Will Ferrell’s Dodgers career ended after one batter Thursday with a perfect 0.00 ERA. (Associated Press photo)
PEORIA, Ariz. — Will Ferrell’s entrance into Thursday’s game between the Dodgers and San Diego Padres would have been a spectacle no matter what. When Ferrell cut through the stands wearing a San Francisco Giants uniform — as Yasiel Puig stepped into the batter’s box in the sixth inning — the announced crowd of 10,218 responded with a rousing chorus of boos.
For once, the boos weren’t for Puig. They were for the tall, old guy wearing the uniform of a National League West rival.
PEORIA, Ariz. — Will Ferrell is scheduled to pitch an inning for the Dodgers tonight and play an inning in right field for the San Diego Padres. He isn’t in the starting lineup for either team. Right now, he’s playing for the Cubs in Tempe.
It appears that Ferrell will take over for Matt Kemp, who is starting in right field for the Padres.
Update: Ferrell will pitch no earlier than the sixth inning for the Dodgers.