Here is the ball signed by Aki Otsuka. As you can see, he signed in both English and his native language of Japanese. Aki was always so friendly that if he declined to stop and sign autographs on any given night, everyone was a bit surprised.
Moving away from former Padres, I go now to a slugger of the Philadelphia Phillies that used to hit some big time homeruns and was built like a lumberjack. I obtained this autograph during batting practice at Petco Park probably during the 2005 or 2006 season. It ended up being a solid night of autographs as I got Jimmy Rollins on a 2002 All-Star Ball as well as Jim Thome on the sweetspot of a ball on the same night. This ball, however, is signed by Pat Burrell.