Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Baltimore Orioles Postgame @Petco Park 8/6/13
Since the Baltimore Orioles are a team that rarely has a series against the Padres here in San Diego, I decided to head down to Petco Park with my friend Lawrence after work and try to add some of this team to my collection. The Orioles have quite a few good targets to use my baseballs on, like Jim Palmer (works for the Orioles broadcast), Manny Machado, Chris Davis, Adam Jones, and Matt Wieters. Upon arriving at the ballpark, we realized very quickly that it was not going to be a normal night of trying to get some memorabilia signed. There were probably around 100 people waiting outside of the park, at various different locations players may walk out. To compound the problem, the Orioles were staying at a hotel closer to the bay, meaning no one really had any idea which route they might take, or if they might just ride the bus. Turns out, a few players walked out the normal way, but only a couple signed. Chris Tillman was with family so declined, and Brian Matusz was talked into signing by his family. Unfortunately, I was too far away watching another exit to get him. I did see Brian Roberts walking out an unusual exit, and he stopped to sign for four or five people. He signed a Topps card for me.