I can not call myself an Ethieraholic if I do not do an entry on a night after a game that Andre had tonight.
I was sitting in the living room of one of my favorite bloggers on ITD and now friend, Dodgereric, and as Andre was coming up for his first at-bat for the evening, he tells me “You’ll be mad at me, but quess what will happen?”. I said, “He will ground into a double play?”, and Dodgereric said, “You got it!” So, I am sitting there with two other bloggers from ITD, trublu and Dodger4life, along with Eric’s wife Chris, and what does Andre do? He hits a 3-run shot to right centerfield.
The next at-bat – Andre did what Eric thought he would do the first at-bat. He grounded into a double play. However, that GIDP was easily forgotten because Andre would go on to have 2 more home runs on the night. The three homeruns in a single game is a first time for Andre in his still young career. And the curtain call was just great. It was definitely an Andre being Andre moment, not wanted to be the center of attention.
He now has 14 homeruns for the year in which he leads the team. Also, he is now tied with James Loney for the most RBIs on the team as well, with 49. Andre went 3 for 4, with 6 RBIs 3 runs and 12 total bases. Those of you who thought about dropping him from your fantasy team may want to reconsider.
………..and then the things he does off the field.
Today Andre hosted “A better L.A.” with Best Buy. He donated $2,500 and Best Buy put in $1,500 to give a shopping spree for some very well deserved kids in Los Angeles.