The Los Angeles Dodgers Zoom party that was set to be a 1988 World Series reunion has been postponed to Monday, June 8, at 6 p.m. PT. The Dodgers made the announcement Monday morning, seemingly in response to civil unrest that has impacted Southern California over the past week.
The team did not yet specify, but the rescheduled event likely will still feature Orel Hershiser, Mickey Hatcher, Kirk Gibson and Steve Sax among the participants. The 1988 Dodgers are remembered for their improbable run to a championship, which still stands as the last World Series title the organization has won.
That season marked Gibson’s first with the team, as he was signed to bring an edge and help push the team over the hump. Gibson’s walk-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series stands in franchise lore and forever endeared him to the fanbase.
Hershiser has appeared on previous Dodgers Zoom parties, which regularly are hosted by Joe Davis and Alanna Rizzo. Each week has featured a blend of current and former players, as well as special guests.
Tonight’s ‘88 World Series Reunion Zoom Party has been rescheduled for next Monday, June 8th at 6PM PT.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 1, 2020
The weekly sessions have kept fans connected to the team as Major League Baseball and the Players Association continue to work toward reaching an agreement on an economic plan and health and safety protocols for a 2020 regular season.
“The fans absolutely love them. As we’ve gone on, they’ve gotten progressively better. The fans love it, and I think it really gives them a sense of the Dodgers players being in their own living room,” Rizzo recently told DodgerBlue.com.
“To see these guys in a more intimate way, in their personal lives, being human beings instead of robots or players, I think fans have really enjoyed that. Honestly, everyone is just dying for any sort of connection to the team. To have this on a weekly basis has been really fun and encouraging.
“And to do it in Spanish was really great, too. To have Fernando Valenzuela, Jaime, Jorge, Adrian Gonzalez, Kiké, Edwin Rios and Brusdar Graterol, it was awesome. I’m learning a lot about the players that I wouldn’t necessarily have known. I think they’re great. It’s a way to connect with our fanbase, it’s a way for our fans to stay connected to their team.”
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