Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tommy Lasorda Autograph Signing

Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda made an appearance to sign autographs in Rancho Cucamonga. The signing was to take place during a Quakes game. It was scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. but Tommy arrived a little early and started signing about 4:30 in the afternoon. This was a good thing since every fan was baking for hours in the hot sun. In the end it didn't make much of a difference since the line moved very slow.

When I was near the autograph table Tommy started having a tantrum. Tommy was really pissed off because he didn't want to sign autographs while the game was being played. Maybe that was the reason he even showed up early. Once the game started he got very upset. Tommy even yelled at Quakes staff in front of fans. I wish I had recorded the tantrum on video but didn't.

When it was my turn to get an autograph Tommy signed my HOF Plaque and didn't even look at me. Like I said, he was really pissed off. The dude was turning red. I'm still glad I attended since I had a short drive and you can never have enough Tommy Lasorda autographs.

Signing Recap:
  • People in line? I would guess over 200.
  • Items per person? 1 item.
  • Giveaways? Dodgers Lunch Box.
  • Free signing? Free with paid admission.

This was posted around the autograph area.

Here is Tommy signing a fans baseball.

I noticed that Tommy rolled some baseballs back to fans. He didn't appear happy.

My Tommy Lasorda HOF Plaque.

Unlike the event today, I met Tommy Lasorda three other times where he was in a better mood. Those posts are linked below.

Tommy Lasorda at the 66er's team dinner in 2009 linked here.
Tommy Lasorda at the 66er's team dinner in 2010 linked here.
Tommy Lasorda in Rancho Cucamonga in 2010 linked here.

Thanks to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Grumpy Lasorda for this event. If you were there and have more info on this signing then please leave a comment.


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