Thursday, November 26, 2020

Alejandro Requena


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Alejandro signed a 2016 Grand Junction Rockies Team Set card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=requen000ale

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Damon Jones


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Damon signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #14.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=jones-002dam

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Colby Fitch


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Colby signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #10.

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

Monday, November 23, 2020

Andres Chaparro


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Andres signed a 2017 Pulaski Yankees Team Set card #05.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=chapar000and

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Oswaldo Cabrera


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Oswaldo signed a 2017 Charleston RiverDogs Team Set card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=cabrer000osw

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Glenn Otto


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Glenn signed a 2017 Staten Island Yankees Team Set card #23.

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

Friday, November 20, 2020

Eric Wagaman


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Eric signed a 2017 Pulaski Yankees Team Set card #34.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=wagama000eri

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Brandon Wagner


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Brandon signed a 2015 Staten Island Yankees Team Set card #29.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=wagner000bra

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Zeiko Lewis


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2017, when the New York Red Bulls II came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Zeiko signed a 2017 Topps Major League Soccer card #83.

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

John Wolyniec


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2017, when the New York Red Bulls II, whom he was managing, came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

John signed a 2009 Upper Deck Major League Soccer Hometown Heroes card #HH-11.

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

Monday, November 16, 2020

Neill Collins


I met him at a Tampa Bay Rowdies game at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2017.

Neill signed a 2010 Panini Championship sticker #248A/248B.

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

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Zach Warren


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Zach signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #31.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=warren000zac

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Lucas Tancas


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Lucas signed a 2017 West Virginia Black Bears Team Set card #29.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=tancas000luc

Friday, November 13, 2020

Blake Cederlind


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Blake signed a 2017 West Virginia Power Team Set card #08.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cederbl01.shtml

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Hunter Owen


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hunter signed a 2017 West Virginia Power Team Set card #06.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=owen--002hun

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Beau Sulser


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Beau signed a 2017 West Virginia Black Bears Team Set card #28, which incorrectly spells his last name.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=sulser000bea

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Wyatt Toregas


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates, whom he was coaching, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Wyatt signed a 2017 West Virginia Power Team Set card #30.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/toregwy01.shtml

Monday, November 9, 2020

Miles Mastrobuoni


I met him at an autograph signing at a Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2017.

Before the game, the Rays honored their 2017 Minor League award winners. Miles was the recipient of the Erik Walker Community Champion Award, an award that recognizes one Rays Minor League player who exemplifies teamwork, sportsmanship, and community involvement. Attributes exhibited by Rays Minor League pitcher Erik Walker, who died tragically in October 2006 in a canoeing accident.

Miles signed a 2016 Hudson Valley Renegades Team Set card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=mastro000mil

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Garrett Cleavinger


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Garrett signed a 2016 Delmarva Shorebirds Team Set card #05.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cleavga01.shtml

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Trevor Bettencourt


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Trevor signed a 2017 Lakewood Blueclaws Team Set card #04.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=betten000tre

Friday, November 6, 2020

David Parkinson


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

David signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #22.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=parkin002dav

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Connor Seabold


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Connor signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #27.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=seabol000con

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Spencer Howard


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Spencer signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #13.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/howarsp01.shtml

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Kyle Dohy


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Kyle signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #07.

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

Monday, November 2, 2020

Jonathan Hennigan


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Jonathan signed a 2017 Lakewood Blueclaws Team Set card #15.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=hennig000jon

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Nick Maton


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Nick signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #16.

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

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Kyle Young


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Kyle signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #32.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=young-002kyl

Friday, October 30, 2020

Luis Carrasco


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Luis signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #06.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=carras000lui

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Adam Haseley


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Adam signed a 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #12.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/haselad01.shtml

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Jonathan Prieto


I met him at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida in 2017, while he was a Pittsburgh Pirates instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Jonathan signed a 2017 West Virginia Black BearsTeam Set card #35.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=prieto001jon

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Brian Esposito


I met him at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida in 2017, while he was a Pittsburgh Pirates instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Brian signed a 2016 West Virginia Power Team Set card #30.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/esposbr01.shtml

Monday, October 26, 2020

Brandon Waddell


I met him during the Pittsburgh Pirates Florida Instructional League at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida in 2017.

Brandon signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #77.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/waddebr01.shtml

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Dario Agrazal


I met him during the Pittsburgh Pirates Florida Instructional League at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida in 2017.

Dario signed a 2016 West Virginia Power Team Set card #28.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/agrazda01.shtml

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Nas


Nas had a concert at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 21, 2017.

I saw his tour bus parked not too far from the venue and patiently waited for him to come out. Unfortunately, his bodyguard approached me and said that once Nas exits the bus, he won't have time to stop and sign, he'll be immediately escorted into a car and driven to the venue. The guard then offered to take my CD on the bus for Nas to sign as long as I agreed to not hang around waiting or telling others where Nas would be. I agreed and he took my CD cover and brought it to Nas and then had it back to me a minute or two later.

Nas signed the cover of his Illmatic CD.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Enzo Martinez


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2017, when Charlotte Independence came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Enzo signed a 2012 Upper Deck Major League Soccer card #197.

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

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Jun Marques Davidson


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2017, when Charlotte Independence came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Jun signed a 2012 Upper Deck Major League Soccer card #159.

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

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

James Marvel


I met him at a Minor League Bradenton Marauders game at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida in 2017.

James signed a 2017 West Virginia Power Team Set card #07.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marveja01.shtml

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Carlos Muñoz


I met him at a Minor League Bradenton Marauders game at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida in 2017.

Carlos signed a 2016 West Virginia Power Team Set card #24.

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

Monday, October 19, 2020

Yoel Espinal


I met him at a Minor League game at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida in 2017, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Bradenton Marauders.

Yoel signed a 2015 Staten Island Yankees Team Set card #11.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=espina000yoe

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Jake Shull


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2017, when the Lakeland Flying Tigers came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Jake signed a 2016 West Michigan Whitecaps Team Set card #22.

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

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Eduardo Jimenez


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2017, when the Lakeland Flying Tigers came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Eduardo signed a 2016 Connecticut Tigers Team Set card #20.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jimened01.shtml

Friday, October 16, 2020

Cam Gibson


I met him at a Minor League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida in 2017, when the Lakeland Flying Tigers came to play the Tampa Yankees.

Cam signed a 2016 West Michigan Whitecaps Team Set card #09.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=gibson000cam

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Merandy Gonzalez


I met him at a Minor League game at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida in 2017, when the Jupiter Hammerheads came to play the Bradenton Marauders.

Merandy signed a 2016 Brooklyn Cyclones Team Set card #12.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gonzame01.shtml

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

James Needy


I met him at a Minor League game at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida in 2017, when the Jupiter Hammerheads came to play the Bradenton Marauders.

James signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP60.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=needy-001jam

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Justin Twine


I met him at a Minor League game at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida in 2017, when the Jupiter Hammerheads came to play the Bradenton Marauders.

Justin signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP41.

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

Monday, October 12, 2020

Albert Abreu


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Albert signed a 2017 Charleston RiverDogs Team Set card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/abreual01.shtml

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Hobie Harris


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Hobie signed a 2016 Charleston RiverDogs Team Set card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=harris000hob

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Matt Frawley


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Matt signed a 2017 West Virginia Power Team Set card #20.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=frawle000mat

Friday, October 9, 2020

Adonis Rosa


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Adonis signed a 2017 Charleston RiverDogs Team Set card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rosaad01.shtml

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Matt Holliday


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Tampa Yankees, whom he was on a rehab assignment with, came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Matt signed a 2017 Topps Heritage card #330.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hollima01.shtml