Sunday, June 6, 2010
Autographs: John Ely
June 5, 2010 AT&T Culver City, California
I met many readers of this blog on this great day. I won't dare to shout out the names because I know some names will be forgotten. But thanks to all those that said hello.
By the way, I almost forgot. I will shout out one name. One of the writers of "Sons of Steve Garvey" approached me. This is the second time I met a writer from this blog. The first writer I met was "Steve Sax" Click here if you don't remember.
This time I met "Alex Cora"
I was speaking with a friend when Mr. Cora approaches me and says "Roberto? Vin Scully Blog?"
I say yes, this is Roberto. He says he's "Alex" from Sons of Steve Garvey. I smile. My friend laughs. I wanted to grab a camera and shoot a picture so everyone can see the real face of "Alex Cora" !!!!
But I didn't. I respect their privacy. They are big time bloggers who don't want to be disturbed by the normal folks. "Alex" did say "I love your blog!" What a great guy. And he didn't call me Ronaldo!
Awesome. Now I only need to meet the other five writers. "Guerrero" is still with us, right?
On to my little story...
There were a couple of autograph appearances on this day. I decided to meet John Ely. The new kid. I got so many items signed by Jonathan Broxton, so I don't really need him. I got a couple of items signed by Casey Blake too. Let's get the rookie!
I would say about 25 fans were ahead of me. A great crowd came out. I'm sure nothing like Blake's event but it was still great. The signing started at 11:30am. Ely showed up early and started signing a couple of minutes after arriving. I brought two official Rawlings MLB Balls.
The AT&T and KABC employees were great. No rules were specified. I heard one employee say "one autograph" but I noticed Ely signing multiple autographs. They also allowed photos. Ely was nice enough to pose for pictures and talk with the fans. Good times!
My two autographed Baseballs:
A video that I shot while he was signing...
John Ely - Signing Autographs - from Roberto Baly on Vimeo.
John Ely of the Los Angeles Dodgers signing autographs. June 5, 2010