Tomorrow night, fans have a really rare opportunity to see something at Dodger Stadium that doesn’t happen very often. Andre Ethier goes for a 25-game hitting streak, the first time fans have have a chance to see that since Paul Lo Duca in 2003. Before that, it hadn’t happened since 1971 with Willie Davis (Steve Sax’s streak in 1986 finished on the road).
Three times in 40 years. That’s it.
That’s one of the really cool things about a streak. Fans can come and know that every Ethier at-bat will be special. It’s different than knowing on a given night you might see a perfect game or a guy hit four homers. You know you’re going to get a chance to witness some history tomorrow. Sure, he’s still seven away from the franchise mark of 31 games and he’s still a few games shy of HALFWAY to Joe DiMaggio, but what he’s doing right now is pretty impressive. Here’s hoping the Friday Night Fireworks start around 7:10 and continue well into the night.
Meanwhile, equally as impressive is what he’ll be doing during the day. Back in Spring Training, he committed to visiting City of Hope tomorrow for their annual reunion of bone marrow donors and their recipients, which is always a very special day at that amazing hospital. They’re one of our partners in ThinkCure and Andre is, of course, keeping his commitment to taking part in the event.