Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 9 Spring Training Report

Here are some Day 9 notes from Dodgers Spring Training in Glendale.
(Steve Yeager and Tommy Lasorda)
  • THE X-FACTOR: The Dodgers would like to wish outfielder Xavier Paul a happy 26th birthday. Paul shares his birthday with Dodger amateur scout Orsino Hill, who covers the Northern California area.
  • WINNER, WINNER: Jonathan Broxton and Clayton Kershaw were honored last night at the 6th Annual LA Sports Awards with Broxton’s save of the 2010 All-Star Game in Anaheim tying for the 10th-Greatest Los Angeles Sports Moment of the year and Kershaw’s first career shutout, which came on Sept. 15 at San Francisco, being recognized as the greatest Dodger moment of the season. Don Newcombe represented the Dodgers at the star-studded event last night at The Beverly Hilton, which was hosted by the Los Angeles Sports Council.

(Lenny Harris and Tommy Lasorda)
  • BRING YOUR RESUME: The Dodgers and the Dodgers Dream Foundation will host the 16th Annual Community Job Fair tomorrow from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the Field Level Concourse at Dodger Stadium. Job seekers are invited to join more than 100 companies from the public and private sector at the event, which drew more than 10,000 participants a year ago with approximately 1,500 attendees finding employment.

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(Matt Kemp signing for the fans)
  • FIRST BALLOTT HALL OF GAMER: The Cartoon Network’s First Annual Hall of Game Awards will air tonight from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on the Cartoon Network. Dodger organist Nancy Bea Hefley played the organ for the red carpet at the event, which was hosted by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and is the first-of-its kind sports and entertainment awards show for kids, honoring favorite sports stars and sports moments of the year. Award winners tonight will include Blake Griffin, Landon Donovan, Kobe Bryant, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and Venus and Serena Williams and First Lady Michelle Obama will make a special taped appearance.
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  • IT’S ALMOST TIME: Single-game Dodger tickets will go on sale tomorrow, with fans having the opportunity to purchase a limited number of Opening Day tickets that will be available only at Dodger Stadium. Individual tickets will also be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. online at
    or by calling 866-DODGERS. Fans are invited to celebrate the start of the 2011 season beginning at 8:00 a.m. in parking Lot P and enjoy their first Dodger Dog of the year for just $2. The Dodgers’ annual On Sale festivities will include music, trivia contests, new-for-2011 Dodger merchandise and will be hosted by KABC 790 TalkRadio’s morning host Peter Tilden. Additionally, fans that purchase at least one ticket at Dodger Stadium tomorrow will receive a fleece blanket.
  • CHEESE!: This morning, the Dodgers held their annual photo day in which a bevy of entities snapped pictures of the 2011 Dodgers at Camelback Ranch - Glendale. Among those on site were the Associated Press, Getty Images, MLB Photos, Baseball Magazine Sha, Dodger broadcast partner KCAL 9, Topps and

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