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    Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo, and Yuniesky Betancourt.
    Yankees' payroll: $250 millions
    Marlins' payroll: $50 millions
    Marlins winning The Series: Priceless

    "Visiting Americans love going to Cuban games because with no free agency, no franchise movement and no owners blackmailing cities for new stadiums, it all smacks of 1950's America, ignoring the inconvenient fact that such a fantasyland is only possible in a dictatorship"-S.L. Price

  • #2
    At the Pawtucket Red Sox Winter Hot Stove Party last night:

    MGR Arnie Beyeler (SCAN)

    OF Alex Hassan (SCAN)

    SP Brandon Duckworth (SCAN1) (SCAN2)

    SP Alex Wilson (SCAN1) (SCAN2)

    C Luis Exposito (SCAN1) (SCAN2)
    Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

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    • #3
      Attended the Reds Caravan last night in Charleston, WV. It was a madhouse but had a lot of luck!

      Brandon Phillips on an 8 X 10 canvas photo in blue paint pen as well as a 16 X 20 photograph in blue Sharpie. (was completely immersed with whatever was going on with his phone and not really making a lot of eye contact with people)
      Tucker Barnhart on an 11 X 18 photograph in black Sharpie (was doing a radio interview and not paying attention so he did not see my wife with the blue Sharpie) and an OMLB on the sweet spot in blue ink.
      Marty Brennaman on an 8 X 10 photograph in black Sharpie.
      Chris Welsh on an OMLB on the sweet spot in blue ink.

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      • #4
        At the annual Joe Di Maggio Children's Hospital Legends game, all on cards:

        Alex Arias
        Stan Bahnsen
        Paul Blair
        Wayne Granger
        Ricky Bones
        Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd
        Tony Gonzalez
        Bert Campaneris
        Orlando Cepeda
        Oscar Gamble
        Tommy Davis
        Eddie Kranepool
        Rudy May
        Rich Nye
        Fritz Peterson
        Warren Crommartie
        Jackie Hernandez
        Willie Horton
        Ken Rudolph
        Orestes Destrade
        Rusty Meacham
        Rico Carty
        Jim McAndrew
        Dennis Rasmussen
        Darold Knowles
        Jeff Torborg
        John O'Donoghue
        Chris Hammond
        Ron Swoboda
        Ron Blomberg
        Art Shamsky
        Tony Taylor
        Steve Whitaker
        John "Blue Moon" Odom
        Phil Linz
        Anthony Telford
        Yankees' payroll: $250 millions
        Marlins' payroll: $50 millions
        Marlins winning The Series: Priceless

        "Visiting Americans love going to Cuban games because with no free agency, no franchise movement and no owners blackmailing cities for new stadiums, it all smacks of 1950's America, ignoring the inconvenient fact that such a fantasyland is only possible in a dictatorship"-S.L. Price

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        • #5
          UNC First Pitch Baseball Dinner

          Last night, I attended the 4th Annual UNC First Pitch Baseball Dinner, which is held as a celebration of the program and to kick off the season. This year's event was the largest yet and continues to grow each year. Here was my autograph haul from last night:

          Dustin Ackley: 4 8x10 photos, 2 small posters that were provided by UNC (referred to as small posters from this point forward), 4 cards

          Alex White: 4 8x10 photos, 2 small posters, 3 cards

          Daniel Bard: 2 8x10 photos, 2 small posters, 3 cards

          Tim Federowicz: 2 custom 4x6 photos, 2 small posters, 4 cards

          Chris Iannetta: 2 8x10 photos, 2 small posters, 6 cards

          Andrew Miller: 2 8x10 photos, 2 small posters, 6 cards

          Andrew Carignan: 4 custom 4x6 photos, 2 small posters, 2 cards

          Chase Jones: 2 4x6 photos & 1 8x10 photo. He was the team student manager for 4 years but has an incredible story of being diagnosed with a brain tumor his Freshman year and has helped raise thousands of dollars for the UNC Children's Cancer Center.

          Mike Fox (UNC Head Coach): 2 8x10 photos

          Matt Harvey: 5 8x10 photos

          Colin Moran (UNC Starting 3B): 1 8x10

          The following were all on 2 4x6 photos:

          Scott Forbes (UNC Asst Coach)
          Scott Jackson (UNC Asst Coach)
          Colin Bates (Current Nationals' Minor Leaguer)
          Mike Cavasinni (Former UNC Player)
          Chad Flack (Former UNC Player)
          Mark Fleury (Curent Reds' Minor Leaguer)
          Garrett Gore (Former UNC Player)
          Ryan Graepel (Former UNC Player)
          Rob Wooten (Current Brewers' Minor Leaguer)

          There were other former players there as well but I didn't have anything for them to sign. Everyone was great and very nice about signing and talking about baseball, UNC, and life in general.

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          • #6
            Wow, quite a haul dmbfan! Sounds like a really fun event!
            Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

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            • #7
              WOW!!
              That's incredible!

              Originally posted by J.P View Post
              At the annual Joe Di Maggio Children's Hospital Legends game, all on cards:

              Alex Arias
              Stan Bahnsen
              Paul Blair
              Wayne Granger
              Ricky Bones
              Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd
              Tony Gonzalez
              Bert Campaneris
              Orlando Cepeda
              Oscar Gamble
              Tommy Davis
              Eddie Kranepool
              Rudy May
              Rich Nye
              Fritz Peterson
              Warren Crommartie
              Jackie Hernandez
              Willie Horton
              Ken Rudolph
              Orestes Destrade
              Rusty Meacham
              Rico Carty
              Jim McAndrew
              Dennis Rasmussen
              Darold Knowles
              Jeff Torborg
              John O'Donoghue
              Chris Hammond
              Ron Swoboda
              Ron Blomberg
              Art Shamsky
              Tony Taylor
              Steve Whitaker
              John "Blue Moon" Odom
              Phil Linz
              Anthony Telford
              "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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              • #8
                Brayan Peña, on his 04 Topps card.
                Yankees' payroll: $250 millions
                Marlins' payroll: $50 millions
                Marlins winning The Series: Priceless

                "Visiting Americans love going to Cuban games because with no free agency, no franchise movement and no owners blackmailing cities for new stadiums, it all smacks of 1950's America, ignoring the inconvenient fact that such a fantasyland is only possible in a dictatorship"-S.L. Price

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hellborn View Post
                  WOW!!
                  That's incredible!
                  Thanks, it all happens so quickly, I was surprised myself when I did a total count.
                  Yankees' payroll: $250 millions
                  Marlins' payroll: $50 millions
                  Marlins winning The Series: Priceless

                  "Visiting Americans love going to Cuban games because with no free agency, no franchise movement and no owners blackmailing cities for new stadiums, it all smacks of 1950's America, ignoring the inconvenient fact that such a fantasyland is only possible in a dictatorship"-S.L. Price

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                  • #10
                    Yesterday I caught up with the Braves Caravan in Macon, Georgia. Randall Delgado, Eddie Perez and Craig Kimbrel. Don Sutton came to town but was a no show at the autograph signing.

                    Perez was about as personable as always. Delgado was quiet but I don't think he speaks much English (at least that was MY impression). Kimbrel was great. Yakkin' it up with fans young and old. He gave my son and me a "hard time" because of his Mantle shirt and my Yankee cap. When my boy turned around to show him it was Mantle Kimbrel said, "We' ll give you a pass for the Mick." He talked to my boy for a few minutes before moving on. It was great; especially for my seven year old. Kimbrel left quite an impression.
                    Last edited by Allie Fox; 02-01-2012, 02:12 PM.
                    If I had only spent a tenth of the time studying Physics that I spent learning Star Wars and Baseball trivia, I would have won the Nobel Prize.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Allie Fox View Post
                      Yesterday I caught up with the Braves Caravan in Macon, Georgia. Randall Delgado, Eddie Perez and Craig Kimbrel. Don Sutton came to town but was a no show at the autograph signing.

                      Perez was about as personable as always. Delgado was quiet but I don't think he speaks much English (at least that was MY impression). Kimbrel was great. Yakkin' it up with fans young and old. He gave my son and me a "hard time" because of his Mantle shirt and my Yankee cap. When my boy turned around to show him it was Mantle Kimbrel said, "We' ll give you a pass for the Mick." He talked to my boy for a few minutes before moving on. It was great; especially for my seven year old. Kimbrel left quite an impression.
                      Cool! Nothing's better than finding a pro who's a gentleman as well. As a youngster I remember talking to John Wetteland after an Expos-Astros Spring game in Kissimmee. He chatted with me for 5 minutes about how his stuff improved because the "game" mound was a bit higher than the bullpen mound. I'll never forget the time he took. Polar opposite of Delino DeShields who waved myself and a few other kids away as we approached him after the game had finished. I'll never forget him either. Refreshing to talk to the "good guys". Congrats on your successes. Here's to many more. Is it time for pitchers and catchers to report yet?

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                      • #12
                        Sounds like a great time, Allie Fox!

                        I agree it's great when players take the time with the fans, especially the kids. I'm a grown up, but love watching the kids at signing events...they're so wide-eyed and excited, and when a player talks to them, they either smile huge or get all shy. Either way, you know it made an impression. I can't wait until my son is old enough for games and signing events (he's 6 weeks old today!)...he's already watching a lot of MLBNetwork with his dad, so I'm sure he'll be fan!

                        Even as an adult, it's nice when a player or former player is a "regular person". Ken Ryan (former Red Sox pitcher) spoke to my SABR group last November, and afterwards, I happend to be in the bathroom when he was there. Not wanting to be "the guy who talks to players at the urinal", I gave him a nod and went about my business. He actually struck up a conversation with ME at the sinks, though. My SABR group trends "old"...there are more guys over 70 than under 50, and I'm usually the only guy under 40 at the meetings...so I think he saw me as "a guy about my age in the sea of white heads". He grew up a town over from me a few years before me, so we actually knew some of the same players from the area.

                        It was cool to be like "Ok, this guy pitched for the Sox, but you could totally have a beer with him and it'd be no big deal".
                        Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

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                        • #13
                          Following pages from IP NC Dinner and more.
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                          Family Autograph Thread
                          http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75871

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                            more stuff....
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                            Family Autograph Thread
                            http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75871

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                              and more....
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                              Family Autograph Thread
                              http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75871

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