Jim Leyritz made an appearance at The Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin liu. It was a private event for only a limited number of guests. People had to contact Dr. Liu when the event was posted publicly to participate and to no surprise, the guest list was quickly filled.
It was easy going with Jim talking to fans and signing autographs. He signed his full signature which isn’t something that he always does. It wasn’t Jim’s first time at the practice either, he had already been there a number of times as a patient.
Some of my signed items.
Stay tuned for the next free giveaway which will be a Jim Leyritz signed jersey!
Jim played for 6 different teams during his Major League career. His most memorable moments always seemed to come when wearing a Yankees uniform.
Facts about Jim
Full name is James Joseph Leyritz.
Attended Middle Georgia College and the University of Kentucky.
On April 8, 2015, Delino Diaab DeShields made his Major League debut with the Texas Rangers. If the name sounds familiar it’s because he is the son of former big leaguer Delino DeShields.
Delino started his career in the Astros organization after being drafted in the 1st round of the 2010 amateur draft. He spent the entire 2013 season at Class A Lancaster, where he hit .317 with 51 stolen bases. Delino eventually made his Major League debut with the Texas Rangers and the speedster is currently among the league leaders in stolen bases.
I want to wish Delino the best of luck in the big leagues.
I attended the Inland Empire 66ers meet the team barbecue at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Several years ago the 66ers, Class A affiliate of the Angels, also held this event and it was a decent turnout. This time the place was packed.
The $15 per person ticket included an all you can eat buffet with a chance to eat and mingle with all the players on the team. My main focus was meeting the coaching staff and some of the top prospects.
Former major leaguer Denny Hocking returns to the 66ers as team manager.
Former major leaguer Matt Wise returns as the teams pitching coach.
According to MLB Prospects Watch, pitcher Victor Alcantara is ranked 16th in the Angels organization.
According to MLB Prospects Watch, infielder Roberto Baldoquin is ranked 3rd in the Angels organization. The cuban signed with the Angels in the offseason.
On Wednesday evening I didn’t have anything planned so I decided to take a 70 mile drive to The Grove in Los Angeles. Sports broadcaster Al Michaels was scheduled to make an appearance at Barnes & Noble to sign copies of his book, “You Can’t Make This Up.”
It was my first time ever going to The Grove in Los Angeles and didn’t exactly know what to expect.
When Al arrived he briefly discussed his book and did a Q & A with the audience. After the Q & A he signed copies of his book for a turnout that I’m guessing was about 40 people.
The truth is I didn’t make the 140 mile round trip for a signed book, it was to meet this legendary sports broadcaster in person and get a photo op.
Facts about Al
Full name is Alan Richard Michaels.
Attended Alexander Hamilton High School in L.A.
Attended Arizona State University.
Has done play-by-play for the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.