The following was originally posted in my Dodgers blog, LA Dodgers Report. I'm reprinting here with the thought a few of you might be interested in my very cool experience at Chavez Ravine. In honor of Sir Night Owl, who's never been to Dodger Stadium, I'm including some bonus photos that weren't in the original article...
They checked us in, handed everyone a complimentary Dodgers baseball cap, and we gathered in the Baseline Club.
Check out those bloggers’ hungry faces. They heard lunch was being served, not displayed.
This Tuna poke was my favorite. That said, I didn't have a chance to sample much of anything. More on that later.
Two amazing views from the batter's perspective.
The dugouts still bear the WBC markings.
I looked down at the spike marks on the bench and I wondered how far back they went. Could these be scuffs from Koufax’s spikes? Gibby’s? They’re at least the marks from WBC Champions, Team USA, and that was awesome enough for me.
Below is the view from the dugout down toward the clubhouse. To be honest, it looked a little dingier than I expected. It looks unchanged from the night Kirk Gibson stood on those very stairs and told Tommy Lasorda he was ready to bat in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
Some views from the dugout giving the player's perspective.
Here's one for GCRL...
An almost endless display of Golden Gloves. Below is Fernando's GG (actually, these are replicas, as the originals go home with the players).
The World Series Trophy case. These are the real deals, not replicas.
Here’s the view from the Vin Scully Press Box
Below is the last home plate ever used at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, NY, USA