Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Maury Wills Autograph Signing

This past Sunday Dodger great Maury Wills made an appearance at the Epicenter in Rancho Cucamonga to sign autographs. Just like always, the autograph session took place during the Quakes game. I really had no business being there. I attended a couple of Maury Wills appearances last year and other Maury Wills events even before I started this blog.

I figured since it was in my area I would take advantage of it. When I arrived I noticed a decent turnout of fans already waiting in line. There were many familiar faces but I didn't feel like mingling. I baked all day in the hot sun at work so I wasn't in the best of moods. For a good portion of the line Maury signed every item that fans put in front of him. After a while Quakes staff wanted fans to limit their items down to one item since the line was moving very slow.

Signing Recap:

  • People in line? I would guess around 50 people.
  • Items per person? Multiple items since there was a chance to get back in line.
  • Free signing? Free with paid admission.
  • Giveaways? None.
  • City of the event? Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

The only thing I could think of for Maury to sign for me was Tommy Davis' "Tales from the Dodgers Dugout". Maury did the forward on the book so it would make sense for him to also sign it.

Maury Wills, http://www.myautographsignings.com/

To be honest I regret going since I missed out on a previous
obligation and this is all I took to get signed. I guess It is what it is. 

Tommy Davis Book, http://www.myautographsignings.com/

Other posts that I have on Maury Wills are linked below.

Maury Wills autograph signing. (July 24, 2011)
Maury Wills autograph signing & Evander Holyfield photo op. (April 23, 2011)

Email: myautographsignings@yahoo.com 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A dissapointing photo

 Jack Mcdowell, Jack Mcdowell autograph signing in Rancho Cucamonga
About 4 years ago I attended an autograph signing of a former baseball player. All of my items that were signed came out very nice. The only problem is that the photo op came out fu*%#d up. I never realized it until I had already arrived home and reviewed the photo on my camera.

The point here is that you should always double check your photo op before you leave an event because you never know when it will come out fu*%#d up like this one. The least you can do is get back in line and take another one. I don't even recognize myself. I'm sure I can alter the photo and take away some of the darkness but I have never bothered.

Just for the hell of it, can anybody guess who the former baseball player is? A good hint is that he played for the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Anaheim Angels.

Please take a guess in the comments section below.

Looks Like Woody is the winner. It's 1993 AL Cy Young award winner Jack McDowell. Here is a much better picture from the signing where Jack is signing my Starting Lineup.

Jack McDowell

Jack McDowell autograph, http://www.myautographsignings.com/

Email: myautographsignings@yahoo.com