Okay, this is a bit late (a lot late) but like the title says, better late than never.
I’m at a friend’s house and using their internet so hopefully while I’m here I can catch up on a few posts.
I was a little more tired the morning I got up for Billz signing than I was for Ely’s. So, I had my alarm ready so I could leave the house by 4. I didn’t get up and leave until around 5:30. I got there a little before six and there were a bunch of people there already. Probably around 12-15. The funny thing was, one of the ladies in line kinda gave me a dirty look as I pulled up and got in line. I didn’t know anyone in line. Most of the people I knew or met the week before said they were going to Jonathan Broxton’s signing.
Erez showed up and took a look at the line. Not too long after that, the rest of the KABC crew showed up. We gave Jeffrey a hard time about driving one of the vehicles. They were able to set up their tables and tents this time, unlike the week before at the Ely signing.
Bob’s Big Boy is right next door. So, they sent Bob out to hand out fliers and for photo ops.
Billz showed up almost exactly at 11:30. He got to go in through the main entrance. The rest of us were going in through the side entrance. The AT&T store didn’t want us to go in through the front entrance. They only wanted customers to come in through the front entrance.
They let us in a few people at a time. My group was just me and Pat at first. But the guys in front of us wanted me to take their picture for them. If you guys are reading this, e-mail me for the originals! I haven’t heard from them yet. No, I didn’t get my picture taken with Chad. I have one from two years ago and I don’t need another one. He signed my scrapbook and a baseball card. He didn’t talk much.
And, we got tickets to the Saturday, Aug 7th game against the Nationals. Any chance Strasburg will start that one?
This is only the second time I’ve gotten Billingsley’s autograph. I set myself up for all this work with my scrapbooks, photos, and now this year’s team ball. I’ve said a few times now that I probably won’t do a team ball after this year. A friend asked me, “don’t you have enough autographs?” When is enough, enough?