Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Movie Night at Dodger Stadium - The Sandlot - Sept. 1st

For its 20th anniversary, the classic coming-of-age Baseball movie "The Sandlot" will be shown at Dodgers Stadium after that afternoons ballgame.  It will be on Sunday, September 1st.  Director and writer David Mickey Evans, along with several members of the original cast, will be on hand.  Go here for more information.

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Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Steve Yeager, Maury Wills, Jay Johnstone, Dennis Martinez and Jose Altuve

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.


Steve Yeager and Maury Wills will be signing free autographs in Hawthorne at the Sports Authority on Ocean Gate Avenue.  It will happen on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.  Hat Tip: True to the Blue & Vin Scully is My Homeboy.
Sports Authority
14555 Ocean Gate Ave.
Hawthorne CA 90250
(310) 676-0700
UPDATE:  I just received word from a reader that it appears that only Steve Yeager will be signing at the Sports Authority on Saturday.  Maury Wills had to cancel his appearance and Steve Yeager will be his replacement.

Former Dodger Jay Johnstone will be signing autographs at the Uptown Whitter Card show on Saturday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  He will be at a booth near the Starbucks on Philadelphia Avenue. You can get a autograph with a purchase of Sports Item (Items starting @ $5.00).  I am unsure of the cost of a autograph if you bring your own item.  Text/Call 626.488.9432 to reserve tickets

Hat Tip: Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy

Vladimir Guerrero will also be signing at the OC Dugout with Jose Altulve on Saturday.  Unfortunately, I do not know what time he'll be there.  Go here for information.  You may also call the store at 714-761-6414.

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Have You Seen This Dodger Drawing? Help Find the Thief Who Stole it from a Local Restaurant!

Come on, guys!  This ain't right.

Per NBC4, a drawing of Orel Hershiser made by the son of the owner and hung at the family's restaurant in Echo Park was recently stolen.  Go to the NBC4 website for a video and information.
"That piece to me was something I specifically did for this restaurant, " said Armando Delatorre Jr., who runs the restaurant with his father. "I've always had a love for the Dodgers. I was born and raised a Dodgers fan."
Armando Delatorre, co-owner of Guisados, posted pictures to Facebook and Twitter, asking customers to help find a man (pictured below) and two others seen carrying the portrait out of the store.
Just do the right thing and give it back.
The owners said no questions would be asked if the drawing is returned.
Hat Tip: Reddit  ishzendejas

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2013 Allen & Ginter - Dodger Silks Cards and Inserts

Here are more Dodgers card from 2013 Allen & Ginter.  This time I focus on showing the silk inserts and a couple of other insert cards.  Check out my past post on this set, here.

Immediately below are the silk Dodger inserts.  Seven Dodgers are represented and they are all numbered to just 10 copies.  There is a Adrian Gonzalez silk card (not shown), but have yet been able to capture a pic.

Silk Card

#Andre Ethier                                        #Jackie Robinson

#Sandy Koufax                                   #Clayton Kershaw

#Hanley Ramirez

#Josh Beckett

Across the Years

#ATY-AE Andre Ethier                          #ATY-AG Adrian Gonzalez

#ATY-CKW Clayton Kershaw                       #ATY-JRB Jackie Robinson

#ATY-SKX Sandy Koufax

Oversized Box-Loaders

#OB-MK Matt Kemp

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Blog Kiosk: 8/14/2013 - Dodgers Links - Puig's Hollywood Reporter Magazine Cover, Hanley to Play Today and Ethier is OK

Check out the newest cover of The Hollywood Reporter featuring Yasiel Puig.  It was tweeted by Janice Min, the Editorial Director of the magazine.  She also shares a couple of photos from the issue.  

“All [the tests] came back negative,” Mattingly said. “It’s just this thing keeps hanging on. He may be ready [Wednesday], maybe not, but [he’ll return] Friday for sure.”
  • Dodger Penguin tells the tale of how he got a game-used Ryu jersey during Think Cure weekend at Dodger Stadium.  Congrats!
  • Zack Hample spent a second day at Dodger Stadium and shares over 50 photos from the day.  This guy gets around.
  • Adam Thomas at Beachball Delay writes a funny entry into Juan Uribe's journal: "Juan Annoying Team".
My locker. I still can't believe they did that to me over the weekend. I finally had it organized just the way I like it. Empanadas here, colognes and hot sauces there, jerseys, lobster bibs, my warmup jacket and cape I wear for clubbing were all hanging up neatly. All my equipment, chargers, "Saved By The Bell" DVD's, shoes, shower scrubbies and my deep fryer were neatly arranged.

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