Monday, July 30, 2012

Upcoming Series vs Diamondbacks

What's going on at Dodger Stadium for the three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks?

Monday, July 30 - 7:10 p.m. 

Monday is the inaugural Galaxy Night at Dodger Stadium celebrating the reigning MLS champion Los Angeles Galaxy.

Dodger fans can purchase a ticket package for $33 that includes a seat in the Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat-Pavilion and a limited edition picture autographed by Galaxy and US Soccer star Landon Donovan. Tickets in the Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat-Pavilion feature unlimited Dodger dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coca-Cola products and water. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting

Galaxy players Sean Franklin, AJ DeLaGarza, Bryan Jordan, Hector Jimenez, David Junior Lopes, Rafael Garcia, Dan Keat, Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas, Mike Stephens and Kenny Walker will be on hand for photo opportunities and autographs along with the MLS Cup in autograph alley from 5:20 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. Galaxy players will then throw the ceremonial first pitch.

There will be an on field recognition of the Congressional Student Art Competition for the 31st Congressional Art Contest winners. Additionally, Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) will be presenting the Dodgers a copy of the Congressional Record honoring Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary.

Nickelodeon star Max Schneider will sing the national anthem and “God Bless America.”

The Veteran of the Game is U.S. Army Corporal Wesley Leon-Barrientos of Bakersfield. Leon-Barrientos has served in multiple deployments to Iraq and is the recipient of three Purple Hearts, five Army Commendation Medals and two Army Good Conduct Medals.

Tuesday, July 31 - 7:10 p.m.
Tuesday is Kirk Gibson Bobblehead Night presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. The seventh bobblehead in the Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead series highlights Gibson’s iconic fist-pumping celebration after his walk-off home run in game one of the 1988 World Series. Fans with the first 50,000 tickets will receive the Gibson bobblehead.

The Veteran of the Game is US Army Staff Sergeant David Fimbres of Bakersfield. Fimbres has served in multiple deployments in Iraq and is preparing for an upcoming deployment in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, August 1 - 12:10 p.m.

Former Dodger catcher, 1981 World Series MVP and current Dodger catching instructor Steve Yeager will throw the ceremonial first pitch in celebration of the 40th anniversary of his Major League debut with the Dodgers.

Yeager made his Major League debut on Aug. 2, 1972 as the starting catcher for Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton and the Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants. He recorded the first hit of his career that day with an RBI single in the sixth inning and scored two runs in the Dodgers’ 12-11 win, which was punctuated by Bill Russell’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.

Former NFL player, comedian and actor Terry Crews will throw the honorary first pitch.

The Veteran of the Game is retired US Air Force Crew Chief Susan Lee of Lancaster. Lee was one of the first female F-4 Crew Chiefs on the east coast.

It is Camp Day at Dodger Stadium. More than 4,500 campers will attend the game.

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