Clayton Kershaw Book Signing Recap


On Sunday afternoon I attended one of Clayton Kershaw’s Book signings in Porter Ranch, CA. Clayton Kershaw, and his wife Ellen, are touring around southern California over the next few weeks, holding various book signings, to promote their just released book, titled Arise. The book is about their lives,  how they met, and their charity work in Zambia Africa. I now regularly attend the Dodger signing events in my area, These events are a great way to meet your favorite Dodger players, and hang out with other Dodger fans. Meeting and socializing with other people who share the same passion for the Dodgers as you do is what it’s all about. Here is my recap of the Clayton Kershaw book signing in the Porter Ranch Ralph’s. As an added bonus, you get to see my mug in picture.

Kershaw's book Arise, and my Inscription failure

I arrived at around 12:30 and saw about 30 people already standing in line outside the Ralph’s. I went inside and there was another line with another large group of Dodger fans. I saw a table at the front, but no Kershaw. I figured he wasn’t there yet, and walked around the table to buy a copy of his book. As I walked by the table, I literally almost bumped right into Kershaw. I greeted him, and shook his hand, as did several other fans that surrounded him. I purchased a copy of his book, then walked back over to the line. I ran into Josh, of www.dodgerbobble.com .

DB offered to help with taking some extra pictures. I had purchased two books. One for me, and one for Stacie. I had planned to get an inscription in each book , one for me and Stacie. I had a great time hanging out and talking with Dodgerbobble, and Greg from plaschke thy sweater is argyle, and Theresa.

When I got up to the table, I had a bit of an inscription failure. DB and another lady were taking pics, and while I was posing for each pic, I completely forgot about the inscription. I had only one post-it with the custom inscription written on it. Unfortunately what I accidentally did was put the inscription on the wrong page, and Kershaw didn’t see it. Kershaw and Ellen both signed their names, but without inscriptions. Oh well. What did I learn from this inscription blunder?

Thumbs up all the way, when you get to meet Kershaw!

 

1.I’m a huge huge dork.

2.Meeting Clayton Kershaw can cause extreme bouts of awesomeness, happiness, and disorientation.

3.Meeting Kershaw is awesome.

So basically I’m blaming my screw up on being overwhelmed with the wonderfulness of meeting Kershaw. We tried to ask Kershaw if he would sign some Baseballs for us, but he couldn’t. Because of contractual requirements he was not allowed to sign memorabilia. No problem-o! I had a great time. I’m addicted to these events now. Check out the pics. All proceeds from the book purchases were donated to charity. Big thanks to Clayton and Ellen Kershaw, for a great event! Good times were had by all. Go Blue!

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  • Sandi Davis

    I was in charge of the Clayton Kershaw book signing of Arise in Ralphs Grocery in Porter Ranch, CA. I have to say we didn’t know what to expect, but we had a HUGE turnout. People were lined up outside the building all dressed in Dodger shirts and hats. All the Dodger fans were waiting for hours to be the first in line. Clayton and his wife Ellen arrived and were so polite and gracious, taking time to take photos and talk to all of the fans, especially the little boys and girls that were there. This was a great way to meet and talk about your love for the Dodgers, my whole Team @ Ralphs had a great time and wanted to thank Clayton and Ellen for coming. I started to read the book Arise last night and it really is an inspirational story TEAM #127 PORTER RANCH SAYS THANK YOU TO CLAYTON AND ELLEN!! GO DODGER BLUE!!

  • organicallyrude

    @Sandi Davis Thanks for your comment Sandi! It sounds like you and your team at Ralphs team did a great job with the event. I wish I could have been there, but I’m excited that Scott picked me up a book:) It’s definately a great cause, and Clayton & Ellen are such a cute couple.

  • Sandi Davis

    I was in charge of the Clayton Kershaw book signing of Arise in Ralphs Grocery in Porter Ranch, CA. I have to say we didn’t know what to expect, but we had a HUGE turnout. People were lined up outside the building all dressed in Dodger shirts and hats. All the Dodger fans were waiting for hours to be the first in line. Clayton and his wife Ellen arrived and were so polite and gracious, taking time to take photos and talk to all of the fans, especially the little boys and girls that were there. This was a great way to meet and talk about your love for the Dodgers, my whole Team @ Ralphs had a great time and wanted to thank Clayton and Ellen for coming. I started to read the book Arise last night and it really is an inspirational story TEAM #127 PORTER RANCH SAYS THANK YOU TO CLAYTON AND ELLEN!! GO DODGER BLUE!!

    • organicallyrude

      @Sandi Davis Thanks for your comment Sandi! It sounds like you and your team at Ralphs team did a great job with the event. I wish I could have been there, but I’m excited that Scott picked me up a book:) It’s definately a great cause, and Clayton & Ellen are such a cute couple.

  • JoshuaSaulKohl

    I think it came out looking very nice. It was also nice hanging out with you on Sunday. I told you this was addicting!

  • JoshuaSaulKohl

    I think it came out looking very nice. It was also nice hanging out with you on Sunday. I told you this was addicting!

    • LasordasLair

      @JoshuaSaulKohl

      Thanks Josh! yeah its always a good time hanging out with you too. Man Im completly hooked on these signings now. you were right! I cant wait until the next one.

  • LasordasLair

    @JoshuaSaulKohl

    Thanks Josh! yeah its always a good time hanging out with you too. Man Im completly hooked on these signings now. you were right! I cant wait until the next one.