Following the 7-1 thrashing by the Orioles I was exhausted. I had been at work at 6am to finish up some reporting and had to be back at six on Thursday. There was absolutely no reason for me to stay and graph post game. None. Zero.
Inexplicably, I did stay and was rewarded handsomely.
An attractive woman got the attention of Ryan Flaherty for a picture and I was able to convince him to sign for me.
The 2011 Topps Heritage Minor League Issue card he signed for me at Fanfest this year is now looking for a good home.
I was ready to give up because no cars were stopping when I noticed the gaggle of graphers by Home Plate Plaza had disappeared. They couldn't have all gone home, they had to be on the hunt. That they were.