Rest In Peace Darryl

D.Dawkins

On August 27, 2015, former NBA center Darryl Dawkins passed away. According to ESPN, Darryl passed away from a heart attack.

Darryl had a 14 year NBA career and was the first player to go straight to the NBA out of high school.

May Darryl rest in peace.
D.Dawkins

Prospect of the Day

A.Hedges card

On May 4, 2015, Austin Charles Hedges made his major league debut with the San Diego Padres. Austin spent most of the 2013 season with the Lake Elsinore Storm in the California League. During that time he was considered the best defensive catcher in all of minor league baseball.

After being called up to the majors, he has split time behind the plate with Derek Norris. Austin isn’t much of a hitter, but his defensive skills behind the plate should guarantee a very long big league career.

I want to wish Austin the best of luck in the big leagues.
A.Hedges

Storm @ 66ers

66ers

The Lake Elsinore Storm made a trip to visit the Inland Empire 66ers. I didn’t attend the game but showed up after and waited for some of the players near the team bus.

Former major leaguer Xavier Nady recently got the gig as the Storm hitting coach and I wanted to meet him. Rod Barajas began the season as the Storm hitting coach, then was promoted to Double-A San Antonio. Nady then came in to fill the void.

After waiting for over an hour, Xavier came out and signed for the few of us that were waiting for him. You can judge by the background of the photo that this was a very late night autograph session. Luckily we were both wearing white.

Xavier Nady Nady cards

Facts about Xavier

  • Full name is Xavier Clifford Nady.
  • Attended UC Berkeley.
  • Was drafted by the Padres in the 2nd round of the 2000 amateur draft.
  • 2x World Series champion.
  • Had a 12 year major league career.

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Free Giveaway

D.Collison

Up for giveaway is a floor piece autographed by NBA point guard Darren Collison. This item is from a private signing that took place on June 8, 2013, at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu.

To enter the free giveaway, send us an email using our contact page stating that you want to win. The winner will be selected using Random.org in two weeks and the item will be shipped to the winner. The only rule that applies is that it’s only 1 entry per person.

Giveaway sponsored by Alex Corbin Liu.
Alex Corbin Liu

Giveaway update

Austin C. is the winner of the autographed floor piece.
Collison Giveaway