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Two teams with storied history clash in Interleague play. It’s been 3 years since the Dodgers and Yankees played (2010 Series at Dodger Stadium). This is the first time the Dodgers will make a regular season visit to Yankee Stadium (New and Old Yankee Stadium that is) and the Dodgers first visit to the Bronx since the 1981 World Series. While many baseball fans are excited for this the expectations aren’t as high as we all thought they would be. The Dodgers are in last place in the NL West and both teams have been hit by injuries but regardless it’ll still be an interesting series in what will be the start of a Home and home 2 game each series.
Now when you at the current Yankees and Dodgers roster there’s very few connections between the two teams. We all know Don Mattingly is one of the Yankee greats but many also have to remember he was a coach under Joe Torre when they were both with the Yankees. Current players like Jerry Harriston Jr was a member of the Yankees 2009 World Series Championship team. Hiroki Kuroda, who is having another solid season with the Yankees, Was the Dodgers starting pitcher from 2008 to 2011. We all know Mattingly will get a good reaction from a lot of the Yankee fans in the Bronx. This game is also lacking the “Star Power” as many say with injuries to both teams BUT to many it’s Dodgers/Yankees so hey.
As far as the game goes this will be an important series for both teams. For the Dodgers this series along with the Padres series will determine a lot for the Dodgers and their NL West fate and for the Yankees they can move closer in the AL East standings. It’s June so games really do matter here. If the Dodgers want to pull of the win then they’ll need a good showing from their bats with runners in scoring position (RISP). Too many times in games where the Dodgers get guys on base and then their bats go completely missing. Also the Bullpen will need to not add fuel to the fire. That’s basically all I have to say on the Bullpen as I have nothing nice to say about them. The sense of urgency have to come here and be ready for a ball game. While playing at Yankee Stadium is an amazing thing along with being in New York City, They can’t afford to be in awe in the Stadium. You have to come ready to play baseball.
This is going to be a great series in my view. The Dodgers and Yankees twitter account already went back and forth with each other and many Dodger faithful made the trip to the Bronx. It will be a good series in New York. When the Yankees come to Los Angeles in July you can expect a good anticipation and hopefully some key players healthy as well. As for now just sit back and enjoy the Dodgers vs Yankees.
This have been something that I’ve been wondering about for a long time. When is the Mid Summer Classic going to make it’s return to Los Angeles? The MLB All-Star Game has been to Southern California 6 Times. Three of them coming from Anaheim, two from San Deigo, and one from Los Angeles. Anahiem has hosted 3 Times in 67, 89, and 10 while Dodger Stadium only hosted in 80. How is that possible? Why is it that Dodger Stadium who is hosting it’s 50th Anniversary and is a Historic Stadium only got to Host the All-Star Game Once? I read on a LA Times Article back in 2010 which Bill Plaskie said Anaheim was a better Stadium due to it being a Modern Stadium. Ok I get that Anaheim is more Modern and what not and I get the Challenges that Dodger Stadium has but come on now MLB Dodger Stadium only hosting Once? Thats Unacceptable.
Dodger Stadium is in need of rennovations and that is something We all get. Not only that but you have the Traffic getting to Dodger Stadium and the MLB Fan Experiance is down the 110 (Downtown LA) but lets also think about this If the World Series was to be at Dodger Stadium then traffic would be crazy. Opening Day Traffic is always a pain so if their Concern is Traffic then Go news its always like that. I doubt it is but don’t hurt to bring it up. If anything the Stadium has to be rennovated which can be done but it’s been a long time since Dodger Stadium hosted an All-Star Game and it seems like LA hasn’t even gotten a shot to do it again. As of late the All-Star Game has been in Modern Stadiums such as AT&T Park and Chase Field for example. Old Yankee Stadium hosted before it was demolished but only hosted twice. The Mets are the only Team that has a longer drought than the Dodgers when it comes to hosting the All-Star game but could change soon.
With new owners and talks of making some rennovations which should help Dodger Stadium get the All-Star game so we could be a lot closer than we think but who knows. Dodgers can get the game without having a new Stadium it’s just a matter of when. Thats Something I can’t answer but I do know that the MLB All-Star Game will benifit the City of Los Angeles very well.
Dodger Stadium has been around for 50 Years and has been through some renovations. If you look at the picture this is the latest plan to renovate Dodger Stadium. I know you look at it and say “Who combined The Ballpark in Arlington and Dodger Stadium” Well this is the Renovation plan that Former Dodger Pitcher Orel Hershiser have for Dodger Stadium. In a report Hershiser and LG CSN want to partner with one of the Bidders and propose this design to them. Now Lets think about this for a few seconds. This renovation would change everything about Dodger Stadium that made it so unique just to get with the times. Scoreboard in the center, Suites in the outfield and so on. Nothing from the Classic Dodgers Stadium would stand at all. Looking at this I know will outrage Dodger Fans.
I know Orel really cares about the Dodgers and want to do whatever to help the Franchise but Bulldog this Is pushing it too far. I’m sure everyone remembers the last Stadium renovations that was planed that McCourt had. “Next 50″ Project that was halted due to financial reasons. It was such a good idea which didn’t call for major renovations. It amazes me that some people want to make major changes to Dodger Stadium but I’m shocked that Hershiser wants to make such changes to the Stadium. Dodger Stadium is such a unique Stadium that doesn’t need Major Renovations done at all.
Now I’m not saying the Stadium itself don’t need renovations because Dodger Stadium can use it but Major Renovations shown here is not needed at all. The outrage that a name change recieved is enough to make you not change it. Moderized Mega Stadium is not what’s wanted or needed. I believe that Orel should inquire somethings from the “Next 50″ Stadium plan instead of this. Dodger Stadium is apart of that LA Tradition that is preached within the Dodgers. I hope Orel doesn’t go through with this at all because such change could do some damage. You saw the outrage we gave for a name change and potential new Stadium talk. This is committing the ultimate Dodger Crime. Dodger Stadium is one of the few historic Baseball Stadiums that are standing (Wrigley Field, Fenway Park to name a few) and A lot of history happened in this Stadium that plays in the minds of many people to this day. Why Destroy that with a Modern Stadium on site? You want more motivation not to do Major Renovations? Look at the new Yankee Stadium.
Just like the KCAL Dodgers Commercial Dodger Stadium is where History is Made and Legends are Born.