Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Gold! Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh do it for a Third Time

There is now a gold medalist in the Dodger family.  I would like to extend a great big Dodgers Blue Heaven congratulations to the beach volleyball team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh on their gold medal winning performance this afternoon. 

Since I didn't have a chance to watch the game live, I thought I would troll "the twitter" to see what updates I could get. Below are some pics I gathered up.

As you can imagine, Matt Treanor, the proud husband of this blogs favorite Olympian was on pins and needles today.  He came into the park early to catch the game, and while in the clubhouse, as the photo below suggest he hid himself in the privacy of Don Mattingly's office.
(twitter pic @Dodgers Jon SooHoo)

He would soon, though be surrounded by a teammate and his skipper.  Both Don Mattingly and Clayton Kershaw watch the match in support.
(twitter pic @Dodgers Jon SooHoo)

And to the joy of all, Misty and Kerri win their third straight gold medal.  Below, Al Roker (yes, that Al Roker) shares a pic on twitter showing them celebrating after their win.
(twitter pic @alroker)

Here is another Al Roker pic of them celebrating.
(twitter pic @alroker)

Several other fans share more pics.
(twitter pic @Carlos_DKight)

Here is the best one of the day.  Misty gives a big thumbs up to the cheering crowd while Kerri gets ready with the flag.
(twitter pic @MeganPura)
While here at home, Matt Treanor sports the Olympic rings in what must have been an emotional moment.  No doubt, he is proud as heck.  Pic below via twitter @Dodgers Jon SooHoo/Dodgers 2012.
(twitter pic @Dodgers Jon SooHoo)
 

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Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 8/8/2012 - Vin Scully's 1st Autographed Insert Baseball Card!!!!

This is the MUST-HAVE card of the century.  Panini America is releasing a Vin Scully autographed card in their 2012 Cooperstown Baseball card set.  Only 100 of these cards will exist.  This is the 1st Scully "on-card" autographed card ever made.  Wowzers!  See more information here.
The Dodgers not only claimed Lee, they made offers of players for him. (Colletti and Kasten wouldn't talk about waivers or Lee, since waivers are allegedly a secret and Lee is still a Phillie, but others confirmed their involvement.) 
  • Emma at Crzblue's Dodger Blue World relays a great story about a found kitten near the Dodgers parking lot before yesterdays game and the man who saved him.  There is something wonderful about animal rescue stories.  BTW, Michael, the man who went out of his way to save the kitty, has named him Koufax.
  • Jim Tracy comments on Vin Scully's call of his expletive filled tirade the other day, via Troy Renck at the Denver Post.
  • "Juan Uribe's Days Could be Numbered", writes Dylan Hernandez at the LA Times.
"Whatever happens, there's nothing I can do about it," Uribe said. "I can't control that. If they want to trade me or do something else, that's something I can't control. The decision is for them to make. I'm here to do whatever they want me to do."


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Weekend Autograph Opportunities: An Ace, a King, and a Couple of Garvey's

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.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any) as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.

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Angels ace, Jered Weaver will be signing autographs at Silk the Club inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino on Thursday, August 9th.  Go here for more information.  There is a limit of one autograph per person.

August 9th; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
at the Silk the Club
(inside Pechanga Resort & Casino)
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592

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Both Steve Garvey and LA Kings defensemen Alec Martinez will be signing free autographs on Saturday August 11th at the Grand Opening of the Sports Authority store in the Northridge Fashion Center.  It is at the upper level next to CPK.  Go here for more information.

The first 250 customers win MYSTERY BUCKS, valued up to $500 on Saturday only at 8am.
$100 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAYS Every hour from 9am–6pm Saturday only.
$500 SHOPPING SPREE Register for your chance to win AUGUST 11–18, 2012**

The Alec Martinez signing will start at 10:30 AM.  Steve Garvey will begin signing at 1:00 PM.
Sports Authority (Northridge Fashion Center)
9301 Tampa Avenue
Northridge, California 91324 
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Steve Garvey will be a busy man on Saturday.  After signing at the Sports Authority early in the afternoon, he will then head over to the Normandie Casino in Gardena at 5:00 PM.

August 11, 2012;  5:00 PM
Normandie Casino
1045 West Rosecrans Avenue
Gardena, CA 90247
Hat Tip: Vin Scully is My Homeboy


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A Final Good Luck Message from Matt to Misty May-Treanor for the Gold

With the recent poor play of the Dodgers getting on my nerves, I am thankful there is another sporting event that has temporarily gained my attention. 

This afternoon is the gold medal match in Beach Volleyball (at 1:00 PM PST, for those who plan to watch), and the darling of the Dodgers is in contention for her 3rd consecutive title.  As you know, Misty May-Treanor is married to backup catcher Matt Treanor, and as you can imagine he is as excited as me.  Heck, likely more so.

So, in this final match Matt sends a message to his wife Misty, who's going for gold in beach volleyball this afternoon at the Olympic Games in London.  Watch it below.

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Check out my previous post featuring Misty May-Treanor giving shout-outs to Matt and the Dodgers; here and here.


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Card of the Week: Ouch!!



This is a feature I had done for many months several years ago, but stopped doing for reasons that are totally foreign to me today.  I dunno.  Maybe I just got bored with it.  Or maybe, the constant search for cards that I thought were noteworthy became too taxing.

Either way, I thought I would bring it back, at least for a short time.

Check out the above minor league card made in 1989 by Pro Cards.  It features Las Vegas Stars pitcher Keith Comstock, and as you can see he took one for the team.


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