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I’ll Take You There: Dock Ellis and Baseball in the Swinging ‘70s,” at the Burbank Central Library

If any of you want a break from the playoff, head over to the Burbank Library.  Here is what Terry Cannon of the Baseball Reliquary posted about the event:

MUDCAT ON DECK: Need a break from the baseball playoffs? If so, the Baseball Reliquary might have just what the doctor ordered – unless, of course, you’re a Detroit Tigers fan, which would mean you are likely in need of some psychotropics right about now. For all others, we invite you to beautiful downtown Burbank this Tuesday evening, October 7, at 7:00 p.m., where the Reliquary will host a panel discussion in conjunction with its exhibition, “I’ll Take You There: Dock Ellis and Baseball in the Swinging ‘70s,” at the Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Panelists will include former big leaguer Jim “Mudcat” Grant, who roomed with Dock Ellis during the 1971 season in Pittsburgh; Jeffrey Radice, co-producer and director of “No No: A Dockumentary”; and historian and journalist Dan Epstein. Following the panel, Mudcat will sign copies of “The Black Aces” and Epstein will sign copies of “Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ‘70s” and “Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76.” More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/710151262394199/. (Photo: A couple of great dudes and Shrine of the Eternals inductees, Dock Ellis and Jim “Mudcat” Grant, in Bradenton, Florida for the Pirates’ spring training, 1971.)

MUDCAT ON DECK: Need a break from the baseball playoffs?  If so, the Baseball Reliquary might have just what the doctor ordered – unless, of course, you’re a Detroit Tigers fan, which would mean you are likely in need of some psychotropics right about now.  For all others, we invite you to beautiful downtown Burbank this Tuesday evening, October 7, at 7:00 p.m., where the Reliquary will host a panel discussion in conjunction with its exhibition, “I’ll Take You There: Dock Ellis and Baseball in the Swinging ‘70s,” at the Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.  Panelists will include former big leaguer Jim “Mudcat” Grant, who roomed with Dock Ellis during the 1971 season in Pittsburgh; Jeffrey Radice, co-producer and director of “No No: A Dockumentary”; and historian and journalist Dan Epstein.  Following the panel, Mudcat will sign copies of “The Black Aces” and Epstein will sign copies of “Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ‘70s” and “Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76.”  More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/710151262394199/.  (Photo: A couple of great dudes and Shrine of the Eternals inductees, Dock Ellis and Jim “Mudcat” Grant, in Bradenton, Florida for the Pirates’ spring training, 1971.)
Me, I am a little depressed after the Dodgers got eliminated today.  I was planning on going but I don’t know.   Maybe I will show up or just go home.
I am here!  I am so glad I showed up to this event!   Wonderful stores by all, especially Jim “Mudcat” Grant.
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 Terry Cannon, Jeffrey Radice, Dan Epstein and Jim Mudcat Grant

The Baseball Reliquary & Burbank Library Present Philco TV Playhouse: 0 for 37 (1953)

I could not be in San Diego for the Dodger game but I am going to this event:
The Baseball Reliquary & Burbank library Present Philco Television playhouse: 0 for 37 (1953)
Introduced by Dan Einstein, Television Archivist, UCLA Film & television Archive
Screening: Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Burbank Central Library
auditorium
Address:  110 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA
From Terry Cannon:
Reliquarians young and old will enjoy the anniversary screening of “0 for 37″ this Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Burbank Central Library. “0 for 37″ was originally aired 59 years ago, broadcast live on September 27, 1953 on the legendary Philco Television Playhouse. Starring James Broderick and Eva Marie Saint, “0 for 37″ is the story of a recently married major leaguer, considered one of the best players in the game, who goes through a prolonged batting slump, caused in large part by his worries about the new house his wife has bought. My, have times changed! The screening will be introduced by the one and only Dan Einstein, Television Archivist at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, who has graciously loaned the kinescope that will be shown. Incidentally, Thursday is also the closing night for the Baseball Reliquary’s exhibition, “Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of ’68,” so drop by early and catch the display if you have not already done so. See you on Thursday!
It would be cool to watch it on a TV like above if you could get one to work.

Dodgers Bowling Extravaganza & Bad Moon Rising

Dodgers are off today.   They got swept by the hated Giants at home.  It was sad being at Dodger Stadium and watching this.  Dodgers never led in any of the three games.  

So what are some Dodgers doing tonight? 

The Eighth Annual Dodgers Dream Foundation Bowling Extravaganza is taking place tonight, Thursday, august 23, 2012 at Lucky Strike Lanes L.A. LIVE .   James Loney has been hosting the event for the last few years.  Here is more information from the Dodgers website:

NATURAL BALANCE PET FOODS
Dodgers Dream Foundation Bowling Extravaganza
Lucky Strike Lanes L.A. LIVE
Thursday, August 23, 2012
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6:00 PM – Registration
7:00 PM – Bowling & Dinner Medley
10:00 PM – Awards
 

Think Blue Lane – $7,500

 

Individual Bowler – $850

 

Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of ’68

 
The bowling is too much money for me  so tonight I will be at the Bad Moon Rising:  Baseball and the Summer of ’68 exhibition at the Burbank Central Library.   The exhibition is up until September 27, 2012 but tonight is the discussion and book signing with Tim Wendel, author of Summer of ’68: The Season that Changed Baseball-and America-Forever.  
 
The event is free and is put together by the Baseball Reliquary. 
 
Among the topics examined in the exhibition are the record-setting achievevements of pitchers Bob gibson, Denny McLain and Don Drysdale, baseball reaction to the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the World Series matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers, the riots, the final major league season for Mickey Mantle, the emergence of Football. 
 
 
Other books by Tim Wendel: High Heat, Far From Home, Red Rain and Castro’s Curveball.  
 
 
More information at www.baseballreliquary.com
 
 

Dodgers in Miami but here are some baseball related events in the Southland

The Dodgers start their 10 game road trip tonight with the Miami Marlins but no worries, there are some baseball related events in the Southland.  

Baseball Exhibition at LAFAM

The museum of Art & Folk located on 5814 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles  has a  baseball exhbition  from the private collection of Gary Cypres.  the exhibition runs until September 9, 2012.   I went last night to see the panel discussion on the history of community baseball in Los Angeles as put together by Terry Cannon, founder of the Baseball Reliquary. 

“Bad Moon Rising  Baseball and the Summer of ’68” A Baseball Reliquary exhibition at the Burbank Central Library. 

 The exhibition runs until September 27, 2012.   The Burbank Central Library is located at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.  Burbank, CA.

Little League Baseball in San Bernardino Saturday 8/11/2012 at 1: pm  

 

 The Grensham,  Oregon Little League team will play against the kids from Post Falls, Idaho Little League.  Fernando Valenzuela is throwing out the first pitch.  The location:

Little League Western Region Headquarters

6707 Little League Dr.

San Bernardino, Ca  92407

I will be at the Little League Western Region Headquarters tomorrow then is home to watch the Dodgers.

Jim Bouton Ball Four or a Dodger game?

Can I split myself in two?   See I want to be at two different locations on Saturday September 18th.     

The first one is here. 

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-ball-four-bouton-20100916,0,3827535.story

Jim Bouton

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!  

 

 

 

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