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As the Dodgers and Diamondbacks prepare to travel to Australia in a few weeks, here are three Australians who traveled to Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida and pitched in the Dodgers organization during Spring Training in February 2001……Jeff Williams, Adrian Burnside and Luc Prokopec. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©LA Dodgers 2014
As Vin Scully prepares to head down Colorado Blvd New Years Day as the Grand Marshall of the Rose Parade, I thought it appropriate to post one of my favorite photos of Vin and Sandy casually enjoying one of my favorite traditions of Spring Training at Dodgertown, the Annual Western BBQ held in the backyard of Dodgertown.
Players, both majors and minors, all coaches, all staff, media and family members were invited to enjoy a wonderful evening of steak, ribs, chicken, fish, corn on the cob along with baked beans and chili all cooked up by Chef Steve and served by Bird and May et al.
I can remember the pecan pie tasting delightful and coffee being served in tin cups.
Cowboy hats and bandanas were handed out upon entry as well as your favorite beverage served by Mary Beth.
A bonfire was built of stacked broken bats that kept the air warm and smokey.
Children were given hayrides and a petting zoo to play at.
Craig Callan has always run a topnotch facility and still does to this day.
The weather was usually mild and a jacket was rarely necessary.
In this picture taken during the final Western BBQ held March 7, 2008, Vin and Sandy dine on MY basketball court where I spent many evenings chasing down my own bricks and sometimes following the ball into oblivion over the fence into the swampland behind one of the baskets.
Congratulations Vin!!!….Now sit back and enjoy YOUR parade.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Levy Restaurants and SKECHERS hosted more than 300 children from the community surrounding Dodger Stadium at the Children’s Holiday Party today in the Stadium Club. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez and Dodger Alumni Billy Ashley, Tommy Davis, Al Downing, Al Ferrara, “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Kenny Landreaux, Matt Luke and Dennis Powell were on hand for the event.
Going on right now…. Volunteers prepare food bags for the Dodgers Ninth Annual Turkey Giveaway which begins at 2pm PST.. Dodger alumni “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Bobby Castillo, Matt Luke and Al Downing will be on hand to help distribute a complimentary turkey, fixings and reusable canvas bags to 2,100 pre-selected not for profit community organizations who will in turn distribute them to families in need….Photography by Jon SooHoo/© Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2013