Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Upcominng Appearancce: Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker
November 1, 2014
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Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
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Hall of Fame Sports

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Dodgers Encourage Fans To Stage #DodgerBlueOut

This is a good idea!

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers encouraged their fans to stage a #DodgerBlueOut at Dodger Stadium during the Sept. 22-24 series with the San Francisco Giants.

Elements to be a part of the #DodgerBlueOut promotion include urging all fans to wear Dodger blue; a Twitter contest for fans to share photos of themselves wearing as much blue as possible with the winner earning four tickets to the series opener on Sept. 22; all merchandise will be discounted 20% at all stadium retail locations beginning Sept. 22; blue balloons at stadium entrances; face painting and photo booths with blue props; seat upgrades for fans in their bluest-blue outfits; a special Blue Heaven dog; Blue Margaritas; Tommy Lasorda birthday celebration on Sept. 22; promotional giveaways include Clayton Kershaw Commemorative No-Hitter Pin on Sept. 22 and Sleeved Blanket Night on Sept. 23.

“We want to encourage all Dodger fans to help us create the most electric atmosphere possible at the series with the Giants by wearing their blue and encouraging their friends to do the same,” said Dodgers’ Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Lon Rosen.  “Our goal is to create a sea of blue that will make for a truly special fan experience during what promises to be a very exciting series.”

For more information on the DodgerBlue Out, visit www.dodgers.com/blueout.

Tickets are still available for all games against the Giants and can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling (323) DODGERS.

Dodgers' Wild Card, Division Series & NLCS Tickets Public Sale Is Friday

Is this the year?
From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have an online public sale of Postseason tickets for the Wild Card, Division Series and League Championship Series on Friday, Sept. 19th at 10 a.m. on www.Dodgers.com.

Season ticket holders and premium holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets on Wednesday, Sept. 17 and mini plan holders can purchase the tickets on Thursday, Sept. 18.

The Dodgers are offering a few lucky fans the chance to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale.  For more information about the Dodgers Postseason Ticket Opportunity Sweepstakes, visit dodgers.com.   

Twitter followers of @Dodgers will have an exclusive on-sale period of 9:45 a.m. until 9:59 a.m. to purchase their Wild Card, Division Series and League Championship Series tickets before the general public sale begins online.

If the Dodgers play a home Wild Card game, the game would be played on Wednesday, Oct. 1.  If the Dodgers have the best or second best record of the three division winners, they would open the Division Series at home on Friday, Oct. 3 (games 1, 2 and if necessary 5).  Game two would be Oct. 4 and Game 5 (if necessary) on Oct. 9. The National League Championship Series opens on Saturday, Oct. 11 and if the Dodgers have the best record, they would play games 1 and 2 on Oct. 11 and 12 and return on Oct. 18 and 19 for games 6 and 7 (if necessary).  Times of the games will be announced.  The Dodgers’ post-season schedule can be viewed online at www.dodgers.com/postseason.

Parking prices for the Division Series will be $10 in advance and $20 at the gate for general parking; $35 in advance for preferred and $50 at the game.  League Championship Series parking is $15 in advance and $30 at the gate for general parking and preferred is $45 in advance and $60 at the gate.  Lots 13 and 14 for the Division Series will be $5 in advance and $10 on game day and for the LCS, they are $10 in advance and $15 on game day.  Bus and Limo parking are at the preferred parking rates for each round.

Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase parking in advance to speed up transaction time at each of the gates.  Post-season parking will be at or over capacity for all games and without purchasing parking in advance, parking is not guaranteed on site.

In addition, LA Metro will offer the Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station.  Fans can park at Union Station for $6 and take the Dodger Stadium Express free with a ticket.

The Dodgers also encourage use of MTA buses on Sunset Blvd. as well as using the Gold Line in Chinatown, the Blue Line in Long Beach and the Expo Line from Culver City.  LA Metro also will have the #2 and #4 buses available from the Red Line station in Hollywood that will operate to the Dodger Stadium entrance.

A new postseason Dodgers Express shuttle will be operating from the South Bay’s Artesia station.

For specific route and schedule information, fans can visit www.metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO.

The Dodgers also have dedicated pedestrian walkways and bicycle lanes leading into the entrances.

The Dodgers will announce a date in the future on details regarding the public sale of World Series tickets.

The Dodger Stadium box office WILL NOT be open.

Dodgers To Move Triple-A Affiliate To Oklahoma In 2015

It's official, bye Albuquerque Isotopes....


From the Dodgers -

The owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that they have reached an agreement with Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC on the purchase of the Oklahoma City RedHawks.  The purchase would be part of a partnership in which Peter Guber will be the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of the team and partners Paul Schaeffer and Larry Freedman will manage the operations of the company.

The Dodgers also announced they will change their triple-A franchise affiliation to Oklahoma City in 2015 and continue to play in the Pacific Coast League, while moving to the American Northern Division.

Guber, Schaeffer and Freedman have long held similar roles as principals with Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC (MBP).  Magic Johnson was a founding partner with MBP in the Dayton Dragons franchise of the Midwest League, which was recently sold for a record sale price after selling out every home game in its 15-year history and holding the record for the most consecutive sellouts in North American sports at over 1,050 consecutive sellouts.

“My first experience as an owner in professional sports was in Minor League Baseball and I am looking forward to returning to MiLB with these partners in a dynamic sports market like Oklahoma City,” said Magic Johnson.

The purchase agreement is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approvals of the Pacific Coast League and Minor League Baseball and the review of the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Mandalay Baseball Properties LLC purchased the Oklahoma City franchise at the end of the 2010 season.  The team had been affiliated with the Houston Astros.

“The Los Angeles Dodgers look forward to making Oklahoma City our long-term home for our triple-A franchise,” said Dodgers’ President & CEO Stan Kasten.  “We are committed to the great sports fans and the great city of Oklahoma City.  We are excited to work with President & General Manager Michael Byrnes and his outstanding staff, who have been a very integral part of the community.

“We enjoyed a great relationship with the Albuquerque organization and its fans, but the opportunity of franchise ownership was one we couldn’t pass up.”

“I am thrilled to be partnering with the Dodgers in the Oklahoma City franchise and am looking forward to an exciting future for the enterprise,” said Mandalay Baseball Chairman Peter Guber.

“This is a prestigious ownership group with a lot of options for their franchise. We're honored that they've decided on the Brick in Oklahoma City, one of the top minor league ballparks in America,” said Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.

Fellow NBA owner and Chairman of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Clay Bennett said “Peter Guber has been a great partner and friend in the NBA as well as part of the current ownership group of the RedHawks.  It is great news for Oklahoma City that he and his partners at the Dodgers will be acquiring the team.”
          
The Dodgers Triple A franchise will be making Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark its home in 2015 following a working agreement with Albuquerque, which spanned a total of 44 years (1963-71 Double-A, 1972-2000 Triple-A and 2009-2014 Triple-A).          

Five of the Dodger owners also currently own the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, while Guber and Schaeffer are both owners and Guber is the Co-Executive Chairman of the Golden State Warriors of the NBA.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Time Warner Cable will air final 6 Dodger games on broadcast station KDOC

Who the heck has Time Warner? I'm still watching the games illegally online. Embarrassing that the Dodgers/Time Warner/DirecTV/Verizon/Other big cable companies couldn't agree to something. I don't care who's at fault. But hey! Watch the last 6 games on your TV on channel 56!

From the Dodgers - 

Time Warner Cable today announced it has secured an agreement to broadcast the final week of Dodger games on KDOC. KDOC is an independent broadcast station that is carried by every cable, satellite and telco provider in Southern California and can also be received over the air with an antenna.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in an exciting race for the National League West Division Championship. The final six games, including a series against rival San Francisco Giants, will determine if the Dodgers make the playoffs and have a chance to win the World Series.

Beginning September 22, Time Warner Cable will simulcast the remaining games of the season, featuring the iconic Vin Scully, on SportsNet LA and KDOC, subject to national broadcast commitments. The Dodgers face the Giants on September 22, 23 and 24 at 7:10 p.m. and then take on the Rockies on September 26 at 7:10 p.m., September 27 at 6:10 p.m. and September 28 at 1:10 p.m.

“Time Warner Cable is part of this community and we’re Dodger fans too,” said Dinni Jain, Time Warner Cable’s Chief Operating Officer. “Angelenos love their Dodgers, and we’re happy to give them a way to watch their beloved team during this pennant chase.”

Time Warner Cable has worked hard to get other providers to carry SportsNet LA so all fans will have access to games. The company even agreed to enter into binding arbitration to secure a deal and offered to make games available during arbitration. Unfortunately, other providers have refused.

“Right now, we can’t change the fact that other area TV distributors won’t carry the channel, but we don’t want anyone to miss this exciting pennant run,” Mr. Jain continued. “We hope everyone will tune in to KDOC and help us cheer on the Dodgers. We will continue to work on long-term agreements with other providers in the off season.”

KDOC can be seen on the following channels:

Provider
HD Channel
SD Channel
Charter
710
10
Cox
1012
12
AT&T U-verse
1006
6
DirecTV
56
56
Verizon FiOS
506
6
Dish Network
56
56
Over the air broadcast
56.1
56.1

Monday, September 15, 2014

Quakes and Dodgers Agree to Extension

This is good news!

From the Quakes -


The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are proud to announce that the Quakes and the Los Angeles Dodgers will continue their Player Development Contract (PDC) for the next two years, as the two teams have signed a two-year extension, through the 2016 season.

Since their partnership began just prior to the 2011 season, the Quakes and Dodgers have enjoyed an incredible relationship. The highlights are plentiful, including two trips to the California League Playoffs for the Quakes, a record-setting victory total in 2011, a Quakes vs. Dodgers Exhibition Game right here in Rancho Cucamonga and countless major league rehabbers, including current National League Cy Young and MVP favorite, Clayton Kershaw, just this past season here at LoanMart Field.

In just four years of affiliation, fans have already seen a total of ten former Quakes go on to make their major league debuts with the Los Angeles Dodgers, including highly-touted prospect Joc Pederson, just last week.

"The partnership between the Quakes and the Dodgers has proven to be a great fit for this community,” said Quakes Vice President/General Manager Grant Riddle.  “The Dodgers have been an awesome partner over the last four years and our fans have really enjoyed the many Dodger rehabbers here at LoanMart Field, as well as tracking all the former Quakes, as they make their way to Dodger Stadium.  We're excited to continue our relationship into the future and look forward to the Dodgers' potential upcoming playoff run this October!"

"We are very excited to be back in Rancho for another two years," said Dodger Vice President, Player Development De Jon Watson. "The assistance from the front office has been tremendous and I'm really happy that our players will once again be strongly supported by the community of Rancho Cucamonga."

The Quakes just recently wrapped up their 22nd year in the California League, but are already making plans for the upcoming 2015 season, which will be highlighted by the California League vs. Carolina League All-Star Game, set to take place at LoanMart Field on Tuesday, June 23 of next season.  Become a Quakes MVP (Most Valuable Partner) by purchasing a Quakes' Ticket Package and get the opportunity to purchase tickets to the All-Star Game prior to the general public.  Season Tickets, Mini-Season Tickets and Group Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2015 season, by calling (909) 481-5000.  We hope to see you at LoanMart Field very soon. Go Quakes!

Friday, September 12, 2014

2015 Dodgers Season Tickets Go On Sale

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday the launch of season ticket sales for the 2015 season.

Prices are increasing in many areas of the ballpark, but more than half of season tickets continue to be priced at less than $20, many less than $15, and there will be tickets on the Reserve level for as little as $5.

Dodger season tickets continue to be the greatest value in L.A. sports and among large-market Major League Baseball Clubs. Dodger Stadium offers families one of the best entertainment experiences with a range of ticket options for every budget. The Dodgers sold out of season tickets in 2014 and started a waiting list for the first time in 20 years, capping sales at 35,000. In 2015, the team will again cap sales at 35,000.

Season ticket customers that renew for 2015 will retain the right to purchase 2015 postseason tickets.

Following are highlights of the 2015 Dodger season ticket offer:

  •     99 percent of all season tickets increase $5 or less
  •     79 percent of all season tickets increase $4 or less
  •     No seat under $20 increases more than $2
  •     The one percent of season seats that increase $6-$10 consist of the front row of Field level     seats between the bases and the newly-renovated Executive Club level seats
  •     Tickets on the Reserve level will increase no more than $3
  •     The Dodgers will continue to have tickets available for as little as $5 
  •     There will be no increase for general admission season parking, while premium season parking   will increase by $200 for the 2015 season

“We are tireless in our efforts to field the best possible team, provide a first-class fan experience at the stadium and to be an integral part of making Los Angeles a better community,” said Dodgers’ President and CEO Stan Kasten. “We implemented these adjustments in price structure with a continuing priority to offer a variety of ticketing options that will accommodate any family or individual budget.”

The best way for fans to collect 2015 promotional items and secure tickets for Opening Day and Interleague matchups is to purchase season tickets. For information on benefits in becoming a Dodger season ticket holder and/or to be placed on a waiting list to purchase season tickets, please call (323) DODGERS or visit www.dodgers.com/seasontickets

Reminder - Mike Marshall Signing Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday)


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Jerry Reuss

Jerry Reuss
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Dodgers Announce Preliminary 2015 Schedule

The 2015 schedule is out.


From the Dodgers -

Major League Baseball today announced the preliminary schedule for the 2015 regular season. The Dodgers will begin the 2015 campaign at Dodger Stadium on Monday, April 6 vs. the San Diego Padres. The three-game series will run April 6-8 and marks the third time in the last eight seasons Los Angeles has kicked off the season opposing San Diego. The last time the Dodgers hosted the Padres on Opening Day was April 5, 2004.

The Dodgers begin their road schedule on April 10 in Arizona and close out the regular season with three games against the Padres at Dodger Stadium from Oct. 2-4. The San Francisco Giants visit Dodger Stadium for the first time on April 27 and for the final time on Aug. 31. American League teams that will visit Los Angeles throughout the 81-game home slate are the Seattle Mariners from April 13-15, the Texas Rangers from June 17-18, the Oakland A’s from July 28-29 and the rival Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from July 31-Aug. 2.

Interleague road dates for the Dodgers in 2015 include travel to Texas (June 15-16), Oakland (Aug. 18-19) and Houston (Aug. 21-23). The Dodgers will head to Anaheim for an unprecedented September Freeway series against Angels from Sept. 7-9. The Dodgers play a home and home two-game series against the Rangers beginning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 15 and concluding three days later in L.A. on June 18.

The holiday schedule for Dodger fans next year sees the Boys in Blue at home on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25 vs. ATL), Father’s Day (Sunday, June 21 vs. SF) and Saturday, July 4 (vs. NYM).

The Dodgers will join all Major League clubs in celebrating Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday, April 15 and will play host to the Seattle Mariners at Chavez Ravine for an Interleague matchup and special pregame ceremonies.

The Dodgers’ 2015 preliminary schedule can be found at www.dodgers.com, with an official schedule, game times and a full slate of promotional items to be announced later.

Deposits for 2015 season tickets are currently being accepted by the Dodgers. Complete details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/seasontickets.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Upcoming Signings @ Dodger Stadium - September 8, 9, 10

Kenny Landreaux

Signings at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the San Diego Padres.

Monday September 8, 2014

Matt Luke - Right-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm
Lee Lacy - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

Tuesday September 9, 2014

Derrel Thomas - Right-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm
Al Ferrara - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Kenny Landreaux - Right-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm
Billy Ashley - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

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Upcoming Appearance: Stan Williams

Stan Williams
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Upcoming Appearance: Steve Sax

Steve Sax
September 21, 2014
Time: 5pm-7pm
Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe #2
13131 Crossroads Pkwy South
City of Industry, CA 91746

Kenny De Baca Promotions
(626) 488-9432

Autograph + Photo-Op = $25

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Manny Mota

Manny Mota
September 14, 2014
Time: 2-4pm
Zendejas Mexican Restaurant/Club
665 W Arrow Hwy
San Dimas, Ca 91773

Kenny De Baca Promotions
(626) 488-9432

Autograph + Photo-Op = $15
All proceeds to benefit the MANNY MOTA FOUNDATION


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Upcoming Signings @ Dodger Stadium - September 5, 6, 7

Al Downing -

Signings at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Friday September 5, 2014

Kenny Landreaux - Right-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm
Dennis Powell - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

Saturday September 6, 2014

Al Ferrara - Right-field pavilion plaza 4pm/6pm
Billy Ashley - Left-field pavilion plaza 4pm/6pm

Sunday September 7, 2014

Al Downing - Right-field pavilion plaza 11am/1pm
Billy Ashley - Left-field pavilion plaza 11am/1pm
Dennis Powell - At Viva Los Dodgers 11am/1p

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Garvey & Friends (Wills, Davis & Baker) @ San Manuel Casino


Baseball fans, former Dodgers great Steve Garvey hosts "Garvey & Friends" live at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. It's an exciting series featuring Steve and some of baseball's greatest players talking baseball and swapping stories.

Leading off:

San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino
777 San Manuel Blvd.
Highland, CA 92346

Monday, September 15, 2014

Steve Garvey, Maury Wills, Tommy Davis & Dusty Baker.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Dinner service starts at 7pm

The $40 cost includes a three-course dinner.

"Garvey & Friends" follows dinner. Get tickets at Ticketmaster.com or the San Manuel Box Office. Seating is limited. Buy your tickets early.

Menu

Signature Salad
Baby Greens, Shaved Vegetables, Herb Flowers, Nuts and Seeds, Dried Fruits, Sherry Citrus Vinaigrette

Main Entree

Chateau Top Sirloin 10 oz. OR Garlic Roasted Petaluma Chicken Breast
Heirloom Tomato Panzanella, Feta Salsa Verde

Dessert

Valhrona Chocolate Bread Pudding
Candied Kumquat Creme Anglaise

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Dodgers Announce Roster Additions (Let's win it all!)

I guess I'll start paying attention now....

Let's win this!

Joc Pederson

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled catcher Tim Federowicz (#26), right-handed pitcher Yimi Garcia (#63) and infielder/outfielder Alex Guerrero (#7) from Triple-A Albuquerque and selected the contract of outfielder Joc Pederson (#65) from Albuquerque. The club also reinstated right-handed pitcher Chris Perez from the 15-day disabled list (bone spurs, right ankle) and designated infielder Carlos Triunfel for assignment.

Federowicz has appeared in 18 big league games in two stints with the Dodgers this year, but tore up the Pacific Coast League with a .328 batting average, 26 doubles, 14 homers and 48 RBI in 78 games with Albuquerque. The 27-year-old posted a .297 batting average with runners in scoring position (22-for-74) for the Isotopes this season.

Garcia, 24, will be making his Major League debut after going 4-2 with five saves and a 3.10 ERA in 47 appearances with Triple-A Albuquerque. He limited right-handed hitters to a .200 batting average (28-for-14) and posted a 2.84 ERA (6 ER/19.0 IP) in 14 games after the All-Star break. The native of the Dominican Republic is in his sixth professional season after being signed as a non-drafted free agent on Jan. 29, 2009.

Guerrero will be making his first appearance on the big league roster since appearing in both games Down Under during MLB’s Opening Series in Sydney. The 27-year-old hit .329 with 15 homers and 49 RBI in 65 games with Albuquerque, including a .356 batting average with runners in scoring position (26-for-73).

Pederson, who is making his first appearance on the Major League roster, was honored as the 2014 Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player, the league’s Rookie of the Year and as an outfielder on the All-PCL Team, after becoming just the fourth player in the 112-year history of the Pacific Coast League to post a 30-home run/30-steal season. The 22-year-old batted .303 with 30 steals (T-7th, PCL), 17 doubles, four triples, 33 homers (1st, PCL) and 78 RBI in 121 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this year.

Perez last pitched in a Major League game on Aug. 3 against Chicago-NL and made five rehab appearances with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Triunfel played in 12 games in five stints with the Dodgers this season, his first year with the organization.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Upcoming Signings @ Dodger Stadium - September 1, 2, 3

Matt Luke -
Signings at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the Washington Nationals.

Monday September 1, 2014

Tim Leary - Right-field pavilion plaza 3pm/5pm
Kenny Landreax - Left-field pavilion plaza 3pm/5pm

Tuesday September 2, 2014

Dennis Powell - Right-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm
Derrel Thomas - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

Wednesday September 3, 2014

Billy Ashley - Right-field pavilion plaza 10am/12pm
Matt Luke - Left-field pavilion plaza 10am/12pm

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Don Newcombe

Don Newcombe
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

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