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camelbackranch-2009-0571LOS ANGELES – The 2009 National League West Division Champion Los Angeles and begin their 2010 Cactus League schedule on Friday, March 5 playing against  the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, the teams’ Spring Training ballpark inaugurated last year in Glendale, AZ.

The Dodgers are currently scheduled to play 27 Spring Training games in 2010, including 15 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Los Angeles will play each of its NL West opponents – Arizona, Colorado, San Diego, and San Francisco – this spring. Games will also include the spring opener versus the White Sox on March 5, and two additional games on March 6 and March 17 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. The Dodgers will play against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa on March 7 and at Camelback Ranch-Glendale on March 18. The Dodgers will play Freeway Series rival Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on March 15 in Tempe, March 22 at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, April 2 in Anaheim, and April 3 at Dodger Stadium.

There are four different weekends in which home games will be played in the Cactus League in 2010 and in each of the four weekends, the Dodgers will play at least two games at The Ballpark at Camelback Ranch, providing ample opportunity for fans to make a trip to the desert. Last season, countless fans made the five-hour drive or one-hour flight to Glendale for the team’s first Spring Training campaign outside of Florida in more than half a century.

Season tickets and Spring Training information are both available now at or by calling (623) 302-5000. Mini-plans are on currently sale with three-game plans starting at just $10 per game.

Game dates, opponents and game times all are subject to change. A Spring Training broadcast schedule and on-sale date for individual game tickets to Dodgers and White Sox Cactus League games in Glendale will be announced this winter.

Los Angeles Dodgers

2010 Spring Training Schedule 



Opponent Site


Friday LAD


CWS Glendale (away)

1:05 PM

Saturday LAD


CWS Glendale 

1:05 PM

Sunday LAD


CHC Mesa

1:05 PM

Monday LAD


SF Scottsdale

1:05 PM

Tuesday LAD


COL Glendale

1:05 PM

Wednesday LAD


ARI Glendale

1:05 PM

Thursday LAD


CIN (ss) Goodyear

1:05 PM



KC (ss) Surprise

1:05 PM

Friday LAD


CIN Glendale

1:05 PM

Saturday LAD


ARI Tucson

1:05 PM

Sunday LAD


TEX Glendale

1:05 PM

Monday LAD


LAA Tempe

1:05 PM

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Wednesday LAD


CWS Glendale

1:05 PM

Thursday LAD


CHC Glendale

1:05 PM

Friday LAD


SD Peoria

7:05 PM

Saturday LAD


TEX (ss) Surprise

1:05 PM



SD (ss) Glendale

7:05 PM

Sunday LAD


CLE Glendale

1:05 PM

Monday LAD


LAA (ss) Glendale

1:05 PM



MIL (ss) Maryvale

1:05 PM

Tuesday LAD




Wednesday LAD


OAK Phoenix

7:05 PM

Thursday LAD


MIL Glendale

1:05 PM

Friday LAD


KC Glendale

1:05 PM

Saturday LAD


SEA Glendale

1:05 PM

Sunday LAD


CIN Goodyear

1:05 PM

Monday LAD


CLE Goodyear

7:05 PM

Tuesday LAD


COL Tucson

1:10 PM

Wednesday LAD


SF Glendale

1:05 PM

Thursday LAD


CLE Dodger Stadium

7:10 PM

Friday LAD


LAA Anaheim

7:05 PM

Saturday LAD


LAA Dodger Stadium

1:10 PM


All games are Local Time.  Dates and times subject to change. 


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  1. Ken says:

    8 home games on Fri – Sun. Now that is good planning. (Jamie must have done that too!!)

    Dodgers cut an 87 year old man’s salary from $18,000 to $8,000. He is only the best scout of all time. No the Dodgers are not hurting for cash. No not at all! They are just hurting for a PR person.

  2. Mark Timmons says:


    I read about that too, but here’s a telling part:

    “Logan White did not deny the pay cut, saying only, “I can’t go into details about it, but I’m taking a different path here and making changes in the whole staff. I can tell you it has nothing to do with the divorce or with finances. We’re just trying to improve our local feel.”

    Logan White is not a BS’er, so I think that basically the Dodgers fired this guy, but are still paying him. I don’t put much stock in articles like this because there are too many other factors involved…

    • Ken says:

      I read that too. Everyone is a BS’er in the McCourt regime. That is how people act in the physchological type cultic environments. I no longer believe anyone involved in the Dodgers. Only prople outside the Dodger sphere of influence know anything.

  3. Blue Haze says:

    What is the Modesto Nuts ST schedule?

  4. lawdog says:

    Where’s the logic behind firing a competent man and then continuing to pay him? That kind of thinking can get the whole lot of them in deep doo-doo with the IRS.

  5. Ken says:


    Everyone is spinning everything so nobody should believe anyone.

    Glad to see Schmidt is finally gone.

    Glad to hear Hudson finally speaking out with class regarding how he was treated. Too bad Jamie could not have waited until after the WS.

    If the Dodgers are not going to resign Belliard then Torre was just a jerk in his nondealings with Hudson. “Ballless Joe Torre”

  6. GoNzO says:

    Well at least two Dodgers won a GG. Kudos to Matty for becoming THE MAN

  7. Ken says:

    Pierre for Castillo. Do it!

  8. tdf says:

    Pierre for Castillo? i rather keep pierre. Congrats to Kemp and Ethier,they both won the silver slugger award. Hopefully first of many. Go Blue.

  9. Ken says:

    Ng’s job just got harder.

  10. lawdog says:

    The epitome of class: The Dogs deprived O-Dawg of one more ab which kept him $10,000.00 short of maxing out his incentive laden contract and kept him on the bench, cooling his heels while he watched a lesser player start ahead of him down the stretch and in the playoffs.

    Then, to save another $10,000 they cut the salary of one of the best scouts of all time who’s been with them since the East side of eternity down to a hefty $8,000 per year. They probably make him drive his own car (a 1953 deSoto) all around the country to scout prospects , pay for his own lodging (the back seat of the deSoto) and pay for his own meals while on assignment (he battles pigeons for popcorn pieces thrown by mocking children in city parks).

    Methinks anybody expecting anything other than a freefall from playoff team status to a status with no known bottom caused by the incredibly cheap McCads is going to be mightily disappointed.

  11. Badger says:

    That’s how I see it too ldawg. These two aren’t likely to sell until forced to do so, and the legal system in this country favors nobody more those who make their living at it so this whole mess could stretch out for more than a couple of years.

    The best thing that could happen for eveyone but the McCourts is for them to sell the team. And that just won’t happen anytime soon.

    Sad times for Dodger fans. We do have some young talented players and we will be able to keep them until they have FA status, then they are gone. Maybe we should have kept the moneyball guy around, methinks we are about to become the Los Angeles A’s.

  12. Mark Timmons says:

    O Dog made $8 mil last year and the Dodgers saved $10,000 by not playing him? That makes no sense. They could have saved $4.6 mil in performance bonuses by not playing him, but they decided to just beat him out of $10,000? Is that what you are saying? Think about that for a minute…

  13. Badger says:

    $10,000 is about 20+ hours with a lawyer.

    Think about that.

  14. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    If denying O’Dog the $10K was intentional, that would be a classless act. If unintentional, then the Dodgers should have done him the courtesy of paying the $10K, or they should have donated $10K + the return on the charitable tax deduction to a charity of O’Dog’s choice.

    Otherwise, this team needs a fresh start with a new deep pocketed owner.

  15. Badger says:

    It is obvious to most that this team needs new ownership.

    And intentional or not, O should just get the money. Otherwise, it looks bad – real bad. I can only imagine how other players around the league would interpret something like this.

    BTW, didn’t we pick up Belliard as a back-up for those days when Odog needed some rest? Why didn’t Hudson play and Belliard back up when O was ready? This looks like another case of Pierre/Manny. (We have a lfer already, but, we should get another one because he comes cheap.) Then when it is time to get what we really need to beat the Phils, Cliff Lee, the Phils get him instead and the writing was on the wall.

    New ownership. ASAP.

  16. Mark Timmons says:

    Here’s my point: The Dodger’s didn’t try and beat Hudson out of $10,000. It was a lot more. Hudson signed for one year at $3.38M.

    Here’s how it broke out:

    $0.38M signing bonus (deferred, without interest)

    $4.62M in performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 150, 175 PAs; $0.2M each for 200, 225, 250, 275, 300 PAs; $0.25M each for 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 575 PAs; 10,000 for each PA 576-632

    bonuses beyond 550 PAs deferred without interest

    Hudson to donate $25,000 to club charity.

    Hudson had 613 plate appearences. He would have received $190,000 more dollars if he had kept playing, but he did get $370,000 for plate appearences 576 – 613.

    I’m just saying, it is irrational to think the Dodgers would try and beat him out of $10,000.00. I am shocked you guys even believe that!

    Now, they would try and beat him out of a lot more, but $10,000?


  17. Mark Timmons says:

    I am shocked they didn’t bench him at about 475 plate appearances!

    $10,000.00 Ha! Ha! Ha!

  18. lawdog says:

    At one point near the end of the season, Vinnie said he was getting 10,000.00 per plate appearance as part of the end game to his performance-incentive laden contract. Then I read on the Times board that he was just one plate appearance shy of totally vesting all the incentives in his contract.

    Perhaps I jumped the gun when I said they made him sit down and watch the rest of the season and most of the playoffs to save the $10,000.00 that last ab would have brought him. I didn’t realize it would also trigger even more money than the 10 grand for the simple. That makes the Dogs even worse. They really screwed O-Dawg big time and he has nothing but good things to say about Torre and Frank. O-Dawg is a class act. Can’t say the rest everyone else involved in the screw job.

  19. lawdog says:

    Where’d you find the particulars on O-Dawg’s deal Mover? Looks like they beat him out of $190,000.00 by sitting his but down at the end of the year. But that’s contrary to what I actually read written by some pundit who supposedly knows what he’s talking about. You’ve got the actual breakdown of the contract, so I bow to your higher source. Only an amateur con man would steal a mere ten grand from a player. the $190,000.00 is more in keeping with the major league crook Frank would more likely be.

  20. Badger says:

    “I’m just saying, it is irrational to think the Dodgers would try and beat him out of $10,000.00. I am shocked you guys even believe that!”

    I am surprised that you would be shocked that we think the McCheap’s would try to save money by benching a player.

    It was saving $10 grand per ab. Looks to me like they saved $190,000 by not playing him. What did Belliard cost them for the time he was here? And with that contract, why did it stop at 632? What would have happened if Hudson would have had more ab’s?

    The question remains, why didn’t Hudson play? He was healthy by the time the play-offs rolled around. Why wasn’t he in there? He was our best second baseman by a long shot.

  21. Mark Timmons says:

    My point: $10,000 is nothing. $190,000 or more is what it was. Now, here’s another question: If that was the reason, why not go for the $3 million? $10,000 is spit, $190,000 is a drop in the bucket, $3 mill? That’s some change…

  22. Mark Timmons says:

    $10,000 made no sense.

    $190,000 makes almost no sense.

    $3 mil would make sense!

  23. DRomo says:

    I think if you guys really think O-Dog was benched to save money you weren’t watching. Belliard had a hotter bat. That was the reason. We sacraficed defense for offense. O-Dog was slowing down at the plate and Belliard gave us a boost. For the record I am not a big Belliard fan and I liked O-Dog a lot. Look at the team slump we went into before we clinched the division. Blake and Belliard were shut down due to injury then our offense died. Hudson got plenty of ABs during that stretch. If he had hit he would have stayed in.

    It really doesn’t add up if you believe the team wanted to save $200K by sitting Hudson. How much did we take on in payroll by adding Belliard? We paid the remainder of his 1.9 million. Do the math. It is close to the same money if not more!! Wake up fellas

  24. Badger says:

    Wake up?

    OK, I am awake. Actually, I have been awake all season.

    To your point – yes, Belliard had a great September. He would have made an excellent PH and utility guy in the play-offs. He deserved some post season playing time, no doubt.

    But you miss the point Romey. The point is, Orlando Hudson was the Dodgers starting second baseman and the early spark for this team. He needed some rest, like most of us who were awake all season figured would happen, and we picked up Belliard to cover for him. Hudson was ready to play in post-season and only got 2 at bats. That is the reward he gets for playing a Gold Glove 2b and hitting .283 with a .357 OBP for the year? FYI, Belliard had 1 RBI and a .682 OPS in the off season and obviously weakened the team on defense.

    Hudson deserved to be on the field at least splitting time with Belliard. Instead, he was benched. In the eyes of many, and these eyes are wide open, that just wasn’t right.

  25. Badger says:

    Forgot to again mention the $10,000 per at bat. That’s a lot of coin to dish out for a guy who is about to get his ass-ets cut in half with an impending screwing. That’s around 25 billable hours per at bat, depending on what firm he has representing him. Hey, maybe if we were in his position, that is bent over a table with a team of lawyers about to skewer you, we would do the same thing. Who is going to notice? Belliard-Hudson, Hudson-Belliard – what’s the difference when Philly has Cliff Lee?

    Sell the team Frankie.

  26. lawdog says:

    Don’t forget–when O-Dawg did finally get into the playoffs–he hit a pinch hit home run. Pulled deep into thje left field seats. He obviously was no longer “tired” as he was when Frankie acquired Belliard. But why wasn’t O-Dawg given a chance to prove he was ready again until the playoffs were practically over?

    $10,000.00 would e a slap in the face if Frankie and Jamie stiffed him for that amount. $190,000.00 is a lot of scratch for two dunderheads more involved with themselves than with the welfare of their business. That amount buys a lot of attorney time when you’ve got to asses involved in a cat fight to the death of them both. It meant a lot more to O-Dawg who probably only has a year or two left with that injury and the sunofagun deserved to get every penny of his contract–maxed out.

    It’s crime that he was set down on his butt by a catatonic manager who doesn’t know his ass from a hot rock–or our felony stupid owners to save a buck or three for the final community property split.

  27. Ken says:

    Hudson had 631 Total Plate Appearances, 5th most on the Dodgers, in 149 games. He was burnt out in the first half of the year by Torre and needed the rest thus a good trade for Belly. Still, Belly played too much and Hudson did not pay enough at the end of the year. He was also not treated with the respect that he was due as an All-Star and subsequent Gold Glover. He got as much respect as Torre deserves (and hopefully the same amount of respect that the players will give Torre next season). If Hudson had missed more games the blame would have been on Frank/Ned, but one PA short and no explaination EVER! puts the blame squarely on Torre.

    How many free agents will now laugh at Dodger offers with incentive clauses based upon plate appearances???

  28. Badger says:

    “How many free agents will now laugh at Dodger offers with incentive clauses based upon plate appearances???”

    All of them. And how many free agents are telling their agents to avoid this mess?

    O-dog had the rest he needed, was ready to play and he deserved a chance to play. He did not get it. Everyone, (well, not EVERYONE) can see what happened to him, and what is happening with the Dodgers.



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