Billingsley will close off the four game series with Atlanta. How odd that the fourth game is on a Monday and that the game will be played at the regular time of 7:10 ET time. By the time the Dodgers get back it will early Tuesday morning.
Tuesday it will be Matt Kemp’s bobblehead night. with the Colorado Rockies in town.
Is Lorena’s birthday!
Andre Ethier will visit the Union rescue Mission from 11:30 am – 1 pm to serve food and Dodger Dogs to the homeless. Dodger partner Farmer John’s tailgate truck will provide 500 Dodger Dogs for the people that th mission serves on a daily basis. This will be Ethier’s third visit to the mission.
Taking public transportation thru downtown LA, I have noticed the increase in homeless people. I am glad that Andre, the Dodgers and Farmer John are part of this.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Los Angeles native Warren Moon will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Ryan Theriot will take kids on a back-to-school shopping spree at the Staples store in El Monte from 11:20 am – 100 pm courtesy of the Dodgers Dream Foundation and Staples.
With the Reds in town, Friday is 90’s night. The first 20,000 fans will receive Andre Ethier posters in honor of the 90’s
Friday is the annual Shirts off Their Backs auction. All of the Dodgerss’ game-worn, autographed jerseys from the team’s victory over the Yankees on Saturday, June 26 will be auctioned off on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box from 5:10 – 8:45 p.m. Goodie baskets made by Dodger wives that include their husband’s favorite things will also be up for bid. I’ve bid on a couple of baskets in the past. Is always very interesting what is included in the baskets. One of the most elaborate baskets was Grady Little that included a ride on his motorcycle. Broxton has included a nice handmade wooden box. Inside the baskets you can find candy, a glove, batting gloves, shirts, movies, certificates, popcorn, spikes, a bat, etc.
The first “Bark in the Park at Dodger Stadium” will take place on Saturday presented by Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Fans that purchase an AYCE (All You Can Eat) ticket in the right field pavillion for $25 per human can bring their dog. I’ve never been to one of these events at other parks but why are the Dogers charging $25 per dog?
Sunday is the usual Viva Los Dodgers Sunday.
God willing, I’ll try to make it to all the games. Go Blue!
photo from the Union Rescue mission.
The Colorado Rockies took the first game as the Dodger bullpen came up short in the first game and today I learned why Joe Torre did not bring George Sherrill in the 10th inning of that game. Sherrill felt tightness in his right side earlier that day. MRI came out negative!
In the second game, Randy Wolf got his fourth consecutive win giving up one run in 7 1/3 inning to give the Rockies only their second loss in the last games! That was also Randy’s #99 win! Let’s hope he gets #100 in his next start!
Congratulations to Andre Ethier who hit homerun #26 and #27! Also congratulations James Loney who finally got #8!
Rubber game (I’d love to have that rubber figure) is an early one. Vicente Padilla gets his start against Jorge de La Rosa. I just learned that Vicente is from Nicaragua. He is the first Nicaraguan to start for the Dodgers!
Behave Vicente and have a good game! I wonder if I can have my headphones on while I go to my Pilates class at noon.
Quick Trivia I heard during last night’s game : Name the only three teams that have never had a player hit for the cycle?