Friday, January 10, 2014

Dodgers Pride Night at the Kings Game on Monday

In what has become an annual event, the LA Kings are holding their Dodgers Pride Night at this coming Monday, January 13th, game against the Vancouver Canucks.  A special ticket package is available - which comes with a commemorative puck.  Go here for information.

In the past, a Dodger player (or someone in the front office) comes out to drop the opening puck, but who that will be has yet to be announced.  Also, in years past a former Dodger player comes out to sign autographs for fans in the concourse at Staples Center.  That too has yet to be announced.  I will certainly post up details when further announcements are made.

I'm hoping the Kings will sell some of those Dodgers themed hockey jerseys.  To see what I mean check out this post from last year.  I'm still disappointed that the NHL didn't chose to use this design for the upcoming outdoor hockey game at Dodger Stadium.  I think they are missing a great opportunity to market the game to LA area Baseball fans.

Also, I'm hoping Tommy Lasorda is chosen to drop the opening puck on Monday.  He has a way of doing it that cracks me up, every time.  Watch this video to see what I mean.

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Blog Kiosk: 1/10/2014 - Dodgers Links - A Puig FatHead, Piazza's and Ryu

Here's another artist conception of the new Bullpen Overlook area they are building at Dodger Stadium, pic via @Dodgers on twitter.
  • Via Mike Petriello at FanGraphs, "Little Safety Net For Dodgers At Second Base".
  • Josh Tucker at Dodgers Insider makes note that Carl Crawford will change his uniform number to #3.
  • One of the very first Dodger Stadium promotional give-aways will be a Yasiel Puig FatHead that will be given out to kids on Sunday, April 6th.  Check out a pic of it on the right.  Go here to see the Dodgers promotional schedule.
  • Via Mark Saxon at ESPN, CEO on Dodgers (Kasten) landing Tanaka: "I wouldn't predict it".
  • Via Eno Sarris at FanGraphs, "Mike Piazza’s Greatness".
  • Listen to ESPN Radio Show: Dodgers' President Stan Kasten joins Mark Willard & Ben Lyons to discuss Don Mattingly's contract extension, the Dodgers' intentions to re-sign Clayton Kershaw, and dealing with Yasiel Puig's off-the-field issues.  Listen here!  BTW, Puig has decided to stop driving!!!!
  • Another Radio Interview, but this time on AM570 - This time with Don Mattingly - He joined Petros and Money to discuss Puig.  Listen here!
"Yasiel is going to have some expectations. The orginization can't let him just do whatever he wants and be a wildcard." He added, "We know he's a great player, we want him to be even better. The Dodgers are really intrigued in the community, they do a lot of good things in the community and we also want him to be a great example for the kids out there that are watching him play."
  • Check out this past Wednesday's Dodger Talk with Kevin Kennedy and David Vassegh.  JP Howell comes on to speak with them.  Listen here!
  • Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Hyun-jin Ryu heads back to LA, started training program early".
  • Jon Rosen at LA Kings Insider reminds us that recently elected Hall of Famer Tom Glavine was once drafted by the LA Kings in the 4th Round in 1984 (he was also drafted by the Braves that year).  He was regarded as an outstanding centerman, and was named MVP of his high school hockey team in Massachusetts.  Rosen shares some great photos and has a video of Glavine playing in his one professional hockey game.

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