Friday, April 16, 2010

Garvey, Landreaux, Wills in Anaheim Saturday

In case you're looking for something to do this weekend (besides going to see a Giants-Dodgers game, that is), the Anaheim Comic Con (run by Wizard) will host three former Dodgers, Steve Garvey, Ken Landreaux, and Maury Wills, for autograph sessions this Saturday:

Among the actors, producers, directors, comic artists and other celebrity guests this weekend, three former Dodgers All-Stars will appear at Anaheim Comic Con on Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center. First baseman Steve Garvey and outfielders Maury Wills and Ken Landreaux will meet fans, sign photos and memorabilia and pose for photographs during the pop culture convention. Several other players, to be announced, will also participate, courtesy of Southern California-based Hall of Fame Sports.

Garvey will sign from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday. A 10-time All-Star and the 1974 National League MVP, he played on the Dodgers' 1981 World Series championship team. The four-time gold glove winner will sign flat items and baseballs for $25 and bats and jerseys for $50.

Wills will sign from 2 – 4 p.m. The speedster was a seven-time All-Star, 1962 National League MVP and two-time Gold Glove winner. The three-time World Series Champion (1959, 1963, 1965) stole 586 bases in his 14-year career. He will sign flats and balls for $25 and bats and jerseys for $35.

Landreaux will be signing between 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. An All-Star with the Minnesota Twins in 1980, Landreaux helped the Dodgers to the 1981 World Series championship. He hit 91 home runs and stole 14 bases in an 11-year Major League career. Landreaux will autograph any item for $10.

We always like to publicize Dad's public events, so make sure to say hi from the Sons!

19 comments:

Josh S. said...

Current Dodger 2nd baseman Joyce DeWitt will also be appearing on Sunday.

Actually, it's a pretty decent guest list.

Awww...Burt Ward. I remember seeing him at some kids expo thing in the mid-nineties. No one was at his table. I made a point to geek out over him so he'd feel better.

Jason said...

That's quite a guest list. They have a Busey, a Baldwin and a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. And the voice of Morbo! "This story confuses and infuriates Morbo!"

Fred's Brim said...

I saw Ken Landreaux hit a home run in my first ever baseball game. It was in the first inning vs the Mets in 86. Bob Welch, for some reason, could only pitch 5 innings in those days. He was predictably flailing in the 6th inning so Tommy brought in Tom Neidenfuer. He of course gave up a grand slam to George Foster. That granny and Tom Neidenfuer's post-granny anger incited two brawls (bullpens included). It also made me cry (I was a sensitive Dodger fan back then, not the hardened, unemotional pillar that I am today)

Dusty Baker said...

That's hilarious, FB.

DSBG update, per recent Tweet from him:

"Headed out to play 18 at Anthem Country Club in Henderson, NV"

Last I heard from him a few days ago (as reported in this space), he had lost his iPhone and couldn't Tweet. This Tweet was sent from a Twitter for BlackBerry client, so I assume he has re-phoned now. Apparently he's taking time off from his duties to play golf. Ahhh, the life of a DSBG.

Steve Sax said...

DSBG?

Josh S. said...

"Don't Stop Believin' Guy"

I figure he doesn't have to be at every game. It's easy enough to play old clips of him.

QuadSevens said...

They didn't show a clip of him last night. It would have been nice though, since the Dodgers were down by a run in the 8th.

Dusty Baker said...

http://www.sonsofstevegarvey.com/search/label/DSBG

Neeebs said...

@FB
"not the hardened, unemotional pillar that I am today"

Classic!

rbnlaw said...

@FB:
We used to call him Tom "we be" Neidenfuer "of those gopher balls."
How he stayed with the team so long is anyone's guess, but he cashed in on one good season much to our chagrin.

Much like Gary Matthews did to the Angels.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs, FB-

Classic, indeed. I've laughed all afternoon about that line. Especially when I contrast it with FB's statement yesterday that for Wednesday night's game he couldn't stand it and ultimately headed for the bar in order to cut out the middle man, or something to that effect. FB- part-time stoic.

MR. F said...

I blame the recent losses on DSBG. People have stopped believing! We need him to keep people believing!

Dusty Baker said...

Tweet from Tommy Lasorda:

"I hate the Giants! Last year the Dodgers were 11-7 against the Giants, including 6-3 at Dodger Stadium."

Now, I don't know if Tommy actually sends these Tweets (I suspect not), but I still am left to picture him going about his business this fine afternoon, and suddenly thinking, "Man, I hate the Giants. I want to send a Tweet to that effect."

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr. F-

Right! Reminds me of some movie about our society losing the Christmas spirit, and only one man can bring it back: the DSBG.

MR. F said...

HAH DB. No matter if that's really Tommy or not, I still think a little higher now of Tommy than I did a minute ago.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 3.01p: I think Tommy did have a person dedicated to executing his tweet requests, back at the beginning. But he ate him. Not sure if he got a replacement or if he's tweeting himself now.

I do agree that the Giants are worthy of derision, however.

Dusty Baker said...

I wonder how many interns Tommy has accidentally devoured?

MR. F said...

Is Steve Garvey aware of his extra... Sons?

MR. F said...

DB,
Accidentally versus intentionally?