Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Clay Holmes


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

Unfortunately, this game was never played due to a heavy rainstorm. This was also the Marauders final visit to Clearwater, so I hung around near the player's entrance and got autographs as they exited.

Clay signed a 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects card #BCP77.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=holmes002cla

Monday, November 20, 2017

Jin-De Jhang


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

Unfortunately, this game was never played due to a heavy rainstorm. This was also the Marauders final visit to Clearwater, so I hung around near the player's entrance and got autographs as they exited.

Jin-De signed a 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects card #BCP211.

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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Wyatt Mathisen


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

Unfortunately, this game was never played due to a heavy rainstorm. This was also the Marauders final visit to Clearwater, so I hung around near the player's entrance and got autographs as they exited.

Wyatt signed a 2015 Topps Pro Debut card #10.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=mathis000wya

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Jarlin Garcia


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

Jarlin signed a 2015 Bowman Chrome Prospects card #BCP148.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garcija04.shtml

Friday, November 17, 2017

Kohl Stewart


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2015, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Nick signed a 2015 Topps Pro Debut card #41.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=stewar000koh

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sam Perlozzo


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2015, when the Fort Myers Miracle, whom he was there as the Minnesota Twins Minor League Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator, came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Sam signed a 1986 ProCards Tidewater Tides Team Set card.
This is an error card that was later corrected. Instead of showing the Tidewater Tides logo, it has the NY Mets logo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/perlosa01.shtml

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Aaron Slegers


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2015, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Aaron signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP105.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/slegeaa01.shtml

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jim Dwyer


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2015, when the Fort Myers Miracle, whom he was the hitting coach for, came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Jim signed a 1988 Fleer card #558.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dwyerji01.shtml

Monday, November 13, 2017

Jeff Smith


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2015, when the Fort Myers Miracle, whom he was managing, came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Jeff signed a 1997 Best Fort Myers Miracle Team Set card #28.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=smith-006jef

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Stephen Gonsalves


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2015, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Stephen signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP49.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=gonsal001ste

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Nick Burdi


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2015, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Nick signed a 2015 Topps Pro Debut card #181.

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tyler Jay


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2015, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Tyler signed a 2015 Panini USA Stars & Stripes card #97.

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

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jon Matthews


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

Jon signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=matthe002jon

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sal Romano


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

Sal signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP49.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/romansa01.shtml

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Amir Garrett


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

Amir signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garream01.shtml

Monday, November 6, 2017

Evan Mitchell


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

Evan signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=mitche002eva

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Jackson Stephens


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

Jackson signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stephja01.shtml

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Nolan Becker


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

Nolan signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=becker000nol

Friday, November 3, 2017

Calten Daal


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

Calten signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

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

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Jonathon Crawford


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

Jonathon signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP7.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=crawfo001jon

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Joel Bender


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

Joel signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=bender001joe

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sebastian Elizalde


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

Sebastian signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=elizal001seb

Monday, October 30, 2017

El'Hajj Muhammad


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

El'Hajj signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=muhamm001elh

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Joe Hudson


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

Joe signed a 2015 Daytona Tortugas Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hudson004jos

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Naughty by Nature


On July 17, 2015, Treach and Kaygee of Naughty by Nature performed at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida as part of the Clearwater Threshers Summer Concert Series.

I met Kaygee first. During the opening act, he walked right next to me to see the show. I recognized him immediately and asked him to sign my CD.
An employee of the Threshers saw that I was getting my CD signed and said he'd help me get Treach to sign it. A few minutes later the employee tells me to follow him. He leads me into the front office of the stadium where Treach and Kaygee are sitting, waiting their turn to go on stage.


Six months later, on January 30, 2016, Naughty by Nature returned to Florida, this time, it was all 3 members performing at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida. Before the show, I was able to get VinRock to sign my CD cover. Unfortunately, the pen didn't work out so well.


Naughty by Nature (Kaygee, Vin Rock and Treach signed their self-titled Naughty by Nature CD.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Marty Malloy


I met him at a Minor League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the GCL Astros, whom he was managing, came to play the GCL Phillies.

Marty signed a 1994 Classic Best Gold card #114.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/malloma01.shtml

Thursday, October 26, 2017

L.B. Dantzler


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

L.B. signed a 2015 Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=dantzl000lb-

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Matt Dean


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Matt signed a 2015 Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card.

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sean Reid-Foley


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Sean signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP47.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=reid-f000sea

Monday, October 23, 2017

Jorge Saez


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Jorge signed a 2015 Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card.

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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Lance McCullers, Jr.


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

Lance signed a 2015 Topps Pro Debut card #54.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mcculla02.shtml

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ed Lynch


I met him at a Minor League game between the Jupiter Hammerheads and Dunedin Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

He was there as a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays and I just happened to have a card of his on me.

Ed signed a 1984 Topps card #293.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lynched01.shtml

Friday, October 20, 2017

Brian Schneider


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015, when the Jupiter Hammerheads, whom he was managing, came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Brian signed a 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter's card #106.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schnebr01.shtml

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Brian Anderson


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

Brian signed a 2015 Florida State League Top Prospects card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/anderbr06.shtml

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Avery Romero


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

Avery signed a 2015 Florida State League Top Prospects card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=romero000ave

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kevin Ziomek


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

Kevin signed a 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP29.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=ziomek001kev

Monday, October 16, 2017

Rhys Hoskins


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

Rhys signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP122.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hoskirh01.shtml

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Ben Verlander


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

Ben signed a 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks card #97.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=verlan001ben

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Clint Coulter


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

Clint signed a 2015 Florida State League Top Prospects card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=coulte000cli

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jeff Hoffman


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Jeff signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP6.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hoffmje02.shtml

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Conner Greene


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Conner signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP64.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=greene000con

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Jonathan Holder


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

Jonathan signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP88.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/holdejo02.shtml

Monday, October 9, 2017

Jordan Montgomery


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

Jordan signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP114.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/montgjo01.shtml

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Roman Quinn


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

He had injured himself in AA while playing for the Reading Fightin Phils and he was sent to Florida to rehab. I just happened to catch him in attendance at a Clearwater Threshers game.

Roman signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP7.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/q/quinnro01.shtml