Friday, February 15, 2013

Adrian Gonzalez Dodger Bobblehead

When Adrian Gonzalez became a Dodger last year, I couldn't wait for him to get a bobblehead. Now he's finally got one. just released AGon's first ever Dodger bobblehead.

Limited to just 2,013, this Legends of the Diamonds bobblehead has a goatee'd Adrian in a defensive pose sitting atop a Dodger pennant base. Regular price is $39.95, but it's on sale now for $24.95. You can pick one up by clicking here. And don't forget to check out all the bobbleheads at

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Player Appearance: Mike Piazza

Former Dodger Mike Piazza's new book, "Long Shot" hit bookstores and Amazon nationwide today, but New Yorkers got a chance to pick it up one day early. As a matter of fact, Mr. Piazza was on hand at the Barnes & Noble in Manhattan Monday signing copies of his memoir. Hundreds of fans lined up in crappy NY weather to meet the catching great. One of those in line was my younger sister Karen, who was nice enough to pick up a signed copy for me.  

When she arrived at B&N, her and another lady were told no more books were available. Luckily that women raised hell and they let her and my sister buy a book, making them the very last two in line. Like most book signings, no outside items were allowed and there was no personalizing or pictures with Mike.

The line outside of Barnes& Noble

I wanted to say thanks Karen for picking this up for me. I really appreciate it. Even though I didn't get to meet one of my favorite Dodgers of all-time, I'm still happy to add this to the autograph collection. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Don Sutton Gets Bobblehead Number Four

The Dodgers finally announced who will get bobblehead number four in the 2013 series. Hall of Famer Don Sutton will get that honor on Thursday, June 6. The Dodgers will be playing the Atlanta Braves that night and Sutton just happens to be on the Barvos' broadcast team.


Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton will be honored with a Bobblehead Night on June 6, when the Dodgers host the Atlanta Braves.

Sutton, now a Braves announcer but for 16 seasons a mainstay of the Dodgers' rotation, has been added to an expanded lineup of 10 bobbleheads for the 2013 season.
The collection consists of Hanley Ramirez on April 30 (vs. COL), Matt Kemp on May 14 (vs. WSH), Jaime Jarrín on May 25 (vs. STL), Sandy Koufax on June 27 (vs. PHI), Adrian Gonzalez on July 11 (vs. COL), Vin Scully on July 25 (vs. CIN), Hideo Nomo on Aug. 10 (vs. TB), Rick Monday on Aug. 27 (vs. CHC) and Magic Johnson on Sept. 12 (vs. SF).
Sutton, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, still holds the Dodgers franchise record for wins (233), starts (533), games (550), strikeouts (2,696), innings pitched (3,814) and shutouts (52). He won 324 games in his career and was a four-time All-Star, and the Midsummer Classic's MVP Award in 1977.

I never expected Don Sutton to get one of the ten bobbles, but I think it was a great choice by the Dodgers.