Over the weekend I had the great privilege of meeting the wonderful Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw was at a free autograph signing in La Mirada,CA at a Living Spaces. I knew this was going to be a crazy event. Kershaw is wildly popular in LA and he should be wildly popular all over the country but, that is a post for another day. There were hundreds of people at this event. I have know idea how what the exact number was but it was the crowd was immense. My party and I arrived around 5am for a scheduled 10am signing. There were already at least hundred people ahead of us in line.
The rush and disorganization by the Living Spaces staff could have been worse than it was. I was just thinking that this event could turn into a mini riot considering there were hundreds of people in line who have been there for several hours. It could have turned into another blemish on the Dodgers season to go along with the Bryan Stow beating, Frank McCourt and the on-field problems. But, I am thankful that Living Spaces settled the crowd down and the event went smooth after the initial chaos.
The ball that I got signed was from a complete game that Kershaw pitched against the Florida Marlins earlier this year. The ball was pitched by Kershaw to Omar Infante and Infante hit a screaming liner right at my dad. We were sitting in the 5th row by third base. My dad quickly put up his hands to defend himself and the line drive bounced off his wrist. Luckily, he only got a bruise and we got the ball. Now that same ball is signed by Clayton Kershaw!
Dodgerbobble, I was able to swing a trade. I traded him an in person Mark Trumbo autograph that we got together a couple weeks back. I love GUs that are from specific events. So, I picked up this Rafael Furcal GU workout jersey from last year's all star game. Great card from soon to be ex-Doyer.