In just under two weeks time, Hall of Fame baseball manager, Mr. Sparky Anderson, returned my copy of ‘The Machine’ to me. And you know what, he instantly added a great treasure to my autograph collection.
Here’s the book:
And here is Sparky’s signature as well as his message to me:
“To Brian: Thank you for being such a great fan of the Reds, Sparky Anderson”
Truly a class act – I am not quite sure that it gets any better than this. A personal note from one of the greatest baseball managers of all-time.
But, I do know one way to make this even more special…
I know that it would be virtually impossible to get the entire ‘Big Red Machine’ to sign this book for me, but I should be able to add a few more autographs. There are 3 more blank pages at the very beginning of the book – maybe they’re there for a reason. I am starting to believe so…
Let me see what I can do with this. I know that guys like Bench, Griffey, Rose, and Morgan may be tough but the team had more than 4 players on its roster!!!
Thank you Mr. Anderson!! This is very special for me, and I cannot wait to sit down and read this story about one of my favorite teams of all-time. But first I have a few more autographs to hunt for. 🙂