March 2011

Announcements, Announcements…

A busy day back here at Dodger Stadium, in Glendale and in Tucson.

This afternoon, we welcomed a new Spanish-language broadcast partner to the Dodger family. KTNQ 1020 AM, part of the Univision radio group, will carry our games in 2011-12. They also carried the Dodgers from 1979-86 and will be a huge benefit to Spanish-speaking Dodger fans.

We also announced the return of the Dodger Stadium Express Bus Service from Union Station. We have been getting a lot of questions about whether or not that will continue and last year, it transported over 120,000 fans to and from the ballpark. It’s free to fans with a game ticket, so be sure to take advantage of this great service and save money on parking and gas.

Earlier this morning, we announced officially that we’ll be playing the Diamondbacks on March 25 in a game to benefit the families of the Tucson shooting tragedy, including Christina Taylor Green. For those in the area, you can get tickets here.

And finally, starting tonight at Camelback Ranch, fans will be able to purchase a pin with Christina’s initials, CTG, to benefit the memorial fund created in her name. Back when this tragedy took place, many of you asked how you can help and this is certainly one small way.

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Driving from LA to Camelback

Writing this post from the road on the 10 West as I head back to Dodger Stadium for a week or work in Los Angeles following two weeks at Camelback Ranch. Don’t worry, I’m in the passenger seat…

Pretty amazing that as we head home, we’re in the middle of the desert and yet, there are snow capped mountains literally just off the freeway to the South.

Making this drive made me think of just how easy it is to get to Dodgers’ Spring Training and how cool it is that we’re now so close to home. There’s definitely things that I miss about Dodgertown but overall, it’s really been an extremely wise decision to move to Arizona.

As games start to ramp up, hopefully you are all making your plans to come out to see the team before it heads back to Los Angeles. Great seats are available almost every game and the access to the team is unparalleled. And if you haven’t seen the campus, you’re bound to be impressed by it. 

I’ll continue to post from Los Angeles as we prepare for Opening Day, the first weekend against the Giants and all the other things going on back on the West Coast.

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