Sunday, September 30, 2012

Recap - Manny Mota's Toy Drive

Great things happen when you don't plan it. That was the situation tonight. I had no intention on going to the Manny Mota Toy Drive. {linked here}

The event started at 6pm at Manuel's El Tepeyac Cafe in City of Industry. I checked my phone and noticed I was only about 10 miles away. My wife was busy with school work. My son had no desire to be inside the house. I decided to go.

I go to my garage and see if I have anything for Mota. I found a old LP Record that celebrates the 1981 Championship team. Mota was a coach for that squad. I go through a box of baseball cards and picked up two old Topps cards of Mota.

Why not go? I have many signatures of Mota but it wouldn't hurt to get some extra stuff signed.

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I got there at 6:50pm with my son. The placed was packed. Looks like the burritos are good. I need to try them next time. I get in line and noticed the fans in front of me have tickets. I go inside the restaurant to see what's going on.

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Not sure who recognized me or what happened but the promoter comes up to me and asks me if I'm the guy that runs 'Vin Scully Is My Homeboy'. I say yes and he thanks me for promoting his events and lets me in to meet Mota right away.

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That was really nice of him to do. He didn't have to do it but I appreciate the gesture. Thank you Kenny!

Mota signed these three items.

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Thanks to Manny Mota, Kenny De Baca and Manuel's El Tepeyac Cafe for this great event!

Manny Mota

Stay tuned for future events at El Tepeyac Cafe.

1 comment:

crzblue said...

I forgot about the event but a fellow season ticket holder in our section same row where I sit but at the other end had a stroke. ambulance took him to emergency. after I found out where they were taking him, I headed that way after the game. He is doing OK.
-Emma
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