Thursday, July 27, 2017

Giants Series Starts Friday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Friday against the San Francisco Giants. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:
For this homestand against the Giants only the Dodgers have made the Chowder Tots that includes Tater tots with creamy San Francisco style Clam Chowder. See it on the right. It can be found at Field sections 8, Loge section 136 and Reserve section 32.

Friday. July 28th at 7:10 PM
LHP Matt Moore vs. LHP Alex Wood
TV: SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020, KMPC 1540

Memorabilia from Former Brooklyn Dodger Cookie Lavagetto at Steiner Auctions

Steiner Sports is currently running an auction that includes various items from the estate of former Dodgers infielder Harry "Cookie" Lavagetto. There's a bunch of stuff from his coaching days, but there are also some goodies from his time in Brooklyn. One of which is featured above. (auction link)

What you see is a business card that was made for Lavagetto by his teammates/peers - no doubt honoring him for his play in the field and leadership in the clubhouse.

2017 Topps Now -- #401 -- Justin Turner's Walk-Off Single

Justin "The Animal" Turner played hero last night when he grounded a seeing-eye-single through the left side of the infield to propel the Dodgers towards victory. It was the fifth Dodger win in a row and 71st victory this season -- best in the Majors.

Weekend Opportunities: A Joc Pederson Meet & Greet

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.


Unfortunately, this is the only event I am aware of this weekend. On Saturday, July 29th Joc Pederson will be at the Nordstrom Del Amo to meet with fans for a photograph opportunity. No autographs will be allowed. Check out the flyer below for more information.
Nordstrom Del Amo
21500 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503

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Blog Kiosk: 7/27/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

I've seen numerous captions to photos similar to the one above; including "Hail Orange Jesus", but I prefer using "The Orange Justinian".

Now, hear me out. It's like mixing Orange Julius (one of my favorite all-time mall drinks) with the Byzantine emperor Justinian the Great (known for trying to revive and unite an aging empire and setting up a basis of laws still relevant today).

Okay, so that's a stretch and a bit dumb. But, do you know what isn't dumb? Hear these words from the man who has been an important leader for the club, via Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“We just don’t go away,” Turner said, drenched in Gatorade. “It doesn’t matter how big a hole we get in.”
Those are definitely the words that we of the Dodgers Empire can live by.

Photo above of Yasiel Puig giving Justin Turner an Orange shower is via Jon Soohoo/LA Dodgers 2017Go here to check out more pics by Jon and Jill Weisleder from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out: