Dodgers Idol

This Wednesday and Thursday mornings, anyone who is in their first big-league camp — not just players, but peripheral team personnel, as well — will be forced to participate in Dodgers Idol, a signing competition put together by Mark Sweeney and Nomar Garciaparra and approved by Joe Torre.
“We’re just going to have fun with it,” Sweeney said. “The veteran guys will see a little bit of their personalities. … Hopefully, it will build a comfort level for some of the younger guys, because it can be a little uncomfortable being here when you have never been to big-league camp before.”
Participants also will be asked to don costumes of their own choosing for their performances, which also will consist of songs of their own choosing.
Sweeney said there won’t be an official contest winner, a la American Idol, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be an unofficial one.
“There will be a favorite, I know that,” Sweeney said. “But the most important thing is for everybody to have a good time with it.”

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