It’s been a rough year for Colorado Rockies fans. Not only will their team finish its seventh straight season without a playoff appearance, but they’ve also lost a beloved beer vendor in the Coors Field bleachers. Brent Doeden – known as “Captain Earthman” by thirsty Rockies fans – has served as a beer vendor at Coors Field since the Rockies joined Major League Baseball in 1993.
LOS ANGELES — The three-ring binder chock full of tidbits Vin Scully wants to talk about on the air will soon be flipped shut for the last time. After Saturday night, the Hall of Fame broadcaster is down to calling four Los Angeles Dodgers games before concluding his 67-year career on Oct. 2 in San Francisco. “I’m trying very hard not to think about me,” he said Saturday during a 50-minute session with the media. “I want to think about the game and the importance of the game.” The game has always been the thing for Scully, starting in 1950 when he joined Red Barber and Connie Desmond in the Brooklyn Dodgers radio and television booth. Barber was the father figure, Desmond was the big brother
Joc Pederson and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night after an emotional pre-game ceremony honoring Vin Scully. Pederson worked the count to 3-2 during a nine-pitch at-bat before homering off Jon Gray (10-9) with two outs. Ethier followed with his first homer of the season into the lower right field seats, extending the Dodgers' lead to 4-0.