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The Dodgers "This Is My Town" billboard featuring the Black Eyed Peas on Sunset Blvd. and Sweetzer Ave. on the Sunset Strip. Photo courtesy Dodgers


The Dodgers "This Is My Town" billboard featuring the Black Eyed Peas on Sunset Blvd. and Sweetzer Ave. on the Sunset Strip. Photo courtesy Dodgers
The LA-based group Black Eyed Peas are showing their love of the Dodgers by being featured in a "This Is My Town" billboard. A season-long campaign to highlight fan loyalty and the diversity of the Dodgers and Dodger fans, the Black Eyed Peas are the most recent celebrities to grace the billboard campaign that have also featured Snoop Dogg, Yoda, Lakers point guard Sasha Vujacic and other celebrities and Dodger players.

Currently the billboard can be found on the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Sweetzer Ave. on the Sunset Strip.

In the nick of time, the Dodgers also announced their 25-man roster for the NLDS series. The team will carry 11 pitchers and 14 position players. Notably pitcher James McDonald has been left off the roster while pitcher Jeff Weaver made the cut. Note that players can be changed for the NL Championship Series and the World Series, however changes cannot be made to the roster during the NLDS with the exception of an injury.

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The roster after the cut.

Pitchers

  • Ronald Belisario (L)
  • Chad Billinglsey
  • Jonathan Broxton
  • Jon Garland
  • Clayton Kershaw (L)
  • Hong-Chih Kuo (L)
  • Vicente Padilla
  • George Sherrill (L)
  • Ramon Troncoso
  • Jeff Weaver
  • Randy Wolf (L)

Infielders

  • Ronnie Belliard
  • Casey Blake
  • Juan Castro
  • Rafael Furcal (S)
  • Orlando Hudson (S)
  • James Loney (L)
  • Mark Loretta
  • Jim Thome (L)

Outfielders

  • Andre Ethier (L)
  • Matt Kemp
  • Juan Pierre (L)
  • Manny Ramirez

Catchers

  • Russell Martin
  • Brad Ausmus
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Meanwhile the Dodgers will be hosting the St. Louis Cardinals in game one of the National League Divisional Series tonight at 6:37 pm. For those unable to make it, the game will be televised on TBS. However if the American League Divisional Series game between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees runs long, the Cardinals-Dodgers game will be shown on TNT before switching to TBS at the conclusion of the Twins-Yankees game.
As always you can listen to the game on the radio on AM 790 KABC. Civic treasure Vin Scully will be calling the first three innings of the game and from the seventh inning to the conclusion of the game. Charley Steiner and Rick Monday will handle the duties from innings four to six.

Like I said, the Dodgers will beat the Cardinals in five.