The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct Pups at the Park at Saturday evening’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies but fans who haven’t bought the ticket package allowing them to bring their dog to the game will have to wait until Sept. 5.
Fans who purchased the ticket package will be able to parade their dogs for a walk around the warning track. There will also be a costume contest in the Centerfield Plaza for the dogs participating in the parade.
The first 40,000 ticketed fans will receive a bobblehead of the late Dodger Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale. The giveaway coincides with the 54th anniversary of the start of Drysdale’s then-record 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings streak.
Drysdale’s widow, Basketball Hall of Fame member Ann Meyers Drysdale, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Members of Drysdale’s family will make the announcement that precedes every Dodger game at Dodger Stadium, “It’s time for Dodger baseball.”
The Dodgers enter Saturday’s play on a season-high three-game losing streak. They moved back into sole possession of first place in the National League West earlier Saturday when the San Diego Padres lost to the Atlanta Braves, 6-5.