I've been to a couple more Padres games over the past two weeks as the stretch run is in full swing in Major League Baseball. The Pads just happen to be home often over the later portion of their 2015 schedule, which my 20 game season ticket package happens to coincide with. One of the games I went to was the game versus the Texas Rangers. I only went into the game with two unused MLB baseballs to use, so I had to pick and choose. Many of the Rangers ended up signing, and one who signed a lot down the third base line was Josh Hamilton. I hurried over into the mass of people and got one of the balls signed on the sweet spot.
Another game I had gone to earlier was against the Atlanta Braces. Their roster is pretty barren from an autograph standpoint, at least when you only emphasize getting baseballs signed. As a surprise, David Justice showed up and signed for some fans. I was the next person in line when he stopped so. Terry Pendelton, another former Brave and current coach, also signed but I missed out on him as well. Freddie Freeman signed for a couple of fans who had field access but that was about it for him. Feeling a bit downtrodden I focused on a player who is universally known as a good dude in the memorabilia universe, Nick Swisher. He signed for just about everyone asking, so I got a ball signed (non sweet spot-didn't ask and regret it). While signing for me I told him how my wife loved his wife's show, Reba. I told him that I actually told my wife that I'd come home from the Padre game with "Cheyenne's" real husband's signature. Nick thought it was funny and thought it even more funny that my wife liked Reba. I tend to agree.