On the day that Breitbart California launched, Andrew Breitbart’s beloved Los Angeles Dodgers beat the hated San Francisco Giants 6-2 to prevent getting swept after losing the first two games of the home stand.
“In our hearts we’re Angelinos and Californians,” Breitbart News CEO and President Larry Solov said from Chavez Ravine of his late best friend Andrew Breitbart with whom he spent his childhood in Los Angeles.
In what could be an omen for conservatives in the state, Matt Kemp came back to hit his first two home runs at Chavez Ravine since 2012, and Hanley Ramirez belted his first home runs of the year as the Dodgers snapped their two-game losing streak.
Zack Greinke gave up two runs in six innings for the victory.
“There’s nothing better than the 5 o’clock ESPN game on a Sunday night,” Solov said on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 to Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon. “It’s gorgeous.”
Solov did, though, lament about the exorbitant cost of the Coronas.
Solov, Breitbart, and Breitbart California politics editor Jon Fleischman spent many days at Chavez Ravine watching the beloved Dodgers, and Solov said he and Andrew Breitbart would go to every Opening Day together at Chavez Ravine.
Solov said Andrew even flew home from Tulane for Game 7 against the New York Mets in the 1988 National League Championship Series in which Orel “the Bulldog” Hersheiser pitched what may have been one of the best games of his career to lead the Dodgers to the World Series (Mike Scioscia, Hersheiser’s battery mate, hit a memorable home run in extra innings off of Doc Gooden at Shea Stadium earlier in the series).
Andrew and Solov also attended the first game of the World Series against the Oakland A’s, and Solov said Breitbart “literally cried for about 20 minutes” after Kirk Gibson’s home run.
“He cried more than when his children were born,” Solov recalled as Dodger fans, notorious for arriving in the third inning and leaving in the seventh, stayed for nearly 30 minutes after that memorable game.
It was also fitting that Greinke, who always sticks up for his teammates and sparked the Dodgers last year when he triggered the WWE-style brawl against the Diamondbacks, won the game, for Breitbart California will have the backs of California’s conservatives and all of the state’s workers who are fed up with the unaccountable bureaucracy and excessive taxation that are crippling the once-Golden State.
For those who were not lucky enough to be at the Chavez Ravine for the Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, here’s Vin Scully’s “She is… gone” call of Gibson’s home run, which is considerably better than the late Jack Buck’s.
“In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened,” Vin memorably said.
The Dodgers have not won a World Series since.