Holy crap, Giancarlo Stanton mashed this first inning pitch from Mike Bolsinger out of Dodger Stadium. Not out of the field of play, but out of the entire stadium.
They literally moved mountains to create Dodger Stadium. Between 1959 and 1962, an army of construction workers shifted eight-million cubic yards of earth and rock in the hills above downtown Los Angeles, refashioning the rugged terrain once known as the Stone Quarry Hills into a modern baseball palace.
Two fans ran out onto the field at Dodger Stadium tonight midway through the ninth inning, and it appears one of them escaped security by climbing back over the outfield fence. We doubt he got away for long, though.
The Ducks-Kings Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium created an interesting contrast: A thoroughly maintained block of ice in the middle of a city with nary a snowflake to be found. But anything's possible in Los Angeles, right?
NBC Sports Net is the U.S. home of professional hockey, and they continue to do it right. Tonight's Stadium Series matchup at Dodger Stadium called upon the one voice every sports fan can associate with that venue: Vin Scully.
Last month, the Dodgers introduced a frozen beer foam machine, made by Japanese beer company Kirin. It is possibly witchcraft.
The blog "Vin Scully Is My Homeboy" started its Friday off with a post titled, "Giants fan tries to disturb 'Don't Stop Believin' Guy,'" with DSBG being somewhat of a Chavez Ravine Idol contestant who performs Journey for his fellow attendees. The horror. And at the last home game of the season, no less!
Your morning roundup for July 23, the day after we learned that high-school tennis coaches really might want to stay away from strip-club ownership.
Per the Los Angeles Times, "Los Angeles police have arrested two men on suspicion of beating baseball fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium and have concluded the suspect they took into custody in May was not responsible, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told The Times on Thursday.
Sometimes you have to start with nothing to end up with something. So, is the whole "insurance claim/burning the stadium down" angle offered by the Dodgers fans filming clouds of smoke at Dodger Stadium last night entirely unthinkable?
As part of his "Pitch for Awareness" national tour, Tom Willis will throw out the first pitch at tonight's Dodgers/Padres game. He'll do so with one of his feet, on account of the fact that he was born without arms. ("I don't have the greatest pitching speed in the world. My style is heave it and pray.")
At a game last week, the Dodgers mostly-owner joined fans in the bleachers for the first half of the game. A savvy PR move, or did Jamie change the locks on the owner's box? [VSIMH]
Dodger Stadium is hosting a motocross event, and one local reporter decided to take a bike out for a spin. His crash isn't nearly as amusing as the awkwardness that follows. [via VinScullyIsMyHomeboy]
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: Dodger Stadium.