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That’s From Disneyland

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Hey everyone. I’ve been busy this weekend doing some house cleaning. But not as busy as Richard Kraft of Sherman Oaks. This past weekend Kraft has been auctioning off much of his Disneyland nostalgic collection, ranging from posters to attraction props and even actual ride vehicles. Prior to this weekends auction Kraft set up a free pop-up gallery in Sherman Oaks, some who even dressed and acted the part of their favorite Disney characters. 

Kraft plans to use the money raised through the auction to make donations to two charities that benefit children with special needs.

Here’s my collection of pictures, no particular order, that I was able to snap during my visit on August 12th…

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20180812_115935.jpg The man himself, Richard Kraft, greeting many an eager fan and capturing the moment before the gallery opens

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Of course I had to bring DodgerMickey…Lead the chorus…LETS GO DODGERS !!!

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20180812_123906.jpgShe seems very attracted to you DodgerMickey…

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He’s greeted many a guest entering one of these People Movers. Hey, how ’bout bringing back some of these and using them from Union Station to The Ravine. We found the Blue and Yellow ones. Now to find the Orange and Teal

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20180812_133454.jpg“It’s a World of Laughter a world of tears…It’s a Small World after all…”

20180812_134105.jpgDumbo playing with his favorite mouse, uh, second favorite mouse behind Timothy Q… Dumbo ain’t afraid of this mouse…

20180812_132719.jpgOf course…We can never separate these two…

I actually had several people come up to me as I was taking my pictures of my DodgerMickey statue. Of course they wanted to know if I bought it at the gift shop by the entrance. I’ve had the DodgerMickey since 2010 and of course being among Disney and Dodgers fans it was only natural that folks would want one of their own DodgerMickey as well…I guess it would only be natural that two of our favorite’s would make such magic together…Now if only that magic can continue on through October…

 

 

All Star Mouse Hunting From the OC to LA… AL EAST

REDS_MUSTACHEWith the All-Star game less than 7 days away, one of the things fans in Cincinnati can look forward to are the scattered handlebar statues, 10 of which will be spread throughout The Queen City. 

5 years ago with the All-Star game in Anaheim, Mickey Mouse themed statues, 36 total, 30 of them representing each MLB team, we’re scattered throughout Anaheim, Orange County, Rancho Cucamonga all the way here to L.A.  My first post of my search for the ” Hidden Mickey’s
” featured statues representing each N.L. East team.

A.L. East Mickeys

Deep into the O.C…

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The Oriole Mickey was located outside the Newport Sports Museum. Further down in Laguna Beach along PCH…

MICKEY_RAYS I would find this Tampa Bay Rays Mickey next to this Tiki themed exhibit at the Laguna Art Museum.  I couldn’t have picked a better day to come to Laguna Beach than on this nice sunny Saturday afternoon. If only I had more time to enjoy the sights…

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MICKEY_BLUE JAYS All blue here with the Blue Jays Mickey, outside the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.  This nice family in an SUV saw that I was attempting a selfie the father actually pulled aside and offered to take this pic for me…

MICKEY_YANKEES Here I am with that ” EVIL MICKEY “, the Yankee, inside the entrance of the old ESPN Zone at L.A. Live. There was a private event that evening as they we’re hosting a party for the Korean soccer fans during the 2010 World Cup. I literally had to plea the security guard if I could go in and take a quick pick. Once I worked my way in, staff knew I was doing the scavenger hunt and even asked me about it.

One more to go for the A.L. East. Now to find that Red Sox Mickey outside the Discovery Center in Santa Ana…

MICKEY_ RED SOX MISSING AT DISCOVERY CENTER Hey ! Where’d Mickey go ?

MICKEY_RED SOX DL SIGN Angles fans taking their anger out ? I know the Red Sox have been a thorn on the Halos side over the years, but really ?

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MICKEY_RED SOX N DREIHey, I actually got to see the Red Sox Mickey, all bandaged up from the beating he took, safe and sound at the All-Star fanfest…

Campaigning For Kid K

wpid-fb_img_1436315708657.jpg Why Kid K needs a final vote I will get to the All-Star game beats me, but here’s our chance to get him in. Dodger fans, you know what to do !!!

AGon and The Blue…. ” See You Real Soon !!!….. Meet Me In St. Louie !!! “

But first, Game 5 of the 2013 NLCS in pictures….

PreGame

roggin Long time local KNBC Sports reporter Fred Roggin….

drei_roggin My “pre-game interview” with Fred Roggin. We are going to pull this off right Fred ?

And from up in Reserve 51, Row A high up beyond the left field foul pole

anthony2 My buddy Anthony. He may have passed on 12 years ago, but his presence was there yesterday. I know you’re watching up there in that Dodger Blue sky Anthony !!!!

Zack Greinke during pre-game warmups…

ellis A.J. Ellis on the receiving end of a Zack Greinke fastball….

greinke1 greinke2 A couple more warmups from Zack….

bullpenritual Ready to Go !!!! greinke3 Let’s Do This Zack !!!!

blueandwhite Nothing but Blue and White here !!!!

cardsoutfield Cardinals outfield during a pitching change. Matt Holliday to Carlos Beltran and John Jay…” I’m not really looking forward to seeing Kershaw on Friday….”

wilson4 The Bearded One !!!!

wilson5 wilson6 Time to GET HEEM !!!!

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The bullpen anxiously looking on. We will send this back to St Louis boys !!!!

Jansen getting ready for the top of the 9th…

Jansen is warmed up now and ready to go….
jansen11 Time to cue the entrance music…. jansen12 Time to close this out and send this thing back to St Louis !!!! It was an interesting 9th as Jansen allowed 2 runs, but he would strike out the side and…. bump Back to St. Louis we go !!!!! victoryline ilovela

scoreboards Scoreboards says it all…. letty Our annual end of the year pic with my favorite Dodger Stadium usher Daniel. I told you we’d get that pic deep into October !!!!

Bats Coming Alive

Up until Game 5 it was pitching, as well as missed opportunities that played into this being a low scoring series. The bats finally came alive in Game 4 as the Cards slugged 2 home runs and the Blue would hit into 3 double plays. Wednesday it was the Dodgers, on the brink of elimination, who brought the bats to the yard, cranking 4 home runs, a post season single game club record, 2 by Gonzalez, and 1 each by Crawford and A.J. Ellis, as the Dodgers staved off elimination en route to a 6-4 win, sending this NLCS back to St Louis for Game 6…. Yesterday, it was the Cardinals turn to miss some opportunities, blowing an early bases loaded no out opportunity to put a dagger into the hearts of Dodgers fans…. After tying the game at 2 in the top of the 3rd, Yadier Molina would again ground into an inning ending double play, and Zack Greinke would not allow another hit until his departure after the 7th…. I said before and throughout the series that one of the keys would be which team gets that clutch hit. St Louis had done just enough to position themselves to punch their ticket to the World Series, and Zack Greinke, while not on his best, grinded it out . So now, with Kershaw taking the hill in Game 6 in St. Louis against Cards rookie Michael Wacha, will it be the Dodgers turn, as they did, in Game 5, to do ” just enough ” to bring this to a decisive 7th game ?

The Power of L.A. Media ?

Four years ago, after Game 2 of the NLDS, the Matt Holliday game, I came across longtime KCBS sports reporter Jim Hill after the Dodgers stunningly beat the Cards to take a 2 games to none lead in that series….hill The Dodgers would wrap it up in St. Louis, sweeping the Cards 3 straight. Wednesday before the game, I come across Fred Roggin, with the same except this time stained rally towel from Game 2 of the 2009 NLDS that Adam Wainwright gives us so much credit for…. roggin Deja vu going into St Louis ? We shall see…

And Finally….

mickey Mickey says to bring it home !!!! GO DODGERS !!!!