Before I got there, I thought this would be unorganized like every other Dodger event. As soon as I walked into Dodger Stadium I found out I was right. Getting into the event area was a bit of a pain in the ass, but once inside, we discovered that there were four lines to choose from and the players in them were random. You basically had to wait and hope you get someone you wanted. Things were easy at first because of the players that were signing early, but as the day progressed, the lines got very long and the weather got hot and as usual, the whole thing turned chaotic because people were standing around waiting.
My goal for the day was to get Andre Ethier, Tommy Lasorda, Fernando Valezuela , Dee Gordon and Bill Russell all on their own baseballs. I didn't even come close to meeting that goal, only getting Gordon on ball. I did get to meet Tommy at the wine tasting tent, so it wasn't all bad.
|Vinny blessed us with his presence|
|Me and Charlie Steiner|
|Me and Tommy at the wine tasting tent|
|Here's Wes Parker's beautiful side-panel job. He wanted to sign the ball in Sharpie.|
|I wanted to get Dee on ROMLB.|
|Elian Herrera signing my team ball|
|Herrera & Coffey|
|Loney & Guerra|
|Elbert & Wright|
|Honeycutt & Belisario|