Thursday, June 08, 2017

Reds Series Starts on Friday - Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Friday evening against the Cincinnati Reds.  Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:

Friday, June 9th at 7:10 PM
LHP Amir Garrett vs. LHP Rich Hill
TV: SNLA Spanish, SportsNet LA
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Friday's game starts at 7:10 PM. Auto gates open at 4:40 PM, and stadium gates open at 5:10 PM. It is Friday Night Fireworks, so fans will be able to go down onto the field after the game to watch the spectacle. The night's theme will be a special LGBT Night mix set to music by George Figares and DJ (Jeremy) Blacklow.

It is LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium. Folks who ordered a special ticket package will get an exclusive LGBT Night T-shirt with your ticket. See that on the right. If not already sold out go here for information.

For the first time ever, the Dodgers have partnered with LA Pride and will host the official 2017 LA Pride kickoff party at Dodger Stadium beginning at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM in Right Field Plaza.

Ceremonial First Pitch by award winning actor Matt Bomer. Other special guests include: Billy Bean (Major League Baseball Vice President & Special Assistant to the Commissioner), Brian Pendleton (founder of #ResistMarch), Actors Noah Galvin and Guillermo Diaz plus Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, best known for being plaintiffs in the landmark case overturning Prop 8 and restoring marriage equality to California.

The National Anthem will be performed by actor Dot Marie Jones. She will be accompanied by members for the Gay Men's Chorus and Trans Chorus of Los Angeles.

The Skyline Dog will be available for this game against the Reds (it might be available for the whole series, but I have yet to receive that confirmation) at the Extreme Loaded Dog concession areas located on the field, loge and reserve levels. It features beef bacon wrapped hot dog with Cincinnati 3 bean chili, diced onions topped off with piled high shredded cheese. Also, the Blue Pride Margarita will be served at all the bars located on Field Level (Section 49 and 50), Loge (Section 163) and Reserve Level (Section 11 and 15). It features a frozen lime margarita served in a Dodger Souvenir half yard. See pics of both of them below.

Saturday, June 10th at 7:10 PM
RHP Asher Wojciechowski vs. LHP Alex Wood
TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Saturday's game starts at 7:10 PM. 

This day features the Dodgers annual Old-Timers game. The Old-Timers batting practice will begin at 4:00 PM, followed by introductions at 5:00 PM and then the two to three-inning game. Go here for more information.

Dodger greats Don Newcombe, Tommy Davis, Manny Mota, Ron Cey, Bill Russell, Steve Garvey, Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Rick Monday, Steve Yeager, Steve Sax and Fernando Valenzuela will be a part of the festivities.

Other Dodgers participating include: Dave Roberts, Joe Torre, Rick Honeycutt, Josh Beckett, Jerry Hairston Jr., Kevin Gross, Derrel Thomas, Nick Punto, Jerry Royster, Mickey Hatcher, Juan Castro, Ken Landreaux, Jose Vizcaino, Steve Finley and Billy Bean.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Silent Auction features autographed memorabilia and is located outside the Vin Scully Press Box.


Sunday, June 11th at 1:10 PM
RHP Tim Adleman vs. LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu
TV: SNLA Spanish, SportsNet LA
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Sunday's game starts at 1:10 PM. Auto gates open at 10:40 AM, and stadium gates open at 11:10 AM. The first 12,000 ticketed kids 14 & under in attendance will receive a Kids Yasmani Grandal Jersey T-Shirt. See it on the right.

It is Viva Los Dodgers in the Dodgers parking lot prior to the game at the Historic 76 Station. Festivities begin at 11:10 AM.  Details to come soon.

It is also Youth Baseball & Softball Day at Dodger Stadium. Little Leaguers, baseball, and softball teams in uniform will have the opportunity to parade the field before the game. All you have to do is buy discounted tickets, bring out your family and friends, and help raise money for your team or league. Go here or here for more information.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Silent Auction features autographed memorabilia and is located outside the Vin Scully Press Box.

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