Sunday, May 10, 2015

Marlins Series Starts Tomorrow - Scheduled Autograph Sessions, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts tomorrow against the Miami Marlins, and several former Dodgers' are scheduled for an autograph session with fans.  Below are the scheduled autograph opportunities and other odds and ends for this upcoming homestand.

For this series only the Extreme Loaded Dog concession will be offering a Cuban Dog that features a quarter-pound all-beef hot dog topped with ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and pickle chips.  The Think Blue BBQ will also offer Caribbean Sticky Ribs - pork spare ribs with pineapple barbeque sauce, ghost pepper and molasses marinade and it will be served with tropical cole slaw.

Monday, May 11th at 7:10 PM
SNLA / AM 570 (Eng.), KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)

Monday's game starts at 7:10 PM.  Auto gates open at 4:30 PM, and stadium gates open at 5:00 PM.  It is Cuban Heritage Night at Dodger Stadium.  Folks who ordered a special ticket package in the All You Can Eat Right Field Pavilion or Infield Reserve will get an exclusive Cuban Heritage Dodger T-shirt with your ticket.  See that on the left.  If not already sold out go here for information.

Archbishop José H. Gomez will also throw a first pitch in celebration of the 5th annual Catholic Schools Night at Dodger Stadium. Cuban-American actor, director and Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia will also throw an ceremonial first pitch. Two-time Grammy nominee Karina Nuvo will perform the national anthem. Yasiel Puig will join in the Cuba Night fun by by participating in pregame ceremonies.

Dodger alumnus Lee Lacy will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Pantages will offer a “Motown the Musical” blue carpet photo opportunity in the left-field plaza.
  • The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Felix Fernandez Jr. of Perris. Fernandez enlisted as an Airman and during his 28 years of service, he has deployed several thousand airmen to various locations in support of Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Enduring Freedom. Fernandez is currently stationed at 452 Force Support Squadron March Air Reserve Base.

Tuesday, May 12th at 7:10 PM
SNLA / AM 570 (Eng.), KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)

Tuesday's game starts at 7:10 PM.  Auto gates open at 4:40 PM, and stadium gates open at 5:10 PM.  The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Clayton Kershaw bobblehead.  See it on the left.

“America’s Got Talent” 2014 finalist and Sony Music Masterworks recording artist Emily West will perform the national anthem.  UPDATE:  Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, a native of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.  He rode American Pharaoh; who won the Derby last week.

Dodger alumnus Al Ferrara will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. KLAC 570 LA Sports’ Petros and Money show will broadcast live from the left-field pavilion plaza from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Army E4 Specialist Julio Ramirez of Los Angeles. Ramirez was deployed to South Korea in 2010, where he earned the Superior Unit Award for his efforts in response to the North Korean attack on a border island. Ramirez is currently stationed in Fort Irwin where he works to extend diplomatic courtesies and hospitality to foreign and domestic visiting leaders.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) conducts silent auctions throughout the season featuring more than 25 signed pieces of memorabilia from Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Auctions will take place behind the Vin Scully press box on the club level. The items up for auction on Tuesday include a Clayton Kershaw autographed photo, Joc Pederson autographed baseball and Zack Greinke autographed Dodger jersey. The auction will end at 8:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13th at 4:50 PM
SNLA / AM 570 (Eng.), KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)

Wednesday's game starts at 4:50 PM.  Auto gates open at 2:20 PM, and stadium gates open at 2:50 PM.

American folk rock artist Lissie will perform the national anthem.

Dodger alumnus Al Downing will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Luis Martinez of Salinas. Martinez enlisted in 2006 and in 2009 was assigned to Marine Expeditionary Force Group where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Martinez later transferred to 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines in Hawaii, where he completed one Unit Deployment Program to Okinawa, Japan for six months.

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