Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lord Stanley and the Kings Visited Dodger Stadium Yesterday

The festivities is just beginning for the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.  They had a parade on Monday afternoon, Jimmy Kimmel later that evening and a Dodger Stadium visit yesterday.  Who knows what's in store for tomorrow?

As you'll recall, nearly the entire Kings squad visited Dodger Stadium after their Stanley Cup victory in 2012 (check out my post on that here).  This time around, a much smaller contingent made out to the game for a ceremony and public celebration.
(pic via @LAKings on twitter)

Before the start of the game they took some batting practice at Dodger Stadium.  Defenseman Matt Greene, who famously stayed in the Dodgers dugout in full uniform during the Stanley Cup celebration in 2012, is putting on batting gloves in the photo below.  I believe Jarret Stoll (left) and Drew Doughty (right) have their back to us.
(pic via @LAKings on twitter)

Watch star defenseman Drew Doughty taking some hacks below.

In the meantime, Don Mattingly came out to meet the boys.  From left to right: Tanner Pearson, Mattingly, Mike Richards and Martin Jones.
(pic via @LAKings on twitter)

So, how did the Kings players perform with a bat instead of a graphite stick?  Jon Rosen of the LA Kings Insider lets us know on twitter.

Considering the Dodgers recent woes, we might have to sign up Carter for the summer.
(pic via JonSooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014)

Here are some more pics I found featuring the Kings and Dodgers with the Cup on social media.  BTW, you can go here to check out all of the photos taken by Dodger photographer Jon SooHoo; including a bunch of pics featuring the Cup with some Dodger players.

Conn Smythe winner (MVP) Justin Williams is seen with his son, Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig in the photo above.  The Kings watch some Dodgers in the batting cage below.

Check out Justin Turner with Lord Stanley below.

Drew Butera then had his turn.

Of course, you know Yasiel Puig wouldn't miss the fun.

The always stoic Uribe.

On the field.

Alanna Rizzo looks so excited.

Kings first pitch

Finally, Alec raises the cup for all to see.

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