The lone member of the media at practice was the MLB Network. None of their big-name, on-air talent was there but I did chat it up with a few of their workers. The lady that appeared to be in charge told me that she was conducting 2 interviews – the first was going to be Dan Uggla.
Around 1:00, Uggla made his way out of the clubhouse and headed for the makeshift interview area that they had set up. But first he made a little detour and signed for about 6 of us that stood waiting for him.
I was the last one to get him, and I put myself into a position to talk to him for a minute.
30-Year Old Cardboard – Hey Dan, on a personal note, I sent you a picture of me and my son that we got taken with you at the FanFest a few weeks ago. I wanted to let you know that I got the picture last night at home and it looks great. I cannot ‘Thank You’ enough for doing that for us. It really means a lot to me, and I appreciate you taking the time to send it back to me so quickly.
Dan Uggla – Oh yeah, I remember that. I’ m glad it turned out well.
30-YOC – Thanks again Dan. As a dad I cannot tell you how special that piece is to me. Best of luck this season!
DU – No problem. See you at the ballpark.
Right after signing these 2 beauties for me, he was off to his interview for the MLB network.
And then he was gone…