If any of you want a break from the playoff, head over to the Burbank Library. Here is what Terry Cannon of the Baseball Reliquary posted about the event:
Dodgers are off today. They got swept by the hated Giants at home. It was sad being at Dodger Stadium and watching this. Dodgers never led in any of the three games.
So what are some Dodgers doing tonight?
The Eighth Annual Dodgers Dream Foundation Bowling Extravaganza is taking place tonight, Thursday, august 23, 2012 at Lucky Strike Lanes L.A. LIVE . James Loney has been hosting the event for the last few years. Here is more information from the Dodgers website:
NATURAL BALANCE PET FOODS
Lucky Strike Lanes L.A. LIVE
Thursday, August 23, 2012
6:00 PM – Registration
7:00 PM – Bowling & Dinner Medley
10:00 PM – Awards
Think Blue Lane – $7,500
Individual Bowler – $850
Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of ’68
The Dodgers start their 10 game road trip tonight with the Miami Marlins but no worries, there are some baseball related events in the Southland.
Baseball Exhibition at LAFAM
The museum of Art & Folk located on 5814 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles has a baseball exhbition from the private collection of Gary Cypres. the exhibition runs until September 9, 2012. I went last night to see the panel discussion on the history of community baseball in Los Angeles as put together by Terry Cannon, founder of the Baseball Reliquary.
“Bad Moon Rising Baseball and the Summer of ’68” A Baseball Reliquary exhibition at the Burbank Central Library.
The exhibition runs until September 27, 2012. The Burbank Central Library is located at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA.
Little League Baseball in San Bernardino Saturday 8/11/2012 at 1: pm
The Grensham, Oregon Little League team will play against the kids from Post Falls, Idaho Little League. Fernando Valenzuela is throwing out the first pitch. The location:
Little League Western Region Headquarters
6707 Little League Dr.
San Bernardino, Ca 92407
I will be at the Little League Western Region Headquarters tomorrow then is home to watch the Dodgers.
Can I split myself in two? See I want to be at two different locations on Saturday September 18th.
The first one is here.
From the article:
The groundbreaking book written by the then-major league pitcher remains so popular that the Pasadena-based Baseball Reliquary will mark its 40th anniversary Saturday at the Burbank Central Library with two panel discussions featuring the author.
From the Baseball Reliquary:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
“Ball Four” Turns Forty, a special day-long celebration of Jim Bouton’s book, Ball Four, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its publication. The festivities will include two panel discussions featuring Jim Bouton; the world premiere screening of the documentary, The Seattle Pilots: Short Flight Into History; and a book signing with Jim Bouton. Burbank Central Library Auditorium, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA. Free admission. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (818) 238-5600.
I have a confession to make. I have never read Jim Bouton book “Ball Four” A friend keeps recomending it to me but with all the other books, baseball and non-baseball, I just keep putting it off. i have read a few pages from the latest release at the bookstore but I put it back telling myself “next time.” I do want a copy and read it and what better opportunity than to go to this event and have him sign the book too.
The second one is the Dodgers are in town playing the Rockies. Normally a Saturday game is at 7:10 but is a national Fox game so the game will start at 1:10.
I am leaning toward going to Burbank library. the only reason why I have missed a Dodger game in the last five years has been because I had to be out of town or I have been very sick.
Happy birthday to Orel Hershiser! Orel turns 52 today September 16th.
Independence and Hispanic Heritage Month.
the five Central American countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador,Nicaragua and Costa Rica) celebrate their independence on September 15th. I still remember as a kid marching in Honduras on Independence Day.
Mexico is celebrating 200 years since their independence September 16th and Chile’s independence is September 18th.
Felicidades a todas estas naciones!