Premium Batting Practice

One of the most enjoyable activities of baseball season is definitely Premium Batting Practice. I look forward to it every year. This year was no exception.

There were a couple of things that were missing: the photo booth and the giveaway tee shirt. Otherwise it was actually one of the better experiences. it wasn’t crowded at all. It was a two day event and I thought maybe more people would be attending the event on the second day.

The premium giveaway was a water bottle.

Norma and I usually attend Dodger events together. I came totally decked out in my Hello Kitty wear including hat and shoes.

The food was amazing. Most of it was packed up in cute little boxes. It was intended to be a portable meal.

Of course the servers were the best.

There’s something about seeing your name up in lights!!

We invited Giants prospect CJ to come with us. I was thankful he didn’t wear a Giants tee shirt. I guess all pitchers make funny faces when they pitch. Believe it or not, CJ did not win first place for most velocity. Of course he pitched the day before against UCLA. Pitchers don’t pitch back to back. His arm was still a bit sore.

My traditional dugout picture

And media room picture

I can’t believe they patched up the bat rack that was infamously dented by Andre Ethier.

I had to use the Dodgers bathroom, the one they run to during the game when nature calls. Of course the seat was up. Another tradition.

One of the Gatorade coolers that gets tossed on the field during victory celebrations

I guess this was about batting practice.

The day included a tour of the stadium. The above boxes were original Brooklyn Dodgers traveling cases. They were destined for the trash heap until they were rescued and put on display. There is always something new to see during the tours.

The view from way up there is amazing. I’m used to being way down there by the Dodgers dugout.

The view by the organ where my boo Dave Styles likes to be.

Awwww. An ice cream sandwich made up of chocolate chip cookies and Dodger blue ice cream. I think my lips are still blue. Hehehe.

Different views of the Stadium from the field. It’s breathtaking to actually stand where the players stand during games. You get a different perspective.

Norma and Bill Russell

So glad they finally decided to cover our seats when the Dodgers are away. The birds like to peck holes in the seats.

The hot seat where the reliever sits before warming up.

Our itinerary. Somehow we missed the photo on the field. Sad face.

I definitely have to welcome my Commander son back from a trip to Alaska for a training exercise aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. He looks happy to be back after being out at sea for 6 weeks.

Thanks to Norma for driving us to the event. Thanks to the entire premium crew for making Batting Practice another wonderful memory.

And thanks to all of you who continue to support my blog. I appreciate all of you. You are what makes this blog special.

The Dodgers continue to be the number one team in all of baseball. But then again we all knew that. The Dodgers face the D Backs for one final game before moving on to the Bay Area to face the Giants. GO DODGERS!!! Matt Beaty, the shirt is coming. I’ll be wearing it the next time I see you.

Love you all….!

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