Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bobbleheads, Pins and a Justin Turner Chia Pet Highlight Dodgers' 2016 Promotional Schedule

Just as families prepare to enjoy a festive meal and do some holiday shopping the Dodgers decide to release their always anticipated promotional schedule for the upcoming 2016 Baseball season.  As you can imagine it's filled with a whole bunch of good stuff... Like some really awesome stuff.  Go here to check out the schedule.

There will be 10 bobblehead giveaway nights and 10 different pin giveaway nights commemorating the Dodgers’ retired numbers.  The Hollywood Stars game is coming back on August 27th and the Old-Timers Game will be on July 2nd.  BTW, a 1981 World Series tri-MVPs Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager bobblehead will be given out for the Old-Timers Game.  Also, Magic Johnson will be getting a gnome on August 14th.

Probably the most exciting giveaway is Justin Turner chia pet slated for April 30th.  Are you kidding me!  This might be the most awesome thing ever!

Other new items include a Vin Scully T-shirt on May 10th, kids’ batting gloves on May 15th, neck pillow on May 23th and Father’s Day Dodger boxers on June 19th.  Again, go here to check out the full schedule.

  • Clayton Kershaw on April 25 (vs. MIA)
  • Dodger manager Dave Roberts May 11 (vs. NYM)
  • TBD May 25 (vs. CIN)
  • Don Newcombe on June 8 (vs. COL)
  • Dusty Baker on June 22 (vs. WAS)
  • 1981 World Series tri-MVPs Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager on July 2 (vs. COL)
  • TBD July 26 (vs. TB)
  • TBD August 9 (vs. PHI)
  • TBD August 25 (vs. SF)
  • TBD September 20 (vs. SF).
  • May 9 (vs. NYM)
  • June 4 (vs. ATL)
  • June 16 (vs. MIL)
  • July 5 (vs. BAL)
  • July 7 (vs. SD)
  • July 31 (vs. ARI)
  • August 8 (vs. PHI)
  • September 4 (vs. SD)
  • September 7 (vs. ARI)
  • September 22 (vs. COL)

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Weekend Autograph Opportunities: A Blue Friday at Dodger Stadium with Ferrara, Davis and Justin Turner

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.


Why go through the aggravation of fighting with the crowds at the mall when you can do something more fun?  Go to Dodger Stadium on Black Friday... um... BLUE FRIDAY.

Once again it'll be a Blue Friday at Dodger Stadium over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.  Three players will be in attendance to sign autographs for fans; including Al Ferrara, Justin Turner and Tommy Davis.  Check out the schedule in the graphic below, or go here for more information.

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Blog Kiosk: 11/25/2015 - Dodger Links - Time Warner, Roberts and Turkeys

The Dodgers came out to the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton yesterday to hand out turkeys as a part of the 11th Annual Healthy Family Update and Turkey Giveaway.  Via Ben Platt at
"This is my first time at this event," said (Billy) Ashley. "I enjoy giving back to the community, and Thanksgiving is all about being thankful and I'm thankful to be a part of this and to put some smiles on people's faces and some food in their belly."

"This is my second year doing this," said (Tim) Leary. "I find it really rewarding and it's great that the Dodgers are involved, helping to keep families together or help putting someone who doesn't have a family with some food and other people is awesome."
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter.  Below are more links to check out:
Four heavy-hitter college baseball programs make up the field at the 2016 Dodger Stadium Classic.

The games will be played on March 6 at Dodger Stadium and will feature a 3 p.m. clash between crosstown and Pac-12 rivals UCLA and USC, after the Big 12’s Oklahoma Sooners play the SEC’s Mississippi State Bulldogs at 11 a.m.
  • Well this sucks.  Topps just announced their 2015 MLB All-Star Rookie Team and Joc Pederson did not make the cut.  Therefore, he will not be getting the ever-popular Topps Rookie Cup logo on his cards next year.  Check out the complete list here.
  • Via Ken Gurnick at, "Kasten: Roberts' hiring a 'collective process'" 
"At the very end with the last two guys, the owners met them as well, but it's fair to say we made a collective decision," said Kasten. "If there was one person whose decision mattered the most, I'd say it was Andrew. It really was a collective process, but most of it by Andrew along with Farhan and Josh."
So, as the vast majority of fans are celebrating the Dodgers’ first minority hire in its incredible history who also happens to have battled cancer and overcome being drafted in the 28th round, what better way to make Dilbeck feel better about himself than to tell everyone to calm down?

Again, though, everyone is aware of everything Dilbeck points out. We just don’t care at this particular moment.
Jonathan Atkin, an RBC Capital analyst, in a research report Tuesday, said that "state regulatory bodies are taking on more of an active role in the CHTR/TWC cable merger. In California, an administrative law judge decision is slated for May, with a vote slated for June 16, 2016. This delay of approximately two months vs. the original timeline reflects the (law judge) acceptance of public interest group arguments to introduce evidentiary hearings."
In other words,  since the deal won't close til the middle of summer, at the earliest, you shouldn't expect any movement on the expansion of SportsNet LA until then.  Heck, we might be looking at another year of Dodger baseball not being on TV.

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