‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Baseball’s Winter Meetings – December 5, 2010
Baseball’s winter meetings
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 5
Because of some bad information, I arrived about six hours too early. No harm I guess. Saw tons of baseball people simply walking around the Disney hotels. Peter Gammons, Jim Fregosi, Clint Hurdle, Terry Francona, Carney Lansford, Tim Kurkjian, Ken Rosenthal, Tracy Ringolsby, Richie Garcia, Chuck Greenberg, Quinton McCracken, A.J. Pierzynski, Al Kaline, Jim Leyland, Dave Dombrowski, Brian McRae and a bunch of others I can’t think of right now. I actually got a picture with Frank Robinson, but of course he wouldn’t even consider signing. Only player on the veterans committee I saw was Robinson, the only player on the veterans committee I saw. Really wanted to wait for Nolan Ryan but had to leave at 6 p.m. so I could make it to work in the morning.
Greg Maddux: 1/1 (SS, ROMLB)…..walked into the hotel and of the five graphers sitting in the lobby I was the only one who recognized him. I’ve never seen a better Maddux graph. He did three and would’ve done a lot more but some handler cut him off.
Peter Gammons: 1/1 (SS, ROMLB)…debated whether he was even worth a ball….FOR SALE OR TRADE
Tony LaRussa: 1/1 (SS, ROMLB)…had his hands full and made me hold the ball. FOR SALE OR TRADE
Frank Robinson: didn’t even ask because I know better but I got a picwith…..As he was taking the pic he asked what it was for and I said ‘my collection.’ I guess he didn’t believe me because as the picture was being taken he actually shouted ‘ebay.’ LOL. i’m sure there’s someone out there who will pay for a picture of ugly me with Frank Robinson. Of course, not a single grapher there knew how to work a camera, thus my head being cut off
And I almost forgot….I stopped to visit the wife of Jack Armstrong, who used to pitch for both the Marlins and Reds, on the way home. She’s a friend of a friend. I met her briefly and she gave me all of the items that I had asked her husband to sign.
Jack Armstrong: 5/5