Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dodgers La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers on Saturday - Dodgers Signing Opportunity

This coming Saturday (rather than the typical Sunday) will be the La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers event in the Dodgers parking lot.  It also marks their 16th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Remember, the game is already sold out, so get there early.  The parking lot gates open at 1:30 PM, festivities begin at 2:00 PM and the game starts at 6:10 PM.

Starting at 2:00 PM several current players; including Adrian Gonzalez, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Kenley Jansen will partake in entertaining fans and signing autographs.  More players may also participate, and as always everything is subject to change.  Additional entertainment will be provided by KCRW DJ Raul Campos, Jungle Fire, El Conjunto Nueva Ola and La Charanga Cubana. Trio Ellas will provide entertainment for fans in the autograph lines.

UPDATE:  The Dodgers just provided additional information about who will be signing on this day -
Current players scheduled to visit La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers at 2 p.m. are Ronald Belisario, Adrian Gonzalez, Jerry Hairston Jr., Kenley Jansen and Juan Uribe. Gonzalez and Jansen will participate in a Q&A session on stage. Belisario, Gonzalez, Hairston and Uribe will sign autographs for fans. Dodger alumni that will sign autographs for fans include Billy Ashley, Bobby Castillo, “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Kenny Landreaux and Manny Mota. The Dodgers’ Spanish-language broadcast team, Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín, Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yñiguez, will partake in a Q&A session on stage. Valenzuela and Yñiguez will sign autographs and Jarrín will take photos with fans.

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Blog Kiosk: 9/12/2013 - Dodgers Links - Postseason Tickets, Jansen and Nolasco

In honor of those we lost on September 11, 2001.  See more great pics of the ceremony and day from Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013, here.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have worked to develop a more efficient and fair ticket ordering process in an effort to make Postseason tickets available to as many fans as possible. Since there are a limited number of tickets available through this opportunity, applicants must fill out and submit the registration form to participate in this opportunity to purchase.
  • The Dodgers will pay a $9.9Mil luxury tax to MLB for this season, via Bob Nightengale at USA Today.
  • Via Bill Plaschke at the LA Times, "No man is an island, especially Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen: Jansen pitches for Dodgers but also for his family, to make sure they never again struggle on the Caribbean island of Curacao."
"You don't have to look like a tough guy," he said softly. "When the situation comes up, you just have to be a tough guy."
Dodgers pitcher Ricky Nolasco calls in and talks about staying focused and making this playoff push. Nolasco says it's exciting to play for the team he grew up watching. Nolasco explains the story when he found out he was traded to the Dodgers. 
  • "(Onelki) Garcia’s debut was memorable, but for the wrong reason," via Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe.
“I just wanted to do what I’m able to do,” Garcia said, through an interpreter. “I came in ready to go and to get the guy out, ready to do my job. … I wasn’t surprised (at being lifted) at all. This was my first time in the big leagues, and I felt the pressure a little bit.”
“The back wasn’t a problem today,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “If there is one good takeaway from today’s game, it’s that the injury is gone.”
  • No Way!!  Apparently, there will be a spin-off television show to Breaking Bad.  Really!  It will be based on the lawyer, Saul Goodman, and will be called "Better Call Saul".  The show will air on AMC and be a prequel to Breaking Bad.  Go to Deadline Hollywood for more information.

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