LOS ANGELES -- On Sunday morning, the first thing fans walking into Dodger Stadium did was a double take.
Stationed at entrances throughout the ballpark when the gates opened at 11:15 a.m. PT were five Dodgers players, waiting to greet the fans, chat with them and sign autographs.
Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw and reliever Josh Lindblom posted up at the pavilion entrance gates, while Aaron Harang, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Javy Guerra waited for fans at entrances throughout the concourse.
"That was fun," Harang said. "A lot of surprised faces walking in. They were excited about getting to the park and then all of a sudden, here's a player."
One of the things Harang enjoyed about the event, which lasted 15 minutes, was the informal setting and the way he was able to interact casually with fans.
"You had fans come up that were surprised by the whole thing get to come up and say hi to the players and get autographs," he said. "It was really fun."