At last years FanFest, being close to the stage was good for hounding. You could see in multiple directions and knew players would be coming to the stage. This year had a different design, that called for a different plan. Jay (J-Orioles on sportsgraphing) posted up in the middle of the arena and was perfect. As players crossed from one event to another they had to pass us. When they went upstairs to get away from the arena floor, they had to pass us. When they came back down, they had to pass us. We had so many opportunities to get autographs and with a little persistence, I did just that.
Berry spent all of 2013 in Frederick posting good numbers as a starter. Being a left handed arm throwing in the 90MPH range should facilitate rapid advancement, if he continues to perform well.
His height made him easy to spot walking through the event and he signed for me twice, only because I only had two items. First is this Autograph Card and there is a Bowman card still to come.
With Brian Roberts in pinstripes and fringe major league players in front of him, Phelps looks to take a shot at the second base job. He has three years of big league experience with the Indians with little results. It will be interesting to see how it unfolds.
Ryan Webb 2012 Topps Update #253