Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Mike Singletary and the Dodger Holiday Sale

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.

Football great Mike Singletary will be signing autographs at Sports Authentics in the Puente Hills Mall.  Go here for more information.
Sports Authentics
Puente Hills Mall 
1600 South Azusa Avenue, Suite 518
City of Industry, CA 91748626.581.2016

This coming Saturday will also be the last 2016 Dodger Holiday Sales Event of the year at the "Top of the Park" store at Dodger Stadium.  It will include merchandise discounts, player autographs, photo ops and more.  Go here for more information.  Unfortunately, a player signing schedule is not available yet, so stay tuned.  I'll be sure to update this post once it has been announced. 

Saturday, December 17
Autograph Schedule

10:00am-12:00pm: Derrel Thomas
12:00pm-2:00pm: Kenny Landreaux
2:00pm-4:00pm: TBD

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Blog Kiosk: 12/14/2016 - Dodgers Links - Holt, Anderson and Jansen's Wedding

I am not sure if I've ever seen what the scoreboard looked like during Dodger games at the LA Coliseum.  So, when I came across the above pic I knew I had to make note of it.  Featured above is the Dodgers scoreboard from Game 5 of the 1959 World Series.  (eBay Auction Link)

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1954 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent Sandy Koufax to a contract - a $6,000 salary and $14,000 bonus.  This made Sandy a "bonus baby" (having a bonus over $4,000) and required the Dodgers to keep him on the Major League roster for two years.  As a result, the Dodgers would option Tommy Lasorda to the Montreal Royals.  In 1990 the Dodgers signed free agent outfielder Brett Butler to a four-year $13 million contract.
  • Happy Birthday, John Anderson, Charlie Hargreaves, Chris Heisey & Bill Buckner!