Fireworks return to Friday's Dodger games
Jordin Sparks to sing national anthem
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Fireworks will follow tonight's Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game at Dodger Stadium, resuming the team's practice ofhaving fireworks following every Friday home game after a one-season interruption.
Fans will be able to watch the fireworks show from the field.
The Dodgers decided to resume having fireworks shows following every Friday home game after learning from fans it was one of their favorite promotions and that a corporate sponsor, Pizza Hunt, was signed, a team official told City News Service.
The first 50,000 fans at the game will receive magnet schedules.
Kenny Landreaux, an outfielder on the Dodgers 1981 World Series championship team will sign autographs in Autograph Alley before the game.
Jordin Sparks, the 2007 "American Idol'' winner, will sing the national anthem.
The Dodgers opened their season Thursday by defeating the World Series champion Giants, 2-1.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said today he welcomed news of a pending sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but said he wanted the new owner to be somebody local.
“It absolutely has to be somebody from L.A., somebody who loves this town, who believes in this city and understands that the Dodgers aren’t just a team. They’re a collective community asset,” the mayor said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Members of the armed forces, law enforcement and fire departments will be honored during pregame ceremonies at Dodger Stadium tonight as the team conducts Heroes Night.
Representatives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department will throw out a simultaneous ceremonial first pitch before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Two men were arrested in connection with the opening-day beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium, and the man originally arrested in connection with the attack has been exonerated, the Los Angeles Times reported tonight on its website.
The Los Angeles Police Department would not immediately confirm the report, saying only that the March 31 beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow remained under investigation.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The family of a San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium plans to file a lawsuit today against the Los Angeles Dodgers claiming poor security contributed to the opening-day attack.
Bryan Stow, 42, was attacked after the Dodgers' opening-day victory over the Giants March 31. Police said Stow, who was wearing Giants gear, was beaten in a stadium parking lot by two men wearing Dodgers paraphernalia.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—With one alleged suspect in custody, police will continue the search today for a man and a female believed to have been involved in the brutal assault of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium on opening day.
Giovanni Ramirez, 31, of Los Angeles, was taken into custody by Los Angeles police at about 7:10 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of North Mariposa Avenue. He was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon—the foot he used to kick his victim—and held in lieu of $1 million bail.