TTM Success: Ryan Dempster
Way back in February of 2010 I put roughly 75 TTM requests in the mail. And within weeks, the results started to pour in.
Now, 220 days later, I can add 1 more success to that list – Ryan Dempster.
I enjoyed watching Dempster pitch when he was a Marlin. And I’ve kept up with him as his career took him to Cincinnati and now Chicago.
Thanks for the great autograph Ryan!!!
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‘On The Road With psugator02′ – April 1, 2010
Rockies at Cubs
10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
All of the Rockies I thought would sign did. A few surprises on the Cubs’ side, however.
Dexter Fowler: 2/2 (8x10s)..as nice as could be though insisted on personalizing. A far cry from his behavior in NYC. I guess no one likes getting mobbed. Told him that his graph has changed a lot from when he was in high school. “That’s the way it goes.”
Ian Stewart: 2/2 (8x10s)….Very polite. I apologized for the quality of the photos but he flattered me by saying that they were good
Jason Giambi: 0/1..I was waiting near the Rockies’ dugout. Of course the few he signed were near the Cubs’ dugout.
Ubaldo Jimenez: 2/2 (’09 Ginters)…real nice guy
Miguel Olivo: 1/1 (2006 Marlins’ team photo)…I told him that I’ve been chasing him for a while. I think he interpreted the word “chase” incorrectly. “I don’t mean it like that,” I said.
Alfonso Soriano: 1/1 (’08 Ginter)…Another grapher had a color canvas and traded it to Soriano for a mint bat. The bat looked incredible, the sig even better
Aramis Ramirez: 1/1 (’08 Ginter)…I guess he’s difficult here in Arizona. I got lucky
Derrek Lee: 0/1 while on his way to the player parking lot in a golf cart, 0/1 while leaving the player lot in his car
Ryan Theriot: 2/2 (’09 Ginters)…nice kid
Ryan Dempster: 2/2 (’09 Ginters)…told him how much he is missed in South Florida
Lou Piniella: 0/1 postgame despite only two other graphers being there. “I gotta go.”
Troy Tulowitzki: 0/1 did not even acknowledge me
Todd Helton: 0/1 did not even acknowledge me…the few he signed were for little kids
Bob Brenly: 2/2 (cards)…real nice
Other: No sign of Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, or Greg Maddux. Gonna try for the latter two tomorrow at the minor-league complex. … Fergie Jenkins, Tommy Davis, Bert Campaneris, George Foster and a few others were all signing behind home plate. I didn’t care about any of them other than Fergie but I wasn’t going to pay $20-per. … A big thank-you to Tony, a local grapher, for showing me the ropes in Mesa, in addition to a few of the other parks. You’re a good dude.
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