Monday, June 11, 2012
Finally. Sunday marked my first graphing attempt of 2012. I was able to break out the ole 13 game season plan and make my appearance. Doing the whole "Dad" thing got me to the stadium a little later than I wanted and missed most of the team coming in. In actuality, I missed nothing. No Orioles signed at all outside the stadium.
Prior to game when pitchers were warming up, Wei-Yin Chen came over, at the urging of his trainer. He signed for the six of us who asked. Troy Patton also picked up a pen while Jim Johnson, Dana Eveland, Tommy Hunter and Darren O'Day slid away through the bowels of the stadium.
Wei-Yin Chen 2012 Topps Heritage Team Card #377
Steve Tolleson 2010 Bowman Draft #BDP-87
Kevin Gregg 2012 Topps Heritage #131
Kevin Gregg 2010 Topps #59
Kevin Gregg takes way too much flack from Oriole fans. He HAD a terrible year last year. He WAS gasoline on every conceivable fire out of the bullpen. He WAS a disaster.
But, he IS having a great year. He IS filling a role in our league leading bullpen. He DOES sign for fans. Every game I have been to, Gregg has stopped his car and signed for fans. That must be tough for him, knowing that he is not the most popular guy. Screw 'em Kevin. I got your back.
This was all about quality, not quantity. Two more names crossed off the list, thanks guys.
at 9:42 PM