Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Tommy Lasorda

Saturday September 28, 2013

Tommy Lasorda

2x NL Manager of the Year - 1983 & 1988 
2x World Series Champion - 1981 & 1988
Hall of Fame - 1997

$89 - any item
$39 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 10am - 12pm

This signing will take place at:
Long Beach Coin, Stamp, & Collectibles Expo.100 South Pine Ave.Long Beach, CA 90802(888) 743-9316 

Also signing will be Darryl Strawberry, Kenley Jansen and A.J. Ellis
For more info on Darryl Strawberry click here
For more info on A.J. Ellis click here     
For more info on Kenley Jansen click here

True to the Blue!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Reminder: This Weekend's Dodger Autograph Appearances

Tim Leary will be signing at Harry's Dugout CLICK HERE for more info

A.J. Ellis will be signing at El Tepeyac CLICK HERE for more info

True to the Blue!

Great News! Vin Scully to return in 2014

The great Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times is reporting the Dodgers will make an announcement Friday confirming Vin Scully will return for the 2014 season.

"It has been such an exciting, enjoyable, wonderful season — the big crowds in the ballpark, everybody is talking about the ballclub, and I really respect, admire and love the management — so everything just fell into place."
"I really still enjoy it immensely. My health is good, thank God. So why not? And my wife said, 'Why not?' as well.  Just the thought of walking away from it to retirement — and looking out the window or something? It's just too good. As a baseball man, and someone who has always loved the game, the situation and the conditions are perfect."
When asked if he would consider an offer to announce a few innings on television if the Dodgers make the World Series, Scully told Shaikin:
"I wouldn't feel that I deserved to be there.  I would feel that I would be an intruder. And I don't ever want to be that."
"Even if the Dodgers go into the World Series, it's run by networks now — understandably, because they pay the big money. So, no, I wouldn't want to do something just because someone said, 'Oh, let him do an inning.' I wouldn't want any part of that."
I the Dodgers do indeed make the World Series, we'll still be able to hear Vin on the radio.  I couldn't be happier that he'll be back in 2014 for his 65th season!
True to the Blue!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - A.J. Ellis

Sunday August 25, 2013

A.J. Ellis

$29 - any item
$15 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports and will take place at 
El Tepeyac Restaurant
13131 Crossroads Parkway S.
City of Industry, CA 91746

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Darryl Strawberry

Saturday September 28, 2013

Darryl Strawberry

1982 NL Rookie of the Year
8x All Star - 1984 - 1991
2x Silver Slugger - 1988 & 1990
4x World Series Champion - 1986, 1996, 1998, & 1999

$39 - any item
$15 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 12pm - 1:30pm

This signing will take place at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp, & Collectibles Expo.
100 South Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(888) 743-9316 

Also signing will be Tommy Lasorda, Kenley Jansen and A.J. Ellis
For more info on Tommy Lasorda click here
For more info on A.J. Ellis click here   
For more info on Kenley Jansen click here

True to the Blue!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Maury Wills with Bob Gibson & Lou Brock

Photo Credit: Jon SooHoo

Saturday December 7, 2013

Maury Wills

5x All Star
2x Gold Glove Award
1962 NL MVP
3x World Series Champion 1959, 1963, and 1965

$10 - baseball cards
$25 - balls, flats, minis, & figurines
$35 - bases, helmets, bats, & jerseys
$20 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Bob Gibson

9x All Star
2x Cy Young Award
1968 NL MVP
2x World Series Champion 1964 and 1967
Hall of Fame 1981

$69 - balls and flats up to & including 11x14
$79 - large flats, minis, figurines, and equipment
$99 - bats & jerseys
$25 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lou Brock

6x All Star
2x World Series Champsion 1964 and 1967
Hall of Fame 1985
$69 - balls and flats up to & including 11x14
$79 - large flats, minis, figurines, and equipment
$149 - bases, bats & jerseys
$25 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

These signings will be part of Hall of Fame Sports Holiday Open House.  The signings will take place in the Frank & Son exhibit center.

True to the Blue!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Steve Yeager

Saturday August 17, 2013

Steve Yeager

1981 World Series Champion
1981 World Series Co-MVP

Sports Authority
14555 Ocean Gate Ave.
Hawthorne CA 90250
1pm - 2pm

True to the Blue!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Matt Kemp "Wear Your Allegiance" New Era Commercial

While rehabbing, Matt Kemp made some time to be part of a new 60-second spot for New Era caps "Wear Your Allegiance campaign.  You can check out the spot below which includes Kemp eating a sandwich while soaking in a tub.

Seeing Kemp eating his sandwich while in the whirlpool reminded me of the Seinfeld episode when George Costanza tried to eat a sandwich while "in bed".

How do you "Wear Your Allegiance"?  The classic LA logo? Variant colors? Specialty styles?

True to the Blue!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Yasiel Puig Sunglasses

Yasiel Puig has entered a partnership with Rudy Project, the Italian designers and engineers of precision sunglasses.  Puig will be wearing Rudy Project sunglasses for the remainder of the 2013 season.  If you'd like to get yourself a pair of Rudy Project Puig sunglasses click here and take a look.  

True to the Blue!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Dodger Autographs - Dodgers vs Yankees 7/30/13

On Tuesday July 30, 2013, the Dodgers hosted the Yankees in the first game of a two game series.  As part of a package my dad and I purchased through MasterCard, we were able to be on the field during Dodgers batting practice.  Thinking this would be a great opportunity to obtain some autographs, my nephew and I came prepared with 8x10s, baseballs, and baseball cards.

As with most days at Dodger Stadium, even though we had the advantage of being on the field during batting practice, some Dodgers were tough autographs to get.  Instead of talking about who shunned us, i'll share pictures of which autographs we were able to obtain.  First up, is the Yasiel Puig autograph on the 8x10 above.  Even though, there is a tiny smudge on one of the 6's, this photo looks clean!

Take a look at the pics below.

Andre Ethier 8x10

Nick Punto 8x10

Hanley Ramirez 8x10

Maury Wills Playbill and Jaime Jarrin Playbill

Adrian Gonzalez on a Trinity Bat Co. bookmark

Mark McGwire tossed me a pre-signed batting practice ball

Don Mattingly

Yasiel Puig side paneled this ball

So I got Tim Wallach on the other side

Rick Honeycutt and Steve Yeager twice

Hanley Ramirez and Chris Capuano twice

Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier

Anytime you come away with autographs at Dodger Stadium is a good day.  The Dodgers picking up the win, made it even better!

True to the Blue!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Tim Leary

Sunday August 25, 2013

Tim Leary

1988 Comeback Player of the Year
1988 Silver Slugger
1988 World Series Champion

$15 - baseball cards
$20 - baseballs and flats up to & including 11x14
$25 - large flats, mini helmets, mini bats, caps, figurines & equipment
$35 - bats, jerseys, helmets & art work
$8 - inscriptions
Signing is limited to 120 autographs
Time: 1pm - 3pm

This signing will take place at
Harry's Dugout
10715 W. Beverly Blvd.
Whittier CA 90601
(310) 606-1548

True to the Blue!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Andre's Carne Asada Sunday

On Sunday July 28, 2013, after the Dodgers beat the Reds 1-0, Andre Ethier hosted a Carne Asada Sunday.  The Carne Asada Sunday was a fundraiser for Ethier's favorite charity, the Union Rescue Mission in Downtown Los Angeles.  Only 125 tickets were sold to this event so it wasn't very crowded in the Loge Terrace.  After the game was over, the area was opened up to those with tickets and Chef Merito provided carne asada tacos, rice & beans for everyone.  Soft drinks and water were also provided for everyone.  After about 30-40 minutes Andre arrived for a question and answer period hosted by Dodgers historian Mark Langill.

After a few standard questions about Andre and the team's hot streak the forum was opened up for fans to ask questions.  There was only time for about four questions and none of them were that ground breaking or earth shattering.  An interesting note, Andre was talking about how he just finished soaking in an ice tub in the locker room, which drew a scream from a female fan.  Ethier laughed at the scream and told the fan, "next time, you can join me, the tub holds up to six people."  His response drew some more screams from the female fans in attendance.

It was announced that Andre would not be signing any autographs, which was a bit of a disappointment but everyone was allowed to take a professional photo with him.  Additionally, the photos were printed on the spot and everyone was given a gift bag.  The gift bag included an adjustable Dodger cap, a Jaime Jarrin bobblehead, and some Chef Merito seasoning products.

Overall it was a very cool experience and Andre was very chatty and personable with everyone in attendance.  Chef Merito matched the $5000 that was raised through ticket sales and donated another $5000 to the Union Rescue Mission.  Check out my pictures of the event below.

Mariachi entertainment

Andre arriving for the Q & A

Andre answering questions from Mark Langill

The ladies far outnumbered the men

Me & my nephew with Andre

True to the Blue!