LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday are having a LGBT night complete with a real housewife, some real fireworks and a real rivalry.
On the field, the Dodgers will take on the Giants.
Off the field, the team will welcome “Real Housewife of Beverly Hills” Lisa Vanderpump, a longtime LGBT activist and West Hollywood restaurant owner, her friend and former NSYNC-er Lance Bass and county music star Ty Herndon, who will sing the national anthem.
Billy Bean, former major league baseball player who came out after his playing days will also be on hand for pregame festivities. These days, Bean is MLB’s Ambassador of Inclusion.
Vanderpump will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. (Presumably not while holding dog Giggy, popular enough to have his own website.)
The special ticket package includes admission to the game and an exclusive Dodgers LGBT Night T-shirt.
Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny’s will follow Friday game. Music will be presented by DJ and producer Jeremy Blacklow. (The Dodgers Note: “In an effort to be good neighbors to the residents surrounding Dodger Stadium, fireworks shows will take place before 11 p.m. and are subject to cancellation due to length of game.”)
The Dodgers will also recognize athletes from the Varsity Gay League and Greater Los Angeles Softball Association; Dave Kopay, former NFL running back who in 1975 became one of the first professional athletes to come out; and EJ Johnson, the reality TV star and son of Dodgers owner Magic, will also be recognized.
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