Bishop John Harvey Taylor displays his first-pitch ball at the 2022 Episcopal Night at Dodger Stadium. Photo: Janet Kawamoto

[The Episcopal News] The Diocese of Los Angeles will once again descend on Echo Park for Episcopal Night at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Sept. 1 for a game (with playoff potential) against the Atlanta Braves, according to the Rev. Canon Greg Larkin (AKA “Canon Baseball”), who has led this event since its inception in the 1990s, during Bishop Fred Borsch’s tenure.

A coordinator in each congregation will monitor signups, collect ticket money ($30 per ticket; same rate as last year) and place orders with Larkin. Tickets will be delivered electronically to the coordinator, who will then distribute them by email to parishioners, according to instructions recently sent to clergy. Tickets must be readable on a cell phone for entry to the stadium. All ticket orders must be sent to Larkin by July 18; coordinators will set deadlines for their congregations.

“We will be joined by the Lutherans of the Southwest California Synod in the true spirit of baseball and ecumenism,” noted Larkin, “so do invite your Lutheran friends to come out and join us.”