Thursday, July 11, 2013

Upcoming Series vs Rockies - Adrian Gonzalez Bobblehead, Fireworks, 42 Movie, Puig Shirt

What's going on at Dodger Stadium for the four game series against the Colorado Rockies?

Thursday July 11 7:10pm Prime Ticket

Chris Capuano vs Drew Pomeranz

Tonight is Adrian Gonzalez bobblehead night presented by State Farm. The first 50,000 fans in attendance will receive a Gonzalez bobblehead. Auto and stadium gates open early at 5:10 p.m. tomorrow.

Gonzalez’s father David will throw the ceremonial first pitch on his son’s bobblehead night and Gonzalez’s nephews will officially start the game with “It’s Time for Dodger baseball!”

Il Volo, a trio of Italian operatic pop singers composed of tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, and baritone Gianluca Ginoble, will sing the national anthem. Il Volo are two-time Latin Grammy Award nominees. The trio has a new album out “We Are Love: Special Edition,” and will be performing at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 28.

The Veteran of the Game tomorrow is U.S. Army Sergeant Gary Quintana of East LA. Quintana was trained as Field Artillery Tactical Data Specialist responsible for operating the data systems for cannons and multiple launch rocket systems.  Following the attacks on September 11, Quintana was mobilized to participate in Operation Noble Eagle providing security for military installations, airports, bridges, power plants and port facilities.  In 2010, Quintana was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom serving with the 10th Mountain Division. Due to the numerous injuries he sustained he was honorably discharged in 2012. His accolades include the Combat Action Medal, NATO Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal.

As part of ESPN’s “My Wish” series, Ricky Jimenez, a 16 year-old living with renal disease, will meet his favorite Dodger Matt Kemp. Jimenez will be given a Dodger uniform, will be assigned a locker and given a tour of the Dodger clubhouse as well as get to watch batting practice from the field as Kemp’s guest.

Friday July 12 7:10pm Prime Ticket

Clayton Kershaw vs T.B.D.

Fans are invited down to the field for Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny’s immediately following the game.

Friday is also Japan Night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers will hold Japanese heritage-themed ceremonies that will include a Taiko drum performance by LA Matsuri Taiko, recognition of the Nisei Week Court, the national anthem performed by the Orange County Friendship Choir and the first pitch will be thrown by Japanese-American War Veterans James Ogawa, Hitoshi Sameshima and Don Seki. Tickets start at just $9 when purchased at by Thursday with the promo code: JAPAN.

The California Youth Spirit Corps (CYSC) cheerleaders will perform prior to the game in center field prior to Friday’s game. More than 1,800 fans will be in attendance as part of CYSC group night.

Friday’s Veteran of the Game is U.S. Navy Commander Craig Ozaki of San Diego. Commander Ozaki enlisted in 1987. Due to the increased use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Okazi created the first U.S. Armed Forces unit dedicated to perform robotic repairs and logistics. While deployed in Iraq, Ozaki was attached to the 1st Marine Division conducting IED disposal and route clearance. Ozaki's accolades include the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and Sea Service Deployment Medal.

Saturday July 13 4:15pm Fox

Zack Greinke vs Tyler Chatwood

It’s On Field Photo Day, a Dodger tradition and fan favorite event. Center field gates open at 1:00 p.m. and fans enter through center field for a chance to take photos of Dodger players.

After the game, fans are invited to join in Dodger Stadium’s first-ever Movie Night featuring Legendary Pictures’ “42.” Academy Award®** winning director Brian Helgeland, actors Chadwick Boseman and John C. McGinley and Dodger great Don Newcombe, a teammate of Jackie Robinson, will participate in a question and answer session prior to the screening of the hit film “42.” Prime Ticket talent Jim Watson will serve as host of the Q&A.

Saturday’s ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by “42” star Chadwick Boseman who plays Hall of Fame Dodger Jackie Robinson in the film. Boseman will also officially start the game with “It’s Time for Dodger baseball!”

Cimorelli, a group of six sisters who have accumulated 500 million cumulative YouTube views, 2-million plus YouTube channel subscribers and a #3 spot behind Rihanna and Adele on Billboard's ‘Social 50,” will sing the national anthem. Cimorelli recently released their “Made In America” EP.

Saturday’s Veteran of the Game is U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Jorge Hernandez of New York. Hernandez duties have included Airborne Operations, Combat Electronic Warfare Intelligence and Civil Affairs. Hernandez has been deployed to Central America, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Hernandez left active service and joined the Army Reserve in 1988 to serve with the 800th Military Police Brigade in Uniondale, NY and retired from active duty service in 2012. Hernandez’s accolades include the Legion of Merit, The Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and a Combat Action Badge.

Sunday July 14 1:1opm Prime Ticket

Ricky Nolasco vs Jhoulys Chacin
It is Yasiel Puig T-shirt Day presented by Time Warner Cable. The giveaway is for the first 40,000 fans in attendance on July 14. The Puig T-shirt will be available in sizes medium and extra-large.

It’s also Viva Los Dodgers presented by Chevrolet, State Farm and Time Warner Cable Sunday. The pregame family-friendly festival begins at 11:10 a.m. in Lot 6.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE have partnered to offer fans the opportunity to attend Viva Los Dodgers Sunday at a discounted rate with a ticket package that includes a Preferred Reserve ticket and a voucher to the GRAMMY Museum valid through December 31, 2013, all for $20. Fans can purchase the Viva Los Dodgers and GRAMMY Museum ticket package by visiting and using the promotional code: RIVERA.

The Dodgers will honor late singer and longtime Dodger fan Jenni Rivera at Viva Los Dodgers Sunday. The tribute will include Latin rock band from San Diego, Los Hollywood, and LA-based Peruvian style band La Champa Chicha who will perform all of Rivera’s hits.

Rivera sold over 20 million albums worldwide, won various Gold and Platinum records certified by the RIAA and was the female leader of the banda genre. The GRAMMY Museum, introduced a new exhibition, Jenni Rivera, La Gran SeƱora, that focuses on Rivera as the “Diva of Banda,” a musical powerhouse due to her work within the banda and norteƱa music genres. The exhibit will be on display until May 2014 on the museum’s third floor.

Adrian Gonzalez’s Viva Los Dodgers will host families from Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), an organization whose mission is to connect families, schools and community as partners to advance the education of every child through parent engagement. Their vision is to create a community in which parents and educators collaborate to transform every child’s educational environment, both at home and at school, so that all children can achieve their greatest academic potential.

At each Viva Los Dodgers, the Dodgers recognize outstanding leadership and service in the Latino and greater Los Angeles community with the “Heroe de la Comunidad” award. This Sunday’s recipient is Jose Collazo, Parent and Community Leader with PIQE.

As part of family-friendly entertainment at Dodger Stadium on Sundays, the Dodgers offer additional musical entertainment in the Reserve level plazas located on the first and third base sides. The right Reserve Plaza will feature live music from classic rock cover band The Trip, who will be performing for their second Sunday at Dodger Stadium. The left Reserve Plaza will feature a musical performance by singer and songwriter London Shover.

Jacob Landis, a Cochlear Implant recipient (Bionic Ear) is biking around the country, traveling to 30 baseball stadiums, and selling tickets to his fans to raise money for his cause. He will be visiting Dodger Stadium on Sunday where he will partake in a meet and greet for his fans on the Reserve level. More details on Jacob’s Ride can be found by visiting

Sunday’s Veteran of the Game is U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant John Antunez of Los Angeles. Antunez trained in fuel operations and storage management and served as a Unit Deployment Manager and Security Manager and has been stationed at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida, Lakenheath Royal Air Force Base in England and was deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan.  Following his active duty service, Antunez joined the Air Force Reserves at March Air Force Base and worked with the Department of Homeland Security. In 2012, he took a position with the Department of Justice. Antunez’s accolades include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster. 

Tickets for games Thursday through Sunday against Colorado can be purchased by visiting or by calling 866-DODGERS.


azulfan4life said...

Hey Roberto you know if they're going to allow you to sit on the field and watch 42?

Roberto Baly said...

It doesn't look like since they are going to be on the field to do a Q&A session.