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.
As many of you know, the horrible tragedy yesterday in Tucson, AZ has touched very close to home, as the nine-year old girl who was killed, Christina Green, is the daughter of our National Crosschecker John Green. Frank McCourt issued the following statement last night:
“We lost a member of the Dodgers family today. The entire Dodgers organization is mourning the death of John’s daughter Christina, and will do everything we can to support John, his wife Roxana and their son Dallas in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy. I spoke with John earlier today and expressed condolences on behalf of the entire Dodgers organization.”
And of course, since learning of her ties to the Dodgers, we have received an outpouring of support from fans, front office members and media members looking to pass along their thoughts.
Feel free to share yours in the comments here and we’ll make sure that John, Roxana and the whole family receive this.
We truly thank you all for keeping their family and the families of all the victims in your thoughts and prayers.