Monday, June 25, 2012

Upcoming Appearance - Edson Buddle


Head to Hennessey’s Tavern in Manhattan Beach for the viewing party when the Galaxy travel to San Jose to face the Earthquakes! Edson Buddle will be at the viewing party signing autographs and snapping photos with fans. 

June 30th, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Hennessey's Tavern
313 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, California 90266

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Upcoming Appearance - Dustin Brown


Meet LA Kings Captain, Dustin Brown!

Tuesday, June 26th
7:00 - 8:00 pm

 Sports Chalet
21305 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, California 90503

 The first 300 fans are guaranteed an autograph!

One autograph per person.
No photos.
Player subject to change.

More information can be found here.

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Upcoming Appearance - Justin Sellers


Meet the Los Angeles Dodgers Infielder JUSTIN SELLERS for a in store autograph signing. 

SATURDAY JUNE 30TH, 2012
12:00PM - 1:30PM

*$20.00 per Autograph Ticket ( ANY ITEM AT THE DOOR)
$5.00 for Inscriptions and/or personalizations
$3.00 per Item Autograph Authentication (Halogram)

*Price was changed from $25 to $20.

Westfield Promenade Mall
Store #2330
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Los Angeles Kings 2012-13 Schedule Released


October 12th is the big day! Click here for the complete schedule.

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings, the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions, will open the 2012-13 NHL season and raise their first Stanley Cup championship banner in franchise history in front of a national audience on NBC Sports Network against the New York Rangers on Friday, Oct. 12, the Kings and the NHL announced today.

The Kings play eight games in October, including five games at STAPLES Center: Oct. 12 vs. New York Rangers, Oct. 18 vs. Carolina, Oct. 21 vs. Edmonton, Oct. 23 vs. Nashville and Oct. 27 vs. Phoenix.

The Kings will tie a season high with 15 games in November, highlighted by home games with St. Louis (Nov. 3), Vancouver (Nov. 8), Chicago (Nov. 21) and San Jose (Nov. 23).

In December the Kings will play 14 games, featuring home games against Pacific Division rivals Dallas (Dec. 10), San Jose (Dec. 22), Phoenix (Dec. 26) and Anaheim (Dec. 29). The Kings will also embark on a five-game road trip in December that will see them play in Montreal (Dec. 13), Ottawa (Dec. 15), Boston (Dec. 17), Detroit (Dec. 18) and San Jose (Dec. 20).

The month of January features seven of the club’s 11 games at STAPLES Center, including a season-high six-game homestand Jan. 3-14: Philadelphia (Jan. 3), St. Louis (Jan. 5), Anaheim (Jan. 8), Minnesota (Jan. 10), Detroit (Jan. 12) and Phoenix (Jan. 14). The NHL All-Star break will take place Jan. 24-28 with the All-Star Game taking place in Columbus.

February features 12 games, nine of which will be on the road. The Kings will embark on a five-game road trip at the beginning of the month, highlighted by a Stanley Cup Final rematch against New Jersey on Feb. 9. The trip also includes stops in Washington (Feb. 3), Buffalo (Feb. 5), New York Rangers (Feb. 7) and Pittsburgh (Feb. 10).

The Kings will tie a season high with 15 games in March. Eight of the first 11 games in the month will take place at home. Home games are highlighted with visits by Toronto (March 4), San Jose (March 16), Chicago (March 21) and Vancouver (March 23). The Kings conclude March and start April on a five-game road trip.

April will see the Kings play seven games, four at home and three on the road. The regular season concludes with Fan Appreciation Night Saturday, April 13 vs. Anaheim.

The Kings preseason schedule was announced yesterday. It consists of seven games

For all Kings ticket information, call 1-888-KINGS-LA (1-888-54647-52) and visit LAKings.com.



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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Upcoming Appearance - Dustin Brown


Meet the Captain of the Stanley Cup Champions Dustin Brown!

June 23, 2012
10am-12pm

Living Spaces
14400 Arminta Street
Panorama City, CA
(877) 266-7300

Living Spaces Event Page

Thanks to Larry for the tip!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dodgers, Linkin Park Announce Ticket Offer


DODGERS AND GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ROCK BAND LINKIN PARK ANNOUNCE TICKET OFFER

Dodgers press release:
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers and Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park will offer a ticket package, a first-of-its-kind for the Dodgers and Linkin Park, that includes a game ticket (June 29 vs. NYM, 7:10 p.m.) and a digital copy of the band’s fifth studio album “LIVING THINGS” out on June 26 on Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. 
The $23 package includes an Infield Reserve ticket and upon purchase, fans will receive a redemption code and a digital copy of “LIVING THINGS” will be available for redemption starting on June 26. 
“LIVING THINGS” was co-produced by Rick Rubin (Adele, Metallica) and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda. Shinoda, a Southern California native and Dodger fan, will attend the June 29 game against the Mets and participate in pre-game ceremonies. Friday Night Fireworks will be set to a Linkin Park soundtrack that night as part of the partnership. 
In addition to the release of their fifth studio album, Linkin Park will be co-headlining the 2012 Honda Civic Tour with Incubus starting on August 11. More information on Linkin Park can be found by visiting www.linkinpark.com. 
Dodger fans can purchase their Linkin Park ticket packages for just $23 exclusively at www.dodgers.com/LinkinPark.
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Upcoming Appearance - A.J. Ellis


Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be at South Bay Cards in Lomita 
on July 14th for an autograph signing!

Time: TBA

Pre-Order your items here:

They will also have photos, bats, balls and mini helmets in stock.


Photos: $4.99 (Different variations available online)

Thanks to Scott for the tip!
Photo credit: Getty Images

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Jimmy Kimmel Live - LA Kings Interview

A couple days ago, the Los Angeles Kings made an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.
Eighteen members of the Kings made an appearance and they allowed Jimmy to drink alcohol out of the Cup. They talked about the porn star behind the Devils bench, what some of the players are going to do with the Cup, the Cup keeper, and more.

Part 1:


Part 2:


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Jimmy Kimmel Live - Matt Kemp Interview

Last night, Matt Kemp made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. They talked about his injury, baseball, Home Run Derby, his Flaunt Magazine photos and more. For the full interview check out the videos below.
Part 1:


Looks like Andre Ethier will be in the Home Run Derby this season. Kemp said he's going to pick people he likes. I hope one of those guys is Giancarlo Stanton.

Part 2:


When you finish his interview with Jimmy Kimmel, check out this article by Molly Knight, that will be featured in the June 25th issue of ESPN the Magazine.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

LA Kings Parade!


Earlier today I went down to Staples Center to celebrate with the Los Angeles Kings. They estimated that around 250,000 people showed up for the Stanley Cup parade. I arrived at around 11:00 am and it was already packed.

I couldn't get clean shots without someone else's hands in my pictures since I wasn't in the front. I still had a lot of fun and it was a great experience. I never went to any of the Laker parades so I can't compare those to this one.

Here are some pictures I took at the parade:

Bob Miller walked right by me.











Another Los Angeles Championship! Congrats to the LA Kings! Let's Do It Again Next Year!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Upcoming Appearance - Vladimir Guerrero


Meet former Angels OF/DH, Vladimir Guerrero!

Saturday June 16
11:00am

Small items: Baseballs, Mini Helmets, small flats $69.99 each

Large Items: Bats,... Equipment, Large Photo's etc $99.99 each

Inscriptions $30 each

OC Dugout
1238 S Beach Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92804

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Preview: Kirk Gibson Bobblehead


The Dodgers released a preview of the Kirk Gibson Bobblehead. This will be given away to the first 50,000 fans in attendance on Tuesday, July 31st against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

It's the 7th bobblehead being given away this season. It's  presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.

The bobblehead will have a gold base just like the rest of the series and not only does the head bobble, but it's a bobblearm! It's very unique and I might have to pick up some extra ones.
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Upcoming Appearance - Dee Gordon


Meet Dodgers shortstop, Dee Gordon!

 Saturday, June 16
12 - 1:30 pm

KLAC Radio will be there with free prizes! One autograph per person.

St. Vincent de Paul Thift Store
210 N. Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 224-6273

Thanks to Gabe for the tip.

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Upcoming Appearance - James Worthy


Meet Lakers Legend, James Worthy!

Saturday, June 16th
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Only one autographed item per person. Line will be limited to 300 guests.

Living Spaces
12649 Foothill Blvd,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Thanks to Gabe for the tip.

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Andre Ethier Agrees to 5-Year Extension


Last night, Jon Heyman reported that the Dodgers and Andre Ethier had agreed to a 5-year, $85 million contract extension. An announcement is schedule for today so nothing is official just yet.

The deal also includes a vesting sixth-year option. Here's the year-by-year breakdown: - 2013: $13.5 million - 2014: $15.5 million - 2015: $18 million - 2016: $18 million - 2017: $17.5 million - 2018: $17.5 million ($2.5 million buyout).
That's a lot of money towards the end of his contract, but like Jay Jaffe tweeted a couple hours ago:
I like Ethier contract a whole lot more when I compare it to Jayson Werth's deal. Fewer years, younger age, less $, longer track record.
Ethier currently leads the NL in RBI's with 52. I noticed during this season that Ethier has been hustling and running out every ball he hits. He's been doing a lot more since it was his contract year. Frank McCourt was the main reason Ethier didn't want to stay in LA, but I don't blame him. Now that McCourt is gone and there's new ownership, why would anyone want to leave? Maybe the Dodgers can try to trade for Dustin Pedroia, who happens to be Andre Ethier's best friend.

It's the third largest contract in Dodgers history behind Matt Kemp and Kevin Brown. It's great seeing the new owners locking up our big hitters and now it's time for them to lock up Clayton Kershaw.
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Monday, June 11, 2012

LA Kings are Stanley Cup Champions!


First Championship in their 45 year history! The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Monday night to win the Stanley Cup.

Jonathan Quick was the most vaulable player in the series and was given the Conn Smythe Trophy. Dustin Brown became the second American born captain to ever win a Stanley Cup.

It was an amazing run for the Kings. They went 16-4 during the playoffs and became to the first team to ever lead 3-0 in all four playoff series. The Kings also became the first ever 8 seed to win a championship.

Darryl Sutter did an amazing job turning this team around when he took over in December of 2011.

The parade is scheduled for Thursday at noon. See you there!

Photo credit: Mike Blake/Reuters

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UCLA Headed Back to Omaha


After defeating TCU 4-1 on Saturday night, the UCLA Bruins earned a spot in Omaha. They will be headed back to the College World Series for the second time in three years.

UCLA went 3-0 in the regionals during the first weekend in June and advanced to play TCU this past weekend in a best of 3 series. The Bruins won the first game 6-2 on Friday and clinched the series with a 4-1 victory on Saturday.

Only six current players -- Trevor Brown, Amaral, Jeff Gelalich, Cody Keefer, Regis and Scott Griggs -- were on the 2010 team when UCLA fell short in the championship series against South Carolina.

UCLA will open up their College World Series on Friday at 2 p.m. against Stony Brook. The game will be televised on ESPN 2.

Photo credit: AP

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Upcoming Appearance - Kenley Jansen


Meet Dodgers Closer, Kenley Jansen!

Free Autograph!

Saturday, June 23rd
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 Pepperoni's Pizza
6304 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92807

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Upcoming Appearance - Kendry Morales


Meet Current Angels Player, Kendry Morales!

Saturday June 16
10:30am

Small items $30
Large Items $40
Inscriptions $10
PSA $10

OC Dugout
1238 S Beach Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92804

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Upcoming Appearance - Howie Kendrick


Meet Angels second baseman, Howie Kendrick!

Saturday, June 16
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Autograph prices:
$20 Small items
$30 Large items

OC Sports Cardz
5655 S. La Palma Ave. Ste. 123
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807


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Upcoming Appearance - Steve Garvey


Meet Dodgers Legend, Steve Garvey!

Saturday, June 9th
11:30 am

Center Court Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90040

Spend the afternoon at Citadel Outlets with Dodgers legend Steve Garvey! Steve Garvey and the AMFoxSports team will be onsite at Center Court giving away prizes and Dodgers tickets. A few lucky winners in line will receive an autographed jersey from Mr. Garvey and front of the line privledges. Come on, drag Dad down for a day of shopping, he'll thank you later!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dodgers and 2011 MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy Announce Ticket Offers


Los Angeles’ MLB and MLS clubs partner for the first time ever

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers and 2011 MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy will offer two separate ticket packages for the first time ever that offer fans the opportunity to attend a Galaxy game at The Home Depot Center (June 23 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 7:30 p.m.) and a Dodger game (July 30 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m.) at a discounted rate and featuring exclusive dually-branded giveaway items. This marks the first year that the Dodgers will partner with the Galaxy for a ticket offer.

At Dodger Night with the Galaxy at The Home Depot Center, Dodger alumni will join the Galaxy that evening for an autograph session and pregame ceremonies. The Galaxy has created a special discount for Dodger fans offering $26 Endline tickets and $46 Sideline tickets and the first 500 fans to purchase these seats will receive a limited edition co-branded Dodgers and LA Galaxy scarf.

At LA Galaxy Night at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers are offering LA Galaxy fans a $33 ticket package that includes a ticket to the Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat-Pavilion, a limited edition hand-signed photo by LA Galaxy and US Soccer star Landon Donovan and access to a pre-game autograph session with current Galaxy players. Galaxy fans can enjoy Dodger favorite concession items including unlimited Dodger dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and Coca-Cola products all included in the price of their July 30 ticket.

Tickets to Dodgers Night with the LA Galaxy at The Home Depot Center on June 23 and LA Galaxy Night at Dodger Stadium on July 30 are limited and can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/galaxy.
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Tommy Lasorda Suffers Heart Attack


Earlier today, TMZ first reported that Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack on Monday. It was very shocking and i'm glad that Tommy is doing well. He was even joking about it.

I will keep him in my prayers.
From the Dodgers & Tommy Lasorda:
Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday while in New York for the Major League Baseball 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Lasorda, 84, was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center for treatment.

Doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery in Lasorda’s heart. He is resting comfortably and in stable condition.

“The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue,” Lasorda joked. “I’m looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers.”

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Upcoming Appearance - Peyton Hillis


Meet Kansas City Chiefs RB, Peyton Hillis!

Saturday, June 2nd
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

GNC Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City CA

From the @GNCLiveWell Twitter account.
Thanks to Juan for the tip.

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