TUJUNGA (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon attended the reopening Wednesday of a t-ball field that was closed after turf was stolen.
Who better to represent the Boys in Blue — but the league’s leader in stolen bases.READ MORE: How To Watch The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards
In November, thieves took the entire artificial turf from the field at 11950 Big Tujunga Canyon Road where 4 to 6-year-old athletes play for the Tujunga Little League.
The AstroTurf, which was valued at $5,000, had been donated to the league and was being used to create a warm-up field specifically for the league’s smallest players.READ MORE: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
The turf was replaced and the field was reopened Wednesday at 3 p.m. Los Angeles City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes was also in attendance.
During the event, Gordon got a phone call telling him that he and fellow Dodger Dan Haren had just been traded to the Florida Marlins in a 6-player swap.MORE NEWS: Emmys Vow A Good Time After Bleak Year; 'Crown' May Rule
RELATED STORY: Thieves Steal Artificial Turf From Tujunga Little League