Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Mike Marshall, Manny Mota and Garvey & Friends

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.


Former Dodger slugger Mike Marshall will be at Harry's Dugout in Whitter to sign autographs for fans.  Go here for information.
Harry's Dugout
10715 Beverly Boulevard
Whittier, CA

Angel players Efren Navarro & Matt Shoemaker will be at the OC Dugout in Anaheim to sign for fans.  Go here for information and ordering details..
The OC Dugout
1238 S Beach Blvd
Anaheim, CA

Manny Mota will be at Zendejas Mexican Restaurant/Club in San Dimas on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Hat Tip to Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy - who has more information, as well.

Autograph + Photo-Op = $15
All proceeds to benefit the MANNY MOTA FOUNDATION
Zendejas Mexican Restaurant/Club
665 W Arrow Hwy
San Dimas, Ca 91773

This coming Monday, September 15 at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland is the newest installment of "Garvey & Friends."  Go here for information.

Coming out to talk baseball and swap stories will be Maury Wills, Tommy Davis and Dusty Baker. 

Doors open at 6:30pm
Dinner service starts at 7pm

The $40 cost includes a three-course dinner. "Garvey & Friends" follows dinner. Get tickets at or the San Manuel Box Office. Seating is limited. Buy your tickets early.
San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
777 San Manuel Blvd
Highland, CA

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Blog Kiosk: 9/10/2014 - Dodgers Links - Lead Shrinks to 2.5 Games

Holy Moly!  A comedy of errors plagued the Dodgers yesterday as some misplayed balls in the second inning resulted in a bunch of runs scoring.  Worse yet, it all appeared to rattle starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez.  He only went three innings, giving up five runs on five hits, and only two of the runs were earned.

Andrew Cashner of the Padres was money.  He stifled the Dodgers for seven innings by spreading around nine hits and allowing only two runs on a Adrian Gonzalez homer.  The Dodgers certainly got enough men on base, but just couldn't finish the job. 

The above photo of the Dodger bat rack was taken by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014Go here to check out more pics of his from yesterday's game.  Hopefully, the Dodgers use those bat to drive in some runs tonight.

With the Dodgers loss last night and the Giants win over the terrible Diamondbacks, the good guys see their lead in the West shrink to 2.5 games.  Someone find me some aspirin 'cause my muscles are sore and my mind is aching from the stress.  Below are some links to check out:
“I’m getting pitched a little different than I did in the minor leagues,” said Pederson. “It’s a little adjustment period but it will come with time. I’m not worried about it, I definitely put up a lot worse numbers in the minor leagues in 17 at-bats.”
  • Yeah, I know.  I promised no more McCourt stories, but I couldn't resist this one.  Via Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times, "Could Frank McCourt really bring horse jumping to Dodger Stadium?"
  • Via Wayne Drehs at ESPN, "Two in a Million."  It's all about the day Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout went head-to-head.
It's tantalizing to imagine how it will go: Kershaw will stare at Trout through his black leather glove, kick his right knee so it nearly touches his elbow and then fall toward home plate, planting his right foot and unleashing a pitch from his arsenal. Trout will hold a two-tone 31½-ounce piece of maple behind his head. He'll stare back at Kershaw, lift his left foot, shift his weight forward, turn his hips and in a split second decide whether or not to pull his bat through the zone with power and purpose.

And everyone will watch.

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