Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dodgers' Money Madness Now Includes Pork Belly Futures

Not Juan Uribe, in case you're wondering

Just when you thought the Dodgers had had enough of complex financial transactions and derivatives, now they're getting into pork belly futures. Which is why the Dodgers are distributing holiday hams this evening rimshot!:

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers Dream Foundation will conduct its eighth annual Holiday Ham Giveaway at Dodger Stadium Parking Lot F on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. PT.

Hall of Fame manager and special advisor to the Dodgers' chairman Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers alumni Bobby Castillo, "Sweet" Lou Johnson and Paul Lo Duca will represent the club.

The event -- during which 300 hams, fixings and reusable bags will be distributed to local families in need -- will be conducted in partnership with Farmer John, Ralphs/Food 4 Less, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Ed P. Reyes, Eric Garcetti, the Citizen's Committee to Save Elysian Park (CCSEP), Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council (GEPENC) and the Echo Park Improvement Association (EPIA).

Minor aside: if it's a ham, isn't it safe to call it a Christmas ham rather than the non-denominational alternative? Not to diss the kwanzaa folk or anything, that is. I'm just asking.


Franklin Stubbs said...

I can only hope that this move to reduce our strategic pork reserve was made in anticipation of a Juan Uribe DFA.

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs: Love it. Will change the post to caption the picture

Franklin Stubbs said...

The all-powerful druid lobby prevents us from calling it a Christmas ham.