We were at the Dodgers exhibition game last night against the defending National Champions, the Boston Red Sox at the Los Angeles Coliseum along with 115,300 other people! We set the record for most well-attended baseball game in world history and helped raise millions of dollars to fight cancer with Think Cure!
The Coliseum is normally the home of the USC football team and the original home of the Dodgers when they moved from Brooklyn, NY.
Check out the crazy field and lineup!
DODGERS INFIELD AT THE COLISEUM
Notice the 201 feet long left field line, the 60 feet tall “Screen Monster,” and the 5 infielders. Our center fielder Andruw Jones played just above 2nd base and actually had two chances to tag out a stealing baserunner coming into 2nd.
DODGERS OUTFIELD AT THE COLISEUM
Notice the huge crowd which created the loudest and largest “Wave” we had ever experienced!
DODGERS FANS AT THE COLISEUM
This stadium was built in the 1920s and hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. At one point during our game, the Olympic Torch was lit up!
25,000 people purchased “standing room only” seats!
We had a great time and quite an adventure. Since there was absolutely no parking, we paid $25 to park in some guy’s driveway along with 7 other people which meant we were all waiting for about an hour for one car to back out to let us all out! We spent more time in the car on the way to and from the game then at the game!
At the beginning of each inning, they had special guests throw out a “first pitch.” The absolute best one was Kareem Abdul Jabaar, the former Laker great. The ball didn’t make it all the way to the catcher so he asked for it back and proceeded to throw a hook shot at the catcher!
The Dodgers lost, but we had a great time!
That is so cool Eric. Glad you got to be a part of history man.