Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mike Reeves


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the Dunedin Blue Jays came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Mike signed a 2015 Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=reeves002mic

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Murphy Smith


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the Dunedin Blue Jays came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Murphy signed a 2015 Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=smith-001mur

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Jorge Mateo


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Jorge signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP87.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=mateo-000jor

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tommy Phelps


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015, when the Tampa Yankees, whom he was the pitching coach for, came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Tommy signed a 1996 Bowman card #339.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/phelpto01.shtml

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Keury Mella


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the Daytona Tortugas came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Keury signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP136.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mellake01.shtml

Saturday, December 9, 2017

John Richy


I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Threshers game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

John signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP98.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=richy-000joh

Friday, December 8, 2017

Jeff Gelalich


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the Daytona Tortugas came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Jeff signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=gelali001jef

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jimmy Moran


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the Daytona Tortugas came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Jimmy signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=moran-000jim

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jhoan Ureña


I met him at a Minor League game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2015, when the St. Lucie Mets came to play the Bradenton Marauders.

Jhoan signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP98.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=urena-000jho

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Blackalicious (The Gift of Gab & Chief Xcel) and Lateef the Truthspeaker





On August 12, 2015 I went to see Blackalicious perform at The State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL.

As the show was ending, the group wanted to take a picture of themselves with the crowd behind them. I'm in the front wearing the blue and white striped shirt.

It was a poor choice of pen on my part as the autographs are very hard to read. Chief Xcel signed the front cover of his group's debut CD, Nia. The Gift of Gab signed the back of the booklet in the upper right corner. Lateef the Truthspeaker, who I wasn't aware was going to be there, also signed the back cover. He appears on track 13, Smithzonian Institute of Rhyme.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Tyler Clippard


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2015, when the New York Mets came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tyler signed a 2014 Topps card #574.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/clippty01.shtml

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Carlos Torres


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2015, when the New York Mets came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Carlos signed a 2015 Topps card #173.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/torreca01.shtml

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Tom Goodwin


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2015, when the New York Mets, whom he was the first base coach for, came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tom signed a 1992 Topps Stadium Club card #322.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/goodwto01.shtml

Friday, December 1, 2017

Keith Hernandez


I met him at the visiting team's hotel in 2015, when the New York Mets, whom he was there as SNY's game analyst, came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Keith signed a 1983 Topps Traded card #43T.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hernake01.shtml

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ron Darling


I met him at the visiting team's hotel in 2015, when the New York Mets, whom he was there as SNY's play-by-play announcer, came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ron signed a 1991 Leaf card #378.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/darliro01.shtml