Sunday, January 15, 2012
2011 National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen made an appearance today at the Ralphs market in Porter Ranch. It was one of many stops on their tour promoting the book "Arise" which they co-wrote. Clayton and Ellen were scheduled to meet fans and sign the book from 1-3 pm. They were there to sign the book only. No outside memorabilia was allowed.
I arrived at Ralphs at 10:00 am and I purchased a couple of books. With the Ralphs Reward card the book came to $10.79 plus tax, with 5% of the proceeds going to Kersh's charity, Kershaw's Challenge. After getting in line, the event promoters handed everyone a list of guidelines which basically said we couldn't pose for pictures or get outside memorabilia signed.
At around 12:45, Clayton and Ellen arrived. I was so excited when they got there. They began signing right away and they were even posing for pictures! Both Clayton and Ellen are very nice and down-to-earth, chatting with everyone.
I'd say there were about 100 people in line and once they all got their books signed, a group of us thought we'd take a chance at getting some other items signed, but we were rejected by Clayton himself. Fail! I guess it never hurts to try, right?
Anyway, Thanks to Clayton and Ellen and thanks to Ralphs Market for holding this event. Also, thanks to Roberto at Vin Scully Is My Homeboy for all the information, it was nice seeing you and everyone else today.