Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 1/23/2013


Keith Olbermann recently shared a preview pic on moby of a Topps 2013 Heritage Maury Wills card, as seen above.
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“When I went to the U.S. to sign the contract, it was to get results,” Ryu told a press conference yesterday at Incheon International Airport. Ryu reached the deal in Los Angeles on Dec. 9 after a month of negotiations.

“But now I am in a position to produce the result, so that makes me nervous,” he said. “What matters now is how quickly I can take the pressure off my chest. If I try to adjust, doing as I usually do in Korea, it will be fine, I guess.” 
How do you weigh what the Marlins are doing when you're so close to Southern California baseball, where the Dodgers and Angels are spending, spending, spending? Does it make you homesick?
"I don't get homesick or nothing, but you see that. You can't be hoping you're on other teams. You've got to worry about the now. I've said I was upset" about the Marlins.
  • Are you interested in getting your own real Stanley Cup LA Kings Championship ring?  Well, they produced a handful (either 4 or 5) that have been donated to various charities so that they may be raffled off.  Here is the first ring available from Celebrities for Charities.  It's just $2.00 for each raffle ticket.
  • Here's a report from All Tribe Baseball on the 2013 Indian Tribe Fest.
  • I love this post from UniWatch.  For one game in 1977 the Kansas City Royals had to wear Milwaukee Brewers uniforms.  Go here to find out why.


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Weekend Autograph Opportunities: 2013 Dodgers FanFest on Saturday!

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events 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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Let's face it.  The only event worth knowing about this weekend is the 2013 Dodgers FanFest at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.  It is a free event and will happen in the Dodger Stadium parking lot - Lot 6. Go here for more information.
  • Parking gates open for FanFest, Sat, Jan 26: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Event gates open for Season Ticket Holders with their MVP cards or other STH identification, Sat, Jan 26: 10:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Event gates open to the public, Sat, Jan 26: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Music, games, and autographs available to the public, Sat, Jan 26: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Here is a list of the players already confirmed.  Schedule TBA. Players are subject to change without notice.

I'll be sure to update this post as more information becomes available.  BTW, the Dodgers FanFest will take place; rain or shine!
  • Luis Cruz
  • AJ Ellis
  • Mark Ellis
  • Andre Ethier
  • Tim Federowicz
  • Zach Greinke
  • Javy Guerra
  • Matt Guerrier
  • Kenley Jansen
  • Matt Kemp
  • Brandon League
  • Don Mattingly
  • Mark McGwire
  • Nick Punto
  • Hyun-jin Ryu
  • Scott Schumaker
  • Shawn Tolleson
  • Tim Wallach
  • Billy Ashley
  • Ron Cey
  • Al "The Bull Ferrara
  • "Sweet" Lou Johnson
  • Lee Lacy
  • Kenny Landreaux
  • Tim Leary
  • Paul LoDuca
  • Dennis Powell
  • Bill Russell
  • Derrel Thomas
UPDATE:  Below are the scheduled times for the players, per the Dodgers:

11:00am-12:00pm
Zack Greinke
Mark McGwire
Nick Punto
Tim Wallach
12:00pm-1:00pm
Mark Ellis
Shawn Tolleson
Javy Guerra
Don Mattingly
Matt Kemp
Hyun-Jin Ryu
1:00pm-2:00pm
AJ Ellis
Tim Federowicz
Fernando Valenzuela
Andre Ethier
Mark McGwire
Zack Greinke
Tim Wallach
Matt Guerrier
Nick Punto
2:00pm-3:00pm
Luis Cruz
Kenley Jansen
Mark Ellis
Matt Kemp
Javy Guerra
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Brandon League
Shawn Tolleson
3:00pm-4:00pm
AJ Ellis
Tommy Lasorda
Andre Ethier
Tim Federowicz
Matt Guerrier
4:00pm-5:00pm
Luis Cruz
Brandon League
Kenley Jansen


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eBay: Red Barber's Big League Baseball Game


Wow!  Take a look at this vintage Baseball board game sponsored by Brooklyn Dodger announcer Red Barber.  He declares that it has "All the Thrills, Excitement, and Suspense of Real Baseball."  Even better is that it showcases 6 Major Leaguers who have endorsed the game on the cover:  Stan Musial, Tom Heinrich, Pee Wee Reese, Casey Stengel, Roy Campanella and Carl Erskine.

Below is a pic of the contents of the game in the auction.  Based upon some research I did, this game appears to be missing some key parts.  It was produced by G & R Anthony Inc. in 1950.  I have no idea how the game is played, but would love to learn.
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Here is a closer look at the ballplayers featured on the bottom row of the board game.
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