Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Morales traded for Vargas

Posted a 3.85 last season
He will be missed
  Angels trade Kendrys Morales to Seattle for left handed Jason Vargas. It seems the Angels have "beefed up", the starter rotation.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The passing of David Courtney

 Angels announcer David Courtney passed away this morning.  He is a big part of Los Angeles sports. David was announcer of Angels, Clippers and Kings games. He also did traffic reporting for AM830, 99.9KOLA, and AM790. He will be missed. Rest in peace.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mickey Hatcher Signing

 Former hitting coach Mickey Hatcher will have a signing at Frank & Sons on December 1st. This event is hosted by Hall of Fame Sports..  The prices are $20 for smalls(balls and flats), $25 for mediums(large flats and equipment), $35 for large(helmets, bats and jerseys).  There are other signings that day like Pete Rose, Tommy John, Tommy Davis. Here goes more info and times-

December 1st
Frank & Sons
19649 San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Garret Anderson Signing

 Garret Anderson will be have a paid signing at Frank & Sons on January 5th. The prices are $39 for smalls ( baseball,flats 16x20 or smaller), $59 for large (jerseys and bats). Once again here is the info-

Frank & Sons
19649 San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA

Angels Holiday Photo 2012

  It may be last minute but the Angels are having their Holiday Photo. You take a unwrapped toy and get the opportunity  to take a photo on home plate. Santa and Angels Strike Force will make appearances. I did this one year and had a blast. Some people go dressed up and some go in their Angel jerseys. It is all up to you. This a rare opportunity to be on the field. Here are the dates and times-

Tuesday, Nov. 20
Wednesday, Nov. 21

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jered Weaver Signing

 Angels "Ace" Jered weaver will have a paid signing on January 12th at the So Cal Baseball & Sports Collectors Expo. The prices are $89 for flats 8x10 or smaller, $99 baseball and bobbleheads, and $119 for jerseys and bats. The admission to this event is $10 online or $15 at the door. There will be vendors and others signings such as Tony Gwynn, Adrian Gonzalez, Luis Cruz, Brett Butler. This will be a fun event to start the year with. Here is the address-

So Cal Baseball & Sports Collectors Expo

Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, Ca

Scott Spiezio Signing

 Former Angel Scott Spiezio will be signing for OC Dugout but will be held at Frank & Sons. On January 5th. It will be $29 for baseball and flats, $49 for bats and jerseys, and $15 for inscriptions (2002 WS Champs). I will update this post when I find out the time of this event. Here is the info-

Frank & Sons
19649 San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA

Monday, August 13, 2012

C.J. Wilson signing

C.J. Wilson will be at OC Dugout on September 8th. The prices are $40 smalls, $60 large. Here goes the info-

September 8
OC Dugout
1238 S. Beach Blvd.
Anaheim, Ca

Scott Spiezio book signing

Former Angel Scott Spiezio will be signing copies of  "Under the Halo". This will take place at Angels Stadium on the field level in front of the trophy case. The book is $60.

August 16, 2012
Angels Stadium
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
(Field Level in front of the trophy case)

Troy Glaus book signing

Former Angel Troy Glaus will be signing copies of  "Under the Halo". This will take place at Angels Stadium on the field level in front of the trophy case. The book is $60.

August 17, 2012
7:30pm- 8:30pm
Angels Stadium
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
(Field Level in front of the trophy case)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Kevin Jepsen Signing

Angels relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen, will a signing at OC Dugout on September 22nd. It is free for the first 100, after it's $10. Once again here is the address-

OC Dugout
1238 S. Beach Blvd.
Anaheim, Ca
* Will update this post when I found out the times

Ernesto Frieri and Peter Bourjos Appearance

 Ernesto Frieri and Peter Bourjos will be appearing at Stadium Nissan. On August 11th from 11am- 12:30pm. It's a free event. You know how that goes...arrive early. Here goes the information-


Stadium Nissan
1140 W. Katella Ave
Orange, Ca

Friday, July 20, 2012

Garrett Anderson Book Signing

 Former Angel Garrett Anderson will be signing copies of  "Under the Halo". This will take place at Angels Stadium on the field level in front of the trophy case. The book is $60. With that purchase Anderson will sign the book and you will be entered to win a Toyota Yaris.

July 24, 2012
6:30pm- 7:30pm
Angels Stadium
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
(Field Level in front of the trophy case)

Peter Bourjos Signing

Outfielder Bourjos will having a free signing. It will be on July 28th. At the WestfieldMall in West Covina, in the lower wing in front of playspace. Here goes the complete information-

Westfield West Covina
112 Plaza Drive
West Covina, CA
**Thanks Bobblehead Ed for the info**

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chuck Finley Appearance

Finley will be at Mike Thompson RV on Sat, July 21. Its starts at 12pm-2pm. Here is the addy-

Mike Thompson's RV
13940 Firestone Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA
(562) 921-0955

* Thank you Art and Larry for the info*

Friday, July 13, 2012

Ernesto Frieri "Er Nasty" Signing

 OC Dugout will have Ernesto Frieri, on July 28. The prices are $30 any item and $10 per inscription. Once again here is the address-

Saturday, July 28
10:30am - 12:00pm

OC Dugout
1238 S. Beach Blvd
Anaheim, Ca

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vladimar Guerrero appearance

 Former Angel Vladimar Guerrero will have an appearance along side Kendrys Morales. It will take place on Saturday, July 16th. Small items are $69.99, and large items are $99.99. Guerrero is not playing in the majors, but if he gets a call up this event will be postponed. Here goes the address-

June 16

OC Dugout
1238 S Beach Blvd
Anaheim, CA

Friday, June 8, 2012

Garrett Richards Appearance

 Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards will have an appearance at the OC Dugout. It is on July 7th, along with Jerome Williams that same day. The prices are $20 for small and $25 for large and inscriptions are free. I will try to post an reminder closer to the date. Here goes the information.

July 7
11am- 1pm

OC Dugout
 1238 S Beach Blvd
 Anaheim, CA

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

66ers Giveaway

This Saturday June 9th, the 66ers will be a SGA of the Peter Bourjos bobblehead. It is limited for the first 1,500 fans. The game starts at 7:05 pm.

66ers Baseball Stadium
280 South E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Hank Conger Appearance- 300

 Angels catcher Hank Conger is schedule an appearance on June 11th at 300 Bowling Alley in Anaheim. It's located in bottom level of the Anaheim Garden Walk.

June 11
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
300 Anaheim
321 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, Ca

A photo from last years event

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mystery Grab Bags

 Angels Players Wives will host this event. In front of the Homeplate entrance on June 2nd. Starting at 5pm till the second inning. In these grab bags are autographed balls and raffle for other autograph items. Twelve baseball will be covered in gold paper. This will win you tickets to a game and a chance to meet the player that signed that baseball. Grab bags are $40, all proceeds will go to the Special Olympics Southern California and the Angels Baseball Foundation. There is a 3 bag limit.

June 2
Homeplate Entrance
5pm till the 2nd inning

Kendrys Morales Appearance

Angels designated hitter Kendrys Morales will have a signing at the OC Dugout. On June 16th, the prices are $30 for small and $40 for large items. The information is listed below.

June 16
10:30am - 11:30am

 OC Dugout
 1238 S Beach Blvd
 Anaheim, CA

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bobby Grich Appearance- Angel Express

 Former Angel Bobby Grich will be making an appearance at the Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo Metrolink Station.  There will be food and prizes, all to promote the Angel Express. A special  Metrolink service that takes you straight to Angels stadium. Tickets are $7 for adults round trip, $6 for seniors, $4 for youth, children under 5 are free. Grich will there May 30th at 4:30 pm until the train departs at 5:50 pm. He will riding the Angel Express with fans. This is a free event at the station but you will need to buy a ticket to aboard the train. Here goes all the information along with website for train schedules.

Wednesday- May 30
4:30 pm- 5:50 pm
Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo Station
28200 Forbes Rd.
Laguna Niguel, Ca

Monday, May 14, 2012

Jim Abbott book signing schedule

Jim Abbott is scheduled for a book signing at Angels Stadium, May 30. You must have a ticket for that game. It will be held in the Terrace Level Team Store. It's the Angels vs. Yankees game. I called and if you purchase the book there, they will allow one outside item. (No bats). Abbott has scheduled other book signings within a couple of weeks. I also made some calls and was told, he will only be signing the book. Here are times and address.

Wednesday, May 30
6:30 pm through 3rd inning

Angels Stadium
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806

Saturday, June 2
1:00 -3:00 PM

Costco #418-Fullerton
900 South Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-7521

June 5, Tuesday, June 5
7:00 pm- ??

Barnes & Noble
210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
Store: 818/545-9146
** Thank you Adrian Aguilar for the tip **

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jerome Williams Signing

OC Dugout will have Angels pitcher Jerome Williams on Saturday, July 7. The prices are $20 for small and $25 for large and the inscription are free. Here is the address and time.

Saturday, July 7
11:00am- 1:00pm

OC Dugout
1238 Beach Blvd.
Anaheim, Ca

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Juan Rivera Signing

 Former Angel Juan Rivera will be signing at Frank & Sons. It will held on Saturday May 26. Small items are $39, medium $49, and large are $59. Here goes more information.

Sat., May 26
Hall of Fame Sports & Collectibles
 Frank & Sons
19649 E. San Jose
City of Industry, Ca
* The time to be announced. I will do an update later on.

Howie Kendrick "HK-47" Signing

OC Sport Cards schedule Howie Kendrick on June 16th. Small items are $20 and $30 for large. Here goes the info.

Saturday, June 16
10:30am- 12pm

OC Sports Cards
5655 South La Palma Ave. Suite 123
Anaheim Hill, Ca
(714) 779-1111

Friday, April 27, 2012

2012 Youth Baseball Camp

  The Angels RBI League are holding a baseball camp at Angels Stadium. On Saturday, May 5 from 9am-12pm. It is open for children from 8-18 years old. The cost is $99 per athlete, which includes a Angels hat, players autographs and two tickets to the game on August 14. This camp will show fundamentals of baseball along side Angels players and coaches. Schedule to appear is Mark Trumbo, Bobby Wilson, Jordan Walden, and Dino Ebel.
  For more information go to

Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Fan Fest recap

 I attended the 2012 Fan Fest. This year they had a different setup. The autograph section was the main event. Since it was a secret, it was any ones guess who will be signing. I stood in one line with my friend Art and my wife and son in another. When the players arrived, it turned into a "Love Connection" event. Everyone wishing for their favorite player to sit in their line.  Bobby Abreu and LaTroy Hawkins where in my line. Since I have numerous items signed by Abreu. I got his auto for a friend. Hawkins signed a ball for me but signed it different than what I have seen before. My wife and son had Kendrys Morales and Alberto Callaspo. They got them to sign a ball and a mini helmet. After the active players signed Angels alumni took over. I passed on that round to enjoy Family Time.
 There was commotion within the lines, people trading spots. The lines didn't get longer but got wider in the front. Angels Stadium is known to have control of their lines, but lack this time around. It seemed security had no clue. 
 We walked around to see what else was going on at Fan Fest. My son threw some baseballs and got a Chia Pet Rally Monkey. (A stadium giveaway from last year). I got my son a Angels Kids Club Pack. It included a hat, lanyard and vouchers for two free games and other discounts and goodies. There was many booths giving a chance to win tickets or other prizes throughout. A silent auction had game used memorabilia, everything from jerseys to cleats. Famous Dave's BBQ Shack gave out food and coupons. There was many things to see and do this year. But not too many food vendors.
 On the main stage Victor Rojas and Jose Mota interviewed players. It seemed the whole team came out to join in the Fan Fest activities this year.  I got lucky for a photo opportunity with Alex Curry from Angels Weekly along with Corinne and Asha from the Fox Sports West Girls. I enjoyed this years event and cant wait for next year.

Line for autographs

A view from the Coors Light Bus

Another view from up top

Kendrys Morales and Alberto Callaspo

Bobby Abreu and LaTroy Hawkins

Jim Abbott

Mike Witt

Garrett Anderson

Chuck Finely

Clyde Wright

Alex Curry- Angels Weekly

Asha and Corinne- Fox Sports West

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bobby Grich Signing

 Former Angel Bobby Grich has schedule an appearance at Mike Thompson RV this Saturday. Here goes the info.

Sat, April 21
Mike Thompson RV
13940 Firestone Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

* Thanks Art for the info*

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bobblehead Fans

  The 66ers will have a giveaway of Felix Hernandez bobbleheads on Saturday, April 14.  Game time is at 7:05.  Hernandez played at this stadium in the 2004 season. Other big names that played in San Bernadino were Ken Griffen,Jr., Paul Konerko, Ted Lilly, and Adrian Beltre. This bobblehead was scheduled last year but moved to this season. Arrive early since there is only 1500. They tend to go very quick.
  Again the 66ers is the Angels single "A" minor league team. Tickets start at $5. And the food is inexpensive also. These games are fun and great to take the family to.
 I will post other giveaways as they come close to the date. Thanks.

Monday, April 9, 2012

AM 830/ Opening Day

 I attended the AM 830 broadcast in front of the stadium Friday. I thought it would be a shot to score some tickets or get an autograph, if they had a guest on the air. To my surprise they only gave out two pairs of tickets for Opening Day. Then Artie Moreno was a guest but phoned in. The only luck I had was the free coffee and sweet bread from the Katella Grill. Roger Lodge was very entertaining and did hype the crowd up. But I left disappointed, since they always give out things in the past. After the broadcast I left and walked around.
 I noticed a stage in front of the stadium. As I got closer it was ESPN stage for Baseball Tonight. Around back there was rows of satellite trucks. All eyes were on the Angels for Opening Day. I didn't want to come home empty handed, or nothing to talk about. I waited to see the "Man" Pujols arrive. The media were also waiting. I was able to get Chris Iannetta's autograph. He was dropped off and walked up to everyone and signed. Mark Trumbo and Rich Thompson also signed for fans. After a while Pujols showed up. Everyone cheered as he entered the stadium. I was glad to be there for that moment.
 I did meet great people waiting around. Two guys from Bakersfield another from Utah. Devoted fans that came into town just for Opening Day. I wished I remembered their names. Also got to meet some "regulars" that knew me from "Think Red Instead". It was good to hear their input about this blog. In all it was a good day even though I never had tickets for Opening Weekend.

Roger Lodge "Live" on KTLA Ch.5

Chris Iannetta

Albert Pujols arriving

Media Trailers

Espn's stage

Baseball Tonight