Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Taylor, Turner, Pederson, Romo and Newk!

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.


Five current and former Dodgers will be at Frank & Son on Saturday, May 20th to sign autographs for fans. This is a pay event. Check out the below flyers. Go here or here for information.
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91748

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Blog Kiosk: 5/17/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Last night was another tough loss for the Dodgers. On a night that saw returning pitcher Rich Hill go five strong innings with six hits allowed, one walk and one earned run, the Dodgers are unable to muster enough offense. At least it was a close one, though. The Dodgers lost 2-1. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“The ball came out of my hand well — not 100 percent the way I wanted to — but the one mistake to Brandon on a curveball that kind of hung,” Hill told SportsNet LA’s Alanna Rizzo. “But overall everything came out the way I wanted to and the finger felt good. No issues there.”
Pic above via the Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1947 slugger Hank Greenberg reached out to Jackie Robinson during a game at Forbes Field. While standing on first base he asked Jackie if he was hurt during a collision with him earlier in the game and then says, "Stick in there. You're doing fine. Keep your chin up." Knowing that Greenberg knew first hand the difficulties he had been facing, due to his own Jewish heritage, Jackie named him his "diamond hero." In 1978 Lee Lacy hit his third consecutive home run as a pinch-hitter -- becoming the first player to have ever done so.
  • Happy Birthday, Al Mays, Rube Vickers, Elmer Steele, Harry Riconda & Dick Smith!