Our Daily Dread: Your 2009 Dodger Hollywood Stars lineup (and no Pat Sajak, I must say)


Saturday, 5 p.m., prior to the Dodgers’ 7:10 p.m. game against the Marlins, the 51st version of the event — which remains a softball game, without Tony Danza’s anticipated participation.

First problem: They don’t open the stadium parking gates until 4:40 p.m. Which means, maybe 20 cars will be able to high-tail it into the lot, thow it into park, run to the entrance, and be seated by first lob pitch.

Second problem: The usual annual list of participants (with proper ID in parenthesis if you have trouble figuring out their link to celebrityville):

Group I: Those you should know (but not be all that impressed by):

Larry King (yes, he’s decided to “play” … which may mean someone with CPR best be available nearby)
Rob Lowe
Mario Lopez


Adam Carolla
Joel Madden (Lead Singer for Good Charlotte)
James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”)

Group II: A slow roller to third from appearing, together, on “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Off This Island”:

James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek”)
Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills, 90210”)
Tom Arnold
Tom Green
Meat Loaf
Melissa RIvers
David Charvet (“Baywatch,” and the recent “The Superstars” with Lisa Leslie)

Group III: You look familiar, but then … maybe not:

Dave Annable (Justin from “Brothers and Sisters”)
Jessica Lowndes (“90210”)
Brian Baumgartner (Kevin from “The Office”)
Kate Flannery (Meredith from “The Office”)
David Denman (Roy from “The Office”)
Scott Stapp (Lead Singer for Creed)
Neal McDonough (the creepy killer guy from “Desperate Housewives”)
Josh Henderson (“Desperate Housewives” somebody)
Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”)

Group IV: Do you have a pass to get on the field? Can I see it?

Robert Hoffman (“She’s the Man,” “Aliens in the Attic”)
Daren Kagasoff (“Secret Life of the American Teenager”)
Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”)
Jake T. Austin and Jennifer Stone (“Wizards of Waverly Place”)
Kate Linder (“The Young and the Restless”)
Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville”)

Group V: Guys who aren’t actors and will hit the ball into the pavilion if given a chance:

Willie McGinest (free-agent outside linebacker out of USC, 13 years in the NFL with New England and Cleveland)
“Sugar” Shane Mosley (world-champion boxer)
Antonio Gates (San Diego Chargers All Pro tight end)
Robert Griffith (13-year NFL safety with Minnesota, Cleveland, Arizona, out of San Diego State)
Kirk Morrison (Oakland Raiders linebacker out of San Diego State)
Shaun Phillips (San Diego Chargers linebacker)


Will Demps (listed as “NFL Star/Model”, at right … we have him pegged as a stunt double for “The Rock”)

Who we sort of expected but will not be upset to miss:

Jonathan Silverman
Patrick Warburton
Sean Astin
Corbin Bernsen
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Carlos Mencia
Camryn Manheim
Antonio Villaraigosa

The one who’d have drawn a crowd by himself:

Sasha Baron Cohen (dressed as Bruno)

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