Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium 2012

Tilt Shift Dodger Stadium

Last week I was able to share one of my favorite traditions with my kids—Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium!

Growing up in the burbs outside Los Angeles, I anxiously looked forward to Mormon Night with the Dodgers each year.

Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium Wristband

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization for decades to hold this annual event for members of the church from all over Southern California and elsewhere.

President Dieter Uchtdorf from the church’s First Presidency threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Dodger Dog

We ate Dodger Dogs, popcorn, peanuts and everything else you’re supposed to eat at a ball game.

We were rewarded for not skipping out during the Seventh Inning Stretch (a peculiar Dodger Stadium ritual) with a Linkin Park fireworks show. LP frontman, Mike Shinoda, was in attendance as well.

Watching the Dodgers Lose

Even though the Dodgers suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the New York Mets, a great time was had by all.

What traditions from your childhood have you passed on to your kids? Sound off in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.