Thursday, February 27, 2014

SportsNet LA Has Launched: Upcoming Programming

Photo Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images

Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA has officially launched and has two days of programming under its belt.  They have broadcast both Dodger cactus league games and have also aired their first "Timeless Dodgers" game.  On Wednesday night, they aired Yasiel Puig's debut game.  Additionally, they have a couple more "Timeless Dodgers" games scheduled to broadcast.

On Saturday March 1, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., SportsNet LA will air Game 4 of the 1988 NLCS.  This game is highlighted by Mike Scioscia's game tying 2-run home run off Dwight Gooden in the 9th inning and Kirk Gibson's game winning home run in the top of the 12th inning.

On Thursday March 6, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. the "Timeless Dodgers" game will be Yankees at Dodgers from 7/30/13.  This game is highlighted by Andre Ethier stealing second base and then scoring on a Mark Ellis walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th.

For those of you without Time Warner Cable don't forget to use #ineedmydodgers on instagram, facebook, and twitter to let your provider know you want SportsNet LA.

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Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Fernando Valenzuela

Saturday May 24, 2014

Fernando Valenzuela

6x All Star 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986
1981 Cy Young Award
1981 N.L. Rookie of the Year
1981 World Series Champion
1986 Gold Glove Winner
2x Silver Slugger 1981 and 1983
No Hitter 6/29/90

$89 - cards, magazines, flats 8x10 and smaller
$99 - baseballs, mini helmets, figures, flats 8x10 to 16x20
$129 - flats larger than 16x20, bats, helmets, art work, jerseys, jersey #'s equipment, and game used
$49 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 11am - 12:30pm

This signing is being promoted by The OC Dugout and Honabach & Sons.
The signing will take place at Frank and Son Collectible Show.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Steve Yeager

Saturday April 5, 2014

Steve Yeager

$10 - baseball cards
$25 - any other item
$5 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This signing is being promoted by Kenny De Baca.
The signing will take place at El Tepeyac restaurant.
13131 Crossroads Pkwy S.
Industry CA 91746

Kenny is also promoting an Adam Kennedy signing.
For more info click here   

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Jim Leyritz

Saturday March 29, 2014

Jim Leyritz

World Series Champion 1996 & 1999
Los Angeles Dodger - 2000

$19 - baseballs, mini helmets, figures, cards, flats 16x20 and smaller, & magazines/books
$29 - flats larger than 16x20, bats, jerseys, jersey numbers, full size helmets, & equipment
$10 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

This signing is being promoted by Honabach and Sons and Ultimate Pastime Sports Collectibles.
The signing will take place at their store in Ontario
1614 S. Carlos Ave. Suite K
Ontario CA 91761

Don't forget Honabach and Sons along with OC Dugout are hosting an Orel Hershiser signing.
For more info on Orel Hershiser click here  

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Orel Hershiser

Saturday April 19, 2014

Orel Hershiser

3x All Star - 1987, 1988, & 1989
World Series Champion - 1988
Silver Slugger Award - 1988
Gold Glove Award - 1988
NL Cy Young - 1988
NLCS MVP - 1988
World Series MVP - 1988
ALCS MVP - 1995

$59 - flats 8x10 and smaller
$69 - baseballs, flats up to 16x20, figures, & mini helmets
$89 - bats, jerseys, equipment, artwork & flats larger than 16x20
$29 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

This signing is being promoted by OC Dugout and Honabach and Sons.
Click ocsportscards or honabachandsons for tickets
The signing will take place at the Frank & Sons.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Adam Kennedy

Friday June 6, 2014

Adam Kennedy

2002 World Series Champion

$15 - baseball cards
$25 - any other items
$30 - autograph, 8x10 photo, and photo op
5:00pm - 7:00pm

This signing is brought to you buy Kenny De Baca.
Tilted Kilt in Orange
1625 W. Katella
Orange CA 92867

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA Launches in 13 Days

In just under two weeks, Time Warner Cable will launch the Dodgers network.  Officially called Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA, the new channel will begin on Tuesday February 25, 2014.  The network has already announced that they will air every spring training game, except for two split squad games.  Additionally, nightly during spring training, SportsNet LA will air Access SportsNet: Dodgers at 7:00pm pacific time.

Access SportsNet: Dodgers will deliver an hour of comprehensive coverage of the team.  This coverage will include behind-the-scenes access and will provide fans with all the latest information.  There have been no official announcements from other cable/satellite providers announcing they have picked up SportsNet LA.  To contact you local provider and voice your opinion go check out and let your voice be heard.  Also, don't forget to check out their FAQ tab at the top right corner of the website.  Last but not least don't forget to use #ineedmydodgers when using twitter, instagram and/or facebook.

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Vince Ferragamo Autograph Appearance - Photos & Recap

Vince Ferragamo signing my two 8x10s

On Saturday February 8, 2014, former LA Rams quarterback Vince Ferragamo was scheduled to make an appearance at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu.  Ferragamo was slated to be there from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  Since it was a free signing, I didn't want to risk missing out on an autograph so I arrived at around 12:00pm.  There were already a few people in line so I parked and jumped in line.

Ferragamo arrived a few minutes early and began signing for some of Dr. Liu's clients and guests.  Once they were done, they started with those of us in line.  Within 20-minutes I was in and out.  Vince was in a great mood as always and was really talkative with the fans.  He liked my black and white photo and asked that I send a copy to Dr. Liu so he could get it to him.  Take a look at my pictures below to see the two 8x10s I got signed.

Vince throwing a pass in Super Bowl XIV

Photo of Cullen Bryant's TD in Super Bowl XIV signed by Dennis Harrah and Vince Ferragamo

Thanks to Dr. Alex Corbin Liu for hosting another great signing!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Upcoming Dodger PRIVATE Autograph Signing - Eric Karros


Eric Karros

1992 - NL Rookie of the Year
1995 - Silver Slugger Award

$39 - 8x10 and smaller, baseballs, cards, magazines & books
$49 - 16x20 and smaller, mini helmets and figurines
$59 - flats larger than 16x20, original artwork, full size helmets
jerseys, bats, equipment, and game used items
$19 - inscriptions

This private signing is being promoted by OC Dugout and Honabach and Sons.
Tickets can be purchased at or at customframingbyhonabachandsons

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Steve Sax

Saturday February 15, 2014

Steve Sax

2x World Series Champion (1981 & 1988)
5x All Star
1982 Rookie of the Year
1986 Silver Slugger Award

$20 - any  item
$5 - inscriptions
2:00pm - 4:00pm

This signing will is brought to you by and will take place at the practice of
Dr. Alex Corbin Liu
19735 E. Colima Rd. Suite #4
Rowland Heights, CA

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

2014 Dodgers Fan Fest - Photos and Recap

On Saturday February 1, 2014, the Dodgers hosted their 2014 Fan Fest at Dodger Stadium.  Their new system of selling vouchers for two autographs in exchange for a $10 donation seemed to work and be well organized.  I was lucky enough to purchase a few vouchers but did not end up with some of the bigger names like Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, and Carl Crawford.

The first autograph session started at 10:00am and I had a voucher for the Nomar Garciaparra and Javy Guerra line.  For the 11:00am session I had two vouchers for the Hyun-jin Ryu and Ned Colletti line and two vouchers for the Tim Wallach and Shawn Green line.  Luckily I ran into some fellow Dodger graphers and in exchange for one of my Ryu vouchers, Franz G. of gillcardsandbeyond blog agreed to get Ryu's auto on a ROMLB for me.

For the 12:00pm session I had a voucher for the Dee Gordon and Jerry Hairston Jr. line.  The next session started at 1:00pm and I had a voucher for the Charley Steiner and Don Mattingly line.  While waiting for the 2:00pm session to start I saw Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA filming some intros and was able to get her autograph on an 8x10.  For the 2:00pm session I had two vouchers for the Rick Monday and Mark McGwire line.  I ran into Steve B. while at Fan Fest and sold him my extra Monday/McGwire voucher. Steve thanks again for the Dee Gordon photo!

The last session was the 3:00pm session and I had two Nick Buss and Eric Karros vouchers.  It was a long day in parking lot B but it was well worth it.  I was able to add several Dodger autographs to my collection and was finally able to add some players that I haven't been able to get in the past.

It was good running in to lots of familiar faces including, Franz G., DodgerBobble, Steve B., Roland L., and David P. from davidsautographsignings blog.  Take a look below at my newest acquisitions.

Nomar Jersey, Hyun-jin Ryu, Tim Wallach, Shawn Green and Eric Karros ROMLB

Mattingly bobblegraph, McGwire bat, Shawn Green bat, Charley Steiner and Ned Colletti cards

Nick Buss(2), Rick Monday, Wallach & Karros all on 8x10

Dee Gordon, Javy Guerra, Jerry Hairston Jr. & Alanna Rizzo all on 8x10

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