Results tagged ‘ Darren Dreifort ’

1/12/14-Something Historical-Spring Training 2001-by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

ASU Sun Devils vs USC TrojansSpring Training 2001

On the mounds at Dodgertown stood a pretty cool line-up of right handed pitchers….Darren Dreifort, Chan Ho Park, Ramon Martinez, Andy Ashby and Kevin Brown. Coaches Dave Wallace, Jim Colborn and Jim Riggleman watch over the session held in the strings area.

What was so cool for me was that everyone was in the Dodgers Classic home white uniforms this day instead of the blue  jerseys that are worn the rest of the time.

I appreciate the Dodgers who continue to wear the home whites for Spring Training home games and regular season home games. A lot of teams have turned to the alternative dark tops which to me, look like a softball league.

All of my peers appreciate it too.  Sports stock photographers from all over Florida use to make the drive to Dodgertown for our home games to get our team in white because no other teams were wearing their real home jerseys.

Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2014




11/21/12-Something Historical-“Foot Race” May 2001–Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2012

Then Rockies’ outfielder Juan Pierre races Dodger pitcher Darren Dreifort to first base. Taken at Coors Field May 21, 2001.

Because it was taken that long ago, I can’t remember who won the foot race but I am sure some baseball-aholic will let me know.

But in the words of Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes to our pitchers during Spring Training drills….”Just tag him!”

Still made a really cool frame of three of my favorite Dodgers. That is Karros in the background.

 Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers, LLC 2012

2/18/12-Something Historical-Dreifort’s Mike Scioscia HR Trot-May 12,1998

Rain delays at Dodger Stadium are rare but during this one May 12, 1998, Darren Dreifort found Mike Scioscia’s road uniform plus a few more pounds and approached the tarp. He stroked the ball over the right field pavilion and ran the bases ending up with a Scioscia-like thunderous thump dive across home plate like only Mike Scioscia could…haha. I don’t know if Mike knew this was going on as I don’t recall him sitting on the bench when Dreifort approached the plate. So this is for you Mike.

© Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

2/2/12-Something Historical—Pitchers in The Strings Area at Dodgertown February, 2001

Darren Dreifort (L to R), Chan Ho Park, Ramon Martinez, Andy Ashby and pitching coach in 2001 Jim Colborn through the beautiful greenery at Dodgertown in Vero Beach,Florida. © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers