Sunday, September 04, 2016

Diamondbacks Series Starts on Monday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.   Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand.

The eleventh 2016 issue of the new Dodger Insider magazine, spotlighting the Dodgers’ push toward a title despite the injury to Clayton Kershaw, will be available at Dodger Stadium.  (see it on the left).  On the cover are Kenley Jansen, Adrian Gonzalez, Kenta Maeda, Justin Turner, Corey Seager and Dave Roberts.  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, September 5at 5:10 PM
RHP Zack Greinke vs. RHP Kenta Maeda
SNLA / AM 570 (Eng.), KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)

Monday's game starts at 5:10 PM.  Auto gates open at 2:40 PM, and stadium gates open at 3:10 PM.  The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Dodgers Cap.  See it on the right.

Amy Renee Heidemann-Noonan of the pop duo Karmin will perform the national anthem tomorrow prior to the 5:10 p.m. game. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who also serves as chief elections officer for California, will be in attendance. Voter education outreach is non-partisan and is entirely in the spirit of civic engagement. Padilla will be doing an interview prior to the game at approximately 4:30 p.m. encouraging Dodger fans to vote. Volunteers will be at two locations, left-field plaza and reserve level section two, in order for fans to register to vote.

Ron Fairly, a member of Dodger championship teams in 1959, 1963 and 1965 who spent 48 years in professional baseball as a player and broadcaster, will be recognized tomorrow for his efforts in support of servicemen and women. Fairly is a finalist for the 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, which is named after the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the first MLB player to enlist after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fairly spends much of his time helping veterans. He sits on the board of Rebuilding Americas Warriors, or RAW, which was founded in 2007 and makes it possible for military servicemen and women who have been injured while on duty to receive reconstructive surgery at no cost to them.
  • The Military Hero of the Game is World War II veteran U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jack Kunitomi of Los Angeles. After imprisonment in WWII camps, Kunitomi was drafted into the Army in 1944 and left his wife and young son to enter the intensive language training of the classified Military Intelligence Service. He served under General Douglas MacArthur as a translator in the Philippine islands and Tokyo. After the war, he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern California and taught in the Los Angeles Unified School district for more than 35 years.

Tuesday, September 6th at 7:10 PM
RHP Shelby Miller vs. TBD
SNLA / AM 570 (Eng.), KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)

Tuesday's game starts at 7:10 PM.  Auto gates open at 4:40 PM, and stadium gates open at 5:10 PM.

One of Colombia’s greatest musicians and two-time Grammy and nine-time Latin Grammy-winning artist Carlos Vives will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Vives is performing at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday and is currently on world tour.

The Dodgers will pay tribute to 77 employees with 25 or more years of service on the field prior to Tuesday’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Headlining the list of those to be recognized are Hall of Famer Vin Scully (67 seasons), Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda (67 seasons), Special Advisor to the Chairman Don Newcombe (59 seasons), Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín (58 seasons), Dodger coach and broadcaster Manny Mota (48 seasons), Dodger alumnus “Sweet” Lou Johnson (36 seasons), Dodger alumnus Ron Cey (32 seasons) and Dodger broadcaster Rick Monday (31 seasons).

Dodger employees with 40 or more years of service are Stand Captain Robert Natelborg (50), Ticket Taker Miguel Yanez (47), Batting Practice Pitcher Peter Bonfils (46), Usher James Harvey (46), Ticket Taker captain Eduardo Becerril (46), Vice President of Ticket Operations Billy Hunter (45) and Usher Howard Levine (44).

The list of those to be celebrated also includes: Usher Captain Richard Angona (41), Area Scout Henry Jones (41), Stand Captain Bruce Dinowitz (40), Stand Associate Marcia Natelborg (39), Gate Captain Errol Coffey (39), Usher Andrea Garcia (39), Usher Captain Mario Villegas, Jr. (39), Minor League Team Manager John Shoemaker (39), Stand Associate Susan Meser (38), International Scout Mike Brito (38), Security Officer Gil Garciacano (38), Usher Captain Anthony Lopez (38), Special Advisor  Amateur Scouting Gib Bodet (37), Visiting Clubhouse Manager Jerry Turner (37), Manager of Transportation Arn Douglass (37), Ticket Taker Juan Franco (36), Press Room Operator Robert Allen (36), Press Room Operator James Mims (36),  Usher M.J. Babyak (35), Security Officer Richard Montano (35), Utility Maintenance Kevin Waters (34), Gardener Petronilo Serna (34), Security Officer Eddie Alcala (34), Area Scout Bobby Darwin (34), Ticket Seller Roy Tyler (33), Receptionist Dolores Buonauro (33), Senior Vice President and General Counsel Sam Fernandez (32), Gate Captain Valerie Jones (32), Security Officer Pedro Reynoso (32), Usher Vickie Gutierrez (32), Dodger Clubhouse Manager Mitch Poole (31), Security Officer Gary Hedman (31), Assistant Stand Captain Jaime Moreno (31), Ticket Taker Rosendo Alvarez (30), DodgerVision Crew Shane Shanahan (30), Usher Maria Ramirez (29), Stand Captain Patrick Cochran (29), Stand Associate Rosemary Cochran (29), Stand Associate Adriana Kano (29), Front Office George Barajas (29), Ticket Seller Sharon McCabe (28), Stand Captain Marina Goungo (28), International Scout Camilo Pascual (28), Security Officer Anthony Adams (28), Security Officer Manuel Guantez (28), Usher Captain James Terminel (28), Usher Anna McClure (27), Stand Captain Mark McCool (27), Stand Associate Lori Vasquez (27), Security Assistant Manager Gus Shirley (26), Gate Captain James Gillespie (26), Usher Leticia Monroy (26), Receptionist Lucy Valdez (25), Usher Captain Dian Lynn Darr (25) and Usher Sidney Gruman (25).     
  • The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Dagoberto Moreno Jr. of Los Angeles. After three years in the Army, Moreno was deployed to Afghanistan in 2006-2007 as a squad leader for an infantry rifle platoon. After his service, he graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Wednesday September 7th at 7:10 PM
LHP Robbie Ray vs. TBD
SNLA / AM 570 (Eng.), KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)

Wednesday'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 a #53 Don Drysdale Retired Numbers Pin.  See it on the left.

The Olympic gold medalist U.S. women’s water polo team will be recognized on the field pregame.

It is Metro/MSRC Night at Dodger Stadium.  In addition to a Metro activation and giveaways near Lot G, the Dodgers will provide a special guest experience for Dodger Stadium Express riders to thank them for the service’s continuing success. MSRC Board Chair Greg Pettis will throw an honorary first pitch. Folks who ordered a special ticket package will get an exclusive Star Wars Night T-shirt with your ticket.  See that on the right.  If not already sold out go here for information.

UPDATE:  The special guest to greet fans on  Metro/MSRC Night is Shawn Green.  Per a press release:
Dodger fans waiting to take the Dodger Stadium Express from Los Angeles Union Station will get to enjoy giveaways and a special Dodger alum appearance by Shawn Green. A pregame Metro activation behind the right field pavilion will also include Metro information and giveaways. Tomorrow will celebrate the Dodger Stadium Express, as well as thank Metro, MSRC and fans for making this reliable and environmentally friendly transportation service a success for more than one million fans over the last 7 seasons.

Metro Board Member and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Metro Board Member Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker and MSRC Board members will join MSRC Board Chair Greg Pettis who will throw the ceremonial first pitch.
  • The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Cesar Trujillo of Palmdale who has served for 16 years. Trujillo’s deployments include Iraq in 2003 and Kuwait in 2010. During both tours, he performed convoy operations and worked for Transportation Corps for the Army. He is currently a Metro bus line instructor and has worked as a Metro bus operator for the past 17 years.

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