Bobby Castillo in Alhambra

The last 36 hours have been kind of crazy hectic. Yesterday, KABC and Feeldz Sporting Apparel store. I’m a little familiar with the Alhambra area and I didn’t remember seeing the Feeldz before. It’s a fairly new store.

I got there around 11:30 and there were about half a dozen people there already. The KABC tents were set up and they had their music going. I was still mingling outside when Bobby showed up and I greeted him since no one else did. As they were getting him settled in, I noticed there was no blue sharpie on the table. I gotten in line and was probably about 7 or 8 back. Then I got out of line to see if I had a blue sharpie in my car. No, I didn’t ask anyone to save my place. Funny thing was, I left my envelope with my photo on the table where I got out of line. I went back to get it and no one said anything about if I wanted my spot in line back. I didn’t care since I didn’t have anywhere to be till 2:00. I got back in line and this time was much further back. Probably about 20th or so.
They announced they were raffling off prizes, so I got out of line again to enter. This time, the gentleman behind me offered my spot back in line. I was going to get in the back again. There weren’t that many people behind where I was so it didn’t really matter to me. It was nice that Art and his son Arthur didn’t mind me getting back in line. It was their first time at an autograph signing. It was nice to chat with them. I also saw a vaguely familiar face a few people in front of me.
It didn’t take very long to get inside. Bobby took his time with everyone. I didn’t really have anything for him to sign, so I brought a photo of him with my friend Nina from a Dodger caravan event a few years ago at Canter’s. I mentioned that we shared our french fries with him and he was like, “oh yeah! French fries!” The person who arrived with him asked Bobby why he wasn’t smiling in the photo. I said it was probably because he was starving. I think either Bobby or his friend commented that he looked hungry.
Since I had time to kill, I just hung around outside the store for a little bit. I saw the person who was in line in front of me and asked him if he went to PCC. He said he did a long time ago. It turns out, Brian (or is it Bryan?) and I had a Spanish class (or was it two) together a long time ago. I knew he looked familiar. He had a baseball cap that he was getting his autographs on. He already had Chad Billingsley (West Covina AT&T), George Sherrill (Staples, Burbank), and Steve Garvey already on there. I linked the entries from when I went to Billz and Sherrill’s signings. Funny that we had been to a few of the same signings but I never ran into him before. Maybe I’ll see him at Wed (4/20) game since he won tickets from KABC and I got tickets as well from the signing.
It was a fun event. I got to talk to some more of the KABC crew. I don’t remember the name of the guy who was manning the tent and the microphone, but I teased him that he had a very smooth jazz type of voice. When there wasn’t a line, Bobby walked around the store and looked at the merchandise. He was very friendly and took lots of photos with everyone.
Sorry, no photos again. Still no camera 😦

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