The Dodgers are hosting their Sixth Annual Father’s Day Catch at Dodger Stadium tomorrow. Families are invited to come out and spend some of the Father’s Day holiday out on the playing field. As part of the free event, Dodger legends Tommy Davis, “Sweet Lou” Johnson, Ken Landreaux, Rudy Law, Al Downing, Bobby Castillo, and Jimmy Campanis will be there to “… offer Father’s Day wishes, pose for photographs, and sign autographs,”according to a press release sent out by the ball club. By the way, the Dodgers are playing the Los Angeles Angels down in Anaheim this weekend.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Father’s Day, Sunday June 21. Fans and their families can enter the baseball field at Dodger Stadium through the center field gates. Parking is free. Macy’s, a co-presenter with the Dodgers, is sending over a load of soft souvenir baseballs to be handed out to the crowd.
Oh, my dad would have been thrilled to walk out on the field at Dodger Stadium where the Major League Baseball players compete. To stand on the pitcher’s mound. To check out the bases up close. Maybe even kick the dirt at home plate and take a swing or two with an imaginary bat.
In 2003, my dad passed away. We didn’t get a chance to go to a Dodgers’ game together. Still, I am hoping somewhere on a heavenly field of dreams, my dad is getting the chance to talk the game and maybe even toss a baseball with some of the legendary players of yesterday.
Happy Father’s Day!