Sunday, January 9, 2011
Player Appearance: Steve Sax
Former Dodger second baseman Steve Sax made an appearance today at Canter's Deli in Los Angeles. Sax was scheduled to make a business presentation at 1:00 pm. He followed that up with an autograph session for his book "Shift".
I got there a bit early, 2 hours early to be exact. When I walked in, I saw Steve setting up for his business presentation. I walked up to him and asked him when the event was to begin, and he told me 1pm. He introduced himself to me and shook my hand. Then he introduced me to his associates and asked me if I wanted to join them in the bar area for lunch. How could I say no?
So, we went to the bar, and there was pastrami and rye bread and pickles on the table. It was an amazing spread. If you haven't been to Canter's, you gotta try it. The food is so good. Steve introduced me to Canter's owner Gary Canter, who is a one of the funniest people I've ever met. He told us a few stories that were straight out of old Hollywood. We ate, chatted and watched the Chiefs/Saints game. It was a great time. Before I knew it, it was 12:30.
Sax went back to the presentation area, and finished setting up. I noticed a few Dodgers fans come in. He started signing. That's when I asked him to sign my baseball cards. I also bought his book. He signed that for me as well. Just then, Roberto from Vin Scully Is My Homeboy came in. We chatted a bit, then he took a picture of Saxy and me. I also got to meet a couple readers of my blog, Mike and Gus. It was great meeting both of you in person!
Finally, 1 o'clock had arrived, and Sax began his presentation. He was talking about ACN, which is a telecommunications company that provides services such as local and long distance calling, Internet, wireless, home security, satellite TV and video phones. It was an interesting one-hour presentation. While Sax was talking, Dodger fans were starting to trickle in. I already had my autographs, so I split as soon as he was done.
Before I left, I had to stop at the Canter's bakery, which is just as amazing as the deli. I had to get their cheesecake. It's so damn good.
I had a great time today. I don't think I will ever forget my experience. I can say I had lunch with Steve Sax! Thanks again to Roberto from Vin Scully Is My Homeboy for all the info on today's event. Thanks to Gary Canter for all the food and drinks. And of course, thanks to Steve Sax. It was very nice meeting you.
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Cool stuff! Sax was my first favorite Dodger player I can recall, as I played 2B in Little League.ReplyDelete
I really wish I lived in SoCal so I could go to these kinds of things, lol.
Thanks for the report Josh. I wish I could have made it. What is the inscription he wrote on your book? Tough to make out the first word. Take care, EvanReplyDelete
That sounds like a good day. Haha.ReplyDelete
i wish i would have know he was signing i would have sent you a ball for him to sign, oh well maybe next time.ReplyDelete
"Success is a choice!"
Dustin - You gotta try to come down for the Dodger caravan. Come down for a couple of games this season.ReplyDelete
Evan - I had a hard time reading it too. Greg is right, "Success is a choice"
Arno - It was a ton of fun.
Wickedortega - I have three signed cards if you want one. Let me know.
Greg- I wish you would have joined me. School comes first though, I understand. Next time.
I definitely hope next time, because I'd rather be there than reading haha.ReplyDelete
I'm for sure hitting up at least one Caravan stop.
Greg - hell yeah. I hope we get a location soon.ReplyDelete
Let's hope it's easy to get to and relatively close by haha. And damn that cheesecake looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
Hey Josh! It was a pleasure to meet you as well. I had a great time at Sax' event. His staff and himself were very polite and helpful. Big ups to his team! Got myself his book & ball signed. Haven't gotten Sax' autograph in about 6 years since he did that signing at the Hollywood Park & Casino. Need to catch him up next time again. We'll bump into each other again sometime bro. Enjoy!--GusReplyDelete
Gus - I t was great meeting you too. I try to go to as many of these things as possible, so we'll definitely catch up at the next event.ReplyDelete
Gus, are you on Facebook?
Sounds like an awesome time. Congrats on getting to have lunch with him.ReplyDelete
I'll try to keep up as well. 1st signing of the year for me and was a success.ReplyDelete
And nah Josh i don't have a Facebook. I have a busy schedule and don't have time for it. Which is why i deleted my Myspace a few years back since i wasn't going on it anymore.
Gus - OK. Well, keep in touch through the blog and email: firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Ryan - Yeah, it was a ton of fun. Thanks!
Thanks for Sharing!!! I enjoyed reading that. Sounds like you had some good food and you got to eat with Steve Sax cool stuff. I remember going past that place many times when I was little as a family member used to live about 2 blocks from there. I would have gone but I already have Steve's autogrpah on a baseball from years ago. I am looking forward to the up coming Dodger Caravan next monthReplyDelete
Bruce - Actually, my Grandmother lives two blocks away, right off of Beverly and Fairfax. I spent a lot of time in the Fairfax District as a kid. I never thought I'd have that type of experience at Canter's.ReplyDelete
I can't wait for that caravan. We'll have to meet up when it happens.
My gradmother used to live about 2 blocks west and about 2 blocks north of there. Its a small world. I never recall eating at Canters though. We will definitly have to meet up at the caravan.ReplyDelete
You got it man. I'll keep in touch and hit you up when i hear of an event. Hit me up at email@example.comReplyDelete
Dude i would love a card... Thanks so much!!ReplyDelete
Thx for posting this. I saw Steve at a book signing on Friday. Pics are up on my blog.ReplyDelete