Thursday, October 27, 2016

2nd Annual Bat 4 HOPE Celebrity Softball Game with Adrian Gonzalez in November

On Saturday, November 19th Dodger Stadium will host the 2nd annual Bat 4 HOPE Celebrity Softball Game in benefit of PADRES Contra El C├íncer.  You can go here for more information and to order tickets.

Event Details:
Join Los Angeles Dodgers First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez for his 2nd Annual Celebrity Softball Game benefiting children and young adults with cancer.  Player line-up: MLB players and celebrities.  Game Day Includes: Free parking (use Sunset entrance), concession stands sales (limited menu), pre-game sponsor village, limited merchandise sales, goodie bag with each ticket purchase, silent auction, raffle, and an autograph session with Adrian Gonzalez.

Adrian Gonzalez will sign a limited number of baseballs and items prior to the start of the game. MLB baseballs and tickets for the signing will be sold on game day. Sales start at 10 AM, are limited and will go quickly. MLB baseballs are $25 (if you don't bring your own ball); autograph $35 per item/signature.  A maximum of 2 baseballs and 2 signatures per person. Cash will only be accepted in exact denominations (no change). Signing will begin at 10:45 AM in section 1 for only those that purchase a MLB baseball or ticket.
Last year the event was co-hosted with Eva Longoria.  Go here to check out some photos from that, via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015.

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Check out this World Series action photo.  Per the descriptor:
Dodgers Andy Pafko makes a leaping one-handed catch off Gene Woodling's whistling bid for home run into the right field stands in the second inning of fifth Series game.
The run saving grab would help the Dodgers maintain a small lead in the early going, and prove to be an important catch as the Dodgers would eventually win the game in extra innings, 6-5.  I think the best part of this photo, though, are the hundreds of fans who are seen peering in eager anticipation.

I ran into this United Press Association press photo, taken by Tony Sande, on eBay.  Check out the auction here.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1890, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (Dodgers), in their first season as a member of the National League, lost Game 6 of an World Series against the Louisville Colonels of the American Association, 9-8.  The loss shrank the Dodgers lead in the series to 3-2-1 -- Game 3 ended in a 7-7 tie due to darkness.  Game 7 will be played the next day.