Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Karros, Cey, Kazmir, Turner and the LA Kings

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.

It is Dodger Day at the "ampm" on Glendale Boulevard today (like, right now), August 10, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  Per a press release I received:
Dodger partner ampm will play host to a Dodger Day tomorrow with Dodger legends Ron Cey and Eric Karros at a Los Angeles-area ampm store.  Fans can win autographed baseballs and Cey and Karros will be on hand for a meet and greet with customers. Customers will be treated to a round of Dodger Dogs courtesy of the Dodgers. Cey and Karros will show customers how they prefer to enjoy their Dodger Dog with toppings from the condiment bar. A Q&A session with Cey and Karros will then take place followed by photos and trivia with fans.

Blog Kiosk: 8/10/2016 - Dodgers Links - Kershaw's Gift to Rams and First Place!

On his bobblehead night left fielder Howie Kendrick helped propel the Dodgers over the Phillies, 9-3, and pushed the team into a first place tie with the Giants.  He recorded two hits; including a two-run homer in the second inning and a run scoring double in the fifth inning.  This victory marked the third game in a row in which they have scored eight runs or more.  Per Doug Padilla at ESPN:
"I think it's just coincidence," Kendrick said about the group hot streak. "A lot of guys have been putting in the same work all year and you are starting to see some of the fruits of the labor. Hopefully we can continue to do the same thing and keep the ball rolling. Our pitching has been giving us the opportunity to win. Even when we have gotten down early, guys have battled back and we've put runs on the board and been able to do it that way."
In the meantime, there's no need for celebration yet.  The Dodgers have a long way to go.
"The job's not done yet, so you keep going," said rookie Corey Seager, who had two more hits. "You can celebrate it at the end."
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1979 Hall of Famer Don Sutton set a Dodgers franchise record with his 50th shutout.  He surpassed Don Drysdale on the Dodgers' all-time list.  In 1995 fans at Dodger Stadium force the Dodgers to forfeit that evenings game against the Cardinals when for a third time they throw promotional giveaway baseballs onto the field during play.  The game was forfeited in the ninth inning after the ejections of Tommy Lasorda and Pedro Guerrero with the Dodgers trailing, 2-1.  Here is the boxscore, via Baseball Reference.