Saturday, June 08, 2013

Game Thread: Old-Timers' Game

LOS ANGELES -- Dodger Stadium will be buzzing with former Dodgers and Yankees greats on Saturday afternoon as the Old-Timers' game returns to Chavez Ravine.

Ron Cey, Rickey Henderson, Davey Lopes, Darryl Strawberry, Steve Yeager and Fernando Valenzuela are scheduled to appear. Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda and actor Billy Crystal will manage the clubs.

The exhibition will be live streamed on dodgers.com, with player introductions scheduled to begin at 5:20 p.m. PT.

After the Old-Timers' game, the Dodgers will host the Braves and the first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a 1963 World Series replica ring.
Schedule of Events:
4:10pm - Gates open to the public
4:30 - 5:15pm - Old-Timers' Game Batting Practice
5:20pm - Old-Timers' Introductions
5:30pm - 6:45pm - Old-Timers' Game

Anyone planning on attending this event? If so, drop a line and tell us how it was.

photo: Dodgers

43 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Lineup:

Bill Buckner
Ron Cey
Tommy Davis
Al Downing
Ron Fairly
Pedro Guerrero
Mickey Hatcher
Lou Johnson
Ken Landreaux
Tommy Lasorda
Davey Lopes
Rick Monday
Manny Mota
Don Newcombe
Jerry Reuss
Pete Richert
Bill Russell
Darryl Strawberry
Don Sutton
Fernando Valenzuela
Bob Welch
Maury Wills
Steve Yeager

Dusty Baker said...

Also: Roll Call!

Who is at the Yard this weekend?

The Dustettes and I will be there tomorrow on reserve level. Hit a Son up if you're there and want to grab a beer!

BJ Killeen said...

Wish I was going...

Dusty Baker said...

Is Tommy actually going to play? That's the thing that should not be.

Orel said...

He's managing the Dodgers' old-timers team.

Dusty Baker said...

So that means Newcombe will pitch?

Orel said...

Maybe they'll bring back Octavio Dotel?

Dusty Baker said...

Eugenio Valez?

Jason Schmidt?

Andruw Jones?

Milton Bradley?

The corpse of Steve Howe?

Orel said...

I don't think Milton's available.

Dusty Baker said...

Hah! But Strawberry is?

Paul said...

Piazza? So we can boo him.

Orel said...

Then Vin can come out and kick him in the nuts.

Dusty Baker said...

Then we can scribble on Tommy's nuts.

Orel said...

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Dusty Baker said...

I'm fully prepared for ball jokes.

Dusty Baker said...

Hey reporting in from my favorite cantina now. Loads of people sitting at the bar or passing through glancing up at baseball game now on the telly (BoSox losing to Anaheim) talking about Puig and the energy that seems to be growing in the Dodgers clubhouse. Lots of Dodger shirts and caps seen today. I'm feelin' it. And I'm feelin' the tequila.

And I'm feelin' Neeebs' mom.

Alex Cora said...

So in this dodgers Yankees old timers game what Yankee are playing

Paul said...

I'm in the Bay Area escaping the Valley heat. No way I get a TV with the game on but I will have my MLB app going on the iPad inbetween tasting some northern rhones and probably punching out the first Giants fan who over-accentuates French names or his baseball team.

You know those indestructible and dynastic Giants.

Paul said...

@Alex

Just Don Mattingly and Abe Vigoda.

Paul said...

Did I miss why this oldtimers game isn't when the Yankees are in town? Is it cause that game during the week.

Dusty Baker said...

Yankmes aren't coming to town this season. We're playing there, though.

Paul said...

Check July 30 and 31 games Dustino.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck! You're of course right. I was thinking about Red Sox, who play here but we don't play there. My bad.

Spank said...

Billy Crystal is still alive? There is no god.

EricoPerico said...

Didn't realize Texas and Toronto were scheduled for a double-header today...

EricoPerico said...

Marlins-Mets game about there too. Fans getting their money's worth today.

EricoPerico said...

I never leave games early, but I think I'd kill myself sitting through 17 innings with a score of 1-1.
Do they still stop serving beer in the 7th?

Paul said...

Yeah. I was at an Oakland Dodger game in 2006 that went 18 innings and ended on a bases loaded walk. Brutal.

Orel said...

18th inning!

EricoPerico said...

No runs in the last 14 innings.

Orel said...

19th inning!

Orel said...

20th inning!

EricoPerico said...

No Minnesota and Washington are in extra innings. I hear they're gonna try to last through 25.

EricoPerico said...

Now*

EricoPerico said...

Miami scored. Come on, Mets, tie it up. I've got nothing to do until 7:10.

Dusty Baker said...

And Red Sox and Anaheim are in a double feature today.

Orel said...

Kings already down 2-0.

Paul said...

Kings look like they are done. I'm depressed. Only a two homerun Puig game will bring me out of this funk. But I'll take the one he is pretty much guaranteed to hit.

Orel said...

Watching Vin's intros on Prime Ticket. This is awesome.

Dusty Baker said...

Had to go to the Yard at the last minute just to see Sandy. Caught Freddy's inning pitched. Not gonna lie I cried a little.

Orel said...

Introducing Koufax. Chills.

Orel said...

It's a three-hanky game, Dusty!

Orel said...

FINAL: Yankees 1, Dodgers 1