Sorry about the extended absence from my blog everybody. I was on vacation in Fort Wayne, IN. And if you know anything about Minor League baseball you'll know what this post is about. In other words, I went to watch the Quad City River Bandits play the Fort Wayne Tincaps.
If you have been a follower of my blog for awhile you know by now that I love obtaining autographs of professional athletes. And that is exactly what I did Wednesday night.
Upon arriving at the ballpark, I noticed that there was no one here. Thinking back on it now, Wednesday evening + A level ball = Not many people.
Before doing anything we found our seats. 2 rows behind home plate for $10. Insane I know.
Next on my mind was autographs. So I went to the top of the tunnel that all the players enter the dugout from. After a little bit of searching, I found Dane Phillips (the catcher in the photo) just doing his stretches with no one in sight trying to get his autograph. Being myself I just watched him for a little bit and then asked for his autograph and he signed for me.
Next, I found Walker Weickel walking out of the tunnel and before he got to the dugout I was able to get him to sign my card I had of him.
All of sudden the River Bandits players starting coming out which meant high round draft picks. Upon their arrival, I was able to venture over to their dugout and get Rio Ruiz their third baseman on my ticket stub. Unfortunately, I didn't have a card of him.
Next on my list was the game. The game was quite impressive. Lance McCullers the River Bandits starter was throwing 95+. Now that is eye opening for being in A ball. With his effort on the mound and some help from his offense Lance McCuller's River Bandits prevailed as the victors 4-3 over the Tincaps.
And to put you all out of your misery, I will finally show you the autos that I was able to nab at the game.
Oh, and I forgot to show off this bad boy.
Yep, Carlos Correa. 1 overall draft pick in 2012 MLB Amateur Draft.
Well, there you have it, my super duper awesome day has come to a close. And the only guy that eluded me was this guy.
I knew he'd be a tough one so I wasn't to disappointed.
And I think a Padres fan out there might be happy with what I got him as well.
Well, everybody have a wonderful time blogging! :) Thanks for reading.