Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Yunel Escobar and Dennis Rodman

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.


2017 Dodgers Sports Crate - June Edition - Yasmani Grandal

It's finally here!

After a painstaking delay the second edition of the Dodgers 2017 Sports Crate has arrived. It got here about two to three weeks late. At this point I think it's fair to say that the folks over at #SportsCrate are having some fulfillment issues. That said, I can say that these mystery boxes are growing on me. After initially being a bit disappointed with some of the booty I've come to realize that the thrill of opening up the crates is too enticing. It's like experiencing a Baseball Christmas once a month during the season -- if only they could fix their shipping issues.

2017 All-Star Game FanFest Promos - Clayton Kershaw Wrapper Redemption Card

With All-Star festivities now in our rear-view mirror I thought it would be prudent to briefly pass along details on the only Dodger-related collectible available from retailers at the 2017 MLB FanFest.

Featured below is the Clayton Kershaw Topps MLB FanFest Wrapper Redemption card. It is part of a six card set that were given to fans who opened up three sealed packs of any 2017 Topps MLB product at their company booth. Other players in the set include Kris Bryant (who wasn't even there), Bryce Harper, Mike Trout (again, not there), Giancarlo Stanton and Buster Posey.

#ASG-2 Clayton Kershaw

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Blog Kiosk: 7/12/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Check out the boys during the pre All-Star Game ceremonies above. Who Clayton is gawking at I do not know.

As for the game, I've realized that low-scoring All-Star games are boring, and all I could think about was how I can't wait for the second half to begin.

(pic via @AquaX107 on twitter)
The only Dodger performance of note was by Kenley Jansen. In his single inning of work in the ninth he collected three consecutive strike outs and committed a balk. Heck, the balk was the best part of his outing. With a man on second he forgot to get himself set before delivering his pitch to Avisail Garcia. Almost immediately after throwing the errant pitch he realized his error and was seen visibly laughing about it on the mound -- and as he walked back to the dugout after his outing. No doubt his teammates had some fun at his expense.

Pic above via Jon SooSoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays All-Star Game. Below are more links to check out: