Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: A Laker and a Former Trojan

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.

Former Trojan and current Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee and Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram are scheduled to sign autographs at the Sports Authentics store at the Puente Hills Mall this coming Saturday, March 18th.  Check out the flyers below.  The Sports Authentics website is here.  You can order autograph tickets here and here through the OC Dugout.
Sports Authentics USA
Puente Hills Mall
1600 South Azusa Avenue 
Rowland Heights, CA

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Blog Kiosk: 3/15/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Spring Odds and Ends

As you may know, the Great Lakes Loons, a Dodgers Single-A minor league affiliate, won the 2016 MidWest League Championship.  Yesterday afternoon the guys got together for a special championship ring ceremony at Camelback Ranch.  Above is group picture of the team, via the Loons on twitterGo here to see even more pics.  At right is a closer-up look at the ring.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers Baseball:  In 1945 the Dodgers opened their spring camp at Bear Mountain State Park in upstate New York due to wartime travel restrictions.  There were real worries that German U-boats would attack the eastern coast of America.  This is the third straight year the Dodgers would practice here.  In 1975 the Dodgers signed former Giants pitcher Juan Marichal to a free agent contract.  He would retire from the game a little over a month later on April 17th. 
  • Happy Birthday, Doc Casey, Ralph Miller, Rosy Ryan, Lou Fette, Dick Scott, Mickey Hatcher & Trayce Thompson!