Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Yeager & Reuss

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.


Dodger legend and coach Steve Yeager will be signing autographs at the Sports Authentics store at the Puente Hills Mall on Saturday, July 8th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Go here for more information.
Sports Authentics USA
Puente Hills Mall
1600 South Azusa Avenue
Rowland Heights, CA, 91748

Former Dodger pitcher Jerry Reuss will be signing autographs this coming Saturday, July 8th at the OC Dugout in Anaheim from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Go here for more information.
The OC Dugout
1515 S. Sunkist St., Ste. G
Anaheim, CA 92806

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Blog Kiosk: 7/5/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Clayton Kershaw came close to his second career no-hitter last night. Unfortunately, a meek grounder to the right side ruined those plans. Per Steve Gilbert and Joshua Thornton at
"Where [Bellinger] was at," manager Dave Roberts said, "[and] where the second baseman was at, it was kind of in no man's land, so you don't know if you're going to continue to sell out and get it or just give up on it and hope the second baseman has a enough time to get there. It's one of those tough plays and there's no right or wrong answer on that one."
Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“I think I made (Dave Roberts’) job a little easier giving up a hit. He didn’t have to worry about keeping me in or not,” Kershaw said. “No-hitters, after the seventh inning you start thinking about it. Six outs is a lot to get in of itself. After six is not on the forefront of my mind yet.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1935 brothers Tony Cuccinello of the Dodgers and Al Cuccinello of the Giants hit home runs against each others team in the same game -- becoming the first brothers to have ever done so. The Brooklyn Dodgers won the game 14-4. Here's an important lesson why you should never count the Giants out. In 1951 the Dodgers swept the Giants in a three-game series to extend their lead to 7.5 games. Dodgers manager Chuck Dressen then declared, "We knocked 'em out. They won't bother us anymore." Of course, the Giants were not done and ended up taking the pennant away from the Dodgers when Bobby Thompson hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" later that year. In 1994 the game between the Dodgers and Expos is broadcast live in five languages (English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Korean) for the first time.
  • Happy Birthday, Hank ThormahlenTommy WarrenJim BaxesDoug Bochtler!