Saturday, August 28, 2010

Mike Scioscia, Howie Kendrick, Juan Rivera, and Erick Aybar Autograph Signings

An older pic of mike since I didn't take a photo of him at the signing.

Howie Kendrick

Many signings were taking place this Saturday. Most were starting about the same time. If I post every detail from the signings, it would eventually bore you. I will make it quick and simple. It's been a really long day. Mike Scioscia and Howie Kendrick were signing at Howard's Appliance in Laguna Hills.

Signing Recap:

  • People in line? I would guess over 300.
  • Items per person? 1 item. Mike and Howie turned down many people wanting a second item.
  • Giveaways? Howard's backpacks and Mike Scioscia bust statue.
  • Free signing? Yes.
Note: Howie Kendrick changed his signature. Before he would just scribble. Now you can actually read his name. His signature is a lot better now.

After the Howard's event our carpool headed out to Living Spaces in Irvine for a Juan Rivera signing. I have never been to a signing at Living Spaces
with almost nobody in line. Juan was pretty much by himself when my group arrived.

Signing Recap:

  • People in line? About 5 people. That's why a posed photo was not a problem.
  • Items per person? 1 item but with a chance to get back in line.
  • Giveaways? None.
  • Free signing? Yes.

fter the Juan Rivera signing we headed out to Ladera Ranch for Angels infielder Erick Aybar.

Signing Recap:

  • People in line? About 200 people. I'm sure it was a lot more people since we arrived after the signing had started.
  • Items per person? 1 item.
  • Giveaways? Game tickets and Angels posters.
  • Free signing? Yes.

After the Aybar event we then headed over to the city of Orange for a Maicer Izturis signing. When we arrived he had already left. It still worked out good for us. 3 signings in one day isn't bad.
I would like to thank all the people that made these free events happen. Howard's Appliance, at&t and Living Spaces.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Manny back in the IE

I like the new 66er's program cover. As you can see Manny is on the cover signing for the fans before one of his rehab appearances. I don't know what day the photo was taken. Could be from last month. Anyways, Manny Ramirez made three consecutive appearances with the 66er's this week in San Bernardino. I went to two of the games.

Autograph Recap:

  • Wednesday: Signed before the game and again in the parking lot.
  • Thursday: Didn't sign before the game but signed for a handful of people on his way out. The video is below.
  • Friday: Blew everybody off! Before the game and again in the parking lot.
I recorded the video below on Thursday. Manny pretty much didn't have a choice but to sign for a handful of people. Manny came out with no security so we had to take advantage.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bat Rack

I bought a bat rack so I could display some of my signed baseball bats in my "man cave". I thought about purchasing something more fancy but decided to buy something cheaper to save money. Not only was the price reasonable, but it was also easy to install. The best thing about it is that my bat tubes didn't go to waste like they would if I got a cabinet display. Once it is screwed to the wall, just put the bat tubes on the hooks. I'm happy with the overall look.

Tom who makes these displays, also makes other styles of bat racks and ball displays. Check out some of his other work linked here and below.

Thanks for reading.