Drew Doughty can wear all the Blue Jays hats he wants. His team is still 13 games under .500 and near the bottom of the American League standings.
Dustin Brown on the other hand, he’s repping his Dodger lids perfectly. Not only did he tweet out a pic earlier this summer showing a handful of new LA hats he had just purchased, but the Dodgers are now 3-0 when he throws out the fist pitch.
It was back in the summer of 2008 when number-23 first took the bump at Chavez Ravine. LA’s Blue Crew went on to win the game that night, downing Milwakue’s Brew Crew 5-3.
Two years later the Kings captain was invited back again. Prior to throwing out the first pitch for the second time, Brown and then-Dodgers catcher Russell Martin even goofed around in the dugout – as shown in the video below…
Before that night was over, the Dodgers had downed the Cubs 9-7. Brown was 2-0.
Then, last night, he returned for the trifecta. This time, two of his three boys (Jake and Mason, pictured below) were in tow for the festivities. They played catch on the field about an hour before game time and then eventually, all three headed to that little patch of dirt made famous by Valenzuela, Hershiser and Kershaw. Brown tossed a strike and the Dodgers out-slugged the Cardinals 8-5. A baseball hat trick for Dustin Brown and the Dodgers are now 3-0 when he kicks off the game.
While Magic and Ned Colletti try to figure out how to get him back for a few more games this month, as their team is embattled in a tough playoff race, Brown’s teammate Alec Martinez had some other words of advice on twitter.
After being spotted arriving to his seat about 20 minutes late (true to the ‘Dodger fan’ cliche), Martinez tweeted – “Good thing he hits harder than he throws #dontquityourdayjob #juuuustabitoutside”
We’ll have a full interview with Brown up on MayorsManor later this morning. You won’t want to miss this one. He dished on Drew Doughty, shares some thoughts on the Kings resigning Dustin Penner and reveals for the first time that he has offers on the table to play overseas during the upcoming NHL lockout. UPDATE: interview posted here
In the meantime, if you’ve never watched the video we shot the night the Kings brought the Stanley Cup to Dodger Stadium, click here. Matt Greene was, by far, the star of the show.