Friday, August 22, 2014

Upcoming Signings @ Dodger Stadium - August 22, 23, 24

Derrel Thomas -

Signings at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the New York Mets.

Friday August 22, 2014

Kenny Landreaux  - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

Saturday August 23, 2014

Billy Ashley - Right-field pavilion plaza 4pm/6pm
Dennis Powell - Left-field pavilion plaza 4pm/6pm

Sunday August 24, 2014

Tim Leary - Right-field pavilion plaza 11am/1pm
Derrel Thomas - Left-field pavilion plaza 11am/1pm
Al Ferrara (Viva Los Dodgers - 76 Station) 11am/1pm

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Ron Cey

Ron Cey
August 23, 2014
10am
Hamer Toyota
11041 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, Ca 91345
(855) 592-7001

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Autographs: Onelki Garcia

August 18, 2014

Onelki Garcia is working out with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He's getting healthy and wants to pitch with the Dodgers in September when the rosters expand.

Garcia told me "If God permits it, I'll be with the Dodgers in September".

Signed a few cards for me. I met Garcia last year during Spring Training but I had to get the new cards signed.

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My son watching cartoons on my phone. He doesn't care. I'm printing all these pictures where my son comes out with me and he's looking at something else besides the camera. I will put them in a album and give it to him when he's older.

Thank you Onelki.

Onelki Garcia

Every time I meet a ballplayer that's born in Cuba, I'll say in Spanish that my dad is from Cuba. I will always get a happy expression from them.

I couldn't stay for the game because I had work to catch up with. And it's a shame because Julio Urias pitched.

Next time.

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Autographs: Miguel Rojas

August 16, 2014

Catching up....

I went to El Tepeyac Cafe last Saturday to meet Miguel Rojas. Event done by Hall of Fame Sports and Kenny De Baca.

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I do have his autograph already on a few cards but I was interested in this picture from Clayton Kershaw's No-Hitter.

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Thanks to Chris, Kenny, Jack and Miguel for the event!

Miguel Rojas

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Upcoming Signings @ Dodger Stadium - August 19, 20, 21

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

Tuesday August 19, 2014

Kenny Landreaux  - Right-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm
Lee Lacy  - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Derrel Thomas - Right-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm
Billy Ashley - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

Thursday August 21, 2014

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

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Quakes Game / Ramirez Bobblehead / Perez Autograph

August 15, 2014
 
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes gave away another bobblehead last Friday. It was the last one of the year and this time it was Hanley Ramirez. Had to go and get this one. I really like the bobbleheads that the Quakes have done.

I didn't take my son this time. Too hot and it was going to be another long day. But thanks everyone that asked where he was. :)

Chris Perez is still working out with the Quakes. Took the time to take pictures and sign for the fans.

Thanks Chris.

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Hey, look. It's the greatest ballplayer of all time, Mike Trout.

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I was surprised when I was given this Quakes team set already signed. Thanks so much Jesse!

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The Hanley Ramirez Bobblehead. It was a nice evening to see a game.

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I remember when I thought Aaron Miller was going to be the next All-Star pitcher for the Dodgers. Now he's an outfielder. 

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Pictures of the Ramirez bobblehead.

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Check out the earrings.

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Great job by the Quakes with this bobblehead.

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Upcoming Appearance: Erisbel Arruebarrena


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Jaime Jarrin

Jaime Jarrin
September 6, 2014
12pm/1pm
Walmart
8333 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, Ca 91402

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Upcoming Appearance: Manny Mota


Manny Mota
September 5, 2014
12pm/1pm
Walmart
8333 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, Ca 91402

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Reminder - Miguel Rojas to sign autographs at El Tepeyac


Just a reminder - Miguel Rojas will be signing autographs tomorrow at El Tepeyac.

Miguel Rojas
August 16, 2014
11:00am - completion
Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe #2
13131 Crossroads Pkwy South
City of Industry, CA 91746
(909) 592-1357

$25.00 any item
(baseballs, photos, helmets, bats, jerseys etc.)
inscriptions:  $10. each


Hall of Fame Sports Promotions.

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Upcoming Signings @ Dodger Stadium - August 15, 16, 17

Tommy Davis -

Signings at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Friday August 15, 2014

Al Downing  - Right-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm
Tim Leary  - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

Saturday August 16, 2014

Dennis Powell - Right-field pavilion plaza 4pm/6pm
Kenny Landreax - Left-field pavilion plaza 4pm/6pm

Sunday August 17, 2014

Tommy Davis - Right-field pavilion plaza 11am/1pm
Al Ferrara - Left-field pavilion plaza 11am/1pm
Scout Mike Brito - Lot 6 (Viva Los Dodgers) 12pm/1pm
Hanley Ramirez - Only pictures - No autographs Lot 6 (Viva Los Dodgers) 11am/11:30am
Yasiel Puig - Only pictures - No autographs Lot 6 (Viva Los Dodgers) 11:30am/12pm

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Shawn Green

Shawn Green
August 14, 2014
11:00am
US Bank
3461 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, Ca 90020

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Pictures: San Manuel Stadium - Quakes vs 66ers

I needed a little break so I went to a baseball game.

August 10, 2014

San Bernardino, California.

I went to another Minor League ballpark with my son. This time it was San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Home of the Inland Empire 66ers, an affiliate of the Anaheim Angels.

Nice looking ballpark.

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Andrew ready to get a ball.

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Ticket was $3.49. Cheaper than what I paid for parking!

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Pictures of the ballpark. Plus the huge screen.

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I saw Julio Urias throwing. We ran over there to shoot pictures.

In the background, you will see coaches Matt Herges and Ken Howell. Chris Perez, who is currently on the DL, is also working out with the Quakes.

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It was fun seeing this. I was thinking to myself "I'm probably seeing a future All-Star".

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Shot this vine



Chris Perez

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Matt Herges gave a ball to my son. Thank you Matt!

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Thank you Julio for signing autographs. It was only me and another fan. Got to love minor league baseball.

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This is the reaction of my son when I told him there wasn't any pizza at this ballpark.

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"Daddy, no pizza"

He was mad. I'm talking about super mad, like Cuban mad. It was my fault though. He should have ate something before coming here. But he wasn't hungry so I just thought to myself that I'll buy him food at the ballpark. I asked him what he wanted and he said pizza. We go to the concession stand and ask for a pizza. The lady tells us that there won't be any pizza because there won't be a big crowd.

Weird.

But I understand. This is the minor leagues. You can expect that. And it's true, it wasn't a big crowd. No one is there. I saw less than 100 fans before the first pitch. But I have a very stubborn son. He will not take a no for an answer. I tried to explain there isn't any pizza and he looks at me confused as if I didn't want to buy him pizza. I told him let's eat something else and he cried.

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Sometimes I forget he just turned 3...

Made me feel sad. I event sent out a tweet to the 66ers. {linked here}

The 66ers mascot, Bernie, trying to cheer my son up.

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We left after two innings. I had to look for pizza somewhere else.

Besides the pizza incident, I had fun. Got to see Urias throw a bullpen and got a few autographs from him. 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Andre Ethier

Andre Ethier
August 17, 2014
After the Dodgers/Brewers game
Dodger Stadium

Fans, come enjoy an authentic Mexican Carne Asada cookout hosted by Andre Ethier and presented by Chef Merito on Sunday, August 17th. As part of the event, fans will have the opportunity to eat freshly prepared carne asada seasoned with Chef Merito, the official seasoning of the Los Angeles Dodgers, hear stories from Andre Ethier, and have the opportunity to ask the Dodger outfielder questions. All proceeds will go towards the Union Rescue Mission.

Andre Ethier, Chef Merito, and the Los Angeles Dodgers look forward to hosting an afternoon of food, music, and baseball. Head to the Loge Terrace after the game. The event will last for two hours after the Dodger game concludes.

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2014 Cuban Heritage Day @ Dodger Stadium

From the Dodgers -

Join the Dodgers for a cultural celebration as we host our 2nd annual Cuban Heritage Day on Sunday, August 17th! Our Cuban-themed Viva Los Dodgers festival will begin 2 hours prior to first pitch, and fans can enjoy festive live music including performances by Alfredo Rodriguez and Charanga Cubana, player autographs and various activities. Admission to Viva Los Dodgers is free with a paid ticket to the game.

For more information or to purchase group tickets, please contact Sammy Park at (323) 224-4287 or sammyp@ladodgers.com

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Upcoming Signings @ Dodger Stadium - August 4 and 5

Mickey Hatcher
Signings at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the Anaheim Angels.

Monday August 4, 2014

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

Tuesday August 5, 2014

Matt Luke - Right-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm
Mickey Hatcher - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Autographs: Cey, Jarrin, Valenzuela

If I don't write this post right now, I'll never do it. I'm serious. I've done other events where I don't post about it because I forget or just get busy.

I went to WSS for this event.

I didn't take my son. He wouldn't have lasted in the sun.

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Ron Cey, Jaime Jarrin and Fernando Valenzuela were scheduled to sign autographs with a $25 purchase.

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Cey signed first a bit after 11am. I didn't get anything for me since I helped a friend get an extra autograph.

After Cey, we were allowed to get back in line to wait for Jarrin and Valenzuela. The problem is that WSS did things backwards. I would explain but it's a long story. Let's just say it was a bit disorganized.

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But I'm not really complaining. I got Jarrin and Valenzuela.

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I didn't need anything from Jarrin to be honest but it's always good to have an extra ball signed by the Hall of Famer.

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I have a Dodgers ticket stub from June 29, 1990. That's the date that Valenzuela threw a No-Hitter. I've had this ticket for about 15 years. I don't even know how much I paid for it. It was never my intention to get it signed by Valenzuela because I was scared that he was going to ruin it.

Let me explain, I have dozens of autographs from Valenzuela. I probably have 3 that are completely worthless in my opinion. One that he intentionally smeared because he can be difficult at times. Another one where he signed a 8x10 picture backwards because he thought it would be funny. And another picture that he signed it very small.

I took the chance and gave him the ticket. He would be sitting down and knew that he had to be at his best behavior since I'm assuming WSS is paying him for his time. This was not a Dodgers event.

My other choice would have been to give him this ticket whenever he does a paid signing. Which he actually did one a few months ago and I almost went to get this done but I skipped it.

I'm glad I went today. Gave Valenzuela the ticket and told him exactly where I wanted him to sign it. He got my pen and signed it nicely.

Look.

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I'm very happy.

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Thanks to WSS, Cey, Jarrin, Valenzuela and everyone that said hi.

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