Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Spring Training Trip - Day 2 Part 2 - Autographs

Before the game against the Chi Sox on Sunday, C.J. & I had the opportunity to get into the park early and have breakfast up on the Legends Deck of the main field.  After breakfast we had the opporunity to meet Dodger great and 1962 NL MVP Maury Wills.  There were a few other people around so we didn't get to the chance to chat with Maury too much.  However, he did sign a ball for me.

While others were taking advantage of the meet & greet C.J. & I headed down to the field to watch the Dodgers take batting practice.  The stadium gates were not open yet so there were only a few people in the stadium at the time.

Check out Donnie Baseball keeping a close eye on James Loney at 1st base

Here's Matt Kemp taking his swings during BP

Here is a picture of Andre Ethier getting his swings in

James Loney getting tips from hitting coach Jeff Pentland

After his group was done Ethier headed into the dugout to get his glove so he could shag balls in the outfield.  Just as he got to the dugout we asked if he could sign some stuff for us.

Andre signing C.J.'s LA Times Magazine

Just after he signed my ball

C.J.'s autographed magazine...we'll just say she was extremely happy for the rest of the day!

Here's my baseball...C.J. kept pointing out that her autograph said "Think Blue!"

We both had Matt Kemp & James Loney autographs and didn't want to be greedy so C.J. got her picture taken with Loney.  She didn't want me to put it up on the blog though.  She didn't like the way she looked. Women!! haha.

The trip itself was a lot of fun.  We'll see if I can make it out there again next year.  I will post more pics and some pics from my trip last year too.

If you haven't seen this blog yet, you have to check it out.  Evan has as great story from when he got to meet Sweet Lou Johnson at Camelback the other day. Check it out opinionofkingmansperformance

Also check out Alan's new Dodger blog The90090

True to the Blue!

1 comment:

  1. Great photos and the Andre Ethier sig on the LA Magazine cover was a super idea.