Baseball Tonight Tour bus - Temple Diablo Mon March 12th

Baseball Tonight Tour bus - Temple Diablo Mon March 12th

Monday, May 30, 2011

Padres in DC May 28th and 29th

Padres took the series, two games to one (of course the two I go to, the Nats lose).  But both were one run losses, 2-1 and 5-4.  Fun games to see

Saturday I got the following autographs before the game inside
Heath Bell - padres jersey
Chase Headley - 8x10
Nick Hundley - card
Aaron Harang - bobblehead

Saturday outside after the game
Livan Hernandez- 8x10 (he put to mike)
Adam Laroche - 8x10 (he put to mike best wishes...awesome!)
Wilson Ramos - program
Henry Rodriguez - card (told him glad he is with the nats, he throws heat)
Blake Tekotte - ticket

Brandon and Ethan, great father/son friends were at the game and stayed after too....great people, good kid who is going to be a good ball player.

Sunday before the game inside
Blake Tekotte - added 1st MLB Hit to ticket and signed Padres jersey (congratulated him again on game yesterday and asked him if he was feeling better, he was)
Logan Forsythe - signed jersey (congratulated him on first hit)
Kyle Phillips - signed jersey (chatted about the jays and his brother Jason)...kyle is a great guy
Luke Gregerson - signed jersey

Sunday after game inside
Orlando Hudson - SIGNED Bobblehead!!....he was so nice, i got his attention, showing him the bobblehead, asked him if he could please sign it, he said he would, but i can't throw it, i suggested the camera well next to dugout, and he did! he said that it was an old bobblehead, from 2003, i told him how i am a jays fan, that he was the first jay i ever got autograph and hope he recovers quickly from his hamstring/groin injury and good luck the rest of the year and how he just made my day. I said thank you so much!  O-Dog, your the man!!

Sunday after game
ok, so i was going to get a ride from david to church as it was about 5:15 when we got outside....glad i didn't go to church then (i ended up going to a different church that david drove me to in chinatown that had a 7:30 service though)  i have NEVER received this many autographs after a game from the Nats....on a replica Nats jersey that my dad got me i got the following Nats
 Livan Hernandez
Doug Slaten (chatted, he thought i was a dealer, I AM NOT!, i told him i am a fan and like the nats)
Todd Coffey (chatted about coffey time)
Drew Storen
Tyler Clippard
Sean Burnett (he was first to sign jersey, also signed program)
Brian Bixler
Jerry Hairston Jr (wished him a happy bday)
Ian Desmond
Wilson Ramos
Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez
Danny Espinosa (told him i voted for him 200 times already for all-star game)
Roger Bernadina (told him that his catch was best i have ever seen in person and is still catch of the year on ESPN--i believe it is anyway)

So it was a SUPER afternoon.....and David got Orlando Hudson to sign 8x10 (thanks David for getting that for me)

Well, going to Phillies v Nats.....Halladay v Hernandez I believe....excited to see Doc pitch, not looking forward to all the phillies fans, they are so rude!

Until tomorrow

Mike "bobblehead guy"

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Royals at the Yards

Jeff Francis signed a card and Jeff Francoeur signed two cards for me.  Eric Hosmer (Royals top prospect and probably top two with Freeman in terms of 2011 prospects) signed for a while before I arrived (unfortunately I decided to take the Marc Train and it stopped maybe a hundred yards before the stadium for about 15-20 minutes......frustrating.

A few other Royals signed, but I had nothing for them to sign. Was hoping to get Alex Gordon on a bobblehead, but not luck.  He ignored people. I always ask players...Mr (name) could you sign a (item) please?  Then I ALWAYS say thank you so much, I really appreciate it. I also will say something about a game or a great play or hit they made etc...

The O's one, I left after the 8 run 4th inning for the O's as it takes over 2 hours to get home (when I don't have a ride home from my good friend David).

My next game should be this weekend in DC when the Padres come to town and I hope to go Monday  (Memorial Day) and see Halladay pitch at Nats stadium as well!!

Mike "Bobblehead Guy"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pirates - Monday May 16th

A great game....after some pregame rain ended BP early, I was able to chat with a friend and my favorite MLB coach---Nick Leyva, he is so nice, he remembers me, asked how I have been, said how I was a loyal and dedicated fan and he signed the hat he gave me at the final game of the 2010 season, he signed it to Mike, "all the best".  He is so cool!!!  I told Mr. Hurdle that he is lucky to have Nick on his staff!! Clint signed game ticket. I also got a relief pitcher from the Pirates to sign the game ticket.  I also got Daniel McCutchen to sign two cards, Steve Pearce and Neil Walker each signed a ticket.

The game was great, Hairston Jr with a homer and Danny Espinosa with game winning 2 run homer in the 8th.  Storen closed it, he IS an all star player this year!

After the game I got Joel Hanrahan to sign a card, Danny Espinosa signed the 2011 ticket (i can't wait for his bobblehead).  Adam LaRoche was kind enough to sign his bobblehead from the Pirates that I brought with me, Doug Slaten signed an 8x10 and what was very embarrassing (do to it being almost 11pm) and not knowing all the new guys yet as this was just my second time staying after a game, I called Wilson Ramos, Henry Rodriguez, and Wilson kindly said I am Wilson Ramos, I apologized deeply, told him he is doing great, nice play in the game and he signed two cards, I AM SORRY Wilson!!

I had a good day, despite the rain..........until next time!

Mike "bobblehead guy"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bernadina with Catch of the Year!!!

Marlins at Nats....6-5 loss in 11......but I witnessed one of, if not the BEST catch I have EVER seen in person!...made by Roger Bernadina.......I told him after the game, that will be #1 on Baseball Tonight....I sat with by friend Brandon and his son Ethan in Sec 318....only one Marlin signed.........Logan Morrison (he signed two cards for me) he came off the DL today and hit a home run. 

After the game I was able to get the following autographs
John Lannan--on a pic I had with him in 2009 with another player who is not in MLB anymore Steve Shell...Lannan liked the photo
Ian Desmond signed 2011 patch card, he had never seen it before....he asked about that was neat, that was the first one he ever signed
Jordan Zimmermann signed a card
my buddy Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez signed his 2010 Nats bobblehead

Bixler, Coffey, Hairston signed, but I didn't have anything for them to sign, Bernadina signed as well, but same thing, I didn't have anything, just congratulated him on "THE CATCH"

Well, i better sign off....its almost 2am...i have class in the morning.

Marlins are not a good signing team. The Nats were good after the game, especially for a game that got over late, and they have a day game tomorrow.

Saw Ryan Zimmerman, hope he recovers and comes back healthy!

- Mike