Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Nancy Bea, Roger Owens, Jim Gott, Manny Mota, Al Ferrara, Will Clark and Andre Reed

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.


Blog Kiosk: 7/20/2016 - Dodgers Links - Verdugo, Utley, Ryu and Kazmir

Scott Kazmir not only battled the Nationals last night, he also struggled against cramps that creeped up on him in the fifth inning.  Fortunately, neither was a match for veteran pitcher.  Per Doug Padilla at ESPN:
“I think I drank everything pretty much under the sun: pickle juice, some mustard,” Kazmir said. “I think I had some of that on my face the next half-inning. But it was a lot of stuff that actually worked, so I was good after that.”
While on the mound Kazmir went seven innings, gave up four hits, one earned run and struck out eight batters.  Per Alex Putterman at
"Kaz has a lot of fight in him, and with what we're going through, guys have got to step up," manager Dave Roberts said. "And today was a great outing by Kaz. Everything was working. He had command of everything."
Photos above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays game.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger History:  In 1906 Brooklyn pitcher Mal Eason throws a no-hitter against the Cardinals in St. Louis, 2-0.  In 1925 Brooklyn ace Dazzy Vance records 17 strike outs against the Chicago Cubs in a ten inning game.  In 1970 Bill Singer throws a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium. 
  • Happy Birthday, Charles Johnson and Heinie Manush!