exciting season of Dodger Baseball! Go Blue in 2012!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Justin Sellers Appearance Recap

Hello DBF land!

We are still around and I figured I would post some of the pics from the Sellers event at valleysportscards

Last Sunday I went to the Justin Sellers event at the Vally Sports Cards Shop in Tarzana, CA. The event was originally scheduled for November, but got pushed back because Sellers was playing in winter ball.

As I showed up I immediately noticed all of the great sports memorabilia in the shop. This is a terrific shop, and I recommend any sports fan to come and check it out. This shop has everything, cards, bats, balls, Jerseys, from all major sports. They have a ton of Baseball stuff there. They throw raffles, and give away prizes, it has a nice family owned feel to it.

When I walked in there were already a few Dodger fans there, and I got a picture and a Baseball for Justin to sign. I walked back outside, and saw Josh, A.K.A. Dodgerbobble and we began talking Dodgers.
While Josh, Irene, and myself were talking outside, Justin showed up. and we all filed in to get our autographs.
Sellers signed my Picture, and Baseball. I also got a photo with him as well. Justin was very nice and signed everything, and was answering questions from the fans.


I had allot of fun at this event. Its great to go to these events and meet and talk to other Dodger fans, while getting to meet some of our favorite players. Thanks to Josh for providing us with the info, and a big thanks to Valley Sports cards for hosting the event. I cant wait for the next player event. Dodgerbobble had said these events are addicting, and he is right they certainly are! We'll see you next time Dodger fans.....GO BLUE

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Justin Sellers Appearance rescheduled for December 11

Hi guys!

I just wanted to let you know that the Justin Sellers appearance was rescheduled for December 11th.



Valley Sports Cards is located at:19640 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356

(818)705-BALL(2255)
valleybaseballcards@yahoo.com

The event will begin at 1PM, at Valley Sports Cards. thats 1PM at Valley Sports Cards. There giving away some discounts on autographs, according to Dodgerbobble. Check out his link http://www.dodgerbobble.com/2011/12/justin-sellers-appearance-reminder-and.html for all the information on the appearance. Remember thats this Sunday. So make your plans to be out there. I will be there for sure. I hope to see you all on Sunday!

We also wanted to let you guys know that Stacie and I have switched over to another site. Were now over at Lasordas Lair We want to let you guys know that DBF will NOT be shutting down. We will continue to post over here from time to time. however all of our content including our gamecapping will be moving over to LasordasLair. This wasnt an easy decision for Stacie and I, we love our original home over here at DBF, and wont forget it, but this was an oppurtunity we couldnt refuse. Keep checking here from time to time, we will mostly be posting player appearance info over here. You are all invited to join us over at Lasordas Lair, which is part of the Fansided Sports Blog family. Stacie and I would like to thank all of our readers. Join us over at the new site for all things Dodger Blue related, and our DBF style!


Once again thanks everyone for visiting Dodger Blue Forever over the last year and a half. We hope to see you at our new home......and always......GO BLUE

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Justin Sellers appearance Postponed

Hello everyone in DBF land!


I just wanted to let everyone know over here, that the Justin Sellers appearance that was scheduled for today november, 12th has been postponed.



Sellers was scheduled to appear at Valley Sports Cards in Northridge. However Sellers decided to play in Winter ball, so his Appearance has been Postponed for sometime in December. As soon as we hear when the new date is we will post the info up. Thanks to Dodgerbobble at http://www.dodgerbobble.com for providing the info on some of these appearance signings. Thanks Dodgerbobble!

Here is the info for Valley Sports Cards, and their website address.
19640 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 705-2255 www.valleysportscards.com


Stacie and I have been very busy latly, and we have a huge announcement to come! We have changed addresses ourselves. Well have more information coming in an upcoming post very soon. In the meantime....GO BLUE

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hit Machine's journey from Disabled List to World Series


  As we continue to document the Dodgers Baseball seasons, weve had several side stories that have continued throughout the year. one of these side stories has been the Journey of Hit Machine, (Rafael Furcal) from the Disabled List to the World Series. its been quite a ride for HM this year.

Who is Rafael Furcal? Hit Machine is our beloved shortstop for over 6 seasons with the Dodgers. orignally signed in 2006 from Atlanta, he was with the Dodgers until this past July 31st, when he was traded to the Cardinals for double AA outfielder Alex Castellanos.

Hit Machine is the shortstop I had most coveted during the 2005 season when we were completly desperate for a shortstop. after watching guys like Antonio Perez, Cesar Izturis, and Olmedo Saenz flail away, we wished upon a star for a shortstop that could ya know, play baseball.


our wishes were granted when the Dodgers signed HM for the 2006 season. over the next 6 plus years, Hit Machine blessed us with his amazing range, strong throwing arm, and vibrant bat.

depsite being injured often Hit Machine was one of the best shortstops we had ever seen in our lifetimes as Dodger fans. not only is HM a great shortstop, but hes an even better person. often times contributing huge amounts of money to his home town of Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic. apparently HM has single handedly sponsored charities, built homes, and even funded the building of a brand new fire station. When the small town desperatly needed help, they would often turn to Hit Machine.
during early june of 2010, Hit Machine's father passed away. Furcal left the team for a week and was placed on the bereavement list. Once he returned, he went on a tear like we have never seen. the understandably emotionally distraught Hit Machine, took out all his emotions on NationalLeague pitching, which is a good way of taking out your aggressions! And boy did he ever! Furcal destroyed the league that month batting .362 and collecting 17, yes 17 multi hit games during a 30 day stretch, earning him National league player of the month honors, his new moniker as Hit Machine, and our permanent admiration.
at the start of the 2011 season, we had high hopes for Furcal during his final year on his contract. we knew with speedster phenom Dee Gordon waiting in the wings, this could be Hit Machine's final hurrah with the Dodgers. it wa a rough start for Raffy. he broke his thumb in early april, and then tore an oblique in june. he was on the DL for most of the season. in July he returned to the Dodgers for what would be his final stretch of games. one of his last games with the Dodgers was a walk-off hit at Dodger Stadium against the Nationals.
http://dodgerblueforever.blogspot.com/2011/07/hit-machine-walks-off-dodgers-to-win.html

Sadly this would be one of his final games wearing Dodger Blue. the very next week he was traded to the Cardinals. as we said a very sad farewell to our beloved shortstop, the journey didnt end for Hit Machine there. after he cleaned out his locker (he was very torn about leaving the Dodgers, according to various sources) he joined the redbirds and into a pennant race. of coarse he wasnt the only ex Dodger to wear a Crimson Cap. the cardinals were already chock full of former useless Dodger castoffs, like Ryan TOOTBLAN Theriot, and Octavio Bumtel. but Hit Machine doesnt fit into the category with those useless players. hes really in a category and league of his own. Furcal found himself in the middle of a playoff race, and as the Red Birds made their historic run by winning the wild card on the final day of the season, Hit Machine was an important part of that run.

Hit Machine kept up his solid play during the playoffs for the Cardinals. in game 5 of the division series against Philadelphia, he tripled and scored the winning and only run of the game, and also made several great defensive plays to help the Cardinals advance to the NLCS, and Vanquish the evil Filthies from the playoffs.
Hit Machine also homered in game 6 of the NLCS helping the Cards beat the Brewers to advance to the World Series. as the Cards play the Rangers for the championship, we cant help but root for him.
We hope that Hit Machine can take hom a world series ring to his native town of Loma de Cabrera.
he deserves one. the 34 year old former all-star will never be forgotten and will forever be in our memories for his contributions to the Dodgers.  good luck in the world series HM!



We Miss you Hit Machine, We miss you........GO BLUE