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Dodger FanFest 2015 set for January 31

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By Jon Weisman

The Dodgers’ fourth annual FanFest (presented by State Farm) — free to the public — will take place at Dodger Stadium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 31. This year, for the first time, the action will be centered inside the ballpark itself.

It’s such a good time, it could easily be called FunFest. Or FanFun. Or FestFunFan. Or ThatReallyGoodTimeForYourWholeFamily. That’s right — you’re going to have so much fun, there will be no time for spaces between words.

Here’s just a sampling:

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A Dodger fan saves a Giants fan

Giants fan Ryan Clanton, suffering from Fabconi Anemia — which usually leads to bone marrow failure — received a bone marrow donation from Dodger fan Joey Hilburn. has more.

— Jon Weisman

Video: Your Vin Scully Mic Night

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Here’s a nice video compiling fan photos from the Vin Scully Talking Microphone giveaway at Dodger Stadium on July 29, the night the Dodger legend announced his return for 2014.

— Jon Weisman

Happy 100th birthday, Eleanor Wigley

Last year, Dodgers Magazine profiled Eleanor Wigley, who had a special trip to Dodger Stadium shortly before her 99th birthday. Well today, Eleanor is officially 100. Congratulations and all our best birthday wishes!

— Jon Weisman

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Dodger players revel in fan reunion

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Happy Fanfest

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By Jon Weisman

The Fanfest fun runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Enjoy!

Dodgers 2014: Live. Breathe. Blue.


By Jon Weisman

Last year, the Dodgers offered “A Whole New Blue.” This year, the franchise is moving forward — to “Live. Breathe. Blue.”

That’s the advertising, marketing and digital campaign that will be incorporated across Los Angeles in 2014.

“Our new tagline encapsulates how each of our fans feel about the Dodgers organization,” Dodger executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen said. “We feel it is a natural evolution of last year’s slogan, ‘A Whole New Blue. “The Dodgers have given and will continue to give our fans reasons to believe in the team during the 2014 season.”

“Live. Breathe. Blue.” was created in partnership with Walton Isaacson, the club’s advertising agency.

Yasiel Puig surprises Dodger fans at Select-a-Seat

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By Jon Weisman

First the astonishment, then the excitement. You could really feel the electricity charging through the halls of Dodger Stadium today the moment Yasiel Puig made a surprise appearance at the Select-a-Seat event for season-ticket holders.


Puig, who will also join Friday’s Pitching in the Community caravan, greeted fans of all ages, including enough babies to satisfy the prototypical political campaign. (He also got a sales pitch for the new limited-availability reserved parking spaces at Dodger Stadium.)

“I appreciate all the attention from the fans,” Puig said in a brief chat in the hallways of the Club Level. “My teammates and I are going to continue giving our all on the field, so that these fans feel excited about coming to games.”

The 23-year-old outfielder, heading into his second Spring Training with the Dodgers, said he has been toiling at all aspects of his game in the offseason.

“I have also been working on my throws to bases so that I can help my teammates better on the field,” he said.


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