Tuesday, July 30, 2013

AJ Ellis Steps Up For Charity After Loney Abandons, Beckett Skips Out

At least, I think that was the point of the article detailing the Dodgers' ninth annual Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Bowling Extravaganza at Lucky Strike Lanes L.A. LIVE. AJ Ellis hosted the charity auction event, which was targeting $200K in fundraising for the Dodgers Foundation:

"This is more important than what we do on the field," said Ellis, who bowled alongside six children from Children's Hospital Los Angeles. "It's great to get out in the community and make a difference. It's very important to do things like this, raising money and awareness for a very important group of people."

Dodgers pitchers Clayton Kershaw, Chris Capuano, Paco Rodriguez and Chris Withrow were in attendance, as well as first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, second baseman Mark Ellis, catcher Tim Federowicz, manager Don Mattingly, bench coach Trey Hillman and team president and CEO Stan Kasten.

And what about those scrooges, James Loney and Josh Beckett? Why couldn't they attend (besides the fact that Loney now plays for Tampa Bay, of course)?

A.J. Ellis hosted the event for the first time, taking over for former Dodgers first baseman James Loney. Josh Beckett was scheduled to be a co-host, but the starting pitcher was unable to attend because his wife is expecting their second child. Beckett offered his support with a $25,000 donation.

Oh. Hmm, scratch that headline.


MR.F said...

USA Today article on Sue Falsone being a badass.


BJ Killeen said...

Wilson signed by us...gross