Thursday, August 01, 2013

Check out Magic's Bobblehead

Is it me, or is Magic palming a BASEketball?

I can see it now. 

Magic stands near the free throw line ready to defend against Doug "Sir Swish" Remer.  He lays down his best "psyche out" which causes an errant shot to deflect off the rim.  He immediately jumps toward the loose ball and slams it home to end the inning. 

Here'a an early look at the Magic Johnson/ Dodgers bobblehead that they'll be giving out to fans on September 12th.  Pic via @Dodgers twitter.

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A Couple of Pics from Adrian Gonzalez's Baseball ProCamp on Monday

As some of you may have known, this past Monday (the Dodgers off day) Adrian Gonzalez held a Baseball camp for kids.  It was held in Agoura Hills.  Well, a reader was in attendance with her young son and kindly passed along some photos to share.

As you can see, there were plenty of future Major League stars in attendance.  The event was held by ProCamps.  Go to their website here.

Our helpful reader was young Christian - who I've featured numerous times on this blog.  You can see him below in the front row on the far left.

You may remember him as the 3-year old hurler who wowed the fans when he threw out the first pitch last season.  My favorite post, though, has to be the time when Reddit got a hold of a pic from that first pitch and went photoshop crazy.  See my post about that here.  The below pic was one of my favorites.

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Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Trout and Jack Morris

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.


2012 AL Rookie of the Year MIKE TROUT will be signing autographs at The OC Dugout in Anaheim from 10 a.m. to 12 noon this coming Saturday, August 3rd.  This is Trout's ONLY public appearance of 2013.  Go here for information.
The OC Dugout
1238 S. Beach Blvd., Ste. K
Anaheim, California 92804
(714) 527-6319

Get information about Jack Morris' appearance on Saturday right here.

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A Bevy of Pics from Day 1 of the National

This post is just to satisfy my need to pretend I'm actually there.  I've been gathering some of the best pics and articles/blog post I can find.  Check out some links below.
Now, here are more pics from the National.

A panorama of the floor.

The Babe!

Just a bunch of queuing at the National!

I want the giant Yasiel Puig card above.


Vintage wax galore!

What an awesome vintage display!

See... Just like ComicCon - With some scantily clad ladies.

Bat's everywhere!

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Blog Kiosk: 8/1/2013 - Dodgers Links - Hanley's Wine, Alexander Guerrero and Matt Kemp

Above is a bottle of Hanley's "I See You" wine.  He gave a bottle to each of his teammates yesterday.  Pic via his twitter.
There are nights when Sue Falsone walks onto the field at Dodger Stadium and girls in the stands shout at her and wave. They later tell Falsone they want to grow up and be just like her, and that gives her a warm feeling that never gets old.
“I don’t think it’s going quite as fast as we had hoped or he had hoped,” Mattingly said. “It’s going fairly slow, but there is progress and we’ll just kind of keep rolling until we get him ready.” 
  • Via TMZ, "Brian Wilson 'F**king Excited' To Play for the L.A. Dodgers"
  • Yasiel Puig and Kobe.

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