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A little flair Down Under

SydneyBats

By Josh Tucker

At the Sydney Cricket Grounds, the beauty is in the details. The bunting along the porches at the century old Members Pavilion. The rich red clay imported from California. It has been done right, and it’s the subtleties of Sydney that truly stick out.

JocBatOne of my favorite details is the addition of customized Australia stickers at the base of the bats. It may have gone unnoticed, but walking by Joc Pederson in the batting cage, the Dodgers prospect pointed it out. It’s safe to say, he’s enjoying all facets of his first Major League road trip.

Clubhouse Manager Mitch Poole designed the decals to commemorate the trip Down Under. The stickers use the clubs secondary logo with the iconic red numbers and were made by a company based out of Florida called Pro Helmet Decals.

Day one: Sydney social highlights

ButeraBeach

By Josh Tucker

It has only been 24 hours, but the adventure has already begun. The Dodgers arrived in Sydney at 10am local time on Tuesday morning, and almost immediately went to a workout at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground.

Players were free to spend their Tuesday evening as they pleased. Drew Butera celebrated Joc Pederson’s birthday even though Joc Pederson plans to spend his real birthday on April 21st.

It may not have been @yungjoc650 birthday, but that doesn't mean we couldn't celebrate it

It may not have been @yungjoc650 birthday, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t celebrate it

While there is no photo evidence, Tim Federowicz ate some kangaroo:

  And Juan Uribe got into some Din Tai Fung: Juan Dumplings Wednesday morning was spent site seeing. To celebrate his 26th birthday, the Aussie public relations team suprised Clayton Kershaw with a kangaroo. Tim Federowicz was not notified:

Joc Pederson launched baseballs into Darling Harbour: JocHarbour While Drew Butera, Tim Federowicz, Chris Withrow and Mike Baxer took over the Harbour:

HarbourTour

 

The Photo of the trip thus far:

For more photos from day one, check out Jon SooHoo’s photo blog.