Tommy Lasorda will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 1 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday. The special advisor to the chairman turned 87 on Sept. 22. Singer/actress/author Wynonna Judd will perform the National Anthem.
One more frivolity: The Dodgers will be serving something called a “Playoff Dog”: An all-beef hot dog on a Pretzel Roll topped with Pastrami, pickle spears and Oktoberfest mustard.
Tommy Lasorda is going to be a guest instructor at the Dodgers’ annual adult baseball camp in November. (Getty Images)
Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and former National League umpire Bruce Froemming have been added as instructors at the 53rd Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, from Nov. 9-15.
Instructors scheduled to attend include: Ron Cey, Tommy Davis, Steve Garvey, Mickey Hatcher, Rick Monday, Steve Sax, Don Sutton, Maury Wills and Steve Yeager. Of those nine former Dodgers, all have played in at least one World Series for the Dodgers.
MLB announced the representatives for all 30 teams at the upcoming amateur draft, June 5 in Seacaucus, New Jersey. Tommy Lasorda will reprise his role representing the Dodgers along with longtime coach and former pither Charlie Hough.
The first day of the draft includes the first round, Competitive Balance Round A, the second round and Competitive Balance Round B. The second day of the draft — sans television, sans many celebrity baseball representatives — will include rounds three through 10, conducted on a conference call through MLB headquarters in Manhattan. Rounds 11 through 40 will be held June 7.