Thursday, June 16, 2011
Former Dodger outfielder Shawn Green made an appearance at Barnes & Noble in Glendale this evening. He was there signing his new book, "The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 mph". He was scheduled to appear from 6 to 7 pm.
I arrived at Barnes & Noble at 5:45, and there were about 100 people in line. I knew I had to buy a book to get the autograph. I was actually there to buy two, one for me and the other for my sister. Once I made the purchase I got into the line, and that's when Shawn arrived, right at 6:00.
We were told we could get one piece of memorabilia signed for every book we purchased. I bought two books, so I got my Shawn Green bobblehead and one card ready for signing. The line moved slowly, but that's because he was posing for pictures and chit-chatting with everyone. The Barnes & Noble staff were actually being very nice and taking pics for the fans.
Once I got to the front of the line, he shook my hand, took a picture with me and signed everything I put in front of him. We also talked a bit about his book tour and living in New York. Greenie was very friendly and I could have talked to him for hours. I really did have a million things to ask him.
Thanks to Shawn Green, Barnes & Noble, and Vin Scully Is My Homeboy for the appearance info. It was also nice meeting photog extraordinaire, Ben from The sky is Big In Pasadena.