While Manny Ramirez serves a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, the Los Angeles Dodgers are still comfortably in first place by 8.5 games in the N.L. West. Nevertheless, they are now lacking a bit in luster and buzz.
Fortunately, this being Los Angeles, it's fairly easy for them to ramp up the star power factor at Dodger Stadium, albeit only for the ceremonial first pitch.
With the amount of famous faces taking the still to start their games these days, L.A. could fill an entire lineup with celebrities. That lineup could probably beat the San Francisco Giants, too. Bengie Molina hits cleanup for them!
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