Monday, January 24, 2022

Brendan McKay


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Brendan signed a 2018 Topps Pro Debut card #117.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Orlando Romero


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Orlando signed a 2016 Princeton Rays Team Set card.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Kenny Rosenberg


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Kenny signed a 2016 Princeton Rays Team Set card.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Eleardo Cabrera


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Eleardo signed a 2016 Princeton Rays Team Set card.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Jorge Lopez


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jorge signed a 2016 Bowman card #146.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lopezjo02.shtml

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Brett Phillips


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Brett signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP137.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/phillbr02.shtml

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Hunter Dozier


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Hunter signed a 2015 Topps Pro Debut card #23.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/doziehu01.shtml

Monday, January 17, 2022

Salvador Perez


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Salvador signed a 2015 Topps card #39.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/perezsa02.shtml

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Rosell Herrera


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Rosell signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #TP-21.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/herrero02.shtml

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Ryan Eigsti


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals, whom he was the bullpen catcher for, came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ryan signed a 2009 Wilmington Blue Rocks Team Set card #07.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=eigsti001rya

Friday, January 14, 2022

Cal Eldred


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals, whom he was the pitching coach for, came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Cal signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #477.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/eldreca01.shtml

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Vance Wilson


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals, whom he was the bullpen coach for, came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Vance signed a 2004 Topps Total card #353.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wilsova01.shtml

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wily Peralta


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Wily signed a 2017 Topps card #70.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/peralwi01.shtml

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Ned Yost


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when the Kansas City Royals, whom he was managing, came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

I had met his son, Ned IV, two years earlier while he was the hitting coach for the Brevard County Manatees.

Ned signed a 1984 Topps card #107.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/yostne01.shtml

Monday, January 10, 2022

Kacy Clemens


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2018.

Kacy signed a 2017 Bowman Draft card #BD-101.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=clemen000kac

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Kevin Smith


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2018.

Kevin signed a 2017 Bowman Draft card #BD-192.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/smithke05.shtml

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Jay Bruce


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2018, when the St. Lucie Mets, whom he was on a rehab assignment with, came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Jay signed a 2014 Bowman card #5.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bruceja01.shtml

Friday, January 7, 2022

Josh Roeder


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2018, when the Jupiter Hammerheads came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Josh signed a 2015 Staten Island Yankees Team Set card #25.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=roeder000jos

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Travis Neubeck


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2018, when the Jupiter Hammerheads came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Travis signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #78.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=neubec000tra

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

James Nelson


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2018, when the Jupiter Hammerheads came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

James signed a 2018 Bowman Prospects card #BP33.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=nelson009jam

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Bryson Brigman


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2018, when the Jupiter Hammerheads came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Bryson signed a 2017 Topps Pro Debut card #194.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=brigma000bry

Monday, January 3, 2022

Gavin Wallace


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Bradenton Marauders came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

I had met his brother, Mike, earlier that season while he was also playing for the Marauders.

Gavin signed a 2017 West Virginia Black Bears Team Set card #31.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=wallac000gav

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Raul Siri


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Bradenton Marauders came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Raul signed a 2017 West Virginia Black Bears Team Set card #26.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=siri--000rau

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Deivy Mendez


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Bradenton Marauders came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Deivy signed a 2016 Hudson Valley Renegades Team Set card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=mendez002dei

Friday, December 31, 2021

Blake Weiman


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Bradenton Marauders came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Blake signed a 2017 West Virginia Black Bears Team Set card #32.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=weiman000bla

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Adam Oller


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Bradenton Marauders came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Adam signed a 2017 West Virginia Black Bears Team Set card #19.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=oller-000ada

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Brett Pope


I met him at a Minor League game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2018, when the Bradenton Marauders came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Brett signed a 2017 West Virginia Black Bears Team Set card #20.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=pope--000bre

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Greg Shields


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when North Carolina FC, whom he was an assistant coach for, came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

After getting an autograph from Austin da Luz, I saw Mr. Shields and called for him. He looked my way and then continued walking into the clubhouse. I thought that maybe I had called the wrong person, it certainly wouldn't have been the first time that's happened. Several minutes later that same guy walks out of the clubhouse and back onto the pitch. I was hesitant this time and kept my mouth shut. However, the more I saw him as he was working with the players, I was convinced that it was him. When the pre-game warmups were finished, he again walked my way toward the clubhouse. I tried again and called for him, and once again he acknowledged me and I quickly asked him for an autograph. He came over and asked if I shouted him out earlier. I said "yes" and then he apologized. He said he saw Austin signing for me but he hardly ever gets asked for autographs himself, plus, he told me that he rarely travels with the team when they're on the road. I told him that I was very fortunate that he made this trip.

Greg signed a 2003 Panini Scottish Premier League sticker #250.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Shields

Monday, December 27, 2021

Colin Clarke


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when North Carolina FC, whom he was the head coach for, came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Colin signed a 1991 Pro Set Soccer card #192.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Clarke_(footballer,_born_1962)

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Austin da Luz


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, when North Carolina FC came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Austin signed a 2010 Upper Deck World of Sports card #87.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_da_Luz