Sunday, August 26, 2012

2 for 2

My goal for the last 3 weeks of the month were to get Chase d'Arnaud , Ryne Sandberg and Zach Wheeler signed balls. And after 2 weeks , I am 2 for 2.

After waiting an hour or two in the afternoons of thursday and friday for him to arrive at the stadium without success, we arrived well early enough on game day to get to the wall to which he is known to sign at. I found out he will exit the dugout and start at the wall and continue to the netting. He does this roughly about 20 minutes before gametime. He had many of us wondering if he was going to sign as he sat in the dugout for 15 minutes by himself snacking on some seeds.But true to his routine , he came out and graciously signed for the people there. My son was having a rough time as to which card to have him sign and Mr. Sandberg made the decision for him that much easier.

I have read that the Phillies may pull the trigger on getting this HOF'er in the clubhouse sooner than later so I did not want to miss out on this.Thanks to Mr. Sandberg..

We also ran into the 1983 World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles manager Mr. Joe Altobelli

We spoke briefly about baseball and when I brought up Virgil Trucks he told me about watching him as a kid and that there was a reason they called him " Fire " Trucks .


  1. Congrats on the Sandberg successes. I think I will send to him TTM and cross my fingers...

    1. I see alot of successes from his home addy in Arizona.. I think it is forwarded to PA.