Saturday, July 23, 2011

I saw more fans at the Kershaw event in Living Spaces than a game in Dodger Stadium

Clayton Kershaw brought one thousand fans to Living Spaces in La Mirada this morning. I'm just guessing on the estimate. I wouldn't be surprise if it was 800, 900 or 1000 fans. I wasn't surprised since Kershaw doesn't sign as much at Dodger Stadium as other players like Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. I'm not saying Kershaw won't sign. He will but not that much when you are comparing him to Kemp and Ethier.

By 5 a.m. the parking lots were already full.

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The beginning of the line.
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The end of the line.
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I'm sure the line grew and grew. These shots were taken way before Kershaw arrived.

We were given wristbands around 7:40 a.m. and were inside Living Spaces an hour later. Kershaw arrived on time and started signing autographs at 10 a.m.

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Kershaw signing my bobblehead at 10:45 a.m.
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The bobblehead -

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Hundreds and hundreds of fans went home disappointed. I didn't stay till the end but I got e-mails of angry fans. He was only there for two hours. There was no way he can sign for all these fans in two hours. No way.

It was a pleasure meeting a bunch readers. Thanks for the all kind words. I appreciate all the nice comments.

Keep checking for future appearances. Which reminds of the dude that screamed at me and said "Stop posting these appearances, look at what you did!" and points at the line.

Geez. :)

16 comments:

hypnotic23 said...

Im glad u were able to survive the wristband madness it was nice to see u there this morning as for posting the signings thank u for always keeping u informed people should know to always get there early to these event I got there at 4am and was already 75ppl back but was able to get my bat signed all in all good day now waiting at dodgers for kenny :)

Raymond A. said...

Keep doing what u do! Thanks for all the great information!!!!

2716DodgerGirl said...

I got to get my bobblehead signed. Thank you so much for the info! =)

Cindy said...

Gosh, if you got thru at 10:45, I bet there were lots of disappointed people! But hey, it's all good and shows the fan base is still there, just not at the stadium. Good talking to you!

Cindy

Roberto Baly said...

@ hypnotic23 - Awesome! Glad you made it! :)

@ Raymond - Thanks for reading!

@ 2716DodgerGirl - You're welcome! :)

@ Cindy - It was nice seeing you Cindy. Glad you finally able to give him the pictures. :)

dodgerbobble said...

Great seeing you today Roberto! I think 1000 people is just about right. When I left at 11:30, the line was still around the corner.

The wristband fiasco was the worst part of the morning. Surprising from Living Spaces, they usually run a tight ship.

RaRashelly said...

Thanks for info Roberto... I will say that the wristband rush was unexpected and not your fault. I saw so many people that were behind me in line suddenly in front with wristbands. It is what it is. I got my stuff signed at 11:45am, I walked out at 12 and the line was still growing! Living Spaces said he was going to stay till !2:30, don't know if he did.

Roberto Baly said...

@ dodgerbobble - Glad you made it and got out with a signature!

@ RaRashelly - You're welcome! Thanks for reading! :)

Unknown said...

B.S.!! he didn't stay 'till 12:30pm...@ 12pm they where already telling us 2 go home :'( it sucked 4 da kids...there was even 1 guy that left smiling after he got he's auto while da kids where sad & dissapointed...Drove from da valley 4 nothing I guess :'( my daughter only 3yrs old kept asking she wanted 2 see Dodgers...she tought we where going 2 a game?? :'( Man hope he does a signing @ Frank & Sons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Thx 4 keeping us posted on the Dodgers signing Roberto :)

Carlos said...

I was one of the last 10 that got his autograph around 12:07 he stayed until 12:12. I got to living spaces around 5:55am and im glad I got my 2011 All Star Ball signed. Thanks for the info Roberto!

Greg Zakwin said...

Nice to finally meet you Roberto!

Reubenzino said...

It was really crazy around 7:40-8:00am... So glad iGot there at 12:40am. Well worth Tha wait, it was Clayton Kershaw our Ace! N even got to take a great picture with'em!!..

RCASTILLO said...

hey roberto!glade to meet you yesterday.love reading your blog.thank you for the signing info,dont stop!i was about 20 pepole behind you in line,got my ball signed:)i forgot my camra,was wondering if you could send me a pic of kershaw signing your bobblehead?i have pics of players that sign items for me...thanks again for the info!!!

BRinLA said...

Roberto I just wanted to say thanks once again for posting the info about this signing. It was because of your post I was able to find out about the signing. I got there about 4:45. Once inside the store I got to meet Clayton at about 11:40. I had him sign a baseball. He was very nice and talked a little bit. I think this was the longest I have ever waited in-line for an autograph. But it was worth it. I don't go to player apperances very often anymore, however when I saw this one come up I could not turn it down. A very fun but very long day for me.

Keep up the great work on your blog you do a great job and most importantly congrats on the birth of you new baby. I read your blog often.
Bruce

Unknown said...

Roberto, I love your blog! I was one of the disappointing fans...Anyway, I heard that the appearance was printed in the LA Times. Keep doing what your doing.