Saturday, May 07, 2016

Mets Series Starts on Monday - Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Monday against the New York Mets.  Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. 

The New York Dog will be available for this homestand only against the Mets at the Extreme Loaded Dog concession areas located on the field, loge and reserve levels. It features a quarter-pound, all-beef hot dog topped with Sabrett’s onions in sauce, sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard.

The third 2016 issue of the new Dodger Insider magazine, featuring Kenta Maeda on the cover, will be available at Dodger Stadium.  (see it on the left.  The Dodgers merged their previously separate Playbill and Dodger Insider magazines into one publication (at least 80 pages per issue) with a new edition available each homestand.  They are distributed at auto gates (one per vehicle) and via Fan Services for those who use alternate transportation.


Monday, May 9th at 7:10 PM
LHP Steven Matz vs. LHP Scott Kazmir
SNLA / AM 570 (Eng.), KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)

Monday'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 the first pin in the Dodgers Retired Number Series featuring #1 Pee Wee Reese.  See it on the left.

Actress Kelly Packard, known for her role on the popular television series “Baywatch” and “California Dreams” and also the co-host of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not,” will perform the national anthem. Country music star and four-time Grammy Award Winner Keith Urban, will serve as the honorary PA announcer and will present the starting lineup. Urban’s new album, “Ripcord,” will be on sale in the left field plaza Team Store.

Blog Kiosk: 5/7/2016 - Dodgers Links - Maeda, Puig and Russell on Clayton Kershaw

Yasiel Puig has been having an amazing adventure this season, and I don't mean his exploits on the field.  Rather, he's taken every opportunity to soak in the sights and sounds of every city he's visited this season. Thankfully, social media has allowed him to shared every minute.

Before the start of yesterdays game, Puig visited Toronto's CN Tower and headed to the top.  He found himself 1,168' above the ground, strapped himself to some wires and cords and walked around the perimeter of the landmark.  Check out a group of photos at the very top, via his Instagram.

I don't know about you, but I would do this in a heartbeat.  That looks like a bunch of fun.

Then later that night, Yasiel made a perfect throw on a lined double along the right field line to get Darwin Barney at second base.  Go here to check it out.  Puig, quite literally, threw a strike to shortstop Corey Seager.  As for the rest of the evening, things did not go as well.  Sure, Maeda was fantastic, once again.  Unfortunately, a lackluster offense and an even worse bullpen gave it away.  The Dodgers lost the first game of the series against the Blue Jays 5-2.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1959, the Roy Campanella benefit game is played at the Coliseum in front of 93,103 fans.  In 2009, Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez is suspended 50-games for a PED violation.
  • Happy Birthday, James Loney!