Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Pre-Game Notes

I've just landed at my seat within the Vin Scully Press Box and figured out the internet. connection.

Here are some opening notes before I go wonder around and try to get lost.
  • Here is a pic from yesterdays first pitch featuring Olympic Gold Medalist and "Dancing with the Stars" champion Shawn Johnson with her biggest fan Casey Blake- and when I mean biggest fan I'm not kidding. Look at the size difference. (Photo credits: LA Dodgers) Man-O-Live! She is small. Here, Michael Eaves is interviewing her.
  • Chad Billingsley will host a group of 10 children from Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA on Tuesday as part of his Chad’s Champs community program. Each child will receive a T-shirt and a meal voucher courtesy of Panda Express and will get to meet with Billingsley on the field during batting practice and get his autograph.
  • Shannon Garrison, a teacher at Solano Avenue Elementary School , will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game. Solano has been a Dodgers Adopt-A-School partner for 29 years and is currently rated as the ninth-highest elementary school serving inner city students in the state of California . Garrison has taught at Solano for 11 years and her fourth graders continuously score amongst the highest in the city on state tests. Earlier this year, the Milken Foundation honored Garrison as one of four Milken Educators of the Year for the state of California.
  • If you haven't seen this yet then go ahead and click play. I found myself laughing like a banshee this morning at work.

Video Link: ESPN:
Hat Tip: Bugs & Cranks:

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