They're huge Dodger fans and they know their way around a lens and keyboard. They are: Team Killeen. Thanks again for sharing! Photos and captions by Scott, writeup by BJ:
My favorite [photo of Scott's] was Russell Martin hugging Steve Yeager. It was so genuine and heartfelt, it makes me cry looking at it because you can see how much Yeager means to him.
Because we complained at the Fan Fest, we got in as guests of Dodgers Fan Services, and were allowed on the field for batting practice, where Scott got those great shots. Last night was a whole bunch of firsts, and we were happy to be there to see them:
- First pitching for Greinke as a Dodger pitcher, including first shut out and first hit as a Dodger
- First return for Russell Martin to Dodger Stadium since leaving as a Dodger
- First homer for Dre this season
- First hit for Matt this season
- First fireworks night of the season
- First scoreboard malfunction that caused an out
- First save for League
On the whole, things at the stadium ran smoothly, except they ran out of hot cocoa on fireworks night. The all-beef Dodger Dog was yummy, as were the garlic fries, but you better really like garlic, because they load it on!
To top it off, I got Lopes and Yeager's autographs on my hat. How I got the Lopes autograph: I was standing behind the cordoned off area on the field, and was holding my hat and Sharpie. A nice lady walked up to me and asked whose autograph I wanted. I said Davy's, and she took the hat and pen and walked up to him and he signed it. When she returned it, I asked her name and she said Kim Walter. Later I find out she's married to Mark Walter, the CEO of Guggenheim Financial, and the controlling partner of the Dodgers!! That's going the extra mile for the fans.
We have now been twice, and have yet to pay for a game. We have two vouchers for another free game, then we have to start paying.. :-( (LOL)...
Our game plan is to get seats on the Club Level, in the Dugout Club, and at the new Box seats. We'll see what happens after that!