Me, Myself, and Baseball

To know me is to love me. And to really know me, is to know my love for sports—especially baseball. Some might say I’m a little too passionate, but that’s neither here nor there. I might not write about it here on my blog that often, but it’s a part of who I am. It has been since like…forever. My hubby and I are even proud season ticket holders for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yes, the love is real and yes…I bleed Dodger blue. Am I alone here?

I mean…who wouldn't lay down in centerfield? 👋🏽 I regret nothing. #Dodgers #iLoveLA #iBleedBlue

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There are a million and one reasons why I love baseball and my L.A. Dodgers—who always represent by the way! Whether it’s pride for my city, the loyal fans, the legendary athletes, the history, or the actual competitiveness of the game itself—I can’t help but immerse myself in it all. From the first “play ball” until the last out, I’m all about it. I guess you can say that this is my ode to the game of baseball. Or a warning because baseball season is here and I’ll be posting about it more and more. OK, you have been warned.

Centerfield ⚾️ #iLoveLA #Dodgers #DodgersStadium #iBleedBlue #IsitSpringYet

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Are you a L.A. Dodgers fan?

Well, then you’re going to want to keep on reading. I was recently invited to check out all things Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it because I was out of town. That didn’t stop me from sending my hubby in my place—lucky guy! He got a chance to see this season’s promo items, learn about ticket packages and special events, and test out the newest foods to hit the field. I will say, Chef Jason Tingley of Levy Foods is definitely stepping up his game. Here’s what you can expect to munch on and where you’ll be able to find it. Hubby loved the King’s Hawaiin Dog, while I have my eye on those nachos.

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King’s Hawaiian Dog
-All-beef quarter pound dog topped off with a pineapple salsa, served on King’s Hawaiian bread pickles and special dressing (1000 Island).
-Locations: Extreme Loaded Dogs: 248, 421, 736

Gouda Kobe Burger
-1/3 lb. premium wagyu burger (“Kobe” beef) topped off with caramelized onions,
-Locations: Elysian Park Grill: 222, 223, 422, 747, 748

Chicken Verde Sandwich
-Grill marked chicken breast on telera bread with jalapeno aioli, lettuce, tomato
-Locations: Healthy Cart: P420, P738; AMPM: 201; Marketplace: 205; Tony’s Stand: 420

Shock Top Bratwurst
-Spicy pork bratwurst link infused with Shock Top beer served on a buttered and grilled lobster roll with caramelized onions and spicy brown mustard.
-Locations: Think Blue BBQ: 251 (Grill Area Only)

Specialty Nachos Verde
-Crispy tortilla chips with tomatillo verde sauce, pickled jalapenos and fresco Cotija Queso and tomatillo verde sauce.
-Locations: TBD

Smoked BBQ Wings Bundle
-15 smoked chicken wings tossed in a BBQ sauce served with fries and veggie sticks with two soft drinks
-Locations: Think Blue BBQ: 251

A total list of the promotional items for the 2016 season can be found here. And yes…I need that Justin Turner Chia Pet in my life.

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Disclosure: I was an invited guest at this event. I received a gift for my attendance. Any and all opinions are true and my own.

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