James Loney, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman, hit a 13th inning homer to push the Dodgers to a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres this past Sunday. I think we’ll be seeing more power and dominance from this Texas-born consistent player. Currently, the Dodgers stand at the top of the National League, and we should be expecting a great season from them. Plus, Manny Ramirez is back.
Off the field, James Loney is also a superstar. Loney was the 2008 nominee from the Dodgers for the Roberto Clemente Award. This award honors the baseball player who sets a great example in the sport, has outstanding community involvement, and is a significant team contributor.
Last week, after the Dodgers beat the Rockies, Loney was at the stadium hosting 40 kids from the RBI Los Angeles program (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities). Loney bats and throws left, but everything is right about his heart. His community involvement group called Loney’s Lounge regularly hosts the RBI Los Angeles kids, treating them to a game and a video-game party. Here’s what Loney has to say about the events:
We definitely enjoy hosting the kids from the RBI program, and it’s become something I look forward to doing. It’s also nice to relax after a game and just hang out with the kids, play Wii and talk about anything they want to talk about.
Keep up the good work, James Loney. Go Dodgers!