By Jon Weisman
On Day 2 of the Dodgers’ Pitching in the Community caravan (presented by Bank of America) today, Dodger alumni including Al Downing, Lee Lacy (pictured), Tim Leary and Dennis Powell visited Hollenbeck Middle School for a project with City Year, which “works to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide.”
Next, the caravan visited the After-School All-Stars at Cesar Chavez Elementary, led by Al Ferrara, Matt Luke Luke, Powell, Dodger employees and Bank of America volunteers. After-School All-Stars Los Angeles “educates, enlightens and inspires young people by providing dynamic and exciting opportunities for success, while cultivating self-esteem, leadership and respect to help build healthier communities.”
For more photos from today, visit LA Photog Blog.
- The first four out of 10 bobblehead giveaways of 2015 now have names and dates attached. In addition to Clayton Kershaw on May 12, scheduled are Adrian Gonzalez on May 23, Kenley Jansen on June 4 and Maury Wills on July 6. Individual game tickets go on sale online at 10 a.m. Friday.
- Adrian Gonzalez told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that he likes the Dodgers’ lineup for 2015. “People say we lost power, but I think we’re just getting power in different areas in our lineup,” the first baseman said. Dylan Hernandez of the Times has more.
- Two Dodger minor-leaguers — left-handed Triple-A Oklahoma City pitcher Robert Carson and Rookie League outfielder Theo Alexander — have been given 50-game suspensions without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
- Video highlights from Monday’s Caravan opener are below.
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