Friday, January 27, 2017

My Evening at the 2017 NHL All-Star FanFair


I hadn't planned on attending the NHL All-Star Game FanFair at the LA Convention Center, but I couldn't help myself.  A major mid-season event was happening in my town, and I would be remiss if I didn't show up to take it all in.  Besides, I was told that there would be a small card show, a little museum display and autographs... Free autographs.  So I went, and I'm glad I did.

One of the keen displays were these large hockey pucks seen all around the Staples Center.  They featured every All-Star in attendance this year.  Naturally, I tracked down the two Kings players - Jeff Carter (left) and Drew Doughty.

Blog Kiosk: 1/27/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


After a brief rain delay Joc Pederson finally had the opportunity to meet with throngs of Dodger fans with their dogs at the Silverlake Dog Park yesterday.  It was a part of the week-long Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour that concludes today.

This afternoon from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM will be a Dodger rally at the Westfield Topanga Shopping Center.  Chase DeJong, Kyle Farmer, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Hatcher, Kenta Maeda, Josh Ravin, Jacob Rhame, Darin Ruf, Corey Seager, Rob Segedin, Ross Stripling, Chris Taylor and Trayce Thompson are scheduled to be there.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017Go here to check out more pics by Jon and Juan Ocampo from yesterdays Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger History:  In 1968 the Dodgers picked future Dodgers infielder Davey Lopes in the second round of the 1968 amateur draft.  They also chose pitcher Geoff Zahn - who would go on to have a long Major League career.
  • Happy Birthday, Bert Inks, Bob Barrett, Fred Heimach & Nick Willhite!