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Spring Training – Marlins vs. Orioles – Helmet Update

My quest continues to complete the Marlins helmet I started a few weeks ago.  Prior to the game I had 19 autographs on the helmet.  I made this project a bigger priority as I knew that the crowd was relatively small and most of the guys on the team bus were guys that I needed to add.

Now the signature count on the helmet stands at 28 players and coaches.

Here are the guys I added :  Andrew Miller, Dallas McPherson, Robert Andino, Fredi Gonzalez, Jay Gibbons, Kyle Skipworth, Mike Rabello, Matt Dominguez, and Brett Hayes.

And now, an updated look…  I don’t know how I am going to be able to add the 10-15 more that I still need!! 




Spring Training – Marlins vs. Orioles – The Autographs

I scored quite a few autographs before and during the game yesterday.  I’m glad that I got there early as the players starting arriving around 9AM.  Only about 7-8 guys drove themselves and I scored most of my pre-game autographs from them.  The team bus came around 945, and they park in a private section near the entrance but none of those guys came back to the 10-12 of us that were waiting for them.

Before the game, in the parking lot near the visiting team’s entrance I got the following guys to sign for me:  Andrew Miller, Dan Uggla, Robert Andino, Jeff Conine, and Anibal Sanchez.  The guys that were also there but I missed were Cameron Maybin, Jeremy Hermida, and Cody Ross.

Once the gates opened up at 11AM, I found a comfortable spot along the left field fence and hung out a bit while watching the pre-game action.  The O’s were taking BP and working in the field.  A bunch of them signed, but I had nothing to get their signatures on.  I was able to snag a foul ball hit by one of the Orioles non-roster guys though.  That was pretty cool – my first ever game used ball from an actual game I attended!!

During the pre-game and even between innings I was able to grab more Marlins autographs.  Jay Gibbons, Dallas McPherson, Mike Rabello, Kyle Skipworth, Brett Hayes, Fredi Gonzalez, and Matt Doniguez all signed for me.

Here are some of the better autographs that I scored: 

All-Star Stud, Dan Uggla

All-Star Stud, Dan Uggla

Mr. Marlin - Jeff Conine

Mr. Marlin - Jeff Conine


Fishing For Some Marlins Autographs Through The Mail!!!

I’m going to do everything I can to see a few Spring Training games this season and I hope to add a few more autographs to my Marlins helmet.  Currently the helmet stands at 16 signatures and counting…

But I want to see if my team is ‘fan-friendly’ as well when it comes to signing autograph requests through the mail.  So these are all going out today.  Let’s see how quickly these are returned back to me…

The Guys:  Anibal Sanchez, Cody Ross, Gaby Sanchez, Matt Treanor, Andrew Miller, John Baker, Dallas McPherson, Jorge Cantu, Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, Alfredo Amezaga, Mike Rabelo, Rick Vandenhurk, and Fredi Gonzalez.