Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Weekend Autograph Opportunity: Walker Buehler and Doug DeCinces

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.


Blog Kiosk: 4/10/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Oklahoma recently had a double dose of awesome. Last week their capitol hosted Clayton Kershaw for his first rehab start on their Opening Day (link here). Then yesterday afternoon, Tulsa fans got to witness his second rehab stint, and as you can imagine kids with 'Big League' dreams flocked to the stadium to watch it all.

Overall, Clayton went six innings, threw 81 pitches, gave up five hits, struck out six and allowed two earned runs, as the Drillers defeated the Springfield Cardinals on a walk-off by DJ Peters. You watch that here. Kershaw is slated to make his first Dodger start of the season on Monday against the Reds and Yasiel Puig.

Photo at the top via the Tulsa Drillers on twitter. Photo on the right via Tulsa World on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1947 the Dodgers officially announced, during the sixth inning of an exhibition against the Royals, that they had purchased the contract of Montreal Royals infielder Jackie Robinson. He would be the first African-American to be on the roster of a modern Major League club. In 1962 the Dodgers played their very first home game at newly built Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine. There were 52,564 fans on-hand to watch Johnny Podres throw the first pitch to infielder Eddie Kasko -- who promptly doubled in the at-bat. Duke Snider would record the first Dodger hit with a single in the second inning.  Unfortunately, the Dodgers would lose the game to the Reds, 6-3. Reds outfielder Wally Post hit the first homer in the stadium during the seventh inning to lead Cincinnati.
  • Happy BirthdayBob McGrawChuck ConnorsLee LacyMike DevereauxAlberto ReyesAndre Ethier & Charlie Culberson!