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10/08/08 5:18 PM ET

Fans invited to Dodgers viewing parties

Appearances by former players, giveaways highlight events

The Dodgers' Home Base Network will host National League Championship Series viewing parties throughout the greater Los Angeles area while the team plays Games 1 and 2 at Philadelphia on Thursday and Friday.

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The events will include meet-and-greet and autograph sessions with Dodgers greats, Dodger Dogs and NL West champion merchandise and NLCS Game 4 ticket giveaways.

Barney's Beanery locations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Pasadena will host the former players. Each venue will also broadcast live cut-ins for the KABC 790 pregame and postgame "Dodger Talk" show, and the station's "McIntyre in the Morning" show hosts John Phillips, Rob Marinko and Jorge Jarrin will make special appearances.

Bobby Castillo will appear for Game 1 and Rudy Law for Game 2 at the West Hollywood Barney's Beanery at 8447 Santa Monica Blvd.

Law will head to the Santa Monica Barney's Beanery at 1351 Third Street Promenade for Game 1, and Kenny Landreaux will make an appearance there for Game 2.

The Barney's Beanery at 99 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena will feature Landreaux's company for Game 1 and Castillo's for Game 2.

The Short Stop at 1455 Sunset Blvd. near Dodger Stadium and The 35er at 12 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena will offer viewing parties where customers have a chance to win clubhouse merchandise and Dodgers autographed memorabilia.

The ESPN Zone in Anaheim will host a viewing party for Dodgers fans in Orange County, as Dodger ambassadors will be handing out giveaways and autographed memorabilia there as well.

Additional bars in the Dodgers' Home Base Network include Yankee Doodles in Santa Monica, The Redwood Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, La Cita Bar in Los Angeles, Footsies in Los Angeles, The Parlor in Santa Monica, Chuy's in Glendale, Hooters in Burbank, Shark's Cove in Manhattan Beach and Leo's All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in La Crescenta.

For more information, visit www.dodgers.com/homebase.

Michael Schwartz is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.