Two shutout by Dodger pitchers in the last two nights! and tonight is the 55 since ’55 Poster Night featuring Vin Scully! I am very excited about getting this poster and about the festivities tonight!
Here is what is in stored as reported in the Daily News at http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_15585735
The first 20,000 fans entering Dodger Stadium will receive a poster featuring the team’s celebration and a picture of a young Vin Scully and the words of his call of the final out. Scully will also utter his familiar, “It’s time for Dodger baseball,” live from the broadcast booth to the crowd, a role usually filled by a celebrity or child.
Don Newcombe, who won a team-high 20 games for the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch, with a home plate from Ebbets Field, the Dodgers’ home from 1913-57, used for the ceremony.
In another nod to the past, organ music performed by Nancy Bea Hefley will be played almost exclusively for the entire game, according to Josh Rawitch, the team’s vice president of communications.
Ralph Mauriello, a Brooklyn-born pitcher on the 1958 Dodgers, will sing the national anthem and “God Bless America.”
Fans sitting in the My Town section will receive Dodgertown Brooklyn T- shirts, with the “55 after 55” patch the Dodgers have worn on their uniforms this season, and eat from an all-you-can-eat menu including Polish sausage sandwiches and soft pretzels.
the matchup: Santana against Padilla. Don’t you love that 50’s miles an hour curveball that Padilla throws! You can hear the stadium crowds when he throws it.
Let’s Go Dodgers!
The 55 since ’55 also reminded me of this wonderful post from Mike:
The day was finally here! The Dodgers Home Opener! I could hardly sleep the night before of the excitment! This IS CHRISTMAS FOR ADULTS!!
My friend Erik and I have planning for this day getting our costumes together. Erik was dressed as Willard Mullin’s Brooklyn Bum and I as superfan Hilda Chester.
I was hoping to have a video that my brother Vic was recording but I don’t know how to put it here and it got to be too late. Wish you could see my friend’s feet. He cut one of his shoes to really look like a bum and I am wearing sox with shoes like pictures I have seen of Hilda.
If you don’t know who Hilda Chester was, look it up! She is even in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Complain. A security guy at Dodger Stadium in the field level was following us around make sure that we turned our bags (they were bags where we put stuff like our radio, magazine) inside out. He did not want what we wrote about to show. What is wrong with what it says!??? “This IS Next Year” “Hilda is Here!” Security guy (I think his name is Guy) should have been more concern with fans (guys and women)that were drinking too much. I won’t go into some detail of some disgusting things I saw). I know no signs are permitted at Dodger Stadium but these are bags Erik’s mom made for us! I also took off the inside of my cowbells so I was not making any noise.
WE WON! We won 9=5!
Manny went yard!
Beadrless Casey Blake went yard!
Matt Kemp went Yard! His GF was at the game.
Andre Ethier went Yard!
I have more pictures but super busy at work because I took the day off yesterday! Note: I started this entry last night at home and just finished it off today. Thank you all for reading!