Tattered, But A Treasure Nonetheless

Sadly, in preparing for tonight’s game I have been unable to locate my Dodgers cap and can only ashamedly assume I suffered a major league brainfart in including it in my last clothing purge/donation to Goodwill. What an idiot!

But in the process of searching for it I did find some Dodger memorabilia that I would never get rid of no matter how big the brainfart, but no it will not be coming with us to the stadium tonight:


Though I’m guilty of not doing near enough over the years to care properly for it, even in its ratty state it is still a treasure to me: a souvenir pennant from the first Dodger game I attended way the heck back as a six year old in 1971. I even have the program stored away somewhere.

I can remember sitting field level on the first base side with my PeeWee League mitt hoping to catch a foul ball. I can’t remember who they played or who won, but I can remember falling in love with baseball and the Dodgers and their home.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."