Just heard about the passing of my friend, public address announcer David Courtney. He worked in Los Angeles for the Kings, Clippers and filled in once in awhile with the Dodgers. He was also the public address announcer in Anaheim for the Angels.
I first met David in KABC’s helicopter flying over LA with him as he did the traffic reports.
This photo is from January 13, 2011 at Staples Center for a Kings game.
He was very easy to talk to and he will be sorely missed.
11/28/12-Something Historical-The Boss plays Dodger Stadium-8/17/03-Photography by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2012
As the Boss prepares to make his California stops this and next week, I found a couple of my images from his 2003 tour date at Dodger Stadium. Unfortunately the team bus from LAX, after our Chicago road trip, arrived in Lot A halfway through the show and I was not able to use the photo credential set aside to shoot the first three songs up front. But I did get these from the Club level. What a great show…..as always. Photography by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2012
11/24/12-Something Historical-Stanley Cup Visits the Stadium-8/25/02-Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2012
Although the Stanley Cup came to Dodger Stadium with the Los Angeles Kings just this summer, it wasn’t the first time.
Luc Robitaille, Tom Glavine and Eric Gagne pose for me in August of 2002 when Robitaille brought it. Both Glavine and Gagne were really excited to pose with Robitaille and the Cup.
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.
11/20/12-Something Historical-Happy Belated Roy Campanella-Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2012
Roy Campanella waves to crowd during exhibition in Monterey, Mexico March 1991. Photo by Jon SooHoo
Today Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be immortalized with a statue at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Here are two of my favorite images of Kareem:This photo of Kareem was taken during one of my most favorite days as team photographer. In March of 2008, the Dodgers played an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to a record crowd of 115,300. Kareem threw out one of the many ceremonial first pitches this day.
I can’t remember a day when I felt more proud to be a Dodger. It was the 50th anniversary of the team being in Los Angeles and the first few seasons were played in the Coliseum while Dodger Stadium was being built. The Dodger fan’s experience this day was like stepping into a live sports museum with Dodgers legends, both old and current, being introduced. Can’t remember who won the game but it was a wonderful full day. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2012
This photo was taken on black and white film during the mid 1980’s when Kareem was scoring at the Fabulous Forum. Here Kareem goes left over Clippers center James Donaldson. In the background is NBA legend Bill Walton. This was taken during the era of “Showtime” led by our owner Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Photo by ©Jon SooHoo