ARLINGTON, Texas — Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw grew up in Dallas. Predictably, he leads the club in most ticket requests for tonight’s game against the Texas Rangers, with about 70.
The Dodger who ranks second in this category: Co-owner Bobby Patton, another Texas native, with 55.
A horde of cameras greeted Patton on the field at Globe Life Park, something that never happens in Los Angeles. You can see a portion of that scene above.
“I’m living my life the way I lived it before I was an owner,” Patton said. “It’s very unusual to be in front of this many TV cameras. When we’re in L.A., people want to talk to Earvin Johnson before they talk to me.”
According to the Dodgers’ media guide, Patton principally operates oil and gas properties in Texas and Kansas and has additional investments in many other sectors, including ranching and insurance. He serves on the Board of Security Benefit Corporation and the Advisory Council of the University of Texas College of Liberal Arts.