Thursday, March 27, 2014

TWC SportsNet LA Dodger Viewing Party

In the weeks before the Dodgers and Diamondbacks opened the 2014 season in Australia, I received an e-mail from Amy over at Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA.  The e-mail was an invitation to a viewing party at the Time Warner Cable studios.  At 1:00 am and 7:00 pm on Saturday March 22nd invited guests, SportsNet LA executives, and SportsNet LA on-air talent would be watching the Dodgers take on the Diamondbacks.

Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity, I RSVP'd to the event and anxiously waited for Saturday to arrive.  When I arrived that Saturday morning, the first thing I noticed was the event was fully catered.  Burgers, Dodger Dogs, salads, chicken, cookies, water, soft drinks and beers.  I'm sure i'm forgetting some items but SportsNet LA really went all out.  There were other bloggers, members of the press, and executives waiting for the game to start.  WIFI was provided so everyone could be active on the blogs and social media.

Since Orel Hershiser and John Hartung hosted the pre-game show, once the game started they came out to the viewing area and mingled with everyone.  The staff at SportsNet LA also provided tours of their studios.  We were taken to see the SportsNet LA Dodgers set and the TWC SportsNet Lakers set.  I must say these studios look much larger on TV!  The Dodgers beat the DBacks 3-1 in game one and after being at the studios from 1:00 am to 5:00 am, I drove home and passed out!

I decided to return for the 7:00 pm game and was glad I did.  Since there would be a post-game show after this game, we got to see the studio with all the lights and graphics turned on.  Also, Nomar Garciaparra was part of the pre and post-game shows so he came out to great everyone in attendance for the second game.  I was able to get his autograph on a Dodger Stadium baseball card.  Of course, the best news was that the Dodgers beat the DBacks for the second game in a row.

It was great way to view the first two games of the season and TWC SportsNet LA were excellent hosts.  Take a look at my pictures below.  You will be able to notice right away how different the studio looks when it is lit up.

SportsNet LA Baseball

I Need My Dodgers SportsNet LA tshirt and Hoodie Neck Pillow

Nomar Garciaparra autograph

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Bill Madlock

Sunday April 23, 2014

Bill Madlock

L.A. Dodger - 1985-1987
3x All Star - 1975, 1981 & 1983
All Star MVP - 1975
World Series Champion - 1979
4x Batting Champ -1975, 1976, 1981 & 1983
$12 - standard baseball cards
$20 - flats up to and including 11x14
$25 - baseballs, figurines, hats and flats up to 16x20
$35 - bats, jerseys, and equipment
$5 - inscriptions
stage time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Pedro Guerrero will be appearing at Harry's on May 3, 2014
For more info on that signing click here 

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Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Darryl Strawberry

Friday May 9, 2014

Darryl Strawberry

1983 NL Rookie of the Year
8x All Star - 1984 - 1991
2x Silver Slugger - 1988 & 1990
4x World Series Champion - 1986, 1996, 1998, & 1999
$39 - balls, figures, mini helmets, and flats smaller than 16x20
$59 - jerseys, bats, equipment, flats 16x20 and larger
$20 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 6pm - 8pm

This signing will take place at The OC Dugout
1238 S. Beach Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 761-6414

Friday, March 21, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Pedro Guerrero

Saturday May 3, 2014

Pedro Guerrero

5x All Star
1981 World Series Champion
1981 World Series MVP
1982 Silver Slugger

$15 - standard baseball cards
$25 - flats up to 11x14
$30 - baseballs, minis, figurines, hats and flats up to 16x20
$40 - bats, jerseys and equipment
$5 inscriptions
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

This signing will take place at Harry's Dugout
10715 Beverly Blvd.
Whittier CA, 90601

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Don Newcombe

Saturday April 19, 2014

Don Newcombe

4x All Star
1949 NL Rookie of the Year
1955 World Series Champion
1956 NL MVP
1956 NL Cy Young Award

$39 - balls and flats up to and including 11x14
$49 - large flats, minis, figurines, and equipment
$59 - bats and jerseys
$25 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports.
The signing will take place at Frank and Son.
Also signing will be Bill Russell.
For more info on Bill Russell click here 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Bill Russell

Saturday April 19, 2014

Bill Russell

3x All Star - 1973, 1976, 1980
2x World Series Champion - 1981 & 1988
Free Autographs
Stage Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports as part of their Annual Spring Open House.
The signing will take place at Frank & Son.  The free auto will likely require the purchase of another autograph ticket.
Stay tuned for more info and autograph guests.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday Web Round Up

Watch Joc Pederson crush a two-run homerun last night

Bill Shaikin makes the case for Dr. Jobe to be in the Hall of Fame

Bill Plunkett says Matt Kemp is one step away from returning

Jon Weisman introduces the new Dodgers Insider Magazine

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Ken Landreaux

Saturday March 15, 2014

Kenny Landreaux

1980 - All Star
1981 World Series Champion

$10 - all autographs
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This signing will take place at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu
19735 E. Colima Rd., Suite 4
Rowland Heights CA 91748

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dodgers Send Sellers to Indians; Sunday Web Round Up

The Dodgers announced today they have sold Justin Sellers to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.  Sellers will give the Indians infield depth.  The Dodgers had designated him for assignment when they signed Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena.  

Dustin Nosler over at Dodgers Digest states his case why Chad Billingsley shouldn't rush his return

Evan at opinion of kingmans performance shows off his photos from Camelback Ranch

Ernest at Dodgers Blue Heaven shows off the 1992 Dodgers Unocal pin set

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Jerry Reuss

Saturday April 12, 2014

Jerry Reuss

2x All Star - 1975 and 1980
NL Comeback Player of the Year - 1980
No Hitter - 6/27/80
World Series Champsion - 1981

$25 - signed Jerry Reuss book Bring in the Righty
$20 - your item signed
$5 - inscriptions
Time: To Be Determined

This signing brought to you by Kenny De Baca.
Signing will take place at:
El Tepeyac Restaurant
13131 Crossroads Pkwy. S.
Industry CA 91746

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