MLB’s Players Weekend is fast approaching and this year fans all around get an extra treat to enjoy about their favorite baseball players.
MLB and the MLB Player’s Association announced Wednesday that for one weekend it will be about the players and the players celebrating whatever they wish to celebrate. Players can support different movements and charities of their choice as well as wearing uniquely colored gear and things of that nature. In addition, there will be an excess of fan activities where the players will have a first-hand opportunity to thank the fans for their constant support.
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) August 9, 2017
Among the mix, is the player’s freedom to wear their nickname on their Jersey. The MLB released a sneak peek, we got to see what some jerseys will look like. Aaron Judge will proudly wear “All Rise” on his jersey, and Dodgers’ pride and joy Cody Bellinger will sport “Cody Love” on his back. Or possibly the best one, Corey Seager’s older brother and veteran third baseman will be wearing “Corey’s Brother” on his back.
Corey, on the other hand, will simply have “Seager” on his back. What might be the best nickname for the Dodgers, however, is Andre Ethier rocking “Daddy” for Players Weekend.
CODYLOVE. CT3. REDTURN2. KERSH.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 9, 2017
Kyle Seager has officially chosen his name for MLB Players Weekend. pic.twitter.com/NAEMDhwfsp
— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) August 9, 2017
It’s been said for years that baseball is a kids sport. Bringing out the youth in all of us. Throughout the years we’ve enjoyed the smiles and laughs that have been brought on by some of MLB’s comedians like David Ortiz, Juan Uribe, and Enrique Hernandez. The game continues to grow and inspire young kids to pursue their dreams and remember the most important thing. Have fun!
The festivities will begin August 25th and will end on August 27th. So a fun filled weekend where the Dodgers can celebrate their personalities and being the best team in baseball today. Fortunately! It just so happens that the Dodgers’ will be at home that weekend facing off against the Milwaukee Brewers. The three game home series will fall in the middle of 13 road games. So if you want to see the boys in a different blue, head to The Ravine.