Saturday, April 14, 2012


Opening Day her in Albuquerque was pretty nice.   There were alot of new faces on the team, and a couple of familiar faces.  All photos taken by me Evan.

Josh Wall hit 94 on the radar gun

Isotopes GM John Traub Isotopes owner Ken Young Dodger Legend Tommy Lasorda and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Barry

Fernando Nieve starts for the Isotopes home opener

Alex Castellanos swings away at yesterdays home opener

Castellanos warms up

Tim Federowicz

Jerrry Sands hit a homer
Me and Tommy Lasorda Opening Day 2012

Yesterday my wife and I arrived at Isotopes Park for opening day.  We went to our seats and I told my wife I needed to go to the restroom.  As I walk to the restrooms in right field where I saw I saw Channel 7 sports caster John Salazar interviewing Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda.  After the interview he stood their on the concourse one lady walk up to him and asked for a picture.  I had to seize the opportunity to take a picture with the Dodger legend.  I did get his autograph the last opening day, but I had always felt intimidated to ask him if I could take a picture with him.  In 2007 I at the Triple-A All Star Fiesta I had the chance at the luncheon, but I chickened out.  Last opening day I had the chance but their were to many people waiting for an autograph so I didn't ask.   So I got my picture with Tommy Lasorda.  I got so excited after I took the picture with him when I posted it on Twitter I misspelled his name.  I guess I can cross that off my bucket list.  

Enough about my picture.  Back in 1972 Tommy Lasorda was Manager of the Albuquerque Dukes and he led the to a PCL Championship.  Back then they didn't give out Championship rings.  So the Albuquerque Isotopes presented  him with a Championship ring. 

I want to thank the Dodger legend.  He is responsible for bringing the Dodger organization back to Albuquerque. He will always be apart of Albuquerque.