It’s hard for anyone to fathom Dodger Stadium in April 2062 when it turns 100, but that’s basically what Frank McCourt is doing with all that was announced today. There is so much to all of it, it’s hard to even really get into any detail so I’ll just point you in the right direction and let you peruse dodgers.com/next50 at your leisure. But suffice to say, I’m impressed.
There will be restaurants, shops, kids areas, walkways, 2000 trees, new Dodger offices, new concourses throughout and a million reasons to come early and stay late for Dodger games (not to mention showing up when there’s not even a game). But the part that excites me the most is the Dodger Experience Museum…I can honestly remember being an intern here in the mid 90s and being so excited that I came up with the idea for a Dodger Hall of Fame and Museum. I told my boss at the time what a great plan this was, only to find out that it had been talked about and contemplated for years (talk about bursting my bubble!)
It’s finally going to come to fruition and I hope every one else gets as excited seeing these renderings as I do.
As for tonight (back to the short-term), it’s another big game against Arizona. Joe Torre and the baseball staff believe we need to add another pitcher, so Cory Wade will be in uniform and Blake DeWitt has been optioned, surely with his head high. What an impressive job he’s done and he’s made a ton of people take notice (not the least of which are in Sikeston, MO, his hometown that named this Blake DeWitt month).
Still awaiting a starting pitcher on Sunday…here’s tonight’s lineup: