Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez
January 17, 2015
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Honabach and Sons

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DODGERFEST 2014

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Autographs: Randy Jones

I went to the California RV show earlier today. {linked here}

Randy Jones was signing autographs from 2pm to 4pm.

The usual autograph collectors were the only ones there to meet Jones. There was a big crowd for the RV show but less than 10 people to meet with Jones. I got there exactly at 2pm so I was worried that there was already a big line. And since my son is not a patient person, I was getting stressed out. Luckily, I was in and out within 10 minutes and remarkably my son behaved.

I gave Jones 2 baseballs and he wrote the inscription "1976 N.L. Cy Young" first. When he started writing that and see where he wrote it, I was thinking to myself "Oh man, he's not signing it on the sweet spot" but he started the inscription first and then his signature on the sweet spot. 

A really great signature.


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Thank you Randy Jones!

Randy Jones

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Ron Cey

Ron Cey
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Upcoming Appearance: Davey Lopes

Davey Lopes
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Upcoming Appearance: Bill Russell

Bill Russell
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Upcoming Appearance: Steve Garvey

Steve Garvey
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Upcoming Signings @ Harry's Dugout - Clarkson, Biletnikoff, Sutton


Hall of Fame Sports - Alec Martinez Signing + Dodgers Bobble Heads Sale

Hall of Fame Sports is bringing Alec Martinez of the L.A. Kings tomorrow at Frank & Son Collectible show. Don't worry Dodger fans, there will be something for you too. Anyone attending Saturdays "Stanley Cup Saturday" event, will get a preview of upcoming shows and some special items (Including some "killer deals" on Dodger Bobble heads among others) 



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dodgers Name Andrew Friedman President, Baseball Operations

I'm a fan of Andrew Friedman and what he has done with the Tampa Bay Rays. Very happy with this move.

Oh, it looks like Ned Colletti is still staying.


From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the hiring of Andrew Friedman to the newly created position of President, Baseball Operations. The club also announced that Ned Colletti will remain with the Dodger organization as a Senior Advisor to the President and CEO Stan Kasten.

Friedman will be available to the media at a news conference tomorrow at Dodger Stadium, with details to be announced later today.

Friedman, 37, previously served as the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations of the Tampa Bay Rays, where, despite overseeing one of the league’s lowest payrolls, he led the Rays to four postseason appearances, including two division titles (2008, 2010), in nine seasons from 2006-14. Under Friedman, the Rays posted the franchise’s first winning season and won the American League pennant in 2008, when he was named Sporting News’ Executive of the Year. After finishing below .500 in each of its first 10 years of existence, the Rays finished above the .500 mark in six consecutive seasons under Friedman from 2008-13.

“Andrew Friedman is one of the youngest and brightest minds in the game today and we are very fortunate to have him join our organization,” said Dodger President & CEO Stan Kasten. “The success he has had over the past nine years in molding the Tampa Bay Rays team has been incredible.”

Friedman joined the Rays in 2004 and spent two years serving as director of baseball development. His previous experience includes two years as an analyst with New York City-based investment firm Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. and three years as an associate for the private equity firm MidMark Capital.

Friedman received a baseball scholarship to Tulane University, where he graduated with a bachelor of science in management with a concentration in finance. He played outfield for the Green Wave before injuring his shoulder. Andrew and his wife, Robin, reside in St. Petersburg with their two sons, Ethan Jack and Zachary Evan.

In nine seasons under Colletti, the Dodgers reached the postseason five times, with division titles in 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014 and a Wild Card berth in 2006 (tied for division title), and posted the National League’s third-best record from 2006-2014 (783-674, .537), behind only St. Louis (789-668, .542) and Atlanta (785-673, .537).

“Ned Colletti has played a major role in the success of the Los Angeles Dodgers over the last nine years and I’m thrilled that we are able to retain him as a special advisor to me,” said Kasten. “Ned’s knowledge and experience in the game covering 33 years will be a great asset to the club as we continue to add and build our player development system.”

Upcoming Appearance: Mike Brito


Mike Brito
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports/Kenny De Baca

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Adam Kennedy

Adam Kennedy
December 6, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Mickey Hatcher

Mickey Hatcher
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Tim Wallach

Tim Wallach
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Autographs: Jim "Mudcat" Grant

I have missed many events this year due to other obligations or because I don't feel well enough to make the drive. I'm happy I made the trip for this one....

Last month I posted a flyer with details about Jim "Mudcat" Grant showing up at Burbank library for a book signing. {linked here}

I was looking forward to this event since I have Grant's incredible book titled "The Black Aces: Baseball's Only African-American Twenty-Game Winners" and I wanted to be signed.

The former Dodgers pitcher is 79 and looks well.

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The cover of his book.

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Autograph.

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10 cards signed.

 Jim Mudcat Grant

Thank you Mr. Grant!

Jim Mudcat Grant

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jim Gott and other MLB Players are “Going to Bat for Danny’s Farm”


Jim Gott, former MLB pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that he and his MLB friends (both past and present players) will be “Going to Bat for Danny’s Farm” on Sunday, October 19 at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles.

Inspired by his son, Danny, Danny’s Farm is a nonprofit organization that benefits children and adults with developmental disabilities.  With the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) announcement that 1 in 68 children are now being diagnosed as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism is no longer just a family concern, it a community concern, which is why programs like Danny’s Farm are in high demand and community support is needed.

“This is truly going to be a great event and I’d like to invite the community to join us for a great afternoon that supports a cause that is close to my heart,” said Jim Gott.  “And I’d like to extend a special ‘thank you’ to Gary Cypress, owner of the museum, for opening this amazing venue to us.”     


The Sports Museum of Los Angeles is an extraordinary private museum that is open by invitation only.  It houses the largest sports memorabilia collection in the United States and has over 30 galleries dedicated to many prominent sports figures and teams.  This privately owned collection showcases a multitude of sports ranging from baseball, basketball, football, tennis, boxing, horse racing, cycling, golf and swimming.

Honoring Bank of America’s Tiziana Cordisco as “Farmer of the Year”, this fundraising event is scheduled for Sunday, October 19 with a VIP Reception beginning at 2:00 p.m. and general admission running from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Tommy Bahama has joined as a sponsor to help support the event. All proceeds will benefit Danny’s Farm and allow it to continue to provide employment opportunities for adults with autism and scholarships for children on the autism spectrum whose families cannot afford to enroll their child in the Danny’s Farm program.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact rsouthard@almansor.org or visit www.eventbrite.com and search “Going to Bat for Danny’s Farm.”

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Steve Garvey & Ron Cey

Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Chuck Finley, Randy Jones and other celebrities will be at the 62nd annual California RV show in Pomona Fairplex.

L.A. Fairplex - Gate 9
2200 N. White Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
(818) 248-6600

Here are the details for the baseball guests.

Steve Garvey
October 10, 2014
Time: 10am/12pm

Ron Cey
October 11, 2014
Time: 11am/1pm

Chuck Finley
October 11, 2014
Time: 2pm/4pm

Randy Jones
October 19, 2014
Time: 2pm/4pm

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Reggie Smith

Reggie Smith
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Friday, October 3, 2014

NLDS Game 2 @ Dodger Stadium Info

Dodgers need to win game two now...
From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host Game 2 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium tomorrow at 6:37 p.m. against the St. Louis Cardinals (RHP Lance Lynn vs. RHP Zack Greinke). All auto gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and stadium gates will open at 4:00 p.m. NLDS Game 2 is sold out. The first 50,000 fans in attendance will receive a white rally towel presented by 76.

Dodger legend Maury Wills will throw the ceremonial first pitch. He currently serves as special instructor with the club. Wills spent parts of 12 seasons with the Dodgers and 14 in the Majors. He holds the Los Angeles Dodgers record for career stolen bases and won three World Series, the National League Most Valuable Player award and Major League Player of the Year honors while with the Dodgers.

RCA recording artist Tinashe will perform the national anthem. Her summer hit “2On” was #1 at rhythm radio for 4 straight weeks and her debut album “Aquarius” is being released Tuesday.

From 4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Dodger alumni league member Derrel Thomas will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer “Sweet” Lou Johnson will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza. Pregame entertainment will also include face painters in the right-field pavilion plaza and musical entertainment in the right and left-field reserve plazas. Dodgers Radio KLAC AM 570’s Dodger Talk with David Vassegh will broadcast live from the left-field pavilion plaza at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday’s game will be televised on MLB Network. All Dodger postseason games can be heard on Dodgers Radio KLAC AM 570 with Vin Scully, Rick Monday and Charley Steiner and in Spanish on Univision America KTNQ 1020 AM with Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez and Fernando Valenzuela.  The games also can be heard in Korean on Radio Korea AM 1540.

Dodger fans should plan to arrive early to avoid traffic and alleviate congestion.  Fans also are urged to carpool to Dodger Stadium or utilize one of the many alternative transportation services offered. Complete details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/express. For specific route and schedule information fans can visit www.metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO. The Dodger Express will begin shuttle service from the South Bay for postseason games to assist fans in their travel plans. 

The Dodgers also are asking fans who have purchased postseason tickets to purchase their parking passes in advance online to assist in traffic flow and expedite movement through the auto gates.  Purchasing parking in advance also guarantees parking onsite.  The parking price for advance purchase is $10 and parking at the gate is $20 for the Division Series.  The Dodgers also will offer premium parking in advance at $35 and for $50 at the gate for the Division Series. For further information on Dodger parking, visit www.dodgers.com/parking.

The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Robert Warren of Palmdale. He has served deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and is currently assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion Unit West recovering from injuries sustained on both deployments. Warren’s accolades include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with a Combat V device for valor and two Combat Action Ribbons.  Warren will be presented with a flag flown over Dodger Stadium by U.S. Navy Veteran Sean Gass, Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch and Co-Chair of Bank of America’s Military Support and Assistance Group.

A review of the 2014 regular season and a look ahead to the playoffs are featured in October’s Dodger Insider magazine, with reigning NL Player of the Month Matt Kemp on the cover. The issue also offers a feature on closer supreme Kenley Jansen, a recap of the progress of the Dodgers’ top minor-league prospects, inside-the-game and historical stories, photos, games for all ages and much more. Dodger Insider serves as a companion to the Dodger Insider blog, located at www.dodgers.com/insider and published multiple times daily. Dodger Insider magazine and the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Yearbook, featuring a 21-page commemorative section dedicated to Vin Scully in his own words, are on sale throughout Dodger Stadium during the NLDS, including the Top of the Park store and online at www.dodgers.com/magazine. Subscriptions to the magazine can be ordered at any time.  A digital version of Dodger Insider magazine, featuring embedded video links, is also available.

All official postseason Dodger merchandise is available for sale throughout Dodger Stadium including on-field T-shirts, hats and hooded sweatshirts.

Levy Restaurants will offer an Extreme Loaded Dog, “Playoff Dog,” an all-beef hot dog on a Pretzel Roll topped with Pastrami, pickle spears and Oktoberfest mustard. It will be available at three Extreme Loaded Dog locations on the Field, Loge and Reserve levels. Levy Restaurants will offer two WOW! Items including a BBQ Beef Brisket Burger which features an one-third pound burger topped with American cheese, Think Blue BBQ beef brisket, Stout BBQ sauce and fried onions and pickles. The BBQ Beef Brisket Burger will be available at Elysian Park Grills on the Loge, Reserve and Top Deck levels and Field level Dodger Dog Stands at sections 22 and 23. Levy will also offer a WOW! Item, Think Blue BBQ “Grand Slam” Playoff Platter, which includes beef brisket, pulled pork, roasted corn, potato salad, coleslaw and corn bread. It is available at the Think Blue BBQ at the left-field pavilion plaza. A Gelato Ice Cream Sandwich, Lasorda’s gelato ice cream smashed between two chocolate chip cookies, will be available at Tommy Lasorda’s Trattoria located at the right-field pavilion plaza.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will hold a silent auction on the Club level by the Vin Scully Press Box. The auction ends at 8:15 p.m. with more than 25 items up for bid, including a Clayton Kershaw autographed baseball, Zack Greinke autographed photo and Adrian Gonzalez autographed LA Dodger jersey. All proceeds will benefit LADF and its programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy and health and wellness which help children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.

Dodgers Announce Postseason Roster

Let's win this!
From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 25-man roster for the 2014 National League Division Series, which begins this afternoon vs. the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 3:37 p.m. PT.

The Dodgers will carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players. The roster is as follows:

Pitchers (12)                                                    Position Players (13)

RHP Pedro Baez                                              C Drew Butera

LHP Scott Elbert                                              OF Carl Crawford

RHP Carlos Frias                                             C A.J. Ellis

RHP Zack Greinke                                           OF Andre Ethier

RHP Dan Haren                                               2B Dee Gordon

LHP J.P. Howell                                              1B Adrian Gonzalez                                    

RHP Kenley Jansen                                         OF Matt Kemp                                   

LHP Clayton Kershaw                                     OF Yasiel Puig

RHP Brandon League                                      SS Hanley Ramirez

LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu                                          IF Miguel Rojas

RHP Brian Wilson                                           IF Justin Turner

RHP Jamey Wright                                          3B Juan Uribe

                                                                        IF/OF Scott Van Slyke

                                             
The NLDS continues tomorrow night with Game 2 at 6:37 p.m. PT at Dodger Stadium. 

The series shifts to St. Louis on Monday with Game 3 (Time TBD) and Game 4 (Time TBD, if necessary) at Busch Stadium next week. Game 5 (if necessary) would be played on Thursday, October 9 at Dodger Stadium (Time TBD).

Thursday, October 2, 2014

NLDS Game 1 @ Dodger Stadium Info

Good luck Dodgers!

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host game 1 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium tomorrow at 3:37 p.m. against the St. Louis Cardinals (RHP Adam Wainwright vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw). All auto gates will open at 12:30 p.m. and stadium gates will open at 1:00 p.m. NLDS Game 1 is sold out. The first 50,000 fans in attendance will receive a blue rally towel presented by 76.

Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda will throw the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow. Lasorda, who compiled a 1,599-1,439 record as Dodger manager, won two World Series titles (1981, 1988), four National League pennants (1977, 1978, 1981 and 1988) and eight division titles (1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994 and 1995). Lasorda retired in 1996, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 1997, and his uniform number was retired at Dodger Stadium that same year.

One hundred fifty members of the Armed Forces representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard will unfurl a giant flag in center field prior to the national anthem. Mother, daughter, sister, actress, dedicated philanthropist, NY Times best-selling author and five-time GRAMMY award winning artist Wynonna Judd will perform the national anthem.

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Dodger alumni league member Al Ferrara will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer Tim Leary will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza. Pregame entertainment will also include face painters in the left-field pavilion plaza and musical entertainment in the right and left-field reserve plazas. Dodgers Radio KLAC AM 570’s Petros and Money show will broadcast live from the left-field pavilion plaza from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday’s game will be carried on FS1. All Dodger postseason games can be heard on Dodgers Radio KLAC AM 570 with Vin Scully, Rick Monday and Charley Steiner and in Spanish on Univision America KTNQ 1020 AM with Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez and Fernando Valenzuela.  The games also can be heard in Korean on Radio Korea AM 1540.

Dodger fans should plan to arrive early to avoid rush-hour traffic and alleviate congestion.  Fans also are urged to carpool to Dodger Stadium or utilize one of the many alternative transportation services offered. Complete details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/express. For specific route and schedule information fans can visit www.metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO. The Dodger Express will begin shuttle service from the South Bay for postseason games to assist fans in their travel plans. 

The Dodgers also are asking fans who have purchased postseason tickets to purchase their parking passes in advance online to assist in traffic flow and expedite movement through the auto gates.  Purchasing parking in advance also guarantees parking onsite.  The parking price for advance purchase is $10 and parking at the gate is $20 for the Division Series.  The Dodgers also will offer premium parking in advance at $35 and for $50 at the gate for the Division Series. For further information on Dodger parking, visit www.dodgers.com/parking.

The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is U.S. Army Colonel Matthew Ruedi. Ruedi is the 916th Support Brigade Commander at Fort Irwin National Training Center in San Bernardino County. He has served deployments to Kosovo and three deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

October 2014 magazine cover a review of the 2014 regular season and a look ahead to the playoffs are featured in October’s Dodger Insider magazine, with reigning NL Player of the Month Matt Kemp on the cover. The issue also offers a feature on closer supreme Kenley Jansen, a recap of the progress of the Dodgers’ top minor-league prospects, inside-the-game and historical stories, photos, games for all ages and much more. Dodger Insider serves as a companion to the Dodger Insider blog, located at www.dodgers.com/insider and published multiple times daily. Dodger Insider magazine and the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Yearbook, featuring a 21-page commemorative section dedicated to Vin Scully in his own words, are on sale throughout Dodger Stadium during the NLDS, including the Top of the Park store and online at www.dodgers.com/magazine. Subscriptions to the magazine can be ordered at any time.  A digital version of Dodger Insider magazine, featuring embedded video links, is also available.

All official postseason Dodger merchandise is available for sale throughout Dodger Stadium including on-field T-shirts, hats and hooded sweatshirts.

Levy Restaurants will offer an Extreme Loaded Dog, “Playoff Dog,” an all-beef hot dog on a Pretzel Roll topped with Pastrami, pickle spears and Oktoberfest mustard. It will be available at three Extreme Loaded Dog locations on the Field, Loge and Reserve levels. Levy Restaurants will offer two WOW! Items including a BBQ Beef Brisket Burger which features an one-third pound burger topped with American cheese, Think Blue BBQ beef brisket, Stout BBQ sauce and fried onions and pickles. The BBQ Beef Brisket Burger will be available at Elysian Park Grills on the Loge, Reserve and Top Deck levels and Field level Dodger Dog Stands at sections 22 and 23. Levy will also offer a WOW! Item, Think Blue BBQ “Grand Slam” Playoff Platter, which includes beef brisket, pulled pork, roasted corn, potato salad, coleslaw and corn bread. It is available at the Think Blue BBQ at the left-field pavilion plaza. A Gelato Ice Cream Sandwich, Lasorda’s gelato ice cream smashed between two chocolate chip cookies, will be available at Tommy Lasorda’s Trattoria located at the right-field pavilion plaza.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will hold a silent auction on the Club level by the Vin Scully Press Box. The auction ends at 5:15 p.m. with more than 25 items up for bid, including a Vin Scully autographed baseball, Clayton Kershaw autographed photo and Yasiel Puig framed autographed LA Dodger jersey. All proceeds will benefit LADF and its programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy and health and wellness which help children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.

Dodgers/Cardinals Division Series Games 1 & 2 Sold Out

I'll be watching this series from my computer. I don't think I can survive the heat.

Good luck Dodgers!

From the Dodgers -

Dodger postseason tickets for the National League Division Series Games 1 and 2 are sold out.

Tickets for a possible Division Series Game 5 on Thursday, Oct. 9 and tickets for all League Championship Series games remain on sale at www.dodgers.com/postseason.

The Dodgers open Division Series play on Friday, Oct. 3 at 3:37 p.m. as they host the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Game 2 will be played on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6:37 p.m.  The series shifts to St. Louis game Games 3 & 4 on Monday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 7 (if necessary).

Auto gates to the stadium on Friday opens at 12:37 p.m. and stadium turnstiles open two and a half hours prior to game time.  Auto gates on Saturday open at 3:37 p.m. and stadium turnstiles will open two and a half hours prior to game time.

Dodger fans should plan to arrive early to avoid rush hour traffic and alleviate congestion.  Fans also are urged to carpool to Dodger Stadium or enjoy one of the many alternative transportation services offered.

The Dodgers are also adding a number of pregame activities to add to the fan experience.

The Dodgers also are asking fans, who have purchased postseason tickets, to purchase their parking passes in advance online to assist in traffic flow and expediting movement through the auto gates.  Purchasing your parking in advance also guarantees you parking onsite.  Parking price for advance purchase is $10 and parking at the gate is $20 for the Division Series.  The Dodgers also will offer premium parking in advance at $35 and for $50 at the gate for Division Series.

For further information on Dodger parking, visit www.dodgers.com/parking or call the Dodgers’ ticket office at 323-DODGERS.

Friday’s game will be carried on Fox Sports 1 and Saturday’s game will be televised on the MLB Network.

All Dodger postseason games can be heard on Dodgers Radio AM 570 with Vin Scully, Rick Monday and Charley Steiner and in Spanish on Univision America KTNQ 1020 AM with Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela.  The games also can be heard in Korean on Radio Korea, AM 1540.

The best way for fans to collect 2015 promotional items and secure tickets for Opening Day, Interleague matchups and possible postseason tickets is to purchase season tickets. For information on benefits in becoming a Dodger season ticket holder and/or to be placed on a waiting list to purchase season tickets, please call 323.DODGERS or visit www.dodgers.com/seasontickets.

Dodger Stadium Parking & Transportation Info (Playoffs)

From the Dodgers -
 
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue efforts to improve vehicular and pedestrian access to Dodger Stadium and the Dodger Express will begin shuttle service from the South Bay for postseason games to assist fans in their travel plans. 

South Bay fans can board the Dodger Express from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center starting two hours before game time and every 15 minutes thereafter.  Riders will board at Bay 9 and their Dodger ticket covers the payment for the travel.  Buses will drop off in Lot G just by the right field pavilion.  The return service begins with buses leaving five minutes after the last out and continuing for 45 minutes in five minute intervals.

Dodger fans should plan to arrive early to avoid rush hour traffic and alleviate congestion.  Fans also are urged to carpool to Dodger Stadium or enjoy one of the many alternative transportation services offered.

The Dodgers are also adding a number of pregame activities to add to the fan experience.

The Dodgers also are asking fans, who have purchased postseason tickets, to purchase their parking passes in advance online to assist in traffic flow and expediting movement through the auto gates.  Purchasing your parking in advance also guarantees you parking onsite.  Parking price for advance purchase is $10 and parking at the gate is $20 for the Division Series.  The Dodgers also will offer premium parking in advance at $35 and for $50 at the gate for Division Series.

Parking Lots 13 and 14 located on Stadium Way are available allowing fans easy entrance and exit and they are just a short walk to Dodger Stadium.  Parking in these two lots are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate for the Division Series.

The Dodger Stadium Express, a complimentary shuttle service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium, has been a fan favorite for the past five years, increasing in fan popularity with each season.

LA Metro will offer the Dodger Stadium Express bus service, which includes the benefit of enjoying a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard from Union Station to Elysian Park Avenue.  Dodger game day tickets will be honored as payment to ride the bus service and the shuttle will operate 90 minutes before the game and 45 minutes after the game.  Fans can also park at Union Station for $6 and take the Dodger Stadium Express free with a ticket.

The Dodger Stadium Express has two stops—behind the pavilions and at the Top Deck, Lot P.

Following are helpful hints re: the Dodger Stadium Express shuttle:

  •     Board the Dodger Express shuttle at the Patsaouras Bus Plaza adjacent to the east portal of Union Station. The shuttle travels to Dodger Stadium via Sunset Blvd. and Cesar Chavez Avenue.
  •     Service will be provided starting 90 minutes prior to the beginning of the game and will end 45 minutes after the end of the game.
  •     Service will be provided every 10 minutes prior to the start of the game and run approximately every 30 minutes throughout the game.
  •     Dodger tickets will be honored as fare payment to ride the service. Those without a ticket will pay regular one-way fare of $1.50.
  •     Patrons are encouraged to use the many transportation alternatives that serve Union Station that will connect them to the Dodger Stadium Express.
  •     Metro operates the Metro Gold Line from East Los Angeles to Pasadena.
  •     The Metro Red/Purple subway lines operate from Wilshire/Western and North Hollywood to downtown.
  •     The Metro Green Line operates between Norwalk and El Segundo and intersects with the Metro Blue Line operating between Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles.
  •     Metrolink and Amtrak trains are available and Metro operates many bus lines that serve Union Station where patrons can easily transfer to the Dodger Stadium Express. 

The Dodgers also encourage use of MTA buses on Sunset Blvd. as well as using the Gold Line in Chinatown.  Metro also will have the #2 and #4 buses available from the Red Line station in Hollywood that will operate to the Dodger Stadium entrance at Sunset Blvd. and Elysian Park Avenue.

For specific route and schedule information, fans can visit www.metro.net/around/dodger-stadium-express or call 323.GO.METRO.

During the postseason, the Dodgers also will encourage car service vehicles.  They will be allowed to enter Dodger Stadium through the Sunset Blvd. Gate A entrance (Sunset Blvd. and Elysian Park Avenue).  Vehicles will be issued a special colored dash placard and they will be able to drop off passengers inside Lot 12.  Once passengers are dropped off, car service vehicles will be required to exit through the Sunset Gate A.  After the game, car service vehicles will be permitted to enter Sunset Gate A to pick up passengers in Lot 12.

The Dodgers also will have dedicated pedestrian walkways and bicycle lanes (and additional bicycle racks) leading into the entrances formerly designed for autos only.

For further information on Dodger parking, visit www.dodgers.com/parking or call the Dodgers’ ticket office at 323-DODGERS.