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The end is near.For months now we've known that 2018 would mark the final season for Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley.The 16-year veteran announced his retirement back in July, and after press conferences and farewell stops in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia, the season slowly slugged along, and Utley continued to appear in games with the occasional pinch-hit appearance or spot start.[[488954231, C]]As of Sunday, there's seven games left in the regular season, but the remaining six games are all on the road. With a deep roster of position players, even if the Dodgers hold on to win their sixth consecutive NL West crown and make the playoffs, it's likely that Chase Utley won't be on the postseason roster. That means that Sunday's game could be the last appearance for Utley at Dodger Stadium in his career.Sure, there's a chance Utley could make the postseason roster as a pinch-hitter or injuries could force the front office's hand between now and October, but more than likely, Sunday marks the fans final opportunity to see the six-year All-Star and World Series Champion on the field.The moment was not lost on Utley though. The soon-to-be 40-year-old posted a picture of an empty Dodger Stadium from behind home plate before the game, with a heartfelt caption.[[ 494078151, C]]"I watched my first Major League game at this stadium 32 years ago. Today will be the last time I get to play here during the regular season. #bittersweet #dodgers"The post received a reply from super-utility player and "adopted son" of Utley, Kiké Hernandez who simply put a crying emoji. The future Hall-of-Famer hit .276 with 259 home runs, 1,025 RBIs, and four silver slugger awards in his career and will likely be remembered as one of the top second baseman in the big leagues.The moment will probably go unnoticed amongst most Dodger fans until the end of the season and the announcement of the postseason roster for the National League Division Series or Wild Card Game, but for those fans in attendance in the regular season finale on Sunday who might happen to read this, tip your cap to one of the greatest who ever played the game.If you cannot view the embedded image, please scroll down and click "VIEW FULL MOBILE SITE" at the bottom of this page.Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
The Los Angeles Lakers will host their first ever Pride night to celebrate the team's supporters in the LGBTQ community as part of their preseason matchup against the Sacramento Kings on Oct. 4.As part of the event, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will perform the National Anthem. A basketball game featuring players from the Los Angeles Gay Basketball League will be held before matchup between the Lakers and Kings. Click Here or Email Your Photos to firstname.lastname@example.org Jason Collins, who became the NBA's first openly gay active player in 2013, will be presented with an award for his work "promoting acceptance and inclusion" during the game.All fans in attendance will receive a free Pride Night shirt. The Stunning Landscape of California's Salton Sea in Photos Photo Credit: NBC Sports Bay Area staff
It's Time for the Legends of Dodger Baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Friday that they will honor former players Don Newcombe, Steve Garvey and Fernando Valenzuela as part of the inaugural class of the "Legends of Dodger Baseball," during a pregame ceremony in 2019. 2018 Top SoCal Photos in the News The announcement comes ahead of legendary Dodgers Spanish Language broadcaster, Jaime Jarrín's Ring of Honor induction ceremony, an honor that none of the aforementioned players have achieved yet. In lieu of the Ring of Honor, the Dodgers have created the "Legends of Dodger Baseball," to recognize players that have made an impact on the franchise both on and off the field. It's no surprise that the team choose players who are still a part of the team in an official capacity. Free or Cheap Things to Do in Los Angeles Newcombe rejoined the organization in 1970 as the team's Director of Community Affairs, and became a special advisor to the chairman in 2009. Garvey spent 15 years working for the Dodgers in the Community Affairs department and as a consultant for community relations. He is frequently in attendance for most home Dodgers games, and greets fans and signs autographs outside the left field pavillion throughout the season. Smoke and Fire From Above: Wildfire Images From Space Valenzuela returned to the Dodgers organization in 2003 as the Spanish Language radio color commentator joining Jaime Jarrín and Pepe Ýñiguez. In 2015, he joined Spectrum SportsNetLA as the color commentator on the television feed.All three legendary players will recive a plaque honoring their achievements that will remain on permanent display inside Dodger Stadium."We’re excited to launch the Legends of Dodger Baseball, and there couldn’t be more perfect franchise representatives to make up our inaugural class than Don, Steve and Fernando," said Mark Walter, Dodger Owner and Chairman, in a statement released by the team. "This group epitomizes what it means to be a Dodger, not only with their incredible careers on the field but also through their dedicated service to the Los Angeles community." Added Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten, "The Legends of Dodger Baseball program is the first of many new developments that we plan to roll out as we approach the 2020 All-Star Game, including the creation of a permanent home to celebrate the great players, personnel and moments that have helped make the Dodgers one of the most storied institutions in professional sports."The Dodgers will recognize Newcombe, Garvey and Valenzuela prior to Sunday’s Dodgers-Padres game.The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that Don Newcombe, Steve Garvey and Fernando Valenzuela will make up the inaugural class of the Legends of Dodger Baseball, and will have their careers celebrated during official induction ceremonies next year. pic.twitter.com/Vm5Ot7XUHq— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 21, 2018Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images