The nine-game road trip kicks off today. Here’s the lineup:
Ethier, RF (you Ethierholics are all coming to Carne Asada Sunday with Andre, right?)
Kemp, CF (simply on-fire)
Kershaw, P (tough act to follow after his last outing)
And by the way, in case you guys haven’t seen it yet, there’s a contest online right now where you can get season tickets for the rest of the year (at least starting after May 10, when the contest ends). It’s called Paint the Town Blue and I’d imagine those of you coming to this site are the perfect people for this.
Ned will be on DodgerTalk postgame today while at the same time, Nomar’s Carne Asada Sunday will be taking place on the Loge Level Terrace. Hope you’ll all be out here for one thing or another…
In a rush to go set up a photo shoot right now for next month’s Dodgers Magazine. As you’ve hopefully seen, we’ve had a current player with a Dodger legend each month (Andruw/Duke, Furcal/Wills, Nomar/Garvey/Cey) and July’s magazine will feature Fernando and Saito. A very cool theme, I think, but you tell me. Do any of you guys read the magazine and if so, what are your thoughts?
Today’s lineup is:
The second round is getting started now that the pomp and circumstance of Round 1 and the compensation round has come and gone. I’m hoping to get Logan White and De Jon Watson in a combo chat to talk to you all at some point, so stay tuned on that front.
For those of you who would like the chance to meet James Loney and Andruw Jones, you can do so tomorrow at the Macy’s in Sherman Oaks from 1-2 p.m. They will be signing autographs as part of a Father’s Day promotion, and anyone who purchases $50 or more on Fossil merchandise in the men’s department will get a special baseball to get autographed by both players.
Meanwhile, speaking of cool experiences, for any of you who missed Nomar Garciaparra’s Carne Asada Sundays last year, he’s hosting another one on June 22 of this month and it’s a chance to get an autographed photo of him, go to the game against the Indians, get a nice dinner and hang out with Nomar. If you’re interested, call 323.224.1435, as there aren’t very many spots left (the whole thing is limited to 250 people).
In other news, Matt Kemp was suspended today for four games, but he has appealed it and is in tonight’s lineup, which is: