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My friends Lorena, Rosie, Amanda and I are waking up pretty early on Saturday to head to the Dodgers White Sox Spring Training Fanfest March 3rd. Hmm, let’s see…gates open at 8;30, a six hour drive. Man! that is pretty early and this is a turnaround trip.
Here is the information
DODGERS/WHITE SOX SPRING TRAINING FAN FEST
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION!!! Batting practice & autograph sessions:
Chicago White Sox batting practice 9-10:30am
Chicago White Sox autograph session 10:30-11am
Los Angeles Dodgers autograph session 11-11:30am
Los Angeles Dodgers batting practice 11:30am-1pm
Activities & Promotions:
Concourse Activities include the Free Agent Sports Marketing Sports Card and Memorabilia Show, speed pitch, fan photos, kids’ inflatables, a Phoenix Coyotes booth featuring Howler, a Glendale fire truck, and a Cactus League book signing with Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry.
Promotional items include bobbleheads (first 250 children 12 and under), Coyotes ticket drawing for the March 3rd game at neighboring Jobing.com Arena, spring training raffles, and other sponsored giveaways.
Arizona Sports 620 Radio will broadcast from the stadium during the event.
Concession stands and the Clubhouse Store will be open.
The ticket office will be open from 8:30am-4pm for fans to purchase game tickets.
Event url: www.camelbackranchbaseball.com
Emmett Ashford MLB debut took place on April 11, 1966 Home Opener where the Washington Senator were playing Cleveland. His first major hurdle was getting into the stadium. Vice-President Hubert Humphrey was scheduled to throw out the first ball, and the service needed to be convinced that a black man was there to umpire the game. Ashford was a colorful (no pun intended) man.
Ashford was born in Los Angeles on November 23, 1914. Ashford’s father abandoned the family so Emmett and brother Wilbur were raised by their highly motivated mother who worked as a secretary for the California Eagle, a black newspaper. Ashford excelled at Jefferson High School, rising to co-editor of the school paper, the Jeffersonian, and becoming a teen journalist for the California Eagle. When he graduated in 1933 he was the senior class president, the first black student so honored.
Ashford was 51 when he made his Major league debut as an umpire. he told Ebony after the game. “Of course, I was a little nervous at first, but wild horses couldn’t have kept me out of there. I waited 15 years for this and now I’m finally there.” When Ashford turned 55 in December 1969, he had reached the American League’s retirement age of 55 for its umpires, a rule occasionally bent. he was given one more year, but after the 1970 season Ashford announced his retirement.
His umpire career: Umpire in Southwest International League, July 1951-July 1952; Arizona-Texas League, August-September 1952; Western International League, 1953: Pacific Coast League, 1954-1965; American League, 1966-1970; All-Star Game, 1967; World Series, 1970.
Come and check out this event honoring Emmett Ashford presented by the Baseball Reliquary and Allendale Branch Library in Pasadena:
When: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 3:00 PM
Where: Allendale Branch Library, 1130 South Marengo ave., Pasadena, CA
Emmett Ashford’s daughter, Adrienne Cherie Ashford, will discuss her father’s extraordinary career and legacy; will sign copies of her biography, Strrr-ike!!: Emmett Ashford, Major League Umpire; and will show video clips of her father working games in the 1970 World Series. Ashford’s biography will be available for $15.00 per copy.
I throughly enjoyed last Saturday’s Baseball Reliquary event at the West Covina Library on the LA Blue Bum series by Stephen Seemayer. I loved the Brooklyn Dodger trivia! I also won the book ”The Unwritten Rules of Baseball. Check out Steve’s exhibition at the West Covina Library.
Looking forward to this Saturday’s event.
I went to the Kings Game yesterday as it was Dodger Pride Night. Here is a picture of my friends and I at the game. In the picture Enrique, Ernest, Dee, William, Deuce, Sylvia, Rosie, Lorena & I.
Steve Yeager was at the game!
I like this shirt that Ron (Fansince53) was sporting at the game.
Ned Colletti and King’s mascot Bailey.
Later on today I am heading to The Baseball Reliquary Presents “Occupy Chavez Ravine: The “Blue Bum” Paintings of Stephen Seemayer.
“The Last Day of This World?” by Stephen Seemayer (24” x 24,” aerosol enamel, latex, and photo collage on wood panel). Created for Dodgers/Padres series of September 23-25, 2011. On display in the exhibition, Occupy Chavez Ravine: The “Blue Bum” Paintings of Stephen Seemayer.
The exhibition at the West Covina Library has been there since February 4th and will be there until March 29, 2012. Steve is part of the Top Deck Season ticket holder family. Go see the exhibition and become a member of the Baseball Reliquary. Information about event here: http://www.baseballreliquary.org/OccupyChavezRavine.htm Also check out Steve’s website here http://www.labluebum.com/
Location: West Covina Library
Address: 1601 West Covina Parkway, West Covina, California
I love all these events at the libraries! Here is a picture of Terry Cannon, the President and founder of the Reliquary and Stephen Seemayer. We are the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar at the Doheny Library, USC.
Another picture of Terry’s exhibition of the Baseball Reliquary at the Doheny Library. Let’s see if I can find my Baseball Reliquary t-shirt like the one in the picture.
Baseball Reliquary membership: $25. Here is Terry Cannon with Benito
One of Steve’s paintings with Haiku from a game against the Angels:
Come and check out the exhibition today and meet Steve or go to the West Covina another day to check it out.
What a great day in Los Angeles for us Dodger Fans! First we get the news that Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier win Gold Gloves! Congratulations guys!
Dodger fans are celebrating everywhere!
I am off to the SABR AFL conference in Arizona early tomorrow morning! details here http://sabr.org/latest/exciting-schedule-deck-sabr-arizona-fall-league-conference I am excited about attending and also to see Dustin Pedroia there. Maybe Ethier will also be there….
Love what John Thorn has to say about SABR here http://sabr.org/content/john-thorn-why-im-sabr-member That is the way I felt when I attended my first SABR convention this year. John just says so well. I was thrilled to meet him this year. Take a look at this baseball card from John Thorn. I got the set of Major League Writers from Terry Cannon of the Baseball Reliquary:
People ask me all the time “Emma, what do you do when the baseball season is over?” or “What do you now that the Dodgers are not playing?” I tell them there is still baseball being played in the Fall League and there are baseball related events going on. For example I went to SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) meeting on Saturday October 1st. We had Wes Parker as our speaker. Afterwards a new president was elected and at the end we had a baseball books auction.
Saturday October 8, 2011, Thanks to the Baseball Reliquary, I found out about Greg Jezewski ”High Ball” exhibition in Santa Monica. Take a look at this piece. I understand that Lasorda has not seen it
You see Greg is a Giant fan. He was sporting a Seals jersey at his exhibition. What he doesn’t know is that God IS a Dodger fan. Tommy always talks about the BIG Dodger in the sky. But despise Greg being a Giant fan, he has a nice baseball-themed kinetic sculptures and multi-media paintings at the exhibition in Santa Monica at Frank Pictures Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica.
The next Baseball Reliquary event I am attending is this coming Saturday October 15, 2011 at the La Pintoresca Branch library, 1355 N. Raymond ave., Pasadena. The ”Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles,” book signing and film screening is taking place from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The event is held in conjunction with the 13th Annual Latino Heritage parade and jamaica. I can’t wait for the event and I can’t wait to finally meet Richard Santillan co-author of the book. Richard and I have talked to each other on the phone and have emailed each other. Looking forward to meeting him and his wife. BTW, Richard is a Dodger fan and a season ticket holder. I am also looking forward to meeting some of the players from that era like Armando Perez. Here is a link to the event:
Can I split myself in two? See I want to be at two different locations on Saturday September 18th.
The first one is here.
From the article:
The groundbreaking book written by the then-major league pitcher remains so popular that the Pasadena-based Baseball Reliquary will mark its 40th anniversary Saturday at the Burbank Central Library with two panel discussions featuring the author.
From the Baseball Reliquary:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
“Ball Four” Turns Forty, a special day-long celebration of Jim Bouton’s book, Ball Four, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its publication. The festivities will include two panel discussions featuring Jim Bouton; the world premiere screening of the documentary, The Seattle Pilots: Short Flight Into History; and a book signing with Jim Bouton. Burbank Central Library Auditorium, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA. Free admission. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (818) 238-5600.
I have a confession to make. I have never read Jim Bouton book “Ball Four” A friend keeps recomending it to me but with all the other books, baseball and non-baseball, I just keep putting it off. i have read a few pages from the latest release at the bookstore but I put it back telling myself “next time.” I do want a copy and read it and what better opportunity than to go to this event and have him sign the book too.
The second one is the Dodgers are in town playing the Rockies. Normally a Saturday game is at 7:10 but is a national Fox game so the game will start at 1:10.
I am leaning toward going to Burbank library. the only reason why I have missed a Dodger game in the last five years has been because I had to be out of town or I have been very sick.
Happy birthday to Orel Hershiser! Orel turns 52 today September 16th.
Independence and Hispanic Heritage Month.
the five Central American countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador,Nicaragua and Costa Rica) celebrate their independence on September 15th. I still remember as a kid marching in Honduras on Independence Day.
Mexico is celebrating 200 years since their independence September 16th and Chile’s independence is September 18th.
Felicidades a todas estas naciones!