Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Garvey, Worthy, Ferragamo and Reggie Smith

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: 10/4/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

You hard working lucky duckies!

Thirty students got a big surprise earlier this week. They were presented with tickets to Game 1 of the NLDS this coming Friday, via the Dodgers, for demonstrating academic improvement and athletic excellence. Dodger alumnus Dennis Powell and Ken Landreaux were on-hand. Per Joshua Thornton at
"It's just great to see," Powell said. "It's also great to let them know that someone is watching them." 
The Dodgers will also provide transportation to and from Dodger Stadium. 
"This is exciting," senior Mario Robinson said. "We don't really get stuff like this at school. For me, to be nominated for something educational and people noticing me about everything I do helping out with Mr. Corley is just amazing."
With all the bad stuff happening around us I thought that something cheery was in order. Photo above via Jill Weisleder/Los Angeles Dodgers. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1955 the day Dodger fans have been waiting finally happened. On this day the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the World Series to win a championship for the very first time in its franchise. In 1959 the Dodgers won the teams very first playoff game in Los Angeles when they defeated the Chicago White Sox, 3-1.  92,234 fans attended the game at the LA Coliseum, setting a new record for attendance for a World Series game. This win put them up two games to one in the series.  They would win the World Series in the sixth game four days later.  In 2006 the worst play in Dodgers playoff history happened (in my opinion) when two runners are thrown out at home plate on the same throw during Game 1 of the NLDS against the Mets.  You can relive the horror here.
  • Happy Birthday, Rip RipulskiJohn DuffieMike SharpersonDennis CookAdam RiggsTony Gwynn, Jr.Stephen Fife!