So this is pretty cool: the Dodgers are hosting their second “Public Batting Practice” tomorrow night from 5-8 p.m. James Loney and Matt Kemp will be on hand, as well as “several of the team’s top prospects” (no specifics given right now). So if you’ve ever had a desire to throw a nasty curve like Clayton Kershaw, run like Juan Pierre or go deep like Manny, then this is your event!
…but it ain’t cheap! $500 per person gets you through the turnstiles, but honestly, this does sound really cool. Additional bells and whistles include: live batting practice on the field, indoor batting practice in the batting cages, pitching practice in the bullpens, opportunity to play the field and shag fly balls, behind-the-scenes locker room and clubhouse tours, OPEN BAR, the chance to see your name and image on DodgerVision and a handful of other things. I imagine it will be something like this first-person account from Erin at Robots Took My Medicine of the Dodgers’ holiday party for season ticket holders.
The Dodgers are expecting 200 people to show up tomorrow. I’m pretty interested to see if they really get that many given the current economy.
Maybe Ned can use this opportunity as a chance to scout for that elusive power hitter the Dodgers need! At the very least they should spend the $100,000 in expected revenue on Manny’s deal…that should buy us about a week of his services, right?
For more info or to buy tickets, visit www.dodgers.com/underthelights.