Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Opening Day - Giants Series Starts Thursday - Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

Opening Day is here! The first series of the 2018 season begins on Thursday against our hated rivals -- Giants. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. BTW, free complimentary WiFi is available Dodger Stadium. Find "DodgersWifi", review and accept the Terms & Conditions. Here are some important links:
Advance parking prices will be $15 and parking at the gate will be $25 in 2018. Also, the team will continue to offer $5 parking in Lots 13 and 14, which are on Stadium Way, adjacent to the Los Angeles Fire Department training center, a short walk east of the main Vin Scully Avenue-Gate A entrance to Dodger Stadium. A free shuttle will be available for disabled fans. The lots will open to the public at the same time as the other Dodger Stadium parking lots.

Furthermore, Opening Day means temporary parking restriction near Dodger Stadium, per a tweet from the LAPD:


Thursday, March 29th at 4:08 PM
Clayton Kershaw vs Ty Blach
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Blog Kiosk: 3/28/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

So, that happened last night.

As you surely know by now, Dodger Stadium was beset with a unseemly leak on the field that forced an early end to the last spring game of the season. A sewer pipe had burst, and if you've ever been witness to such a thing then you know this was the right call. Nobody should have to sit around and possibly get into contact with any of that dirty water.

They ended up calling the game in the fifth inning -- with the Dodgers leading the Angels 4-3. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“Apparently, in the middle of the fifth inning, there was a pipe backup on two different levels of the stadium,” Kasten said. “We don’t know exactly where the backup was or what caused it. It had something to do with a main pipe here as well as a main pipe outside. The city is aware of it. The city is on the scene, and they’re trying to figure that out. We could’ve stayed there and tried to locate it, address it, work on the field…we had no idea how long that would take.”
You can watch Kasten talk about it here. Both photos above via Doug Padilla on Twitter. Below are more links to check out:
"I will never forget Fernando and all he has done for me and the Los Angeles Dodgers," manager Tom Lasorda said. "It was a privilege and honor to manage him over the years because he was without a doubt a great talent and a great competitor. I want to thank him for all the memories."