A couple of items from yesterdays Opening Day festivities at Dodger Stadium have just gone up on auction at MLB.com. Although the game was less than memorable for Dodger fans, I think we can all agree that these two memorabilia pieces could assuage your frustration. Besides, they would look great in anyone's collection.
These items are a part of a Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation auction that benefits the Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), a comprehensive, urban youth baseball program for boys and girls ages 5 to 18.
With an opening bid of $5,000 you can take home the actual Vin Scully first pitch mound from the 2014 Opening Day ceremony. You can see it in the photo below (pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014). It is the circular white Dodger logo Scully is standing on. Per the auction description:
The item comes signed by Vin Scully and the 2014 Los Angeles Dodger roster.Go here to check out the auction.
You can also take home the actual Dodger jersey Magic Johnson wore yesterday. He has also signed it for you. See him wearing it in the photo below (pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014). It also starts at an opening bid of $5,000.00. Check out this auction here.
Here is some background on Dodgers RBI (from a press release):
Working together with local organizations, parents, coaches and volunteers, Dodgers RBI currently offers 2,400 youth the opportunity to learn and enjoy the games of baseball and softball with special emphasis on education, recreation and healthy habits for young people. Dodgers RBI is a cornerstone program of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation provides uniforms and equipment, recruitment assistance, cash grants, coaches training, youth clinics and education and health resources to all teams. Using the power of sport to mold major league people, Dodgers RBI seeks to impacts 10,000 youth in some of the most under-resourced areas of Los Angeles during a three-year period.
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