Saturday, May 14, 2011
Former Dodgers Shortstop Bill Russell made an appearance today at the new Sports Authority in Sherman Oaks. He was scheduled to sign autographs from 12:00 to 1:00. I got there at 9:30, and there were about ten people already in line.
The staff at Sports Authority were very helpful. They passed out plenty of promotional items while we waited for Mr. Russell, including folding chairs with carrying cases, which made the wait much more comfortable.
12 o'clock finally rolled around and Mr. Russell showed up on time. The line moved very quickly. I noticed people were getting multiple items signed, so I figured I'd give it a try too. I decided to go with two pictures. Both pics had the record setting infield of Russell, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes and Ron Cey. I already have individual autographs of all four players and decided it's time to get the group together. I've already reserved Steve Garvey's autograph at an appearance next week, so I know I'm half way there.
Mr. Russell was very nice, asking me where I wanted the autograph and even taking a picture with me. I wanted to thank Bill Russell and Sports Authority in Sherman Oaks for everything today. It was good seeing Alejandro and Mike and chatting with everyone else in line.