Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: A Couple Kings on Friday

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.


LA Kings centerman Nick Dowd and goalie Jeff Zatkoff will be signing free autographs at a Staples store in Burbank on Friday, February 24th from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.    Go here for information. 
STAPLES - Burbank
2080 Empire Ave.
Burbank, CA. 91504
*Appearance Will Last 60 Minutes. One Autographed Item And One Photo Per Person. No Exceptions, Please. Please Note That We Can Typically Accommodate 150 Fans During A 60 Minute Appearance. The First 150 Fans In Line Will Be Wristbanded. We Will Make Every Effort To Accommodate More Fans If Time Permits, But Please Be Advised That Only Fans With Wristbands Are Guaranteed Autographs.

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A Whit Wyatt Vintage Pin -- The Dodger Headhunter

I came across something at Hake's current auction that was entirely foreign to me.  Featured above is a 1" diameter, circa 1940's, Brooklyn Dodgers pin of right-handed hurler Whit Wyatt.  (Auction Link) As you can see, it includes bold colors not typically seen in pins from this period.  Additionally, as I was writing this post it came to my attention that I had not yet shared a group of vintage Dodger pins from this era in my collection.  So, I'll work on doing that soon.  In the meantime, I thought it'd be fun to take a brief look at this long-forgotten Dodger arm.

Blog Kiosk: 2/22/2017 - Dodgers Links - Buehler, Turner, AGon, Romo and Seager

The Dodgers held their first full-squad workout yesterday, and I think it's safe to say that everyone in Blue is excited.  Per Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA:
“It’s one of the most exciting days of the year, getting a chance to get the whole club together, see all the guys after the off-season even though I’ve been staying in touch with most of them,” said the de facto clubhouse leader. “Just kind of shoot the s**t a little bit and catch up, see what’s going on. Other than the whole physicals and testing and that part of it, this is a pretty fun day for us.”
The photo above of Justin Turner via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterday.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger History:  First, I just want to mention that today in 1980 was the "Miracle on Ice" -- when a ragtag group of American college kids defeated the USSR in hockey during the Winter Olympics.  In 2009 the Dodgers signed free agent infielder Orlando Hudson to a one-year $3.4 million contract.  In 2014 the Dodgers signed Cuban infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year $25 million contract.
  • Happy Birthday, Ed Silch, Clarence Mitchell, Bill Hall, Roy Spencer, Bob Wilson & Steve Colyer!