After watching the pitchers work out we entered the Stadium because a majority of the everyday players weren't out on the practice fields. Once inside we noticed long lines down for of the aisles as fans were lining up for autographs. At the bottom of each line there was a representative from the Red Cross with a big bucket taking monetary donations for the Tsunami/Earthquake Relief Fund. Also at the bottom of each line were 2-3 Dodger playes signing autographs. Several minor leaguers participated as well as Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, James Loney & Andre Ethier. Not being big fans of lines C.J. & I decided to pass but we watched as the Camelback staff kept the lines orderly and moving. The line closest to us had Andre Ethier signing autographs for most of the 1 hour period.
Most of the players stopped signing at 12:30 and headed in to the clubhouse to get ready for game time. To his credit, even though the public address announcer made several announcements that the signing was over, Andre kept signing & signing. He didn't stop signing until about 12:50 p.m.
At 1:05, the Dodgers took on the Brewers with Hiroki Kuroda getting the start against former Dodger Randy Wolf. Most of the Dodger regulars got the day off and the game ended in a 6-6 tie after 10 innings.
Check back for Day 2 of my Spring Training Trip.
True to the Blue!