Dodger Closer Jonathan Broxton made an appearance today at the Sports Authority in Burbank. The event was scheduled to start at 11:00am. I got there at 8:45. A head count was taken around 10:00, and I was the 201st person in line. I brought my sons Kevin and Shawn with me today. It was Kevin's first player appearance. Shawn was with me last year at the Andre Ethier/Clayton Kershaw appearance in Northridge.
The event started on time, but the line moved very slowly. We were told only one item would get signed, and pictures were ok, but we couldn't take a picture with him. Event staff walked up and down the long line letting everyone know that Brox would only be signing until noon. We got to Broxton at 11:50. We made it with 10 minutes to spare. Not everyone was as lucky though. There must have been 300 people who didn't get autographs.
I was at the last Broxton signing on June 12 in Koreatown. I got my bobblehead signed then. I still needed to get my team ball signed. So I brought the ball and my sons brought cards.
I did have a good time today. The fans in line are always great. There was a group of guys in front of us who were autograph collectors. We shared stories of the different events we had attended.
I do have two complaints though: 1. I wish there were more events in the San Fernando Valley, where I live. And 2. I think the events should be longer than an hour. There are a lot of people who come from far away to see their favorite players. Too many fans are turned away after waiting in line a long time.
|The long line of people in front of us|
|This was the enterance to the event|
|Brox signing my ball|
|My team ball with Broxton's signature|
|Shawn's signed 2009 Topps 206 Broxton|
|Kevin's signed 2010 Allen & Ginter Broxton|