Thursday, May 08, 2014

Giants Series this Weekend - Scheduled Autograph Signings, Game Give Aways and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts this evening with the Giants, and several old-time Dodgers will be in the house to sign free autographs for fans.  Below are the scheduled autograph opportunities and other odds and ends for this upcoming homestand.

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Thursday, May 8th, 7:10 PM
RHP Ryan Vogelsong vs. RHP Josh Beckett

Tonight's game starts at 7:10 PM.  Auto gates open at 4:30 PM, and stadium gates open at 5:00 PM. The 40,000 fans in attendance will get an Dodger themed inflatable chair.  See it on the right. 

Rob Delaney, comedian and voted funniest person on Twitter via Comedy Central, requested to perform the national anthem at Dodger Stadium via @Dodgers.  Delaney will get his Twitter wish fulfilled tomorrow. Meb Keflezighi, the first American in 32 years to win the Boston Marathon, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

Former Dodgers Tim Leary (in right-field pavilion plaza) and Dennis Powell (in left-field pavilion plaza) will be signing autographs for fans from 5:00 PM to 7:10 PM. 
  • The Veteran of the Game is U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jonathan McDermott. McDermott enlisted in 1997 following in the footsteps of his grandfather, and serves with the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 based in San Diego. McDermott has served deployments including Operation Enduring Freedom and his accolades include a Humanitarian Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Medal.
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Friday, May 9th, 7:10 PM
LHP Madison Bumgarner vs. LHP Paul Maholm

Friday's game starts at 7:10 PM.  Auto gates open at 4:30 PM, and stadium gates open at 5:00 PM.   It is Friday Night Fireworks, so fans will be able to go down onto the field after the game.  The fireworks show will be set to Hip-Hop and R&B music. 

Former Dodgers Al Ferrara (in right-field pavilion plaza) and Kenny Landreaux (in left-field pavilion plaza) will be signing autographs for fans from 5:00 PM to 7:10 PM. 
  • The national anthem will be performed by Tinashe 
  • Kid Ink will throw the ceremonial first pitch
  • The Veteran of the Game is U.S. Air Force Captain David Behrendt. Behrendt was commissioned in 2009, spent most of his career with the Air Force Special Operations Command, and is now serving with the 61st Force Support Squadron at Los Angeles Air Force Base. He served a deployment to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan and his accolades include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will hold a silent auction on the Club level by the Vin Scully Press Box. The auction ends at 8:45 p.m. with more than 25 items up for bid, including a Hanley Ramirez autographed baseball, Clayton Kershaw autographed LA Dodgers jersey and an Andre Ethier autographed photo. 
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Saturday, May 10th, 1:10 PM
TBA vs. RHP Zack Greinke

Saturday's game starts at 1:10 PM.  Auto gates open at 10:30 AM, and stadium gates open at 11:00 AM.  After the game will be the Dodgers Old-Timers Game.  Shortly after the last pitch of the game against the Giants, the Dodgers will host an 2-inning featuring over 25 former Dodger players.  Go here for more information.

The first 40,000 fans in attendance will get an Dodger pennant.  See it on the right.  Former Brooklyn Dodger Ralph Mauriello will sing the national anthem. 

Former Dodgers Dennis Powell (in right-field pavilion plaza) and Billy Ashley (in left-field pavilion plaza) will be signing autographs for fans from 11:00 AM to 1:10 PM. Also, former Dodger Jerry Reuss will sign his new book, "Bring in the Right-Hander," Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. in the NEW ERA merchandise shop in the right-field pavilion plaza.
  • The Veteran of the Game is U.S. Army Sergeant Stella Hardcastle of Redlands. Hardcastle enlisted in 2008 and is stationed at Fort Irwin serving with the Eagle Team Flight Detachment Operations Group. She was deployed to Mosul, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and her accolades include the Army Commendation Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal and Fort Irwin's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
Sunday, May 11th, 1:10 PM
RHP Tim Hudson vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw

Sunday's game starts at 1:10 PM.  Auto gates open at 10:30 AM, and stadium gates open at 11:00 AM. Viva Los Dodgers will be in lot 6, and begins at 11:00 AM.

The first 40,000 fans in attendance will get an Dodger Mother's Day clutch purse.  Fans may also can partake in a postgame walk around the park.  See it on the right. 

The national anthem will be performed by Todd Leitz, local singer who also serves as public information officer for MySafe: LA, the public education partner of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Former Dodgers Lee Lacy (in right-field pavilion plaza) and Al Downing (in left-field pavilion plaza) will be signing autographs for fans from 11:00 AM to 1:10 PM. 

Viva Los Dodgers will now take place at the historic 76 station, and begins at 11:00 AMFormer Dodger Al Ferrera will sign autographs there.

  • The 2014 Honorary Bat Girl is Isela Diaz and she will throw the ceremonial first pitch on Mother's Day. Nominated by her daughter, Mailee Diaz, Isela was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer on October 8, 2013. Since then she has undergone a mastectomy, a second surgery to remove cancerous lymph nodes and chemotherapy. Just last week, Isela also completed radiation treatments that had been delayed due to another surgery for precancerous signs in her colon. A lifelong Dodger fan, Isela remains optimistic and fights a good fight every day, drawing inspiration from both her mother and older sister, who are also breast cancer survivors. She has not let this battle defeat her and continues to do things that doctors told her she would not be able to do. She stays active by going on 20-mile bike rides, attending family functions, exercising, and living her life to the fullest, despite her health.
  • The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is US Army Sergeant Celina Flores of Stockton.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will hold a silent auction on the Club level by the Vin Scully Press Box. The auction ends at 2:45 p.m. with more than 25 items up for bid, including a Juan Uribe Autographed Baseball, Zack Greinke Autographed LA Dodgers Jersey and a Dee Gordon Autographed Photo. All proceeds will benefit LADF and its programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy and health and wellness which help children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will have a Mystery Bag fundraiser at Viva Los Dodgers at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Tent. For a $40 donation, fans can get an official Major League Baseball signed by one of 10 Dodger Alumni featured, including Tommy Lasorda, Orel Hershiser, and Ron Cey and current players including Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. Only 84 Mystery Bags are available. All proceeds will benefit LADF and its programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy and health and wellness which help children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.

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