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Is that time of the year when our weekends are so busy but the Dodgers Holiday Mall tour continues encouraging fans to give the gift of Dodger Baseball. Fans that purchase a 2013 mini plan or season tickets at the mall Saturday will receive an autographed Fernando Valenzuela bobblehead while supplies last. Cool ha? but what about us that already have season tickets?
Location: WestField West Covina 112 Plaza Drive West Covina, CA 91790
Time: Saturday, December 8 , 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Autograph times: Fernando Valenzuela from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Kenny Landreaux from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00
Bob Hope Garage Sale
I was reading the Daily News when I ran into an article about a garage sale at Bob Hope’s Estate. The garage sale is December 8 & 9. The sale according to the article is for Christmas stuff. This reminded me of Bob Hope’s Dodger bobblehead
I wish I had this bobblehead. The information from the daily news here http://www.dailynews.com/ci_22133815/garage-sale-this-weekend-at-bob-hopes-toluca.
From the article:
Fans of Bob Hope can buy a little piece of the legendary entertainer this weekend at a garage sale held at his Toluca Lake estate that will be a prelude to its eventual sale.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, admirers of the comedian, movie star, perennial Oscars host, tireless USO tour emcee and golf nut can purchase Christmas decorations and other items he and his wife collected after they built the place in 1939. Bob Hope died at age 100 in 2003, and Dolores died at age 102 in 2011.
“The house is not currently on the market,” their daughter, Linda Hope, explained regarding much recent speculation. “The garage is being cleaned out of things to prepare it, but it’s not ready to be on the market yet. Eventually, it will be sold.”
Hope noted that furniture, artwork and other items from her parents’ home will later be auctioned via Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, probably in the fall of 2013.
She also mentioned that this is the last time to enjoy a special display at 10346 Moorpark St.
“We have the Nativity up that was sort of a Christmas tradition with my parents,” Hope said. “This will be the last year that it’s up there, but it’s for all of our neighbors and friends for whom it’s kind of a highlight to have that up there at the corner for the holidays.”
I would love to see this huge nativity set.
Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting
Saturday is also the company (where I work) Christmas party but I already had RSVP to a different event. I am going to the “Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting” My brother Vic said “The Allendale event is more what you like to do.” He is right.
From the email I got from my friend Terry Cannon who works at this branch “A stellar roster of poets and authors will explore the “true meanings” of the holidays in works ranging from the irreverent and satirical to the spiritual and devotional….”
When: Saturday, December 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106/
Some of the poets and authors participating:
Dorian Cohen, Monica Lee Copeland, Chris Erskine, Michael C Ford, Naomi Hirahara, David Kipen, Abel Prudhomme, Luivette Resto, Ellen Snortland, Lynne Thompson.
The evening’s festivities will conclude with the lighting of the Allendale Park Christmas Tree at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Shauna Redmond at (626) 744-7260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like I said, busy weekend.
Today is like Jaime Jarrin says “La mamacita de las fiestas” The mother of all the Viva Los Dodgers fiestas. Gates open at 1:30. There are lots of autograph opportunities at La Gran Fiesta. The autograph will start at 2 p.m. with Adrian Gonzalez, Luis Cruz and Hanley Ramirez. I am aiming to be there at 1:30. Hopefully I get to talk to El Cochito
Fernando Valenzuela, Pepe Yniguez and Jaime Jarrin will also be signing I hope Fernando signs something for me like maybe my ticket from Opening Day in 1981 or this picture
Manny Mota being honored for his 50 years in MLB
Manny Mota began his career with the Giants in 1957 out of his native Dominican Republic, and made his major league debut with the Giants in 1962. Before joining the Dodgers, he played for Pittsburgh and Montreal.
In june, 1969, Dodger Vice President Al Campanis pulled of of his greatest deals when he traded for Manny Mota and Maury Wills, giving up Ron Fairly and Paul Popovich in exchange. In late July of that year, Mota delivered his fist pinch hit in a Dodger uniform.
Felicidades Sr. Manuel Jeronimo Mota por sus 50 años en MLB!
From the Cactus League book above. Manny Mota, a rookie with the Houston Colt 45s, poses in front of Geronimo Park in Apache Junction. Looking forward to the Gran Fiesta and Manny Mota being honored!
Dodgers lost to the Cardinals. It was another frustrating night at Dodger Stadium with the team lack of hitting.
The highlight of the game on Thursday: the Cool-A-Coo! It hit the spot and brought back so many memories back when I used to watch Fernando pitch, back when Scioscia was behind home plate, back when the team was known as “The Big Blue Wrecking Crew“
Another highlight last night: Hanging out with friends especially Lore and little Rachel
Here is Rachel again. She is a cutie. She and her sister Elizabeth and her parents are season ticket holders. I’ve been seeing since they were babies.
Jaime Jarrin’s Hollywood Star Anniversary.
On this day, September 14, 1998 – Jaime Jarrin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
You can find the star on the north side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard. Happy anniversary sr. Jaime!
Feliz Dia de El Locutor
Hoy Septiember 14, es El Dia de El Locutor en Mexico. Today is Day of the Broadcaster in Mexico.
Felicidades a Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yniguez y a Fernando Valenzuela! Ojala que celebren con una victoria de los Dodgers. Let’s hope you celebrate with a Dodger victory. Feliciadades muchachos!
Baseball Prospectus event at Dodger Stadium
Saturday I am looking forward to attending the Baseball Prospectus event at Dodger Stadium. In addition to meeting many of Baseball Prospectus personalities, Vin Scully will also make a special appearance!
There will also be a question and answer session with industry guests including Los Angeles Dodgers Assistant GM, Amateur and International Scouting Logan White.
The private event is sold out so I am glad that I signed up!
So I was remembering reading about the time Hilda Chester colored her hair red to change the Dodgers luck. They went on to win that day.
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.
I arrived at the first Dodger FanFest at noon. There were a lot of people there waiting for the gates to open. The first thing I did was have my baseball card made. This is my third baseball card but this one has the Dodger schedule in the back. The next thing I did was the Dodger flip book. Basically you put a glove on and pose for pictures pitching, catching while the camera rolls and they make that into a tiny book.
It was already hot so when I saw sosmeone with a paper fan with half of Matt Kemp’s face, I asked where they got it. It is KCAL CBS sponsored with their broadcast schedule in the back. They gave you three rubber baseballs and if you made it thru the big hole you got the fan. If you made it thru the smaller hole you got Dodger tickets. I wanted the fan but I only came close. Lucky for me my brother Victor was with me. He aimed for the big hole and got me my fan! How do I look?
When Mattingly was on stage, I went to the mike and asked him what Lilly had done to get tossed in Chicago. Also I said on the Mike while wearing my Vote for AJ Ellis button (I took the image from MikeSciosciatragicillness blog and glued it to one of my buttons. Mattingly said “yes, I am voting for AJ.
Here is Matt Kemp on stage being interviewed and taking questions.
The longest Dodger infield was missing the iron man Steve Garvey. He had an emergency so only Russell, Cey and Lopes were there. I thanked them for 1981 which was my first year as a season ticket holder and told Lopes that back in 1981 I had given Bobby Welch a greeting card to make him feel better because he was not doing well. He said something like “you don’t know how much we appreciate that when we are not doing well..” That year in December 1981 I received a postcard from Lopes thanking me for my support. I still have it.
Vin Scully also made it appearance! He talked and we listened only with the “WE Love you Vin!” “No, you are Great!”
Next it was Pepe Yniguez, Fernando Valenzuela & Jaime Jarrin. Pepe funny as usual and even Fernando. Jaime great as always.
Earlier I had gone to the section where the Dodgers had the Tommy Lasorda wine tasting. This section was only for season ticket holders. Later on Tommy was going to walk around talking to fans there posing for picures but I had a conflict since it was the same time Vin Scully was going to be on stage. Anyway, after Pepe, Fernando and Jaime appearace on stage, Tommy followed. He was funny, inspirational and full of Dodger Blue energy. He got the crowd going. I asked him “what kind of food I should have with two bottles of his wine I have at home. He said “Save it!” “And when the Dodgers win the World Series I will drink those bottles of wine with you!” Tommy: I got plenty of witnesses!
I left in time to watch some batting practice. Clayton Kershaw pitched a great game. He blanked out the Cardinals 6-0,
I was coming out of work when I heard Dee Gordon hit a homerun. I stopped to double check that on MLB At Bat 12. Yep! is true! he hit one out! Of course I had to watch it too. He put it a few rows up. Congratulations @skinnyswag! Dee is in my baseball fantasy team. This time Dee could take his time running around the bases.
pic by Jon SooHoo
Those two are not the only ones that had a bet going. About a month ago I was having dinner with friends Terry of http://www.baseballreliquary.org/ and Steve Seemayer of http://labluebum.com/. Terry bet Steve that Dee Gordon would hit a homerun this year. The bet: the big sum of $1.
Dodgers were leading 4-0 in the first inning but as we all know, no lead is safe in Colorado. The score ended up being 7-6. Javy Guerra, yes, Javy Guerra saved the game! The snuggie curse on Javy has been lifted. Not posting another picture with the snuggie. I don’t want to upset the baseball gods or Santa Rita, the Baseball saint.
I felt asleep adding this post. hit post before I was done so update below.
#20 MLB Fan ranking for April 2012. Don Sutton.
Thank you all that visit my blog! It came in at #20 for the MLB Fan blogs. #20 is Don Sutton retired number. I saw him briefly When Atlanta was at Dodger Stadium. I asked Don if I could have a picture with him. He asked for what. I said for my blog and he said no, something about a bad experience. I was OK with it so I told him “Have a great day!”
OK, so I don’t know what made me check this but did you know that Don Sutton never had a homerun?
I came back from my Pilates class here at work to the wonderful news that Vin Scully has finally agreed to get a bobblehead! With Sandy Koufax also getting a bobblehead, this is year is the best year for Dodger bobbleheads! Mike Scioscia is also getting a BBH. I think is right since he only played for the Dodgers. He was a favorite of mine back when he played. I loved watching him block homeplate. This will be Fernando’s 4th BBH I believe. I think Fernando already had enough bobbleheads but if the Dodgers want to give another one, I’ll take it!
Here is the list of Bobbleheads for 2012
- April 28, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #1 – Don Drysdale and Maury Wills
- May 15, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #2 – Orel Hershiser
- May 29, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #3 – The Infield, Garvey, Cey, Russell and Lopes
- June 12, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #4 – Mike Scioscia
- June 28, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #5 – Eric Karros (On my birthday!)
- July 14, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #6 – Tommy Lasorda and Walter Alston
- July 31, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #7 – Kirk Gibson
- August 7, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #8 – Sandy Koufax
- August 21, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #9 – Fernando Valenzuela
- August 30, 2012 – 2012 Bobblehead #10 – Vin Scully
When I think of #21, I think of Roberto Clemente.
He signed with the Dodgers for $10,000, but never got to play a single game in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. A rule back then in effect required that any player signed for more than $4000 had to stay on the parent club for a full season. The Dodgers attempted to keep Clemente’s profile low, but the keen eye of the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager knew Clemente and he was selected by the Pirates for $4,000 on Nov. 22, 1954.
ref: Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB Blogsphere, Dodgerbobble.com Latinosportslegends.com, http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com/category/latest-leaders/
I have not created a new post since November 2nd when I posted about our three Dodgers -Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Clayton Kershaw winning Gold gloves.
What a happy day in Los Angeles yesterday when it was announced that Clayton Kershaw had won the NL Cy Young Award! I was anxiously waiting for the results on Thursday. I was busy with a Webinar at work with phone and computer busy but I was keeping an eye on my droid. Sure enough it started beeping with the good news. But in addition to the good news there was an email from the Dodgers inviting us season ticket holders to attend the conference on the field of Dodger Stadium. What was I to do when I had taken the train to work and I was still in the middle of the webinar? Good thing it ended promptly at noon and there were no further questions.
the email said the conference was to start promptly at 1:30 p.m and that fans could start arriving at 12:30 p.m. I called to see if the company car was available. I was lucky! It was available! I then headed to see my boss and told him I had an emergency and had to leave but would be back later on.
What a great day being back at Dodger Stadium! Clayton Kershaw was there with his wife Ellen. Matt Kemp and James Loney were also there. Maury Wills was also there. Prior CY Young award winners Don Newcombe & Fernando Valenzuela were also there. Dodgers who have won the Cy Young: Don Newcombe (1986) Don Drysdale (1962), Sandy Koufax (1963, ’65. ’66), Mike Marshall (1974), Fernando Valenzuel (1981), Orel Hershiser (1988), Eric Gagne (2003) and Clayton Kershaw (2011).
Congratulations Clayton Kershaw!
I am little late posting.
Day two of the Dodgers Community Caravan for the Think Blue, act Green location was Santa Monica for “Heal the Bay” Day. Notice the Dodgers 2011 Caravan bus in the background.
In attendance were Shawn Green, Steve Garvey, Matt Kemp, Rafael Furcal, Jay Gibbons, Gabe Kapler, Tony Gwynn, Fernando Valenzuela, Sweet Lou Johnson, Darryl Thomas and Charlie Steiner.
Gabe Kapler and Sweet Lou Johnson were in our team. Gabe was the nicest guy and Sweet Lou, he is just always so sweet. Our team (Team5) trashed the competition by collecting 30 pounds of trash :-)
Matt Kemp sure had an alot of followers. When I told him he looked thinner, he said “Yeah?, I’ve been working out”.
Tonny Gwynn Jr. said his dad is doing better recovering slowly from his bout with cancer.
Shawn Green is back! When asked about his book, he said it comes out in June.
We caught a little rain in Santa Monica but everyone’s spirit was high! I commend the Dodgers for this year caravan! The Think Blue and Act Green theme was a great idea.
On a sad note, we lost another Dodgers player. Gino Cimoli died last Saturday of kidney and heart complications. He was 81.
Gino played for both the Brooklyn Dodgers and the LA Dodgers. He was the first batter on the West Coast. He also scored the final run at Ebbets Field. Rest in peace Gino Cimoli. Obituary hereLA Times Obiturary
The number of living-Brooklyn Major Leaguers is down to 50.
Can you imagine Fernando Valenzuela turns 50 today November 1st? 50 years! It does not seem like it was that long ago when I was watching him play. I watched him pitched from his debut with the Dodgers in 1980.
Oh how I wished Tommy Lasorda would have used Fernando instead of Dave Goltz that October 6th 1980 extra game to break a dead tied for the National League West against the Astros.. Yes, the Astros! JoeNiekro and the Astros defeated my Dodgers 7-1
OK, back to 2010! Happy 50th birthday Fernando!! Ya te unistes al club de los cinquentones!! (you joined the 50′s club!)
Today is also All Saints Day and tomorow is
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS- DAY OF THE DEAD or ALL SOULS DAY when we celebrate the life of our dearly departed.
For some wonderful colorful pictures from the weekend celebration in Los Angeles click on the LA Times link below
I am working in New Hampshire this week so I went from temperatures of 80′s LA to 30 to 40′s here. But it is so beautiful here with all the wonderful colors of fall.
Hard to get used to watching games so late but still I watched game 4 of the World Series hoping against hope that the Rangers would come back.