Thursday, June 24, 2010

Come Often, Come Early

From a Dodgers press release:

The Los Angeles Dodgers will play a much anticipated series against the defending World Champion New York Yankees starting this Friday at 7:10 p.m. In order to alleviate traffic congestion, offer fans the opportunity to watch the Dodgers and Yankees take batting practice and meet Dodger legends in Autograph Alley ticketholders will be able to enter Dodger Stadium earlier this weekend.
  • Friday, June 25
    Game Time: 7:10 p.m.
    Auto Gates: 4:40 pm
    Early Batting Practice Gates: 4:40 p.m.
    Stadium Gates: 5:10 p.m.
    Autograph Alley: Bill Russell
  • Saturday, June 26
    Game Time: 4:10 p.m.
    Auto Gates: 1:40 p.m.
    Early Batting Practice Gates: 1:40 p.m.
    Stadium Gates: 2:10 p.m.
    Autograph Alley: Matt Luke
  • Sunday, June 27
    Game Time: 5:00 p.m.
    Auto Gates: 2:40 p.m.
    Early Batting Practice Gates: 2:40 p.m.
    Stadium Gates: 3:10 p.m.
    Autograph Alley: Steve Yeager

Fans are encouraged to arrive early, carpool and take the Dodger Stadium Express shuttle from Union Station to help alleviate parking congestion. The Dodger Stadium Express picks up fans at the Patsaouras Bus Plaza adjacent to the east portal of Union Station and drops them off in the parking lot behind left/center field.

Dodger tickets will be honored as fare. Service is provided starting 90 minutes prior to the beginning of the games and will end 45 minutes after the end of the game. The Dodger Stadium Express runs every 10 minutes prior to the start of the game and run approximately every 30 minutes throughout the game.

27 comments:

Josh S. said...

If you want to come early for one of the Yankees games, you have to come early to six other games as well.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't mix up this post title with the content of the one adjacent (previous) to it.

MR. F said...

Maybe it's the constant publicity barrage about it, or the fact that we're getting owned by the AL, but I have absolutely no hype for this series

Dusty Baker said...

I totally agree, Mr F. And I actually have a ticket for one of the games. Sad. A win tonight should help, but does not exactly indicate momentum.

Josh S. said...

I still like our chances. This team has been owned by teams they should have little to no trouble with (Pirates Mets, to some extent Angels), but has owned teams they should struggle against (Cardinals). I'm not going to make any predictions, I just have a good feeling.

Josh S. said...

Damn my missing comma.

Sergio said...

where is autograph alley?

Sergio said...

where is autograph alley?

Alex Cora said...

@ Sergio - behind centerfield - it is free.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm surprised they haven't increased parking fees for this series. Get everyone all hyped up, then charge $25 for parking.

Neeebs said...

Autograph Alley for the Saturday Yankees game and all they could scrounge up was Matt Luke??

Really???

Matt F'n Luke.

Times must be a tough.

Josh S. said...

They keep Matt Luke in a box behind center field.

Sergio said...

wait, so the alley is where you can score autographs from that one person they announce and not necessarily anyone else?

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

I was thinking the same thing. And then I started thinking about the lack of "big names" throughout this season in terms of throwing out first pitches, appearing in autograph alley, etc. (And some great guys have been at autograph alley this year - props to them and I was glad they were there; not picking on them). Overall, other than the usual suspects, there have been very few former Blue hauled out. I'm beginning to wonder if the McCourts may have driven some folks away...

Paul said...

I am going to the game tomorrow.

I am down on these guys I haven't planned anything.

I think I might take some crack and drive back that night.

Sounds like I have a plan.

Josh S. said...

On the other hand (and I'm not saying your wrong, DB), a lot of big-name former Dodgers are still active in baseball with other teams: Scioscia, Lopes, your namesake, etc.

I don't know why they don't trot Fernando out there instead of Matt Luke this weekend, since he's always there. Maybe they think crowd control for a free Fernando signing might be a pain.

Paul said...

So does GA get another start? I am dying with anticipation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It seems like every other day Ken Landreaux is in Autograph Alley, and the days he is not there, it's Lee Lacy.

Paul said...

I'm gonna get out now. I'm Off Base and I was just thrown out. I'm not fundamentally known but I'm known to screw up before I touch home.

Josh S. said...

They re-set the counters on the online All-Star voting. If you've already voted 25 times, you can vote another 25 times.

*unchecks Kemp and Martin*

Josh S. said...

Hey, who put that hyphen in there?

Mr. Customer said...

Is it safe to leave the bunker yet?

Meaniebreanie said...

Mr. C-
That's quite a look you've got going on. We should be friends!

Mr. Customer said...

@MB

Thanks! I'm going with the angry baboon until things improve.

Meaniebreanie said...

Mr.C - hopefully it won't stay that way for long.

Mr. Customer said...

@MB

Agreed. If not, I'll have to seek professional help for my monkey rage.

Dusty Baker said...

That exactly reinforces my point, Josh. The fact that there are former Dodger guys out there who are not with the club could mean one or both of a) FOX didn't want them b) they don't want the McCourts.

One of the the things that has made the Lakers successful, I feel, is that they have kept the "family" together. We have or have had Rambis, B Shaw, #33, Magic, Kupchak, etc. and are bound to have DFish around after he retires. Dodgers certainly have some formers in their ranks, but again, the fact that there is a rich vein of former Dodger talent to draw from for autograph alley, for first pitches, for promotions, for various positions in the team, could mean something. Not meaning to be critical, but just saying I'm starting to smell something. On 70s night, I expected to have 5 players from the 70s on the field pre-game. Nope.