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Vin Scully’s letter to the fans: ‘I needed you more than you needed me’


Dodger fans attending tonight’s Vin Scully Appreciation Day game at received this beautiful letter from Vin Scully. Click the image above to enlarge.

— Jon Weisman

Vin Scully Special Commemorative Edition magazine comes to Dodger Stadium on September 25


By Jon Weisman

For Vin Scully’s final homestand with the Dodgers, we’ve created something special for Dodger Insider.

The 96-page September 19-25 issue of the magazine has been dedicated to content celebrating the career of the beloved broadcaster. And on the final day of the season — Fan Appreciation Day — the first 50,000 ticketed fans will get an edition with the special commemorative cover seen above.

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Vin Scully Commemorative Coin giveaway at Dodger Stadium on September 24

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jon Weisman

The first 50,000 fans in attendance for the Dodgers’ September 24 game against Colorado will receive a Vin Scully limited edition commemorative coin, part of the festivities of Vin Scully Weekend honoring the legendary broadcaster.

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In case you missed it: Vinnys Vinnys everywhere

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Cubs at Dodgers, 1:05 p.m.
Chase Utley, 2B
Corey Seager, SS
Justin Turner, 3B
Adrián González, 1B
Yasmani Grandal, C
Josh Reddick, RF
Joc Pederson, CF
Andrew Toles, LF
Julio Urías , P

By Jon Weisman

As part of Team Photo Day on Friday, the Dodgers indulged in a fantasy — that everyone in the world could be as wonderful as Vin Scully.

Of course, there really can only be one Vin Scully, as a close examination of the above image will reveal. (Click to enlarge.)

Here are some other recent items of note …

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Arrive early for Beatles Night tonight


A quick reminder that Beatles Night at Dodger Stadium is tonight, preceding the Dodgers’ 7:10 p.m. game against the National League-leading Chicago Cubs. Fans are encouraged to arrive early …

  • You will be able to take their own picture in front of the above Dodger-ized Abbey Road photo in the Right Field Plaza.
  • Select fans who arrive early will be invited onto the field to play Beatles Trivia — the winner gets to throw the ceremonial first pitch.
  • Beatles tribute band “The Fab Four” will perform prior to the game, beginning at approximately 6 p.m.

The Dodgers are offering a ticket package that includes a ticket to the game and a co-branded Beatles/Dodger 50th Anniversary Beach Towel. Ticket packages can be purchased exclusively at

— Jon Weisman

Kings Night at Dodger Stadium arrives Friday


By Jon Weisman

Kings Night at Dodger Stadium is Friday, and if you buy your ticket through the Kings Night package at, you’ll get this exclusive Kings/Dodgers scarf.

In addition, former Kings Derek Armstrong and Daryl Evans will sign autographs for fans from 5:10 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Right Field Plaza, where they will be joined by the Ice Crew and mascot Bailey.

The group will also be on the field for pregame ceremonies, with Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis, Brayden McNabb and Tyler Toffoli throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

Remaining ticket packages for the 2016 season include:

  • Healthcare Night on August 24 (7:10 p.m. vs. San Francisco)
  • Beatles Night on August 26 (7:10 p.m. vs. Chicago)
  • Jewish Community Night on August 28 (1:10 p.m. vs. Chicago)
  • Hello Kitty Night on September 2 (7:10 p.m. vs. San Diego)
  • Clippers Night on September 19 (7:10 p.m. vs. San Francisco)
  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on September 21 (7:10 p.m. vs. San Francisco)
  • Hispanic Heritage Night on September 24 (6:10 p.m. vs. Colorado).

For a complete list of theme nights and more information, visit

Ticket discount tied to Seager and Home Run Derby

Seager promo

A ticket promotion for the Dodgers’ August 14 game against the Pirates has been linked to Corey Seager’s entry into Monday’s Home Run Derby.

Fans will be offered a $10 discount toward ticket purchases for the August 14 game — which also features a Magic Johnson Gnome giveaway (presented by Bank of America) for the first 40,000 fans — plus an additional $5 off for every round Seager advances (for a maximum of $25 off).

The ticket offer will launch at 8 p.m. Monday, after the Home Run Derby, and run through 5 p.m. Wednesday, while supplies last. You can find it at

— Jon Weisman

Who’s coming to Old-Timers Day on July 2?

Steve Yeager, Pedro Guerrero and Ron Cey at the 2015 Old-Timers Game. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

Steve Yeager, Pedro Guerrero and Ron Cey at the 2015 Old-Timers Game. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

7.2.16 1981 Tri-MVP Bobblehead presented by Security BenefitBy Jon Weisman

The 1981 World Series tri-MVPs — Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager will be saluted at the annual Dodgers’ Old-Timers Day on July 2.

In that Fall Classic, Cey went 7 for 20 with a homer and three walks, Guerrero 7 for 21 with a double, triple, two homers and two walks, and Yeager 4 for 14 with two homers.

Cey’s biggest night was Game 3, when he hit a three-run homer in the first inning and started a double play with a diving catch of a bunt in foul territory in the eighth, backing a 40-batter complete game by Fernando Valenzuela in a 5-4 victory.

Guerrero and Yeager hit back-to-back, eighth-inning home runs off Ron Guidry to make a 2-1 winner of Jerry Reuss and the Dodgers in Game 5. In the Series finale, Guerrero singled, homered and tripled in the Dodgers’ 9-2 romp, making him the first player in 61 years to have all three of those hits in a World Series game.

Anyone else coming? Oh, you bet: Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, Don Newcombe, Tommy Davis, Maury Wills, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser, Steve Garvey, Steve Sax, Bill Russell, Rick Monday, Nomar Garciaparra, Manny Mota, Al Ferrara, Shawn Green, Rick Honeycutt, Dave Roberts, Jerry Hairston Jr., Kevin Gross, Derrel Thomas, Mark Ellis, Nick Punto, Skip Schumaker, Jerry Royster, Kenny Lofton, Mickey Hatcher and Juan Castro are all scheduled to appear, with the tentative teams as follows:

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LGBT Pride Night arrives Friday at Dodger Stadium


lgbt-tank275x422By Jon Weisman

A reminder: LGBT Pride Night takes place Friday at Dodger Stadium, with numerous activities and guest appearances.

The fun starts at 5:10 p.m., when you can meet your friends at the Right Field Plaza bar, where Levy Restaurants will feature a Blue Pride-themed drink that will be available for purchase, while you dance to the sounds of DJ Adam.

On the Dodger Stadium field, members of Varsity Gay League will play a kickball game from approximately 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. That’s followed by a special pregame ceremony that will include Robbie Rogers (first pitch), Michael Sam, Lance Bass and Esera Tuaolo (National Anthem).

Following the game, with Kenta Maeda scheduled to face the Atlanta Braves, sit on the field and enjoy Friday Night Fireworks (presented by Denny’s), featuring music by George Figares and DJ Blacklow.

Purchase a special ticket to the game directly from and receive an exclusive Dodgers LGBT tank top.

Video: Adrian Gonzalez bobblehead go boom

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More outstanding acting from your Dodger team comes in this spotlight on Adrian Gonzalez Bobblehead Night (presented by Time Warner Cable), which takes place May 25 when the Dodgers play the Reds.

— Jon Weisman

LGBT night set for June 3 at Dodger Stadium

LAD_16-LGBT-Pride-Night-Tank-FINALBy Jon Weisman

Dodger Stadium’s fourth annual LGBT Night will take place June 3 when the Dodgers play Atlanta.

A special event ticket package that includes a game ticket and exclusive Dodger LGBT Night tank top can be purchased only at

Los Angeles Galaxy star Robbie Rogers will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and former NFL defensive taclke Esera Tuaolo will sing the National Anthem, on a night that will also welcome former NFL player Michael Sam, former NBA player Jason Collins, University of Laverne women’s basketball coach Julie Shaw, former Chapman University defensive end Mitch Eby, TV personality E.J. Johnson, “The Real O’Neals” star Noah Galvin and international recording artist Lance Bass.

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Star Wars Night at Dodger Stadium features exclusive T-shirt


On this galactic Star Wars Day, the Dodgers are happy to reveal the T-shirt that will be included in the special Star Wars Night ticket page July 29 (when the Dodgers face the Diamondbacks. You must purchase your ticket for the game at to receive the exclusive shirt.

— Jon Weisman

Dodgers will celebrate Prince at Friday Night Fireworks on April 29

The Dodgers have announced that following the April 29 game against the Padres, Friday Night Fireworks (presented by Denny’s) will be set to Prince music, celebrating the life of the entertainer who died Thursday at age 57.

— Jon Weisman

Justin Turner wants the Justin Turner Chia Pet

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Get yours April 30 when the Dodgers play the Padres.

– Jon Weisman

Clayton Kershaw talks acting with his bobblehead

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LAD_16-Kershaw-BobbleheadKershaw poseClayton Kershaw is not only amazing as a pitcher, he shot this video for April 25’s Clayton Kershaw Bobblehead Night in one take.

Kershaw and his dopplebobbleganger make quite the acting combo (#truedetectiveseason3). Enjoy …

— Jon Weisman

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