March 2010

Loney Takes Taiwan

Tourist/Dodger first baseman James Loney enjoyed the sights of Taiwan on the Dodgers’ trip to the island in March.

 

Loney purchased a picture with himself superimposed in front of Taipei 101, formerly the world’s tallest building, while standing on one of the upper levels of the skyscraper.

 

He knew it was a silly picture, as he leaned back with his arms folded, yet he still showed it off to teammates. 

 

Enjoying the food, that’s another story.

 

Upon arriving at a table where Manny Ramirez was eating, the Dodger left fielder urged Loney to eat.

 

Once Ramirez turned away, Loney curled his upper lip while looking at the food.

 

“What’s that?” he asked in half-curiosity, half-disgust.

A Mother’s Wish

Sara Aguirre let her son, Christopher Ramirez, soak in his experience.

 

In the background throughout, she watched with a soothed smile as Christopher, who has battled brain cancer, got his wish granted from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to “try out” for the Los Angeles Dodgers at their Spring Training camp in March.

 

“I can’t describe it,” she said of her son’s experience. “I have no words how to tell you. I’m maybe more excited than he is because I know my son loves baseball. Baseball is his passion.”

 

The good news: Her relief was not only rooted in his ability to fulfill his dream, but in his continued recovery.

 

Christopher is on his way.