Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kings Parade Photos

I love parades; especially when they celebrate a Championship.  Here are some of my pics from this afternoons 2012 Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles Kings parade.

It starts off great with some of the Ice Crew members.

Then the buses came.  Here's Trevor Lewis, Brad Richardson, Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams.

You can't miss Bob Miller at center below.

A thumbs up for Trevor Lewis and the Kings.

Second bus has Alec Martinez, Rob Scuderi, Davis Drewiske, Slava Voynov, and Willie Mitchell.

The next bus had Mike Richards, Drew Doughty, Dustin Penner, and Jeff Carter.

Kopitar lifting The Cup on the semi.

Kyle Clifford, Simon Gagne, Jordan Nolan, and Colin Fraser.

Our couch, Darryl Sutter.

Kevin Westgarth, Andrei Lotkionov, Daryl Evans, and Jonathan Bernier.

Then it ends nicely with more Ice Crew members.

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: A Busy Dodgers Weekend

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Click on any pic to embiggen.

There are a bunch of Dodger signing events planned over the weekend.  Some are pay events while many are free.  There are even a couple of Angels signing; including Vladimir Guerrero on Saturday (link here),  Kendrys Morales on Saturday (link here) (more info on Vlade and Morales signing here) and Howie Kendrick on Saturday (link here).  I've listed only the Dodger appearances below, with exception of Lakers great James Worthy.

Just as a reminder, here are the free signers in Autograph Alley before this weekends ballgames at Dodgers Stadium
Friday, June 15 vs. Chicago White Sox
Dodger alumnus Chuck Essegian
5:10 p.m. to 6:30 p.m

Saturday, June 16 vs. Chicago White Sox
Dodger alumnus Derrel Thomas
5:10 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 17 vs. Chicago White Sox
at Viva Los Dodgers
Boxers Joselito Lopez and Chris Arreola will sign autographs for fans at Viva Los Dodgers at 11:45 a.m. followed by a first pitch.
Dodger Alumnus Tommy Davis
11:10 a.m-12:30 p.m.
Kenley Jansen will be signing at Paul's TV (inside Living Spaces) on June 16, 2012 starting at 12:00 PM.
Paul's TV
(inside Living Spaces)
407 West Huntington Dr.
Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-9698

Hat Tip: Vin Scully is My Homeboy


Meet Dodgers shortstop, Dee Gordon, at St. Vincent de Paul Thift Store in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 16 from 12:00PM - 1:30PM.

KLAC Radio will be there with free prizes! One autograph per person.
St. Vincent de Paul Thift Store
210 N. Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 224-6273

Hat Tip: LA Inspiration


Steve Garvey joins Mark and Brian on Pet Adoption Day on June 16, 2012, sponsored by spcaLA and 95.5KLOS.  The total event is from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, but I am unsure when Garvey will be there exactly.

spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center
7700 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815 (in El Dorado Park)

Get more information here.


Manny Mota will be at Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe #2 on June 16, 2012 from 10:00PM to 12:00PM.
Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe #2 
13131 Crossroads Pkwy South 
City of Industry, CA 91746 
This is Toy Drive for Manny Mota's Foundation. Bring a toy, $10 value or higher and receive an autograph of the Dodger Legend. Free admission, free parking, all ages welcome.

Hat Tip: Vin Scully is My Homeboy

This is a pay event.  Meet AJ Ellis on Saturday June 16, 2012 at All Star Collectibles in Woodland Hills from 12:00PM - 1:30PM.  $25 - any item if purchased in advance $29 - day of event 
$7 - inscriptions.  This signing is being put on by MVP Trading Cards and will take place at:
All Star Collectibles
6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 710-0513
Linked information, here.  For advance ticket sales contact MVP Trading Cards at (818) 518-0989.  Please note that the location had recently changed.

This is another pay signing event.  Frank & Sons has a bunch of Dodgers showing on Saturday.  Below is a list.  Go to this link for information.  Click any pic to enlarge flyers.
Don Newcombe: small: $39. medium: $49. large: $59. inscription: $20. stage time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Jaime Jarrin: Dodgers Hall of Fame Broadcaster: small: $49. medium: $59. large: $69. inscription: $20. stage time: tba 

Jerry Hairston: small: $39. medium: $49. large: $59. inscription: $15. stage time: tba

Josh Lindblom: small: $29. medium: $39. large: $49. inscription: $10. stage time: tba

Elian Herrera: small: $29. medium: $39. large: $49. inscription: $10. stage time: tba

Meet Lakers Legend, James Worthy, at Living Spaces in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, June 16th from 10:00PM to 12:00PM.  Only one autographed item per person. Line will be limited to 300 guests.  Linked information is here.
Living Spaces
12649 Foothill Boulevard
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(877) 266-7300
Hat Tip: LA Inspiration