The Dodgers announced all the major details for their annual FanFest on Thursday. The free event will be held Saturday, January 31 at Dodger Stadium from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will feature appearances and autograph availability from Dodger players, coaches and alumni.
Parking gates A, C and E open at 9:30 a.m. and fans may enter the stadium through the left or right field plaza gates at 10 a.m.
Here are the scheduled autograph times and locations:
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (holding the Stella Artois can) and comedian George Lopez play ping pong Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. (David Crane/Staff photographer)
When Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw
and Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul team up, how can they lose?
On a superficial level, Thursday night proved it was possible. Columnist Jill Painter reports that the two were bounced in the first round of Kershaw’s second annual “Ping Pong 4 Purpose” charity event at Dodger Stadium.
In all the ways that matter, Kershaw carried the day. A slew of Hollywood celebrities and Dodger players participated in the event, whose proceeds benefit Kershaw’s Challenge. From Jill’s column:
The money raised from the event will go toward building another orphanage in Africa and money to help pay for surgeries and medical care. In addition, funds will help the Dream Center, an organization that helps people move from the street to transitional housing.
Click here to view a photo gallery from the event.
Do something healthy!
Today’s announcement from the Dodgers will appeal to fitness enthusiasts:
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) sent a letter today to the chairmen of Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and the Federal Communications Commission spelling out his earlier proposal for a binding arbitration process. It’s the third letter sent by a local member of Congress to the FCC concerning the ongoing dispute over SportsNet LA, the Dodgers’ home channel.
Here is the full text of the letter signed by Sherman. It’s a fairly dry read, but the level of specificity emphasizes the level of thought put into the proposal. Proposing binding arbitration becomes more than a two-word soundbite:
Former Dodgers pitcher Jerry Reuss will be conducting a talk and book signing this Friday at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Reuss will be signing his book “Bring In the Right-Hander!” The book is also available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble bookstores and University of Nebraska Press.
In a 22-year Major League career, Reuss pitched for eight teams, including the Dodgers from 1979-87. A two-time All-Star, he was a member of the Dodgers’ 1981 world championship team and he pitched a no-hitter at San Francisco on June 27, 1980.